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Why Ronaldo Refused To Wear Special Serie A Badge Gifted To Him For Winning Player Of The Season


Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to wear a special Serie A badge awarded to him for winning Player of the Season last year with Juventus, in a sign of respect to his club team mates, Dailymail reports.

The former World Best Footballer enjoyed a successful debut season with the Old Lady, scoring 28 goals and providing 10 assists across all competitions.


His performances earned him the Player of the Season award at the conclusion of the 2018-19 campaign, as Juventus strolled to an eight consecutive league title.


The report says Serie A have introduced an initiative to recognise the efforts of the league's best players by awarding them with special badges that are worn on their match day kits the following season.


Serie A has left it to the respective award winners to decide whether to have their badges adorned on their jerseys, Ronaldo has refused to have his badge placed on the famous Juve kit, with it being reported that the 34-year-old doesn't want to be seen as superior to his team mates.


Other award winners included Inter's Samir Handanovic (best goalkeeper), Roma's Nicolo Zaniolo (best youngster), Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly (best defender), Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (best midfielder) and veteran striker Fabio Quagliarella (best forward).