Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s 3-1 victory over Switzerland in the semifinals, won the Alipay Top Scorer Trophy at the UEFA Nations League Finals here on Sunday.
Ronaldo’s teammate Goncalo Guedes, who scored the winner in the final, won the silver trophy while England striker Marcus Rashford took the bronze one.
“Congratulations to Cristiano for adding the Alipay Top Scorer Trophy to his collection,” Jing said. “We’ve been inspired by the passion for football and digital experiences that we’ve seen over the past week in Portugal. We look forward to promoting further integration between football and technology in our partnership with UEFA, bringing more fun, energy and inclusion to the game.”
In November 2018, Alipay became UEFA’s sponsor for the men’s national team events, including UEFA EURO 2020, UEFA EURO 2024, the European Qualifiers and the UEFA Nations League Finals.
Player of the Tournament: Bernardo Silva (Portugal)
“Showed his level of quality in creating goals; his overall performance in the two games was outstanding. Had a positive influence on the team both in and out of possession.”
Packie Bonner, UEFA Technical Observer
“I’m happy to have helped the team,” said the Manchester City man. “Of course the most important thing was that Portugal won, but when you can add an individual award to it then that’s also good. I’m really happy with my performance, not just here in the Nations League, but throughout this whole season. I’m happy to finish a brilliant season in this way, and now I will rest and try to do even better next season.”
SOCAR Young Player of the Tournament*: Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands)
“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.”
David Moyes, UEFA Technical Observer
*Players born after 1 January 1996 were eligible for this award