Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is proud to have capped 2014 with the Ballon d’Or. It was his third Ballon d’Or crown.
Ronaldo declared: “I want to say hello to my family, my son and my mother. I’d like to thank everyone who has believed in me, my coach, my team-mates, my president… Everyone who has helped me at Real Madrid .”
“It has been an unforgettable year on a collective and personal level. It’s something unique and I feel really happy. This motivates me to keep on going as I have up to now to try to win more trophies. I also want to say hello to my father, who is watching me from up above. Thanks also to the Portugal national team and to all the Portuguese people.
“It’s an unforgettable moment in my career. I never imagined I would win the Ballon d’Or three times. I hope not to stop here, I hope to catch up with Messi, but I’m not obsessed by it. I want to go down in history as the best, and you achieve that by working hard every day.”