Cristiano Ronaldo has added to his seemingly endless trophy collection after being honoured with Marca’s Legend award.
The Portuguese superstar has been honoured by the publication in recognition of his achievements in football and his record-breaking tenure with Real Madrid. Marca select individuals who have dominated in their sport, after creating the award in 1997.
Ronaldo joins the likes of Michael Jordan, Pele, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Muhammad Ali, Usian Bolt, Michael Phelps, Michael Schumacher and Diego Maradona. His football rival Lionel Messi also scooped the award in 2015.
In selecting Ronaldo, Marca reflected back on a career of extraordinary success which is still writing new chapters.
Champions League winner (x4)
Club World Cup winner (x4)
Premier League winner (x3)
La Liga title winner (x2)
Serie A title winner (x1)
European Championship winner (x1)
UEFA Nations League winner (x1)
Ballon d’Or winner (x5)
Ronaldo has won five Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, three Premier Leagues, two La Liga titles, one Serie A title, one European Championship and the UEFA Nations League.
The Portugal captain returned to the Spanish capital to attend the awards ceremony on Monday, accompanied by family members and his partner Georgina Rodriguez.
Ronaldo sported a blue and white polka dot shirt as he stepped up to collect the golden trophy, and thanked all of those present for their appreciation.
A large speech about Ronaldo was read out to the crowd, before the 34-year-old emerged onto the stage as Tina Turner’s ‘Simply the Best’ played over the speakers.