Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Best European Sportsperson of 2017, as voted by a cast of international news outlets.
Los Blancos’ official website confirmed Ronaldo won the award for a second year in a row, ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
CR7 received 159 points, beating Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton (143) and tennis players Roger Federer (124) and Rafa Nadal (113).
He wins the accolade after playing a key role in winning five titles with Real Madrid; the Champions League, La Liga, Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Copa.
Ronaldo scored 42 goals across the the two major competitions and also provided 37 assists for his team.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has seen off competition from Lewis Hamilton and Roger Federer to be named Best European Sportsperson 2017.
It has been another productive year for the Portuguese forward on the trophy trail,
Ronaldo has also landed another FIFA Best Award and the fifth Ballon d’Or of an illustrious career.
The award is given by the Polish PAP agency, with 26 news organisations involved in the voting process.
The prize has been awarded since 1958 by the Polish agency PAP and is chosen by the votes of journalists representing each of agencies.
The 27 agencies that are part of the jury are: Efe (Spain) France Presse (France), Agerpress (Romania), ANP (Netherlands), APA (Austria), ATA (Albania), Belga (Belgium), Belta (Belorussia), BTA (Bulgaria), CTK (Czech Republic), DPA (Germany), Elta (Lithuania), Fena (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Hina (Croatia), Leta (Latvia), Lusa (Portugal), Moldpres (Moldova), SDA-ATS (Switzerland), SHGSK (Kosovo), SID (Germany), Sita (Slovakia), STA (Slovenia), Tanjug (Serbia), TASS (Russia), Ukrinform (Ukraine) and PAP (Poland).
It’s the second consecutive year that Cristiano has received this award, which since 1958 has been awarded by the Polish PAP agency.
However, Ronaldo might struggle to win the award next year, with Real languishing 14 points behind Barcelona in the current race for the La Liga title.