Ronaldo named Italian League player of the year

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MILAN (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo won the Italian league player of the year award. the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris where he was third in the ranking of the best player in the world.

The attacker of Juventus showed up about an hour before the main prize was announced and arrived over two hours after the other guests.

For the first time at the Italian ceremony, awards were also given to players. Roma and Italy striker Manuela Giugliano won the top prize.

All trophies were voted by footballers, coaches, referees and journalists.

Ronaldo signed for Juventus Real Madrid in July 2018 and helped the Bianconeri to their eighth consecutive title in Serie A in his first season in the Italian club.

Ronaldo, 34, has scored 28 goals in all competitions for Juventus, including 21 in the league.

Gian Piero Gasperini won the trophy for best coach after leading Atalanta to third place and a qualification for the Champions League. Gasperini defeated former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and Siniša Mihajlović of Bologna.

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