Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated for the ‘Laureus World Sportsman Of The Year’ award in recognition of his achievements over the last 12 months.
Always previously won by individuals rather than those from team sport backgrounds, the Laureus World Sports Awards harness the power of sport to promote social change, and celebrate sporting excellence from the previous calendar year.
Ronaldo is nominated alongside cyclist Tour de France winner Chris Froome, Gram Slam winning tennis stars Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and world champion long distance runner Mo Farah.
“I am so pleased to be nominated again for the Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award,” he said.
“We had a fantastic year at Real Madrid and I know I wouldn’t have been nominated if it wasn’t for our great team effort. I want to thank all my team-mates and also the world’s media for having placed me among the candidates to win this very special award.”