The Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo won today ‘Golden Foot’ 2020, a prize that goes to the 18th edition and is aimed at footballers over 28 years old, who can win it once.
“Supporters from around the world chose the best football player of 2020, giving Cristiano Ronaldo the 18th Golden Foot Award. The star of Juventus and the selection of Portugal obtained the highest number of votes among the 10 selected candidates this year ”, says the organization.
At 35, the Italian champion for Juventus, who succeeds Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, with whom he played for Real Madrid, wins yet another award, this unprecedented in his career.
'CR7' outperformed other stars, such as Argentine Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, Polish Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, his Italian colleague from Juventus Giorgio Chiellini, the Argentine from Manchester City Sergio Aguero, the Brazilian Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, Spanish Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, Egyptian Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, Spanish Gerard Piqué of FC Barcelona and Chilean Arturo Vidal of Inter.
The 10 finalists who are chosen to go to the public vote were nominated by a panel of international journalists.
For the first time, the ‘Golden Foot Prestige’ prize was awarded, honoring Italian Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus, who won nine Italian championships in a row and won 17 trophies in 10 years.
The Golden Foot organization recalls that it did not hold the usual gala in Monaco due to the covid-19 pandemic.