Cristiano Ronaldo gains the upper hand from Romelu Lukaku and is crowned BEST striker in Serie A!

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Cristiano Ronaldo gets the better of Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and is crowned BEST striker in Serie A … with 29 goals in the league enough to secure the MVP prize (despite Juventus only good enough for 4th! )

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored five times more than anyone else in Serie A.
  • The forward found the net 29 times in 33 games in the league
  • Serie A has named the best player in each position with Ronaldo as its striker

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Serie A Best Striker award after a season in which he finished as the top scorer with 29 goals in 33 appearances for Juventus in fourth place.

The 36-year-old defeated Romelu Lukaku, who finished second in the scoring standings with 24, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who found the net 15 times in the Italian top flight.

It was a difficult campaign for Ronaldo’s team, which only just managed to qualify for next season’s Champions League on the final day.

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Serie A Best Striker award after finishing as the top scorer

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Serie A Best Striker award after finishing as the top scorer

They did, however, win the Italian Cup, a feat that made Ronaldo the first man to win all domestic trophies in England, Spain and Italy.

Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was named Best Goalkeeper after capturing 14 clean sheets.

Atalanta’s Cristian Romero picked up Best Defender and received praise for his one-on-one ability, quick recovery and anticipation.

The title of Best Midfielder went to Inter’s Nicolo Barella with his passing and urgent attention.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed the prize

Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed the prize

Romelu Lukaku was Ronaldo's most important game

Romelu Lukaku was Ronaldo's most important game

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) and Romelu Lukaku (right) had good seasons but missed

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