Cristiano Ronaldo has added another personal gong to his collection after being named the 2020 player of the year in Italy following a vote by players, referees and coaches.
The Juventus forward was awarded the honor after rattling in 31 goals in 33 Serie A games last season as the Old Lady landed another Scudetto title. “I would like to thank my teammates, who made this award possible,” Ronaldo said. “And to all the players who voted for me. Consistency, confidence in my strength, hard work and passion for the game are the secrets to enjoying football, as well as motivation and discipline, without which you can’t think about carrying on playing when you’re 35, 36 or 40.” Ronaldo was also named to the team of 2020, which was made up of: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Robin Gosens, Stefan de Vrij, Lenardo Bonucci, Theo Hernández; Luis Alberto, Nicolo Barella, Papu Gómez; Paulo Dybala, Ciro Immobile and Ronaldo. Ronaldo also analysed his second season at Juventus: “It was positive and strange at the same time. At the team level we won the Scudetto, so we did well.” The Portuguese also said that his goal against Sampdoria was his favourite of the season. “That was the best header of my career, there’s no doubt about that.”