Register Login Scores

UEFA Nations League

Nations League Player Of The Tournament Revealed

Despite Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals and captaining his country to the title, the 34-year-old was beaten to the Player of the Tournament award by one of his teammates.

Tired of reading? Click through the mini-gallery above to see the 2018/19 Nations League awards winners.

Ronaldo scored all three goals in Portugal's 3-1 semi-final win over Switzerland, but was not able to add another in the final, with his teammate Goncalo Guedes netting Portugal's 1-0 winner.

However, it was Bernardo Silva who won the tournament's Golden Ball. The Manchester City winger provided the assist for the winner in the final, and one of Ronaldo's goals in the semi-final too.

"He showed his level of quality in creating goals, his overall performance on the two games was outstanding. Had a positive influence on the team both in and out of possession," UEFA Technical Observer Packie Bonner told UEFA's official website.

Download the new Soccer Laduma Social Media App here! 

Meanwhile, Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who has already completed a transfer to FC Barcelona, was named Young Player of the Tournament, with only players born after 1 January 1996 being eligible for this award.

"He continues to show improvement as a young player and his development in this tournament will help him to mature again. Had a good tournament for a young player," UEFA Technical Observer David Moyes said.

UEFA Announce UCL Squad Of The Season, Snub Salah & Mbappe

Portugal went unbeaten throughout the tournament, winning two matches and drawing two of their four group-stage games, before adding another two victories at the UEFA Nations League finals on home soil.

Do you think Silva deserved to beat Ronaldo to the Player of the Tournament award? Have your say in the comments section below.



Top 5

Breaking: Absa Cuts Ties With PSL

45 Jun 04, 2020 12:00 PM in PSL

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

8 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Official: Playing Football Matches Is Illegal!

6 Jun 04, 2020 01:00 PM in PSL

The Six Stars Messi Said His Son 'Really Likes'

6 May 23, 2020 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

PSL Protocol Uncertainty, Clubs Wait…

3 Jun 04, 2020 11:12 AM in PSL

New Addition To Chiefs Hierarchy

26 Jun 02, 2020 07:47 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

How Gabuza Went From Vrrrrpha To Hot R1M Ride

7 Jun 02, 2020 08:56 AM in Show Me The Money

Sundowns’ Possible Transfer Wishlist Revealed?

18 Jun 01, 2020 08:20 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Downs Make Important Striker Decision

25 Jun 02, 2020 04:04 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Inspirational Pirates Captain: He’s Always Been Like That…

10 May 30, 2020 06:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Coach Eyes Four Standout Players

6 Jun 04, 2020 10:14 AM in PSL

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Official Update From CAS On Chiefs Ban

35 Jun 03, 2020 05:30 PM in Kaizer Chiefs