Former United hero Cristiano Ronaldo wins prestigious lifetime award

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo followed his Ballon d’Or trophy with another prestigious award.

Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Portugal’s best ever player, reported by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo.

The 29-year-old superstar was nominated for the award alongside former Real Madrid man Luis Figo as well as renowned goal scoring legend Eusebio who sadly passed away 12 months ago.

The voting was casted by a number of different sources, including an online poll for supporters, a consultation between respected journalists plus the opinion of the Portuguese football federation.

In an extremely tight decision, Ronaldo came out in top spot with 48.34% of the votes, ahead of Eusebio with 47.10% and Figo a distant third with just 4.56%.

It tops off a fabulous week for the Portuguese international winger as he celebrates his award just days after pipping Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to the prestigious Ballon d’Or honour.

Ronaldo joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2003 and went on to represent the club 292 times in all competitions, scoring 118 goals and winning the Premier League title three times.

After trading Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu for a world record transfer fee in 2009, he has improved further and currently tops the La Liga scoring charts this season with 26 goals in just 16 starts.

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