Ronaldo leads fan votes for Player of the Century award

Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the votes for in the Player of the Year and Player of the Century categories in the 2020 Globe Soccer Awards.

42% of fans have voted for the Portuguese icon as the best player of 2020. Robert Lewandowski is second on 38% votes, with Lionel Messi completing the three-man shortlist on a mere 20%.

Ronaldo also tops the Player of the Century voting panel on an impressive 38%. His nearest challenger Messi only has 24% votes in comparison ahead of Mohamed Salah (23%) and Ronaldinho (14%).

Stage 2 of fan voting in the Globe Soccer Awards has officially ended after over 13 million votes.

Fan votes in the awards will account for up to 40% in the final verdict for the award winners. The jury votes, which make up the final 60%, are still being counted ahead of the award ceremony in Dubai on December 27.

Ronaldo and Lewandowski will both attend the ceremony at the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa, Dubai.

Below are the results showing how fans voted in seven categories.

Player of the Century (2001-2020)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 38%
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 24%
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 23%
Ronaldinho (Retired footballer) – 14%

Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 42%
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 38%
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 20%

Club of the Year

Bayern Munich – 44%
Liverpool – 33%
Real Madrid – 23%

Club of the Century (2001-2020)

Real Madrid (Spain) – 36%
Al Ahly (Egypt) – 32%
Barcelona (Spain) – 18%
Bayern Munich (Germany) – 14%

Coach of the Year

Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – 49%
Hans-Dieter Flick (Bayern Munich) – 46%
Gian Piero Gasperini (Atalanta) – 5%

Coach of the Century (2001-2020)

Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) – 34%
Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) 30%
Sir Alex Ferguson (Ex-Manchester United coach) – 27%
Jose Mourinho (Tottenham) – 8%

Agent of the Century (2001-2020)

Jorge Mendes – 66%
Mino Raiola – 22%
Giovanni Branchini – 13%

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