Cristiano Ronaldo is having an excellent 2018 so far, and this has been added to with yet another individual award. This time, he has won the Quinas de Oro award which is given to the best Portuguese player from the last year.
This is the second year in a row that the Real Madrid forward has won the award. The players that were also up for the prize included Bernardo Silva of Manchester City and goalkeeper Rui Patricio of Sporting CP. The vote saw Portuguese coaches, players and fans choose the best player of the year.
The award was first given out in 2015 in order to mark the Portuguese Federation’s 100th anniversary, when Cristiano was given the honour of being named the best Portuguese player in history.
Ronaldo collected the prize at the Portuguese football gala, which was held on Monday at Lisbon’s Pavilhão Carlos Lopes. For his efforts in 2017, this award is added to the Ballon d’Or and The Best awards among many others. Throughout the year, Ronaldo scored 53 goals, 42 of which were for Real Madrid.
Individual and Club Trophies
As well as his individual awards, Ronaldo also added plenty of club honours throughout the year too. This included La Liga, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the Spanish Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
Speaking about the individual honour, Ronaldo had this to say:
“It was an unforgettable year on a personal and individual level, and a historic year for Real Madrid
Having scored 17 goals in his last eight games, he has started 2018 in amazing form too. This included four goals against Girona at the weekend, and with form like this it would be a major surprise if he doesn’t win the Quinas de Oro award again at the end of this year. Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho was also honoured at Monday’s event.