His ambition now he says is to be the best of all time. So said Christiano Ronaldo at the ceremony for his Golden Boot award, his third.
The prize, for Europe’s top scorer every season, was shared with Luis Suarez, with both men netting 31 times in their respective championships. He is also now just one goal from emulating Raul’s Champions League tally of 71 goals.
“It’s not enough for me to be the best player in Portugal, or the best player, I want to be the best ever, that is my goal. It could be that I’m not, but in my head, I work to achieve it. After that it depends on each person’s opinion. Some like blondes better, others like brunettes. It’s the same with soccer players, some like Cristiano better, others like other players, I respect that. But in my head, I always want to be the best in my job.”
Now 29, Ronaldo is at his peak and is also the current World Player of the Year. Last season he helped Real Madrid lift their 10th European Cup, and captained his national side at the world cup in Brazil. He is the world’s second-highest earning sports personality after Floyd Mayweather.