Awards: CR7 Named Best Player at Globe Soccer Awards

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the Best Player as the Juventus superstar scooped two honors at the 2019 Globe Soccer Awards.

Ronaldo reigned supreme in Dubai, where he beat Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and Paris Saint-Germain sensation Kylian Mbappe to the award on Thursday.

It marked the third consecutive year Ronaldo was crowned the award’s best player and fifth in total since 2011.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also received the Fans’ Award at the ceremony in the United Arab Emirates.

World Cup-winning France boss Didier Deschamps took the Best Coach award, beating out an impressive list of nominees that included Zinedine Zidane, Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid, Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Simeone’s Atletico, meanwhile, was named Best Club of the Year.

Juve’s Blaise Matuidi and Brazil great Ronaldo were also among the recipients of the various honors handed out.

Matuidi was recognized for his career progress, while the Brazilian Ronaldo, Fabio Capello, and Zvonimir Boban were given awards for past achievements in the game.