World Foot Ball – Ronaldo named player of the year 2008

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year 2008.
The 23-year-old wins the award for the second successive season after another outstanding campaign that has seen him score 38 goals in all competitions.

“I feel very happy. It is a great moment, it is an honour, a pleasure,” said the Portuguese star, “I feel very good but it is not just my award, my team-mates have helped me a lot this season.  
They give me good passes to score goals and I score, but it is a good moment for me. 
When we work all season to play good, to do something for the team, and then at the end of the season the PFA give us this award, it is a great motivation to carry on like that, to work more and get better.”.
Ronaldo beat off competition from Liverpool duo Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard, 20-year-old Fabregas and Gunners team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor and Portsmouth goalkeeper David James. 
Ronaldo did not attend the event, as he is busy preparing for Man Utd’s Champions League semi-final second leg clash with Barcelona on Tuesday night, but was presented with the award by United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

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