Best Footballer in Asia: Son Heung-Min Beats Ronaldo To Win Best Footballer In Asia Award

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Cristiano Ronaldo had a sensational 2023 in Saudi Arabia with Al Nassr. The Portuguese legend was the world’s top scorer of the year with 54 goals, surpassing big names such as Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe or Lionel Messi.

Although there were no titles to showcase, CR7’s individual performances were simply amazing. However, the star has been completely ignored in prestigious award ceremonies such as the Ballon d’Or or The Best.

Now, Cristiano Ronaldo had another disappointment when he did not win the award for the best footballer of the year in Asia. Son Heung-min from Tottenham received the award for the seventh time in a row.

In this scenario, UEFA Euro 2024 seems to be Cristiano’s last chance if he wants to appear at any of these ceremonies again. Although the Al Nassr star said it was not something he was interested in, a triumph with Portugal could bring him back into the limelight.

Son Heung-min beats Cristiano Ronaldo as Best Footballer in Asia

Son Heung-min won the 2023 Asian Footballer of the Year award with 22.9% of the vote. Second place went to Kim Min-jae from Bayern Munich (19.5%), third was Cristiano Ronaldo with 17.06%.

The big question many CR7 fans have is what more the star needs to do to gain some recognition. Despite being 38 years old, the Portuguese has dominated as the world’s top scorer in 2023.

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