Ronaldo wins Player of the Century award

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VIDEO SHOWS: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2020 GLOBE SOCCER AWARDS

SHOWS:

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (DECEMBER 27, 2020) (GLOBE SOCCER AWARDS - NO RESALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY GLOBE SOCCER AWARDS)

1. GLOBE SOCCER AWARDS CEREMONY IN PROGRESS

2. PRESENTER ANNOUNCING JUVENTUS FORWARD, CRISTIANO RONALDO AS THE PLAYER OF THE CENTURY

3. RONALDO STANDING UP AND WALKING ON TO THE STAGE

4. RONALDO'S GIRLFRIEND, GEORGINA RODIGUEZ APPLAUDING

5. RONALDO RECEIVING AWARD AND STANDING ON STAGE ALONGSIDE FIFA PRESIDENT, GIANNI INFANTINO

6. RONALDO AND INFANTINO ON STAGE

7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CRISTIANO RONALDO, SAYING: (SOUNDBITE CONTINUES OVER SHOTS OF DUBAI SKYLINE)

"So, a great achievement for me. As I said before, this has given me motivation to carry on with my life, with my football, with my motivation. It's great, you know, to be part of this event with these amazing players and to be nominated for the best one, it's a great honour for me. So, I hope next year this is going to be over, I mean about the pandemic and we can enjoy more with more happiness, the families and I see this lady; she's freezing all night. So, I hope next year we can do it in a different place with more warmth and guys, thank you. Have a great night and thank you for the trophy. I'm so, so proud and happy. Thank you."

8. AWARDS CEREMONY IN PROGRESS

9. PRESENTER ANNOUNCING BAYERN MUNICH STRIKER, ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI AS THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

10. LEWANDOWSKI WALKING ON TO STAGE

11. LEWANDOWSKI RECEIVING THE AWARD AND POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS WITH INFANTINO

12. LEWANDOWSKI WALKING TO PODIUM

13. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BAYERN MUNICH STRIKER, ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI, SAYING:

"I also can say that dreams come true because I'm dreaming about playing in the big stadiums with fans and to win the big titles and now I'm here. So, I'm glad I'm honoured. I want to say also thank you for everyone who voted for me (so) that I can win this trophy. So, to be with legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and (Lionel) Messi and to be between them (on the shortlist) is something special, something wonderful and I'm glad. I say one more time that I'm glad to be here to win this trophy and I hope that I see you next year. Thank you very much."

14. VARIOUS OF PRESENTER ANNOUNCING BAYERN MUNICH COACH, HANSI FLICK AS THE COACH OF THE YEAR

15. LEWANDOWSKI APPLAUDING

16. AWARDS CEREMONY IN PROGRESS

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17. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BAYERN MUNICH COACH, HANSI FLICK, SAYING: (SOUNDBITE FINISHES ON PEOPLE IN DUBAI WATCHING THE VIDEO MESSAGE ON A LARGE SCREEN)

"Good evening everyone. First of all I would like to say thank you. It's a great honour to receive the Globe Soccer Award as the coach of the year. I'm the one accepting this award but without the great and amazing staff around me it wouldn't be possible. That's why I would like to dedicate this award to my team. I'm lucky to not only have the best players to coach but also the best staff working with me. 2020 has been a crazy and a challenging year. We tried our best to cope with the new situation the pandemic confronted us with. We have the players to be prepared in the best possible way and they made an exceptional development. With every match they became more and more self aware of their strength. I'm proud of what we achieved this year; the team, my coaching staff and of course the whole club. So again, I say thank you and have a great evening. Bye bye."

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18. INFANTINO IN THE AUDIENCE, WEARING A MASK

19. PRESENTER ANNOUNCING MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA AS THE COACH OF THE CENTURY

20. AWARDS CEREMONY IN PROGRESS

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21. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING:

"Good evening to everyone. Thank you so much for this award. I want to share it for all the managers who were nominated and were not nominated. Congratulations for the whole organisation who organises every Christmas time this event; the Globe Soccer Awards and hopefully all of you, your family can stay safe and well and next season we can be together again once the pandemic situation is over. Thank you so, so much and hope to see you soon."

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22. AWARDS CEREMONY IN PROGRESS

23. BARCELONA DEFENDER, GERARD PIQUE APPLAUDING

24. PRESENTER ANNOUNCING BAYERN MUNICH AS THE CLUB OF THE YEAR

25. VARIOUS OF LEWANDOWSKI WALKING ON TO STAGE TO RECEIVE THE AWARD ON BEHALF OF THE CLUB

26. AWARDS CEREMONY IN PROGRESS

27. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BAYERN MUNICH STRIKER, ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI, SAYING:

"We all know that everything we're achieving this year, that was wonderful. We worked very hard for this and all titles, all games for sure that is something special and this trophy means to us a lot because we know that this year was very hard and everything what we did. We tried to be the best, we tried to win the titles and we did it. So, I know that the next year will be a big challenge for us but I'm glad that we can win this trophy and I can say for all my team mates on my team, also the staff and the president, thank you for everything and thank you for all who vote for us. Thank you."

28. AWARDS CEREMONY IN PROGRESS

29. PRESENTER ANNOUNCING REAL MADRID AS THE CLUB OF THE CENTURY

30. PEOPLE APPLAUDING

31. VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS, EMILIO BUTRAGUENO RECEIVING THE AWARD ON BEHALF OF THE CLUB

32. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REAL MADRID DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS, EMILIO BUTRAGUENO, SAYING:

"Good evening. We are honoured to receive this award. It's been a very difficult year for everybody. So, we're really appreciate. One of our primary values is teamwork. So, that's why we want to share this recognition with everybody who is part of the Real Madrid family; our president, the board, our players, the coach and his staff and of course our fans."

33. VARIOUS OF INFANTINO AND DELEGATES WALKING ON TO STAGE

34. AWARDS CEREMONY IN PROGRESS / JORGE MENDES IS NAMED THE AGENT OF THE CENTURY

35. RONALDO APPLAUDING

36. VARIOUS OF RONALDO WALKING ON TO STAGE TO RECEIVE AWARD ON BEHALF OF MENDES WHO IS HIS AGENT

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37. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOCCER AGENT, JORGE MENDES, SAYING:

"I'm proud and it's an honour to receive this award. Thank you very much for the votes of the public and the jury. Thank you also to my GestiFute team, managers and players. Congratulations to all winners, have fun and I wish you a healthy and a Happy New Year to all of you. See you in Dubai next year. Thank you very much."

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38. PEOPLE APPLAUDING AT THE END OF MENDES' VIDEO MESSAGE

39. IMAGE OF PIQUE ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE BURJ KHALIFA

40. VARIOUS OF AWARD WINNERS ON STAGE, POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS

41. IMAGE OF FORMER SPAIN AND REAL MADRID GOALKEEPER, IKER CASILLAS ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE BURJ KHALIFA

42. PIQUE AND CASILLAS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS - THEY BOTH WON PLAYER CAREER AWARDS

43. IMAGE OF LEWANDOWSKI ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE BURJ KHALIFA

44. LEWANDOWSKI POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS

45. AWARD WINNERS ON STAGE

46. IMAGE OF RONALDO ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE BURJ KHALIFA

47. RONALDO POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS

48. AWARD WINNERS LEAVING THE STAGE AT THE END OF THE CEREMONY

STORY: Cristiano Ronaldo was named player of the century at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Sunday (December 27).

The Juventus forward attended the awards to receive the top prize which Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah and Ronaldinho were also shortlisted for.

The 35-year-old Portuguese also received the Agent of the Century award on behalf of his agent and compatriot, Jorge Mendes.

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski was the named the player of the year in what was a good evening for his club. Bayern Munich were named the club of the year and Hansi Flick received the coach of the year prize.

Real Madrid were recognised as the club of the century.

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino was also in attendance and played his part in the awards ceremony by handing trophies to several of the winners.

(Production: Tim Hart)

and FIFA President Gianni Infantino were among the guests at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Sunday (December 27).

Ronaldo was there to pick up the most prestigious award of the ceremony, the Player of the Century, while his former team Real Madrid were voted the Club of the Century.

Pep Guardiola was voted Coach of the Century, having won eight league titles with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City as well as two Champions League titles with Barcelona.

Other awards included three for Bayern Munich - striker Robert Lewandowski received the Player of the Year, Hansi Flick Coach of the Year and the club itself was Team of the Year after a season that included winning the Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal titles.

(Production: Abdelhadi Ramahi, Tarek Fahmy/Mike Brock)