Cristiano Ronaldo has now been crowned Player of the Year in three top leagues

Juventus v Atalanta BC - Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo collected his award as Serie A's Most Valuable Player on Sunday evening.

After enjoying a successful debut season at Juventus, Ronaldo was crowned the best player in the league over the course of 2018-19 and was presented with the trophy at the Allianz Stadium.

There are some supporters that believe Fabio Quagliarella should have received the accolade, but the impact of Ronaldo has been undoubted since his move to Italy.

Sure, Juventus have been sweeping up Serie A titles long before his arrival, yet the title race would have gone down to the wire without the Portuguese's goals and assists.

Therefore, Ronaldo being the 'most valuable player' seems a fair assessment and Quagliarella can console himself with receiving the 'best forward' accolade.

Ronaldo named Serie A MVP

Other victors in their respective positions included Samir Handanovic (goalkeeper), Kalidou Koulibaly (defender), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (midfielder) and Nicolo Zaniolo (young player).

However, it was all about Ronaldo and while he couldn't end the home season with another goal, he still had the chance to parade the Serie A trophy with his teammates.

It's been well publicised that Ronaldo is the first player to win the championship in England, Spain and Spain but the same also applies to his Player of the Year awards.

Juventus v Atalanta BC - Serie A

Ronaldo dominating three countries

One of the biggest arguments behind Ronaldo being the greatest player in history is his dominance across multiple countries and this latest achievement only strengthens the claims.

To count back through these MVP moments, we have to rewind back to his Manchester United days with Ronaldo winning the PFA Player of the Year award in both 2006 and 2007.

It may come as a surprise to hear that Ronaldo only won the equivalent trophy once in Spain, suffering multiple defeats to Lionel Messi but eventually emerging victorious in 2014.

However, as far as Italian football is concerned, he boasts a 100% record after an immaculate first season - check out the pick of the reaction down below: 

You can't fault Ronaldo for accepting new challenges and rising to them brilliantly.

What's perhaps the most scary is that Ronaldo hasn't hit his highest heights this season, so there's plenty of reason to suggest he could improve at Juventus next year.

With a little more knowledge of Serie A and its machinations, we could start to see the form that saw him dominate at Real Madrid and score so many incredible goals.

Juventus v Atalanta BC - Serie A

Of course, it would also be brilliant to see him lift a Champions League title with a third club in a third country but he'll be aiming for that MVP award again at the very least.

The debate comparing him and Messi won't be ceasing anytime soon, yet you can guarantee that Ronaldo's success across multiple countries will continue to be brought up.

No matter where you stand on it, though, Ronaldo has built a remarkably diverse trophy cabinet.

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