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Ronaldo Won The Double

As expected, Cristiano Ronaldo has received PFA's Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year award.

Congratulations, Cristiano Ronaldo! The Portuguese winger has been in scintillating form throughout the season and more than deserves to beat everyone, including team-mates Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney, for the awards.

However, it's a bit strange that, as you may know, the votes had been cast back in January. Ronaldo saved the voters: he could have let them down by delivering poor performances throughout February, March and April. He did the opposite of course, raised his game and more than justified his peers' decisions.

A mention must go to Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, too. They're playing as if the only real significance of age is that it gives you experience. They would have been worthy winners of this award, too, but I must admit that though I'm a rabid fan of both, Ronaldo deserved more than they would have done for everything he had to endure after the World Cup.

Sir Alex Ferguson received the PFA Special merit award and eight of our players made it into the team of the year.

Ronaldo knew what he had to say at such an occasion, of course.

"It is a special night. It is amazing and a big honour for me to win trophies like this in the English Premier League. I am very proud.

"My colleagues have voted for me and that is fantastic because the players know the qualities of players.

"I want to keep working hard and getting better because these trophies have now given me more motivation.

"This great team has helped me because when the team wins it is easier for us all to play with more confidence."

PFA Premier League Team of the Year 2007:

Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra (all Man Utd); Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo (all Man Utd) and Steven Gerrard (Liverpool); Didier Drogba (Chelsea) and Dimitar Berbatov (Tottenham)




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 22 2007

Time: 9:57PM

Your Comments

Well done to the Portuguese winker... He's had to endure a lot since the World Cup but brought a lot of it on himself. Unlike so many others this season when you came to FP recently we didn't forget... Fair play to him though he's risen above it and shown how good he is...
pompeyrug
Well was there any doubt that Ronaldo was going to win both. Has been the best player in the Premiership if not Europe this season and truly deserves it. 20+ goals from a midfielder speaks 4 itself really. Well done.
OneAaronLennon
Well done, but two awards is a little silly, surely he should have got the main one and the young one dished out to someone different, or vice versa.
gunnerb
He was always going to win the main one, why give him the young players one when it could have gone to Lennon or Richards? Oh and Van Der Saar, Evra, Vidic, Ferdinand and Neville in the team of the season? Who voted for that one, Mick Hucknall! Reina? Cech? James? Friedel? Finnan? Carragher? Agger? Carvalho? Terry? Matty Taylor? Cole? Lescott? Shorey?
Nozzy06
Deserved awards:) And to be honest our back four is by far the best although Heinze should be included
Silent
brilliant for ronaldo he deserved both
rooneyisgod
well done to him but man u havin the whole back 5 is biased as hell, you'd think they kept a clean sheet everygame
JCFC
i can understand vidic ferdinand and evra in the back 5 but i really think the goalkeeper spot should of went to foster james or cech
rooneyisgod
swap ferdinand for carragher, gerrard for essien and evra for matty taylor. that will be all right.
Vidicinho
 

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