CRISTIANO RONALDO has his palms on a trophy forward of previous rival Lionel Messi.
For years, the Portuguese famous person has been battling it out with Barcelona‘s talismanic ahead for soccer’s high honours.
Cristiano Ronaldo obtained the Golden Foot award this weekendCredit score: Getty
Cristiano Ronaldo is the seventeenth recipient of the Golden Foot award Credit score: Getty
Ronaldo at the moment trails Messi on the subject of Ballon d’Or wins, with the Portugal worldwide having gained the trophy 5 occasions to his Argentine counterpart’s six triumphs.
However the former Manchester United man has now bought his palms on a trophy that has to date eluded the mercurial Messi.
Earlier this month, it was announced that the Juventus hitman would be the latest recipient of the Golden Foot award.
The Golden Foot – which was first launched in 2003 – is an award for energetic gamers over the age of 28 and may solely be gained as soon as.
The award has been gained by the likes of Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero and Ronaldinho.
Ronaldo obtained the award on Sunday and regarded satisfied to bits together with his newest private accolade.
In line with custom, a dapper-looking Ronaldo positioned his toes in cement and left his signature within the concrete.
Ronaldo’s profitable of the Golden Foot comes as no shock as he is been in red-hot type this yr.
The Portugal skipper, 35, has scored a whopping 44 targets for membership and nation in 2020.
Solely Robert Lewandowski has discovered the again of the online extra occasions this yr than Ronaldo, with Bayern Munich’s Polish striker scoring 47 targets for membership and nation.
Messi, 33, is manner behind the pair having solely discovered the again of the online 26 occasions.
Though Messi has struggled for targets by his requirements, nobody can be stunned if he finally ends up blowing them out of the water subsequent yr.
Messi and his Barcelona team-mates will likely be again in motion on Tuesday night time, travelling to the Jose Zorilla Stadium to tackle Valladolid.
Ronaldo and Italian champions Juve, in the meantime, may even return to the pitch on Tuesday, welcoming Fiorentina to the Allianz Stadium.