Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has added the European Golden Boot to his awards collection.
The Portuguese international snatched the prestigious prize by firing home 40 goals in Spain’s La Liga last season, nine more than his main rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona.
“I want to share this award with all my teammates, with all the coaching team, with all Real Madrid fans, the president and his team, all my family, my mother, my brothers, my son, my girlfriend. They were all very important in everything I have achieved this year and the things I won,” the Golden Boot winner said in Portuguese.
It is the second award of its kind for the striker. He first won the Golden Boot back in 2008, having netted 31 goals with Manchester United in the English Premier League.
Consequently, he joined the elite club of Eusebio, Gerd Muller, Dudu Georgescu, Fernando Gomes, Mario Jardel, Thierry Henry and Diego Forlan, who have all managed to win the award twice.
“I want to be on the same page as the best players ever in the history of football. I’m 26 years old. I’m still learning. I’m in a club that gives me the chance to grow up as a person and as a player. I still have many years ahead to win trophies and my aim is obviously to be among the best players of all times,” stressed Ronaldo.
“Individual awards are good, OK, very beautiful, but they are not the most important achievements,” the Portuguese player stated, hinting at winning trophies with Real Madrid and his national team.