Home > Sport > Football
Friday August 29, 2014 MYT 2:02:05 AM
Friday August 29, 2014 MYT 2:08:48 AM
MONACO (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo, whose extra-time penalty put the seal on Real Madrid's 4-1 Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid in May, was named UEFA's Best Player in Europe on Thursday.
Ronaldo scored 17 goals in all as Real won the title for the 10th time. The Portuguese was presented with the award in Monte Carlo by UEFA President Michel Platini at the end of the draw for this season's Champions League.
He won ahead of Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer in a live vote by a panel of 54 journalists.
"I'm really happy, so I must say thanks to my team-mates because without the team, individual awards would not be possible. I don't have this trophy in my museum, so my brother is going to put it there immediately," he said.
Nadine Kessler won the women's award after captaining VfL Wolfsburg to the women's Champions League title, ahead of team-mates Nilla Fischer and Martina Mueller.
Ronaldo opened a museum on Madeira in 2013 to showcase his trophies and medals.
(Reporting by Mike Collett; Editing by Robert Woodward)
Run against Blatter or shut up, Dortmund CEO says
Real's Ronaldo 'in optimal condition', Ancelotti says
Real's Ronaldo 'in optimal condition' - Ancelotti
Blatter seeks to stay as FIFA president into his 80s
Real out to break holders' jinx in 60th European Cup
Ozil helps Arsenal trounce Villa, Liverpool stumble
Diamond is Van Gaal's new best friend
Rodriguez magic helps Wolfsburg crush Leverkusen 4-1
Ronaldo treble as Real hit eight, Atletico held
Stoppelkamp scores from 80 metres, Bayern draw
Tevez strikes again as Juve beat toothless Milan
Fancy supercars on show
Amee Phillips unveils its latest collection during event held at hotel
Panda-ring to changing tastes
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)