Ronaldo & Mourinho Named Portugal’s Player and Coach of the Century

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Portugal’s player of the century while Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has claimed the coach of the century recognition.

The Portuguese pair received the award at a red carpet gala, held at the Estoril Casino 10km outside Lisbon, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country’s football federation.

Ronaldo, who scored 60 goals in 61 games in 2014, came out of a vote ahead of Eusebio and Luis Figo.

Cristiano Ronaldo Named Portugal's Player of the Century. Image: Getty.
Cristiano Ronaldo Named Portugal’s Player of the Century. Image: Getty.

Ronaldo himself clinched a third FIFA Ballon d’Or on Monday, having previously won the award in 2008 and 2013.

The 29-year-old, who led Real Madrid to the UEFA Champions League title last season with 17 goals in 11 games, was absent from the gala preparing for Real’s clash with crosstown rivals Atletico.


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