Ronaldo is the best athlete of the year
The forward of the national team of Portugal and Madrid “Real” Cristiano Ronaldo was recognized as the best athlete of Europe in 2017. This is reported on the team’s website.
The 32-year-old took first place in a survey of 26 international news agencies, ahead of world champion “Formula 1” Lewis Hamilton, as well as tennis players Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The Portuguese receives the award for the second consecutive year.
December 17, Ronaldo repeated the achievement of Brazilian football player Pele, scoring seven goals at the club world championship (KCM). In December, the striker also received the “Golden Ball” from the French magazine France Football.
In 2017, in the “Real” striker won the championship of Spain, the Champions League, KCM, the UEFA Super Cup and Spain. Together with the national team of Portugal football player made his way to the World Cup in 2018.
The award to the best sportsman of the year was established in 1958 by the Polish news agency PAP.
A source: lenta.ru