Cristiano Ronaldo won the Serie A Best Striker award for this season while Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku named the Serie A MVP, the official league award for the player of the season.
In addition to these two awards, the Lega Serie A also named this season’s Best Under 23, Best Goalkeeper, Best Defender and Best Midfielder for 2020-21 Serie A season.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins the ‘Best Serie A Striker’ Award
Serie A announced the Most valuable Players of the 2020-21 season, picking the best goalkeeper, under 23 player, defender, midfielder, forward and the Player of the season in Italy, taking into account all games played in Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana fo the previous season.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the the coveted accolade of the Serie A Best Striker, after a season which he saw him finishing top scorer in the League with 29 goals in 33 appearances, as he helped Juventus to a fourth placed finish in the Serie A. The Portuguese leapfrogged the likes of Inter’s Romelu Lukaku, who was second in the scoring standings with 24 goals and AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who had found the net 15 times in the Italian top flight.
Ronaldo finished a mediocre season for Juventus, where helped his team to the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana triumphs with his three goals in the two respective finals but saw them crashing out of Champions League in the round of 16 to Porto and losing their Serie A crown to Inter Milan.
Ronaldo will be looking forward to continue his fine goal-scoring run as he joins Portugal training camp for the upcoming European Championships this summer.
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was named the best overall MVP of Serie A, the league award for the player of the season, in which he helped Inter win the Scudetto after 11 years, ending Juventus’ monopoly in Serie A. The Belgian international scored 24 league goals and assisted 11 times and was one of the key performers for Inter throughout the season.
The best goalkeeper of the season award went to AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma, whose tally of 14 clean sheets was level with Inter’s Samir Handanovic for most in the league. Donnarumma is set to leave the Rossoneri this summer after his contract expired and has already been replaced by Lille shotstopper Mike Maignan.
Atalanta’s Cristian Romero picked up Best Defender while Nicolo Barella picked up the best midfielder award to be the second Inter player in the award list.
Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic was nominated the best Under-23 player award after his incredible goalscoring form last season, which saw him attracting interest from suitors all over Europe.
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