The 30-year-old has pinpointed last season’s success in Europe as one of his most cherished nights in his playing career to date
Cristiano Ronaldo says last season’s Champions League success with Real Madrid was the greatest moment of his career.
The 30-year-old scored a penalty as Madrid defeated city rivals Atletico 4-1 after extra-time to clinch La Decima – the 10th time they have won the European Cup in their history.
The game was all the more special for Ronaldo as it took place at the ground where he began his career, Sporting’s Stadium of Light.
“Winning the League Champions League in Lisbon at the Stadium of Light, was one of the most beautiful and important moments of my career,” said the forward in an interview with The Game.
Ronaldo spoke as he received a special award after being voted the Best Athlete of the past three decades in Portuguese sport and he admitted the individual prize meant a great deal.
“It is an honour. As a country we have produced some amazing athletes over the past 30 years.”
The prize completes a positive week for the Portugal captain after he scored in Madrid’s 2-0 win over Schalke in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.