VIDEO SHOWS: PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO ANNOUNCING CRISTIANO RONALDO AS WINNER OF GOLDEN FOOT AWARD / RONALDO COLLECTING PRIZE AND SAYING HE HAD BEEN EYEING PRIZE FOR SOME TIME
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MONACO (DECEMBER 20, 2020) (GOLDEN FOOT - NO RESALES)
1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MONACO'S PRINCE ALBERT II, SAYING:
"I'm very happy that despite all the problems caused by the health crisis, we have managed to assign the Golden Foot Award 2020. It will be an honour for the Principality of Monaco to have the footprints of a champion such as Cristiano Ronaldo and the President of Juventus Football Club, Andrea Agnelli. For this I hope, and I wish everyone, to find ourselves in the Principality of Monaco for the next edition of the Golden Foot award and to walk together in The Champions Promenade”.
2. CRISTIANO RONALDO RECEIVING AWARD FROM MONACO ROYAL LOUIS DUCRUET
3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GOLDEN FOOT WINNER CRISTIANO RONALDO, SAYING:
"I have to say thank you to all of you, to the Prince Albert, and all the people voting for me, it's a great moment for me and I feel so happy, thank you very much."
4. RONALDO LIFTING AWARD AND POSING FOR CAMERAS
5. CLOSE OF AWARD
6. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GOLDEN FOOT WINNER CRISTIANO RONALDO, SAYING:
"It's a great honour. It's something that I expected to win one day. You know, this award it's, if you see the history of this award, the legends that received this award, they are very important. So I'm glad to receive this award, it's the first one in my museum and I'm so happy."7. RONALDO SIGNING IMPRESSION CLAY NEAR HIS FEET PRINT
8. RONALDO POSING IN FRONT OF HIS FEET IMPRESSION
9. GOLDEN FOOT AWARD ON DISPLAY
STORY: Cristiano Ronaldo received the 2020 Golden Foot award in Monaco on Sunday (December 20) in recognition of his lifetime achievement in the sport.
The award is given annually to an active player over the age of 28 after an online vote by fans. It can only be won once by a player. Ronaldo's greatest rival Lionel Messi has yet to win the award.
The Portugal and Juventus forward has four Champions League victories and four Club World Cups during his time at Manchester United and Real Madrid. The five-time Ballon D'or winner also has seven domestic league titles while also winning the European Championships and Nations League tournaments with national side Portugal.
Created in 2003, the award was first awarded to Roberto Baggio. The award then went to Pavel Nedved, Andriy Shevchenko, Ronaldo, Alessandro Del Piero and Roberto Carlos.
In the past five years, the award has gone to Samuel Eto'o, Gianluigi Buffon, Iker Casillas, Edinson Cavani and Luka Modric.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli also won the Golden Foot Prestige Award, becoming the first club president to do so.
Agnelli has seen Juventus dominate the domestic soccer scene in Italy under his control during the past decade.
(Production: Mussab Al-Khairalla)