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Top 5 achievements in Cristiano Ronaldo’s pro career

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After receiving his latest award, we go through Cristiano Ronaldo’s Top 5 achievements in his professional career so far.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s professional career has reached heights that nobody ever expected, he has done some unique achievements during his run.

The Portuguese forward received the Marca Legend Award on Monday, he got it with a wide smile on his face and in front of several members of the media.

In the ceremony were also Florentino Perez and Jorge Mendes, who always supported the Portuguese player during his career.

Cristiano has achieved many things that are worth mentioning in a list, which is why we decided to talk about his Top 5 biggest achievements.

We decided to combine his collective and individual success in a single article.

Please feel free to add any achievement that we may have missed including on the list, do it in the comment section down below.

5.- Becoming the most expensive player in the world.

After his breakthrough to the top of the world at Manchester United, it was evident that Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the best players in the world and his transfer should reflect that.

Up until that year of 2009, Zinedine Zidane was the most expensive player in the world since 2001.

However, Florentino Perez decided to break his own record by paying €91 million to Manchester United for CR7’s transfer during that period of time.

His record remained as such until 2013, when Florentino surpassed his own sum by €10 million after paying for Gareth Bale.

4.- Winning the UEFA Nations League with Portugal.

Winning collective trophies with his national team will always be considered a major achievement for Cristiano Ronaldo, he got his second accolade this summer.

The team captain got to lift the second trophy of his career with Portugal after beating the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League final.

This is another one of those moments that Ronaldo won’t be able to forget, getting something with his country will always remain a highlight of his already impressive career.

3.- Winning the league in the 3 major European tournaments.

After playing in the Premier League and La Liga, the prospect of playing in the Italian Serie A is what excited Ronaldo the most.

This is the main reason why he decided to leave Real Madrid and play at Juventus, his first objective was to win the domestic tournament.

After helping the Old Lady win its eighth consecutive Serie A title, Ronaldo also made history by becoming the only player in history to win the three most important European leagues.

No other player in football history ever accomplished this, and we are not sure if any other footballers will ever do the same.

2.- Winning his fifth Champions League and fifth Ballon d’Or.

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We are putting these two together because Cristiano Ronaldo managed to get the same achievement five times during his career.

The Portuguese player won one of each during the 2007-08 season, it was the first taste he ever got at European glory and as the best player in the world.

This rush made him wish to conquer this again, something that happened four more times and effectively transformed him into one of the best players in football history.

Only Francisco Gento has won more Champions League titles than he has, and only Lionel Messi has won as many Ballon d’Or trophies as Ronaldo has.

Quite the impressive achievement if you ask us.

1.- Winning the European Championship with Portugal.

Nothing will ever top the feeling that a football player gets when he wins a major competition for his country, Ronaldo accomplished it in 2016.

Even though he fell injured in the final against France, Cristiano still lifted the European Championship after Portugal defeated Les Bleus with a late goal scored by Eder.

We can’t say that we’ve seen a happier Cristiano Ronaldo than the time he finally got to lift a trophy for his country.

This feeling came back this summer after Portugal won the UEFA Nations League, but this is hardly the last chance Cristiano will get to win more titles with Portugal.

Can you think of any other achievement that Ronaldo has gotten throughout his career? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.

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