The Globe Soccer Awards were held in Dubai on December 28 as a number of football's biggest names were acknowledged for their achievements. Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo who has been chosen as the Best European Sportsperson for the second year in a row. Francesco Totti was also honored for his career at the Globe Soccer Awards. Of course, Ronaldo has had his share of trouble such as dealing with tax evasion but he has clearly overcome that.

After playing a crucial role and being victorious with five titles with Real Madrid, Ronaldo has been chosen as the Best European Sportsperson of 2017 in a vote by 26 international news agencies.

It was a night that represented Real Madrid's successful 2017, with their lucky charm and manager Zinedine Zidane also being honored.

Ronaldo

Ronaldo keeps lifting trophies, while other players keep lifting their hands. Ronaldo is the type of player that you can try to contain, but ultimately you can't stop him. He has been vital to the success of his club, as Real won La Liga and the UEFA Champions League last term. Ronaldo scored 42 goals across the two major competitions and also provided 37 assists for his team. FC Barcelona presently leads the La Liga table, ahead of Atletico Madrid, Valencia, and Real Madrid. Ronaldo has had five goals in his last five games but did not score in Real Madrid's 3-0 loss to Barcelona on Dec. 23 in El Clásico at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Cristiano Ronaldo is the type of player you want on your roster.

Success will take you far

Evidently, Ronaldo beat out Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton and Tennis players Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer for the award. Ronaldo has also received another FIFA Best Award and the fifth Ballon d’Or of an illustrious career. Another prize has now been added to the 32-year-old’s enviable collection, with his talents being acknowledged by news agencies around the world. Since 1958, the award has been granted by the Polish PAP agency. They have witnessed Ronaldo and his success in 2017, with some vital competition beaten in order for him to receive the award.

Ronaldo has often been thought of as the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the best of all-time. Cristiano Ronaldo practices approximately five times a week at Real Madrid's training camp, Valdebebas, depending on their overall match schedule during any given week. Still, he practices and trains for roughly 3-4 hours a day and follows a rigorous diet plan.