AC Milan striker Ronaldinho has received the 2009 Golden Foot award at a ceremony held in Monte Carlo, Italian media reported on Tuesday.
As with his predecessors, who each year since 2003 are voted by the public out of a group selected by journalists, the Brazilian will have his footprints cast on the Champions Promenade on the seafront of the principality of Monaco.
The award boosts the morale of the 29-year-old Brazilian international, who has gone through an indifferent spell with Milan as the Serie A giants look for their best form in the early part of the season.
During his five-year stint at Barcelona, Ronaldinho won the FIFA World Player award in 2004 and 2005. In 2005 he also received the Ballon d’Or award.