Off The Field
| On Jan 4, 2018 11:58 AM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo poses with trophy haul near Madeira home


The Real Madrid star who claimed a record fifth Ballon d’Or recently is seen posing with his grand trophy haul against Madeira backdrop. Born in the island-town Madeira, the Portuguese footballer put on an exhibition posing with 15 gleaming individual trophies.

Cristiano entered the year 2018 with this post, celebrating the successes of his 15-year career. The trophies put on display include:
FIFA Ballon d’Or: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
UEFA Best Player in Europe: 2014, 2016, 2017
Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2016, 2017
FIFA World Player of the Year: 2008
European Golden Shoe: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15

With Ballon d’Or 2017 win, Ronaldo is now level with Lionel Messi’s haul of five, but has the most Ballon d’Or trophies for a European player. Apart from these personal trophies, the footballer has won 25 trophies in his career, which includes five league titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and one UEFA European Championship and Euro Cup – 2016. With additions of trophies to his cabinet year after year, he has made a place among the greats of all time.

Himanshu Sharma

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