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Bruno Fernandes breaks Premier League record as he wins Player of the Month award for December
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Bruno Fernandes breaks Premier League record as he wins Player of the Month award for December

The Manchester United star has enjoyed a sensational first 12 months in English football, and has been given the individual honour for a fourth time Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has been named Premier League Player of the Month for December - breaking an English record in the process. Fernandes becomes the first footballer in the English top flight to be named Player of the Month four times in a single calendar year. He also picked up the award in February, May and November. The Portugal international has emerged as a key figure at Old Trafford ever since he joined from Sporting CP 12 months ago. His arrival has added class and creativity to the United midfield, and he has been central in their rise to the top of the Premier League this season.
English PFA Awards 2020: Kevin De Bruyne Pips Liverpool Stars To PFA Player Of The Year Award, Other Winners
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English PFA Awards 2020: Kevin De Bruyne Pips Liverpool Stars To PFA Player Of The Year Award, Other Winners

Kevin De Bruyne has become the first Manchester City man to be named the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Player of the Year. The Belgium playmaker’s award breaks a two-year run of Liverpool winners, with Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah having claimed the prize in the last two seasons. City trailed the Reds by an eventual 18 points in the 2019/20 Premier League term but De Bruyne, who registered 13 goals and a record-equalling 20 assists, was voted the campaign’s top performer by his peers and he was quick to thank his manager for handing him full creative licence. “Most of the time he just lets me be me,” the 29-year-old said of Pep Guardiola. “We speak often about the team but in a lot of senses he knows when he gives the orders of what the team has to do that I will...
Lewandowski Wins German Player Of The Year Award
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Lewandowski Wins German Player Of The Year Award

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was voted Germany’s Footballer of the Year on Sunday. The 31-year-old Pole was the runaway winner of the title awarded by the football magazine Kicker, following a vote by journalists. Lewandowski received 276 votes, well ahead of two other members of Bayern’s triple-winning squad: Thomas Muller (54 votes) and Joshua Kimmich (49). “I’m very proud,” Lewandowski told Kicker. “Expectations are getting higher and higher and every year I try to surpass them.” The striker amassed 55 goals for Bayern, finishing top scorer in every club competition in which he played. He hit 34 in the Bundesliga, 15 in the Champions League and six in the German Cup, as Bayern won all three. He is a favourite for the world Player of the Year prize. FIFA h...
Osimhen Wins Player Of The Year Award In France
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Osimhen Wins Player Of The Year Award In France

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has been voted as the Player of The Year at his French club Lille. Osimhen’s emergence as Lille’s best player in the truncated 2019-20 season is not surprising for many going by the spectacular displays of the 21-year old in what is just his maiden campaign in Ligue 1. Among other feats; Osimhen had scored 18 goals and provided eight assists in all competitions for the French Ligue 1 side, before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic disrupted the season. Victor Osimhen has been named as Lille’s Player of the Year. — Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) June 2, 2020 It is these breathtaking performances that have seen Osimhen be linked with a possible transfer to several top clubs across Europe. On the list of potential suitors for O...
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Cristiano Ronaldo crowned Serie A player of the year

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Italian league’s player of the year at an awards ceremony in Milan on Monday night. Ronaldo was at the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan to collect his prize, instead of attending the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris where he was third in the voting for best player in the world which Messi won. According to reports, the Portugal international turned up about an hour before the main award was announced, arriving more than two hours after the other guests, and waited outside in the car until the moment came for him to go on stage to pick up the prize for his place in the team of the season. “It’s an honor to hold this award,” Ronaldo said in Italian. “I thank my Juventus teammates. “I’m very happy to play in Italy, it’s a very difficu...
Anthony Joshua And Cristiano Ronaldo Pose For Photo In Dubai
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Anthony Joshua And Cristiano Ronaldo Pose For Photo In Dubai

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Cristiano Ronaldo posed for a photo on Thursday evening. The pair, who are regarded as arguably the best in their respective sports, are currently enjoying breaks away in Dubai in a bid to escape the chilly winter conditions of England and Italy. The duo met up following Ronaldo's night of success after he was crowned Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards in United Arab Emirates. Source: rushhoursport
Cristiano Ronaldo named Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards ahead of Griezmann and Mbappe
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Cristiano Ronaldo named Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards ahead of Griezmann and Mbappe

Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards which took place at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Thursday night. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was named ahead of French footballers Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann to pick up the award for the fifth time. The Portuguese footballer who attended the event with fiancee Georgina Rodriguez and son Cristiano Junior, said: 'What better way to start the new year. Thanks for the appreciation and the care that I have received today.' Other winners were Best Coach of the Year Didier Deschamps and Brazilian legend Ronaldo, who received a Player Career Award. Source: rushhoursport
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah Breaks English Premier League Goal Scoring Record As He Emerges Player Of The Year
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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah Breaks English Premier League Goal Scoring Record As He Emerges Player Of The Year

Mohamed Salah has now set a new English Premier League goal record, netting his 32nd goal in a season in the first half of the match between Liverpool and Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday. The Liverpool forward has set a new record for Premier League goals in a 38-game season, beating the 31 goal record held jointly by Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer. Alan Shearer made his goal haul at Blackburn in 1995-96, while Ronaldo recorded his during one of the years with Manchester United. And Luis Suarez was also a Liverpool player. For Salah, it has been a remarkable year at Anfield, winning everything that ought to be won: he is the Premier League Player of the year, the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year and Liverpool’s Player of the Year. He was also nam...
David De Gea Wins Manchester United ‘Player Of The Year’ Award For A Record 4th Time
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David De Gea Wins Manchester United ‘Player Of The Year’ Award For A Record 4th Time

David De Gea has become the first player in Manchester United's history to win the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award four times, after receiving the accolade on Tuesday night. The goalkeeper also received the club's Players' Player of the Year award. The elated goalkeeper thanked his teammates, and stated his aim to win the FA Cup saying "I think it is special to receive this award from my teammates, I love all of them. We are fighting for second place and we are in the [FA Cup] final, but we are Manchester United so it is not enough. We have to improve for next season. Of course it’s good to finish the season with a trophy, especially with Wembley and the fans." The Players' Player of the Year is: @D_DeGea! Well done to #MUFC's no.1! ð���#MUFCPOTY pic.twitter.com/a2atpOvPzM...
Ronaldo Named UEFA Player Of The Season For 2016-2017
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Ronaldo Named UEFA Player Of The Season For 2016-2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016-2017 on Thursday. It was the third time that Ronaldo had won the award which was presented on the sidelines of the Champions League group stage draw.“There are the same goals every year, to meet the same challenges, win everything if possible, qualify for the World Cup with my national team,” said Ronaldo. “This trophy will give me the motivation to keep working hard, never to give up. I am blessed and delighted to be with Real Madrid.” Ronaldo won the UEFA award in 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 and in the Champions League last season. His rival Lionel Messi has won the prize on two occasions.
Roma To Make Fourth Bid For Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez
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Roma To Make Fourth Bid For Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez

Roma are set to make a new offer to Leicester City for Riyad Mahrez, according to Sky Sports. The Serie A club are ready to make another approach for the Algeria international after having three previous bids rejected by the Foxes. Roma’s third bid of £32m was rejected out of hand and although reports in Italy suggest a bid of £40m would be enough to secure Mahrez’s signature, Sky Sports reports that would still be well below Leicester’s valuation of the winger. Mahrez handed in a transfer request earlier this summer but Leicester have repeatedly said they do not want to sell the former PFA Player of the Year. Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare insists the Foxes are under no pressure to sell their best players and that Mahrez will be considered for selection in the club’s opening...
Mane, Aubameyang & Mahrez Make CAF’s Top 3 African Player Of The Year
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Mane, Aubameyang & Mahrez Make CAF’s Top 3 African Player Of The Year

Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Algeria Winger Riyad Mahrez and Senegalese Winger Sadio Mané have made the final top three for the 2014 African Player of the Year. The trio made the cut following votes from Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, Media Committee, Technical & Football committee and a panel of Media Experts. Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and Islam Slimani of Algeria failed to make the final list. The winners will be unveiled at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala on Thursday, 5 January 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria. Below are the top three (in alphabetical order): African Player of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund) Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City) Sadio Mané (Senegal & Liverpoo...

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