Cristiano Ronaldo Wins The Golden Foot Award Before His Arch-Rival Lionel Messi (Photos)
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Golden Foot award before his arch-rival, Lionel Messi.
The Portuguese and Juventus striker, 35, had another standout season with Juventus winning Serie A title as well as grabbing the top goalscorer award, the Capocannoniere.
Despite Messi winning more Balon d’Or awards than Ronaldo, the Barcelona star has never won the Golden Foot award, which is awarded for active players over the age of 28 and can only be won by a recipient once in their career.
Ronaldo becomes the 17th recipient of the Golden Foot award, which was introduced in 2003.
A dapper Ronaldo was pictured placed his feet in cement and left his signature in the concrete as part of the award tradition.
In a post to Instagram, Ronaldo wrote: ‘I am honored to win the Golden Foot award and to be immortalised on the Champion Promenade in Monaco, together with some of the greatest football legends of all time!
‘I am truly humbled and want to thank the fans all over the world for having voted for me’
SEE PREVIOUS GOLDEN FOOT WINNERS BELOW;
2003 – Roberto Baggio – Brescia
2004 – Pavel Nedv?d – Juventus
2005 – Andriy Shevchenko – Milan
2006 – Ronaldo – Real Madrid
2007 – Alessandro Del Piero – Juventus
2008 – Roberto Carlos – Fenerbahçe
2009 – Ronaldinho – Milan
2010 – Francesco Totti – Roma
2011 – Ryan Giggs – Manchester United
2012 – Zlatan Ibrahimovi? – Paris Saint-Germain
2013 – Coast Didier Drogba – Galatasaray
2014 – Andrés Iniesta – Barcelona
2015 – Samuel Eto’o – Antalyaspor
2016 – Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus
2017 – Iker Casillas – Porto
2018 – Edinson Cavani – Paris Saint-Germain
2019 – Luka Modri? – Real Madrid