The Portuguese legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, has done it again! Winning the best player award for February presented by the Saudi Pro League (SPL), Ronaldo has shown us all once again why he is considered one of the greatest football players of all time.
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 ⭐
Al Nassr superstar 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗼 𝗥𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗱𝗼 was at his phenomenal best throughout February, with eight goals and two assists in four run-outs 🐐#RoshnSaudiLeague | #CR7𓃵 | @Roshnksa | @AlNassrFC_EN | @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/HTpV1XxYKe
— Roshn Saudi League (@SPL_EN) February 28, 2023
Ronaldo’s Recent Achievements
Ronaldo, who joined Riyadh’s Al-Nassr Club at the start of January, had a remarkable February, contributing to the last 10 goals by Al-Nassr. The superstar scored an incredible eight goals and made two assists, helping his team maintain its position at the top of the Saudi Pro League.
The month began with a strong showing against Al-Fateh, where Ronaldo scored a last-gasp penalty to save his team’s blushes, even though Al-Nassr had gone down to 10 men. The performance only got better from there. Ronaldo scored four goals against Al-Wehda earlier in February, bringing up his 500th career league goal.
In the game after his impressive Al-Wehda rout, Ronaldo assisted both goals against Al-Taawoun in a 2-1 win. And if that wasn’t enough, last Saturday, Ronaldo netted an incredible hat-trick within 25 minutes in the first half of the match, leading Al-Nassr Club to a 3-0 victory over Damac FC.
It’s no wonder that the technical team of the Saudi Pro League announced Ronaldo as the best player for February. But Ronaldo wasn’t the only one to receive recognition. The best coach award went to Spanish Vicente Moreno, coach of Al-Shabab, for the third time during this season. Ittihad goalkeeper, the Brazilian Marcelo Grohe, bagged the best goalkeeper award. For the second time this season, Abha player Nawaf Al-Saadi won the most promising player award for February.
The SPL Awards and Competition
The Saudi Pro League has been running monthly awards for the best coach, player, goalkeeper, and promising player for the fifth consecutive season. The winners are selected according to several technical and statistical criteria provided by Opta, the statistical partner of the Saudi Pro League.
The Saudi Pro League (SPL) is the top professional football league in Saudi Arabia, featuring 16 teams. The league was founded in 1976 and has since become one of the most competitive and exciting football leagues in Asia. The SPL is known for attracting some of the best football players and coaches from around the world, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Samuel Eto’o, and Gabriel Batistuta having played in the league.
The SPL is also home to some of the most passionate and dedicated football fans in the world, with stadiums often filled to capacity and fans creating a lively and vibrant atmosphere. The league is committed to promoting and developing football in Saudi Arabia, and with the continued success of the SPL, it looks like they are well on their way to achieving their goals.
Upcoming SPL Matches
The 2023 SPL is currently on its 19th Matchday out of 30, and the next teams playing against each other are Al-Fateh and Al-Ta’ee on March 2.
Ronaldo will next be in action for Al-Nassr when they host Al-Batin in the league on Friday.