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Brazilian footballer-cum-businessman Ronaldo wins Globe Soccer award

The career of legendary Brazilian footballer and businessman Ronaldo de Lima was honoured at yesterday’s 10th Globe Soccer Awards.

The striker, who played 98 times for Brazil and scored 62 goals, has had a successful post-playing career. Between 2010 and 2016, he was a partner in Brazilian sports marketing agency 9ine – alongside WPP – and in September 2018 became the majority owner of Spanish club Real Valladolid.

The Globe Soccer Awards also recognised the careers of Fifa deputy secretary general Zvonimir Boban; and Juventus forward and Portugese international player Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the Best Player of the Year crown for the fifth time.