Dubai’s Globe Soccer Awards have officially crowned Cristiano Ronaldo as the Player of the Century, with the Juventus forward beating Lionel Messi to the honour.
Ronaldo has secured the award with 33% of the vote, whilst Barcelona great Messi had 20%.
Just six players ended up with a vote of 2% or more, in chronological order they were; Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Messi, Ronaldinho, Robert Lewandowski and Zinedine Zidane.
The Globe Soccer Awards are a creation that are now brought forward with backing by the Dubai Sports Council, and on this occasion are powered by car manufacturer Audi. Ronaldo has previously won Globe Soccer’s Player of the Year award six times, whilst Messi has won it just once.