Cristiano Ronaldo beats Antoine Griezmann to UEFA best player in Europe award

Posted on August 26 2016 , at 05:01 am
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo last won the award in 2014, having also won the UEFA Champions League title with Real Madrid that year.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his trophy of Best Men's player in Europe at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group stage draw ceremony, on August 25, 2016 in Monaco. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his Best Player in Europe trophy, awarded at the end of the UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony on August 25, 2016 in Monaco. Photo: AFP

Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award for a second time.

Ronaldo enjoyed a sensational 2015-16 season, winning the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, before leading his country to UEFA EURO 2016 glory.

The 31-year-old beat off competition from club-mate Gareth Bale and Atlético Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann to land the award he first picked up in the 2013-14 season.

This story first appeared on NEWSROOM

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