29 Aug 2008

Ronaldo European Footballer of the Year

12:46 pm on 29 August 2008

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA's European Club Footballer of the Year award

Ronaldo scored 42 goals for United last season including eight in the Champions League.

The award was made during the draw for this year's group phase in Monaco.

Ronaldo was also named as the forward of the year for helping United win the European Cup for the third time.

Three Chelsea players who were in the side beaten by United in the Moscow final in May, won awards. John Terry was named as defender of the year, Petr Cech goalkeeper of the year and Frank Lampard midfielder of the year.