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szdaily -> Sports -> 
Ronaldo: I always say I’m the best — and I prove it!
    2018-03-21  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

REAL Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo again hit back at his critics after winning yet another individual award.

Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of 2017 Monday, beating Sporting CP goalkeeper Rui Patricio and Manchester City star Bernardo Silva.

The 33-year-old claimed a record-equaling fifth Ballon d’Or last year, having helped Madrid win La Liga and the Champions League.

Ronaldo is finding form again late this campaign and the superstar forward dismissed his critics.

“I am grateful for this award to all those who are here,” he said. “It is also an award for all my colleagues — 2017 was an excellent year, unforgettable both collectively and individually.”

“I also won my fifth Ballon d’Or and my second The Best award. I also dedicate it to my four children. That’s another record — three children in three months.

“We have to defend what is ours because there is always a Portuguese in the fight.

“I always believe and say that I am the best, whatever they say, and then I show it in the field. We are in the fight year after year.”

Ronaldo scored 42 goals in 46 games in all competitions in 2016-17, while he has 37 in 35 so far this season.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was given the Vasco de Gama award for “his work and his role as Portugal’s ambassador for excellence.”

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim was given the award for best coach in men’s soccer.

Ronaldo, who has won the Ballon d’Or a record five times along with Lionel Messi, is currently a 6/1 outsider to retain that coveted trophy.

Messi is the favorite, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain start Neymar. However, the odds on Ronaldo have drastically shortened in recent weeks, with the Los Blancos star finding top form.

He’s scored 17 goals in his last eight games, including four against Girona over the weekend. “We had a difficult qualifying phase, we lost the first game, but we were able to get back,” he said.

“An unforgettable year at Real Madrid, a historic year with five trophies, full of emotions, with my fifth Ballon d’Or and second FIFA The Best trophy, thanks to my family and my four children.”

(SD-Agencies)

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