Better than Eusebio? Cristiano Ronaldo named Portugal’s player of the century
Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award for player of the year during the FIFA Ballon d’Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 12, 2015.
LISBON – Triple Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was hailed as Portugal’s player of the century at a gala to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their football federation on Wednesday.
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho picked up the award as Portuguese coach of the century at a red carpet event at the Estoril casino 10km outside Lisbon.
The Real Madrid star, who scored 60 goals in 61 games in 2014, came out of a vote ahead of Eusebio known as the Black Pearl in the 1960’s, and Luis Figo who won the Ballon d’Or in 2000.
Ronaldo himself clinched a third Ballon d’Or on Monday, having previously won the ultimate individual award in football in 2008 and 2013.
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