Ronaldo Named Portugal’s Player Of The Year.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Portugal’s player of the year for 2016, after leading his country to their first major title at the European Championship last summer.

The Real Madrid star beat club teammate Pepe and Sporting goalkeeper Rui Patricio to the prize.

Ronaldo also led Real Madrid to their 11th Champions League triumph, converting the winning penalty to secure the title ahead of Atletico Madrid.

He finished as the competition’s top scorer with 16 goals.


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Sanches Wins 2016 Golden Boy Award

Bayern Munich star Renato Sanches has been named 2016’s European Golden Boy, the annual award handed out to football’s most talented young player.

The teenage Portugal forward will receive the trophy in Monday’s ceremony in Monte Carlo, but organizers Tuttosport revealed the winner on their front page prior to the prizegiving.
Manchester United hotshot Marcus Rashford and Sanches’ Bayern team-mate Kingsley Coman and Nigerian Premier League duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi.
The award, which compiles votes from 30 journalists working at some of Europe’s most prestigious news outlets, was given to Man Utd’s French forward Anthony Martial last season.
Previous winners since its inception 15 years ago include Wayne Rooney, Mario Balotelli, Sergio Aguero and Paul Pogba.

Portugal And Belgium Friendly Match To Be Played In Portugal After Brussels Terror Attacks

Portugal’s football association has offered to host it’s friendly football match with Belgium in Portugal after the deadly terrorist attack in Belgium ensured the Belgian FA canceled the match initially meant to be played in Brussels, Belgium. The Belgian FA announced on Wednesday that the game had been cancelled after a request from the City of Brussels.

The clash was due to take place next Tuesday on March 29 at the King Baudouin Stadium but was cancelled for security reasons.

However it was later confirmed a proposal has been made by the Portuguese Football Federation to
host the fixture on the same date, which has been accepted.

Source: MirrorSport