January 6, 2007

Ronaldo Sportsman Of The Year

Manchester United's 21-year-old soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Portugal's sportsman of the year by Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

Ronaldo Sportsman Of The Year

Benfica striker Nuno Gomes was second followed by 2004 winner Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Ronaldo has been in great form for both club and country. The Funchal-born, Madeira-native had an excellent World Cup in Germany and has found his goal-scoring form in the English Premiership this season, with 14 goals so far.

Manchester United great Sir Bobby Charlton, has predicted the young player, signed by United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003 to become the 2007 Footballer of the Year.

Photographs of Portugal, Madeira and The Azores