Cristiano Ronaldo: Europe’s Best Player


Cristiano Ronaldo has received the Best Player in Europe Award from UEFA at a ceremony in Nyon today, after his 24 goals and 8 assists in 44 games helped Real Madrid to a domestic treble and fourth-straight La Liga title.

Second place went to Sergio Agüero of Manchester City who scored 25 times and made 13 assists in his 54 appearances this season including a hat-trick in the Europa League Final. Domestically, they were beaten to the Premier League title on goal difference by Manchester United, but lifted the FA Cup after Agüero’s opener against WBA.

Wayne Rooney polled third after he scored 22 times in 55 games for Manchester United and England over the past season, also making 11 assists. United retained the Premier League this season, and reached the Champions League final four.

Borussia Dortmund have announced that teenage striker Quirin Riemann has signed his first professional contract after he turned 17 on Thursday. Riemann has committed to the club until the summer of 2018, and will likely be sent out on loan next season.

In other news, French clubs Arles-Avignon, Evian, and RC Lens have all appointed new managers, hiring Peter Maes, Eric Hély, and Laurent Guyot respectively. Lastly, Belgian top-flight side Westerlo have appointed Harry van den Ham as their new man in charge.