Cristiano Ronaldo lost his crown as Juventus teammate Paulo Dybala as Serie A MVP. Although the Portuguese striker has scored more goals than Dybala this season. Paula Dybala has been crowned the ‘most valuable player’ despite finishing 20 goals behind his Juventus team-mate, netting 11 times in the league compared to Ronaldo’s 31 strikes.
Cristiano Ronaldo Way Out
He netted 31 times as Juventus ended up winning the title by a single point from Inter Milan. Dybala was well behind finishing on 11 goals – yet somehow he managed to win the top-flight award. Cristiano Ronaldo way out in different outcomes.
Last season Ronaldo, 35, bagged the goals less than this with 21, yet was still named Serie A player of the season. Lazio striker Ciro Immobile named the 2019/20 ‘best striker’ after scoring 35 goals.
He can add that award to the European Golden Shoe one he has also collected. ‘Best goalkeeper’ went to Juventus’ former Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny.
Inter Milan center-half Stefan De Vrij was named ‘best defender’ with Atalanta ace Alejandro Gomez named ‘best midfielder’.
Dejan Kulusevski heralded as the league’s ‘best young player’. So, he moved from Parma to Juventus on a permanent deal. Atalanta’s Alejandro Gomez picked up best midfielder and Parma’s Dejan Kulusevski, who has now joined Juve permanently, won the best young player.
The Winner As Cristiano Ronaldo?
So, the winners as Cristiano Ronaldo of each award receive a special badge to wear on their shirts but Cristiano Ronaldo opted not to have his printed after receiving his title last year.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, the 35-year-old did not want to feel above or stand out from his team-mates. Therefore, the other winners from the 2018-19 season – Nicolo Zaniolo, Kalidou Koulibaly, Fabio Quagliarella, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – all chose to wear the badges on their shirts this season.