CRISTIANO RONALDO has his palms on a trophy forward of outdated rival Lionel Messi.
For years, the Portuguese celebrity has been battling it out with Barcelona‘s talismanic ahead for soccer’s high honours.
Cristiano Ronaldo acquired the Golden Foot award this weekendCredit score: Getty
Cristiano Ronaldo is the seventeenth recipient of the Golden Foot award Credit score: Getty
Ronaldo at present trails Messi with regards to Ballon d’Or wins, with the Portugal worldwide having gained the trophy 5 instances to his Argentine counterpart’s six triumphs.
However the former Manchester United man has now acquired his palms on a trophy that has to this point 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 lively 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 acquired the award on Sunday and appeared happy to bits together with his newest private accolade.
In line with custom, a dapper-looking Ronaldo positioned his ft in cement and left his signature within the concrete.
Ronaldo’s successful of the Golden Foot comes as no shock as he is been in red-hot kind 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 instances this yr than Ronaldo, with Bayern Munich’s Polish striker scoring 47 targets for membership and nation.
Messi, 33, is means behind the pair having solely discovered the again of the online 26 instances.
Though Messi has struggled for targets by his requirements, nobody could be stunned if he finally ends up blowing them out of the water subsequent yr.
Messi and his Barcelona team-mates will probably be again in motion on Tuesday evening, travelling to the Jose Zorilla Stadium to tackle Valladolid.
Ronaldo and Italian champions Juve, in the meantime, can even return to the pitch on Tuesday, welcoming Fiorentina to the Allianz Stadium.