Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new contract at Real Madrid that will keep him at the club for the next five years and until the age of 36.
His new five-year deal will reportedly earn the Portuguese international up to 20 million euros a year.
Ronaldo is short- isted for the world player of the year award again after winning the Champions League with Real in May and captaining Portugal to their first European Championship title.
Of his chances of winning the accolade he said: “The awards? Well, I’m not the one voting, it’s not up to me, I’m calm. After the season I’ve played I can’t be any happier. And now, with my contract renewal… That doesn’t depend on me, I am not obsessed with that (winning the Ballon D’Or), things come naturally. I won’t say it’s not important. Of course it is, as it was important to win the collective titles like the Champions League for Madrid and the European Cup for Portugal. For me the key to the individual awards are the team titles.”
The 31-year old three-time World Player of the Year joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009, since then he has helped the club win the Champions League twice, the La Liga title once and scored 371 goals.
Get a different perspective
Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.