This Friday, January 19th, takes place Globe Soccer Awards 2023, held in Dubai. At the ceremony, Cristiano Ronaldo won more than one award, including the Best Male Player in the Middle East, Fans' Favorite Player and the Diego Maradona Award for Top Goalscorer of the Year.
During his awards, the Portuguese was asked about his current situation Al-Nassr and what the competition is like in Saudi Arabia. True to his style, the “Bug” assured that the Asian league had improved a lot, so much so that it had surpassed others, such as Ligue 1 in France, a tournament considered one of the most difficult in the world. This was not very popular in the European country as Ligue 1 itself reacted in X.
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What did Cristiano Ronaldo say about Ligue 1?
“Honestly, I think the Saudi League is no worse than Ligue 1. I think the Saudi League is more competitive. I can say it after a year here: today it seems to me that it is better than the French league,” he said. Cristiano Ronaldo added emphatically that there are not only three teams of good quality in Arab football.
The official report will be published immediately Ligue 1 responded with a picture of the game between Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), which at the time had Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi and Neymar Junior in its ranks.
In the release, “Kiki” can be seen grabbing “Bug's” face at half-time, and many remember which team was ultimately crowned with victory at the King Fahd International Stadium. The French won 5-4, in a game in which Messi, Mbappé and Cristiano Ronaldo himself scored.
Embassy of French football. Photo: Photo 'X'/Ligue 1
Who won at the Globe Soccer Awards 2023?
- Best male player in the rest of the world: Erling Haaland
- Best Male Player in the Middle East: Cristiano Ronaldo
- Best player: Aitana Bonmati
- The fans' favorite player: Cristiano Ronaldo
- Best men's team in the Middle East: Al Ahly
- Best men's team in the rest of the world: Manchester City
- Best women's team in the rest of the world: FC Barcelona
- best coach: Pep Guardiola
- Best midfielder: Rodri
- best goalkeeper: Ederson
- Best Emerging Player: Jew Bellingham.