Ronaldo crowned player of the year in the Italian League

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

The attacker of Juventus appeared about an hour before the announcement of the main prize and arrived more than 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 first 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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