FC Barcelona's inspirational forward Ronaldinho collected the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year prize in Monaco.
FC Barcelona's inspirational forward Ronaldinho collected the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year prize in Monaco on Thursday.
Ronaldinho was an eye-catching presence as the Catalan club lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy at the Stade de France in Paris in May, missing just one of his side's 13 matches and scoring seven goals en route to the final. The playmaker, who succeeds Liverpool FC's Steven Gerrard as UEFA Club Footballer of the Year - formerly the Most Valuable Player - and becomes the second Brazilian to take the accolade after Ronaldo in 1998, hit a hat-trick against Udinese Calcio and also contributed crucial strikes against Chelsea FC and SL Benfica in the knockout stage. .