Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player at 2014 Globe Soccer Awards

Cristiano Ronaldo added yet another gong to his ever-enlarging trophy cabinet on Monday as he won the best player of the year at the Globe Soccer awards in Dubai.

Real Madrid were the big winners at the sixth edition of the awards, with Los Blancos named club of the year, Florentino Perez best president of the year, Carlo Ancelotti best coach of the year, and James Rodriguez named revelation of the year.

I hope that it’s a good sign [for the Ballon d’Or], but I’m not worried about that. The people who vote already have. I just feel happy it’s one more trophy for my dedication and hard work. I want to say thank you to the people at Real Madrid, the players, the coach. We had a fantastic season, we won four trophies and we’re one of the best sides in the world. To win this award is a great pleasure, I am very proud.

Ronaldo is nominated alongside Manuel Neuer and Lionel Messi for the Ballon d’Or—which will be awarded in Zurich on Jan. 12, 2015—after a year which included a second Champions League victory for the 29-year-old.

He broke the record for most goals scored during a European Cup campaign, scoring 17 times in 11 matches, and he has already netted 25 times in 14 La Liga appearances this term.

Ronaldo had previously won the Globe Soccer best player of the year award in 2011 and 2013.

In Pictures: Globe Soccer Awards 2014

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Ronaldo scored in every La Liga game in the Bernabéu in 2014

The Portuguese star found the back of the net in the 14 championship games he played in this year at home.

Cristiano Ronaldo did not fail to get on the scoresheet in any of the 14 La Liga fixtures that took place in the Bernabéu during 2014. His numbers are as extraordinary as they are praiseworthy. In fact, he has scored 23 times during these games (an average of 1.7 per game). During this time, Barcelona, Celta and Rayo are the rivals he has hit the mark against in the most amount of games, two apiece. Athletic, Elche, Atlético, Córdoba, Valencia, Osasuna, Levante and Granada are the remaining sides who have suffered at his hands.

The Portuguese man has also become the first Real Madrid player to score in all seven of the opening home fixtures during a La Liga season. He has racked up 14 goals during the 14-15 campaign so far (two per game). His four against Elche as well as his hat-tricks against Athletic and Celta on the last championship game of the year in the Bernabéu were unforgettable.

Pictures: Cristiano Ronaldo enjoying out his Holidays in Dubai

After netting 61 Goals in a calender year and finishing the year as 2014’s Top Goal scorer Ronaldo has been enjoying out his holidays in Dubai.

Cristiano Ronaldo had the best Season and a year with Real Madrid so far after he moved to Real Madrid from Manchester united in a record transfer deal.

Ronaldo won four titles with Real Madrid becoming European Champions, winning their 10th Champions League title (La Decima), Copa Del Rey and UEFA Super Cup. Real finishes the year with FIFA Club World Cup title and it was the last one for the whites and Ronaldo to be added to the tally.

After having a remarkable year 2013 Ballon D’Or winner has been enjoying out his holidays in Dubai.

In Pictures: Cristiano Ronaldo with Friends and Family in Dubai (above), Ronaldo trying out motor sport in Dubai’s Desert (Below)

After becoming Club World Cup Champions, Ronaldo traveled to his hometown  madeira where he was awarded with Portugal’s top most honour and giant statue of him placed in madeira.

Ronaldo is now currently in Dubai well spending his free time.

Real Madrid will play a friendly on 31st December 2014 aganst AC Milan in Dubai only. Ronaldo is expected to stay in Dubai until New year.

In Pictures: Ronaldo in Dubai (December 2014)
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Goal Stats: Cristiano Ronaldo in a league of his own

The past year has seen a change at the pinnacle of world football, with Cristiano Ronaldo thrusting himself to the fore through goals, trophies and individual honours.

Leaving aside the World Cup, when he was clearly hampered by injury, the Real Madrid star’s performances over the last 12 months have been so consistently brilliant and his stats so impressive that barely a few years ago they would have been unfathomable.

Both Ronaldo and Lionel Messi belong to that select band of greats who have been touched by the gods. They may walk on the same ground and breathe the same air as the rest of us, but they are of a higher order and their feats have long eclipsed what mere mortals are capable of.

In 2014, the Portuguese ace has outscored the Argentine by six goals at club level (56 to 50), though the Barça man played a game more. The difference becomes more conspicuous when strike rates are considered: while Cristiano has racked up 1.10 goals a game, Messi has averaged 0.96 goals per encounter.

The gap widens when only La Liga is taken into account. The ‘Azulgranas’ maestro has netted 35 times in 36 league appearances, while CR7 has bagged 38 goals in 28 fixtures in the Spanish top flight, giving him an extraordinary strike rate of almost 1.36 goals a match.

The biggest factor in this disparity is Ronaldo‘s extraordinary start to the 2014-15 season. The ex-Manchester United forward has got his name on the scoresheet 25 times in just 14 La Liga appearances this term, while his closest challenger – Messi,  has 15 goals under his belt.

2014 Top Goal Scorer, Ronaldo outscored Messi

As we near to the end of 2014, it might be interesting to look back on the year and see which player scored the most goals in all competitions for club and country. The familiar names (or the usual suspects) are of course Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as they have topped this list in each of the last 5 years.

Cristiano outscored Messi in the calendar year, scoring 61 against Messi’s 58, and winning 4 major titles UEFA Champions League & Super Cup, Copa Del Rey, FIFA Club World Cup with Real Madrid whereas Messi failed to achieve any of the Honour with Barca.

The first thing you see is of course the gap between the duo of Cristiano and Messi and the rest of the pack as second-placed Messi has 22 goals more than third-placed Karim Benzema.
 
It is also important to note that of the top 5 goal scorers this year, 4 are playing in La Liga (2 from Real Madrid, 2 from Barcelona). Which is to be expected when you consider the attacking forces of the 2 most dominant teams in World.
The only one from the top 5 goal scorers who is not in La Liga is of course Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which really highlights the class and quality of the player as he has been out injured for almost half this season yet still did well enough through out the year to finish in the top 4. Finally in the 5th spot is Brazilian starlet Neymar who has scored more goal with his national team than any other player on this list [15]. He has excelled through out the year with Brazil, admittedly he played a lot of friendlies, and has particularly found his groove with Barca this season as he has already scored 11 goals in La Liga this season.

However Cristiano Ronaldo, for the second consecutive year, will finish as the top goal scorer with his 61 goals. His goal tally is especially noteworthy as he became the first European player ever to score 60 or more goals in 4 consecutive years. Among all of the records Cristiano has broken and/or achieved, this record might be the one that demonstrates his inhuman consistency more than any other record. Thanks largely to his goal tally in 2014, coupled with his 4 titles and 7 individual awards, it does seem likely that Cristiano Ronaldo will be lifting his 3rd Ballon d’Or in less than a month in Zurich.

Cristiano Ronaldo Honoured With His Homeland’s Highest Honor And A Statue

Less than twenty-four after his side won its fourth trophy of 2014, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his place of birth in the region of Madeira – an archipelago which is one of two autonomous regions of Portugal – to be presented with the “Cordão Autonomy” and a statue in his likeness by the Legislative Assembly.

After helping Madrid win its first-ever FIFA Club World Cup title, Ronaldo and his son made the four-and-a-half hour plane flight from Morocco to his birthplace in Madeira in order to personally receive the region’s highest honor.

Ronaldo was born in Santo António (a civil parish in the northeastern part of Funchal, the capital of Madeira), which is the most populated city outside of the mainland of Portugal. Santo António is also home to the Museu CR7, which is a museum dedicated to the achievements of the Portuguese winger.

The Portugal international arrived at the Sea Square around noontime where an 8-ft tall, 1,800pound statue in his likeness was unveiled in front of hundreds of people.

Ronaldo signed autographs and posed for pictures with the locals before making a brief speech to the gathering.

It is an honor to be back in Madeira, where I grew up and I have my roots and my family,” the Real Madrid forward said. “This is something that has a very special meaning to me, and it is a huge privilege to be here with the Madeiran people.

Ronaldo’s mother was also present at the ceremony and was visibly moved by the proceedings and the player himself acknowledged that the tribute had touched him deeply.

I hope that 2015 will be just as good as 2014 and we can win everything we have won this year,” Ronaldo concluded. “Especially the Champions League.”

“Thank you for this important and historic moment. I will hold it in a special place in my life.”

“Thanks to all who have helped me. It gives me motivation to achieve more and more in my career. It is a special day.”

Ronaldo will now have a few days to rest before he links up with his teammates prior to Real Madrid’s final match of 2014 – a friendly against Italian giants AC Milan on December 30th in Dubai.

Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo makes history

Cristiano Ronaldo has now completed the ‘Grand Slam’ with both Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player ever to complete the ‘Grand Slam’ with two different clubs.

The Portuguese winger has been in sensational form this season, scoring an incredible number of goals and breaking personal records seemingly every other week.

Following Real Madrid’s 2-0 World Club Cup triumph over San Lorenzo on Saturday, the 29-year-old superstar has created his own elite group of players to complete the ‘Grand Slam’ with two different clubs.

A ‘Grand Slam’ – a common term in used in tennis – refers to a major event and in this case it refers to the major club trophies available to win as well as the top individual awards.

While plying his trade with the Red Devils, Ronaldo scooped up the major honours which includes the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Club World Cup, Golden Boot and the Ballon d’Or.

After competing his dream move to Madrid in 2009 for a whopping £80 million, many observers predicted a repeat trick to be much more difficult given Barcelona’s previous stranglehold in Spain.

Nevertheless, after five-and-a-half years, Ronaldo has fulfilled his mission as the equivalent Spanish honours now sit proudly in his trophy cabinet.

Los Blancos victory over San Lorenzo yesterday was their 22nd on the trot. Yet, while the result was in little doubt, the biggest surprise of the evening was that for once Ronaldo was not on the scoresheet.

In Pictures: Real Madrid Players Celebrate their Club World Cup Triumph

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Cristiano Ronaldo gives €8,000 watches to each of his Real Madrid team-mates

Most people would settle for a card and a box of chocolates from a colleague this Christmas… but Cristiano Ronaldo has well and truly upped the stakes.

The Portuguese winger has bought each of his Real Madrid team-mates an engraved watch worth over €8,000 to thank them for helping him win last season’s Champions League.

Each Bulgari watch is personalised with the player’s name, Ronaldo’s initials and his shirt number ‘CR7’.

Ronaldo presented his teammates with their early Christmas presents after training on December 12 and right back Alvaro Arbeloa (above) instantly took to Instagram to show off his wrist wear.

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals girlfriend Irina Shayk keeps ‘stealing’ his CR7 boxers

Cristiano Ronaldo was asked, ‘What does your girlfriend steal’ from you. The Real Madrid forward replied: ‘She steals my boxers all the time’

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed his girlfriend Irina Shayk has a crazy obsession with his CR7 boxers and takes them all the time.

The former Manchester United forward was asked, ‘What item in your wardrobe does your girlfriend steal’ by Vogue.

He replied: ‘She steals my boxers all the time. She wasn’t in the house and I opened her wardrobe and there were many CR7 boxers. It is funny.’

Portugal captain Ronaldo, who launched his range of underwear in October 2013, last month he launched his new shirt range.

‘Ronaldo saved his goals for the final’ – Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti praised Cristiano Ronaldo‘s team ethic following Real Madrid‘s 4-0 Club World Cup victory over Cruz Azul on Tuesday.

The Portuguese failed to get off the mark in Marrakech but contributed with a pair of assists for Gareth Bale and Isco, prompting his Coach to marvel about his unselfish work in helping Los Blancos reach the final.

”It’s never easy but the team played well and won. Now we’ll see how the final goes,” Ancelotti told reporters after the match.

”It’s true that [Iker] Casillas saving the penalty was key. Being 2-0 up, the game seemed to be over and they were still able to exploit us. He made a very good stop.

”Cristiano [Ronaldo] played very well, he gave us plenty of assistance and was very effective, even though he didn’t score. He’s surely saved himself a goal for the final.”