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The Juventus superstar garnered 38 per cent of the votes with the Barcelona captain receiving 24 per cent of the votes.
:trophy: :flag_pt: CRISTIANO RONALDO presented with the PLAYER OF THE CENTURY 2001-2020 Globe Soccer Award@cristiano @dubaisc @juventusfc @selecaoportugal #CristianoRonaldo #CR7 #Bvlgari #globesoccer pic.twitter.com/deK2Qlzuey
- Globe Soccer Awards (@Globe_Soccer) December 27, 2020
Salah narrowly missed out on second place as he picked up 23 per cent of the votes.
Ronaldinho collected 14 per cent of the votes.
Ronaldo has enjoyed a prolific spell since 2001, scoring goals at an alarming rate for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
He's won an array of silverware including the Premier League title, La Liga title and Serie A title not to mention the Champions League an impressive five times. On the international scene, the Portuguese helped his side win the European Championship in 2018.
Messi, who has been a one-man club, has also scored a ridiculous number of goals while steering Barcelona to league and European glory.
As for Salah, the Egyptian made a name for himself at AS Roma following a nightmare spell at Chelsea. He has since become a world class player at Liverpool, helping them win the Premier League title as well as the Champions League.
And, finally, Ronaldinho lit up world football between 2001 to 2010 after producing heroics for the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan. He also helped Brazil to World Cup success in 2002.
The four greatest football players from 2001 - 2020:
Cristiano Ronaldo - 38%
Lionel Messi - 24%
Mohamed Salah - 23%
Ronaldinho - 14%
Other award winners at the ceremony included Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski who won the player of the year award.
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