Courtois was named man of the match in last season’s UEFA Champions League final in the clash against Liverpool.
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The Real Madrid France forward won the 2022 Ballon d’Or award for the best men’s player in the world on Monday.
The French striker scored his 42nd goal in 42 games this season as Madrid romped to the league title on Sautrday, with a 4-0 win over Espanyol. He has also led Real to the latter stages of the Champions League, where they face Manchester City on Wednesday.
The award was won by Lionel Messi, predominantly for his performances at Barcelona before a summer switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Pole received the 2021 Golden Player award organised by Italian newspaper Tuttosport for the best footballer above the age of 21.
However, former Bayern star, Lothar Matthaeus, was adamant the Poland striker should have won.
An absolute favourite for football fans around the world, the 65th ceremony will be broadcast on 29 November and Showmax Pro subscribers are set to catch all the action live. With all of the favourites for the award being regulars on local TV screens, fans will be eagerly waiting to see who will claim the most prestigious individual award in football.
Given the level of the 29-year-old’s performances of late, he has been labelled as “the best player” in the world by his manager.
As ever, public perception over who should be named the world’s greatest player has changed as the year has progressed.
Ronaldo completed his United comeback on Tuesday, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner re-joining the Red Devils from Juventus.
12 years after leaving the club in a world-record move to Real Madrid, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and contender for the title of greatest footballer ever is back at United on a lucrative two-year contract worth around £500,000-a-week that includes the option for an additional 12 months.
The six time winner of the Ballon D’Or best player award ended a two-decade long career at the Catalonian club.
The Argentine was announced as the club’s new signing on Tuesday and was yesterday unveiled to the club’s supporters after his first press conference in Paris.
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo Nazario were selected as the three greatest forward players ever to play the sport.