Ron­aldo, San­tos hon­oured at Globe Soc­cer Awards

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Real Madrid star Cris­tiano Ron­aldo and Por­tu­gal’s Euro 2016-win­ning coach Fer­nando San­tos scooped the top prizes at the sev­enth edi­tion of the Globe Soc­cer Awards in Dubai on Tues­day.

Ron­aldo claimed the best player award af­ter help­ing his coun­try land their first ma­jor ti­tle at this year’s Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship and fir­ing Real to a record 11th Euro­pean Cup tri­umph. “Prob­a­bly (this) was my best year so far,” Ron­aldo, who ear­lier this month won the Bal­lon d’Or for the fourth time in his ca­reer, said in a short video mes­sage.

“The peo­ple still doubt about me, about Real Madrid, about na­tional team, and you have the proof. We win ev­ery­thing, so amaz­ing year, I’m so happy.”

The 62-year-old San­tos was named best man­ager af­ter mas­ter­mind­ing Por­tu­gal’s suc­cess in France, while Cham­pi­ons League win­ners Real Madrid took home the prize for club of the year. Paris Saint-Ger­main coach Unai Emery, un­der pres­sure at the Parc des Princes fol­low­ing a medi­ocre first half of the sea­son, also re­ceived an award hav­ing led Sevilla to a third straight Europa League crown be­fore leav­ing for France. For­mer Cameroon striker Sa­muel Eto’o was lauded for his ca­reer achieve­ments.

DUBAI: Por­tuguese soc­cer head coach Fer­nando San­tos, left, poses af­ter he re­ceived the Best Coach of the Year tro­phy dur­ing the Dubai Foot­ball Gala & Globe Soc­cer Awards Cer­e­mony in Dubai, United Arab Emi­rates, Tues­day.

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