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

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored five more goals than anyone else in Serie A
  • The forward found the net 29 times in 33 appearances in the competition 
  • Serie A have named the best player in each position with Ronaldo the striker  

Cristiano Ronaldo haswon the Serie A Best Striker award after a season in which he finished top scorer with 29 goals in 33 appearances for fourth-placed Juventus.

The 36-year-old beat out the likes of Romelu Lukaku, who was 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, who 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 top scorer 

However, they did lift the Italian Cup, an achievement which saw Ronaldo become the first man to win all domestic trophies in England, Spain and Italy. 

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

 Atalanta’s Cristian Romero picked up Best Defender, receiving praise for his one-on-one prowess, quick recoveries and anticipation. 

The Best Midfielder title went to Inter’s Nicolo Barella with his passing and pressing catching the eye. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed out on the award

Romelu Lukaku was Ronaldo's main competition

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