'An outrageous display of goalscoring expertise' – Goal's World Player of the Week Cristiano Ronaldo


After Gareth Bale won our weekly award seven days ago, Real Madrid’s talisman was the undisputed choice after another outrageous display of his goalscoring expertise.

Goal’s Miguel Churruca said: “There were some doubts about Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness but the Portuguese star was in rude health during Real Madrid’s huge win 4-0 win against Osasuna. 

“After an average performance in the Champions League clash versus Bayern, the Portugal star scored two superb goals from distance to make it 2-0 and lead his side to victory.

“The two times Ballon d’Or winner now has a great challenge, as next Tuesday Madrid will be facing Bayern Munich once again in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final. Will he be ready for another show?”

Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo, Goal’s 258th World Player of the Week winner!


The Shortlist

Lionel Messi – Barcelona

Goal’s Enis Koylu: “Completed Barca’s remarkable comeback with their third goal in a 3-2 win.”

Yaya Toure – Manchester City

 @benjaminphotos: “Toure defends, scores and assists. The true Player of the Year.”

Goal’s Alec Fenn: “His goal was the reward for an all-action display of physical and technical prowess.”

Connor Wickham – Sunderland

 @Demiluyi: “#Wickham. Man of the moment.”

Goal’s Miles Chambers: “Scored his fifth goal in three games to fire Sunderland out of the relegation zone.”

Yusuf Erdogan – Trabzonspor 

@Trabfan12: “Stepped up to the plate and shouldered the goalscoring burden #Erdogan.”

Goal’s Madyb: “Scored twice and made four assists in his last two games. Continues to impress.”

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