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.
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