Real Madrid star earns Portuguese honour

Real Madrid star earns Portuguese honour


Cristiano Ronaldo is to receive one of the most prestigious awards in the Portuguese honours system.

The 28-year-old will be made Grand Officer, an accolade awarded to those who “render outstanding services to Portugal”.

The Portugal captain, who is already an Officer of the Order of Prince Henry, became his nations all-time joint record goal scorer in November.

He also went third on the nations all time appearance list, notching an impressive 109 caps, and is up for the 2013 Ballon d’Or.

A statement on the Presidency of the Portuguese Republic website revealed: “The President of the Republic will award Cristiano Ronaldo, football player and captain of the national soccer team, with the grade of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator.

“The decision of President Cavaco Silva aims to distinguish this internationally renowned sportsperson who has been a worldwide symbol of Portugal.

“Thus contributing towards the country’s international image, and an example of perseverance for the new generations.”

Ronaldo will receive the award at a ceremony in Lisbon on Tuesday.


  1. Ronaldo deserves it … He is the best of the best . If he also get the ballon d’or then it would be the icing on the cake … He deserve that award also

  2. Cristiano really deserve too win it he is a great player an got discipline but it will b dream for me too see Cristiano too make a visit in,my country please tell cris i realy want too see him face in my life time dat will b d greatest tin in my whole life tank u