Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked fans for their support over the years that have helped him win plenty of trophies, both on a personal level and a team level. The Portuguese superstar decided to display his personal trophies in a post on his Instagram account.
The Real Madrid attacker won his fifth Ballon d’Or in 2017 and all five of the trophies took pride of place in the middle of the post. Ronaldo was using the winter break to make a trip home to Madeira in Portugal.
As well as the Ballon d’Or trophies, the others on show were four European Golden Shoes, three UEFA Best Player in Europe Awards and the Best FIFA Men’s Player gong, which he has won in each of the past two years.
Ronaldo Thanks Fans
Christiano Ronaldo also made sure to thank his team-mates, coaches and the fans that have helped and supported him over the years. In the post on Instagram, Ronaldo wrote:
“When I played in the streets of Madeira and dreamed of reaching the top of the football I could not imagine that one day I would take a picture like this,”
“I dedicate this moment above all to my family, my friends, my team-mates, the coaches with whom I have always learned and so many others at my clubs and with the national team.
“Finally, a special thanks to my fans. These trophies are yours too!”
The 32-year-old could be back in action for Real Madrid in the Copa de Rey match against Numancia on Thursday, but manager Zinedine Zidane may wish to rest him until Los Blancos are back in La Liga action against Celta Vigo on Sunday.
After the defeat to Barcelona, a good run of form in La Liga is crucial in turning the season around and Zidane will know that this is the priority.