الثلاثاء، 3 يناير 2017
Santos: Cristiano is a surefire winner
fifa.noJSVideoMessage There is not much that Fernando Santos and Cristiano Ronaldo do not know about each other. Santos was the player’s last coach in the Portuguese league prior to his move to Manchester United, while Ronaldo skippered Santos’ Portugal side to victory at UEFA EURO 2016 in France last summer. Just for good measure, the two are respectively in the running for the men’s coach and player accolades at next week’s The Best FIFA Football Awards™.
Though guarded about his nomination alongside Zinedine Zidane and Claudio Ranieri, the 62-year-old Santos has no doubt Ronaldo will get the nod ahead of Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi: “I am convinced that Cristiano was the best player of 2016 because of all the things he won: the UEFA Champions League, which he’s already won a few times, and the EURO, a title that has evaded a lot of great players. He’s got it now, and he also picked up a number of individual awards throughout the year. There’s no doubt in my mind that he has ..