CRISTIANO RONALDO has vowed to proceed taking part in for ‘extra years’ after he was named Participant of the Century on the Globe Soccer Awards.
The Juventus celebrity, 35, was handed the award in Dubai and attended the glitzy event alongside partner Georgina Rodriguez.
And after scooping the gong for soccer’s finest participant because the flip of the Millennium, Ronaldo insisted he has no plans to decelerate.
He stated: “It is actually stunning. I simply need to say thanks to everybody.
“Because of the individuals who voted for me, my team-mates, golf equipment and nationwide staff, household and buddies – particularly my girlfriend and my youngsters who assist me to be a greater individual.
“It’s an distinctive achievement. It offers me the motivation to maneuver ahead.
“To be named the perfect is a good honour, I hope that this case [the Coronavirus pandemic] is over subsequent yr and that we will have extra enjoyable, thanks very a lot.
“I hope to nonetheless have the ability to play for extra years.”
Ronaldo was sporting a dapper gray go well with and pink tie to match his Argentine girlfriend’s beautiful pink costume.
And the previous Actual Madrid ace revealed the secrets behind a long and fruitful career that has seen him win 5 Champions League titles.
Globe Soccer Awards
- Participant of the 12 months – Robert Lewandowski
- Membership of the 12 months – Bayern Munich
- Coach of the 12 months – Hans-Dieter Flick
- Participant of the Century – Cristiano Ronaldo
- Membership of the Century – Actual Madrid
- Coach of the Century – Pep Guardiola
- Agent of the Century – Jorge Mendes
- Participant Profession Award – Gerard Pique, Iker Casillas
He added: “I’m 35 years previous however I nonetheless love soccer. I really like my life and I really like my household and kids.
“I’ve been doing the identical issues and sometimes the identical workout routines for 15 years.
“Typically I arrive at 2am, I do a massage on the spa to get well.
“Iker Casillas is an instance for us, when he had his drawback (coronary heart assault) he was an instance as a result of generally we do not respect what we now have.”
The ceremony was held on the iconic Burj Khalifa within the UAE with Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski named Participant of the 12 months.
The voting was open to the general public and in keeping with Tuttosport, extremely well-liked Ronaldo topped the ballot for this yr’s award earlier than he stepped in to make sure it was handed to the Polish ahead.
Ronaldo’s tremendous agent Jorge Mendes additionally bagged the weird gong of ‘Agent of the Century’ to make sure it was celebrations all spherical for the Portuguese contingent.
Ronaldo pipped GOAT rival Lionel Messi and Brazilian Ronaldinho to the principle prize however the five-time Ballon d’Or winner reserved particular reward for his team-mates.
He stated: “For 20 consecutive years I’ve performed and scored as knowledgeable, I did not know there was one other document to beat.
“It is a pleasure to listen to concerning the information, I’ve achieved all this however with out my team-mates, with out a nice staff, I’d not have achieved these information.”