Ronaldo picks up Golden Foot Award

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has outshone his fierce rival Lionel Messi after being awarded Golden Foot award.

Juventus striker has had yet another standout year at top world football, winning Serie A with Lady whilst taking home the competition’s top goalscorer award, the Capocannoniere.

Despite Messi winning Balon d’Or awards than Ronaldo, Portuguese talisman can now boast an accolade the Barcelona forward does possess in their ongoing battle for footballing supremacy.

In a post Instagram, Ronaldo wrote: ‘I am honored win the Golden Foot award and be immortalised on the Champion Promenade in Monaco, together with some the greatest football legends all !

‘I am truly humbled and thank the fans all over the world for having voted for me’

The Golden Foot, first introduced in 2003, is an award for players aged 28 or above and can only be won by a recipient once in their career.

Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero and Ronaldinho have all been previous winners the award and the Juventus frontman looked delighted join esteemed company.

Ronaldo, who scored a huge 44 goals for club and country in 2020, kept with tradition after winning the accolade by placing his feet in cement and left his signature in the concrete.

Only Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored than the attacker, with 47 goals for the winners and Poland.

Ronaldo’s rival Lionel Messi fell short of the pair with just 26 goals for Barcelona and Argentina this year.

The 35-year- Ronaldo has made even history this year thanks to his incredible goalscoring antics in Italy.

He became the fourth player in Serie A history to score at least 33 goals in a calendar year after finding the net twice against Parma.

Ronaldo scored once in each half to see Juventus win 4-0 and move level on points with Inter and one adrift of AC Milan.

Ronaldo’s contribution has equalled of Juventus forward Omar Sivori 1961 – who scored the joint-third most goals in a single year behind Gunnar Nordahl in 1950 and Felice Borel in 1933.