Cristiano Ronaldo shows off incredible diamond collection at Dubai Globe Soccer Awards - in pictures

Juventus star named Player of the Century on Sunday

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It was a memorable night for Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday as he was voted Player of the Century at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards.

The Juventus forward, 35, became the first man to receive the honour during the ceremony at Armani Hotel in Dubai, overcoming competition from Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho and Mohamed Salah.

“It’s a great achievement, I’m so proud and happy,” said a beaming Ronaldo.

“Thank you to Globe Soccer, to everyone who voted for me, my teammates, the clubs that I played for, the national team, my family, my friends, especially my children and my girlfriend – they’re always with me, they always help me to be a better player and person."

Apart from Ronaldo and a star-studded guest list that included the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Iker Casillas and Gerard Pique, what also stood out was the Portuguese great's accessories.

Ronaldo was was decked out in diamonds worth a small fortune. In fact, this is not the first time he has 'iced out' in Dubai.

During the 2019 edition of the conference, he wore one of most expensive timepieces ever crafted by luxury watchmaker Rolex - the diamond-studded GMT-Master Ice.

That timepiece was estimated to be worth $480,000 with nearly 30 carats of diamonds.

Ronaldo paired the timepiece with a diamond band on his wedding finger, and a canary diamond ring on his middle finger. The total collection was estimated to be worth $810,000 (Dh 3 million).