Cristiano Ronaldo wins player of century at Dubai Globe Soccer awards as Georgina Rodriguez stuns in red outfit

CRISTIANO RONALDO was named Player of the Century at a glamorous awards ceremony in Dubai.

The Juventus star walked the red carpet with fiancee Georgina Rodriguez before he was awarded the top gong at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards.

The ceremony was held at the iconic Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Ronaldo wore a dapper grey suit with a red tie, matching his partner's sparkly red dress.

The Juventus forward was joined by fellow football stars of the past and present.

Liverpool legend Ian Rush, 59, was pictured with his Irish singer and model fiancee Carol Anthony, 43.

Gerard Pique, 33, and Robert Lewandowski, 32, were all smiles as they arrived at the ceremony.

Even former boxing world champion Amir Khan, 34, was a guest alongside his wife Faryal Makhdoom, 29.

Bayern Munich forward Lewandowski won the Player of the Year award, ahead of Ronaldo.

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A statement read: “Robert Lewandowski was named Player of the Year 2020 at last night’s Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, thanks to a combination of votes from fans all over the world and votes from the Dubai Globe Soccer Jury.

"Lewandowski has had an exceptional season, being a top scorer of the Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup and stacking up victories for his club, Bayern Munich.”

But Ronaldo did pip long-time rival Lionel Messi, 33, and Barcelona legend Ronaldinho as the Player of the Century.

After winning the award, he said: "For 20 consecutive years I have played and scored as a professional, I didn't know there was another record to beat.

"It's a pleasure to hear about the records, I have achieved all this but without my team-mates, without a great team, I would not have achieved these records."

Ronaldo, who wants to play at the highest level until he is 40, revealed he has no plans of slowing down.

He said: "It is an exceptional achievement. It gives me the motivation to move forward.

"To be named the best is a great honour, I hope that this situation is over next year and that we can have more fun, thank you very much.

"I hope to still be able to play for more years. "



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