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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Serie A Player Of The Year Trophy

Ronaldo Serie A Trophy

Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded Serie A Player of the Year on the same night he was pipped by Lionel Messi to the Ballon d’Or award.

The Portuguese international was absent from the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris because he was picking up another trophy in Milan.

The 34-year-old has been recognized for his successful debut season with Juve, scoring 21 Serie A goals to help Juve win their eighth straight Scudeto.

In talking to the press, Ronaldo admitted that Serie A is “a very difficult League”.

“I will try to speak Italian. I am proud to be considered the best striker in Italy,” he.

“I thank my teammates, the players who voted for me. After two years in Italy, I can say it is a very difficult League.

“I thank everyone for voting for me and hope next year will be the same.”

The No 7 also picked up the gong for best striker, along with Atalanta hitman Duvan Zapata and Sampdoria’s Fabio Quagliarella.