The International Football Association presented a special award to Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo at the “The Best 2021” awards ceremony, which was held today, Monday, at the headquarters of “FIFA” in the Swiss city of Zurich.
FIFA was keen to honor Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, after his unique achievement in 2021, by surpassing the record for the number of international goals, to become the historical top scorer for national teams with 115 goals.
Ronaldo attended the ceremony, and is the only one present at the headquarters of the International Football Association, unlike the rest of the winners, where he received the award from the President of Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA, before expressing his happiness with the award, saying it was a “beautiful award.”
Ronaldo said in statements after receiving the award: “I want to thank all my colleagues in the last two decades, I never thought that I would break the record of the best scorer in the national team.”
“I am very proud of what I have done and I am happy with the award from FIFA. I thank my family, my wife and my children,” he added.
“I have a passion and love for scoring goals, I score goals to make myself happy,” Don continued.
He continued, “I have played football since I was six and every time I go to training I like to score goals and he is still there.”
Ronaldo concluded his speech, saying: “I will remain enthusiastic until the end and will not lose my passion. I always say that I will continue my football career for at least four more years. As long as the golden readiness exists, the body will answer the call.”
Last year, Cristiano Ronaldo reached the 115th goal with the Portugal national team, breaking the record set by retired Iranian striker Ali Daei, whose international score stopped at the 109th goal.
In 2021, the Portuguese star also became the historical top scorer for the European Nations Cup, after scoring 14 goals in “Euro 2020”, surpassing the previous record recorded in the name of French legend Michel Platini.
Ronaldo also broke the record for the best scorer in the world in the history of football, surpassing the 800 goal barrier in official matches.
Manchester United striker Ronaldo also entered the ideal “FIFA” squad for 2021, along with the trio: Lionel Messi, the French striker, Paris Saint-Germain, the winner of the Best Player award, the Polish star Robert Lewandowski, the Bayern Munich striker, and the Norwegian Erling Halland, the star of Borussia Dortmund. German.
Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best player in the world presented by FIFA in the first two editions in its current form (the best) in (2016 and 2017), and he was absent from the shortlist for the first time in this world.
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