Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed what he considers to be the “most important trophy” of his career, and also talked about his favourite goal.
Ronaldo is one of the most decorated players of his generation, he has won 32 trophies across a couple of spells at Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, while also picking up five Ballon d’Or awards.
The Portugal has two international winners’ medals too, including the 2016 European Championships, which he has revealedvmeans more to him than all other achievements in the game.
Ronaldo scored three goals during Portugal’s run to win the Euros five years ago, but had to be substituted due to an injury in their final win against France, with Eder grabbing the winning goal in extra time.
He took it upon himself to continue instructing his team-mates as he watched from the sidelines and was overcome with emotion after the game after seeing Portugal’s long wait for major silverware finally come to an end.
While speaking as an Official Global Brand Ambassador for LiveScore, Ronaldo said: “The start of the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 was going well for me but then I was sad because I got injured [in the final vs France],”
“By the end of the match I was crying with happiness! I experienced three types of feelings and emotions in that game, but at the end of the day it was unbelievable what I felt!
“It is probably the most important trophy that I’ve won in my life.”
Ronaldo added on the possibility of captaining Portugal to back-to-back European Championship wins this summer: “It was very emotional. To win it again would be incredible, and of course, we go to the tournament with that as our ambition.
“We have a good team but also we know there are a lot of very strong teams there.”
The former United player went on to pick a favourite from his 777 career goals, conceding he cannot look beyond his famous overhead kick against Juventus in the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
“As you know, I have scored 777 goals in my career,” said Ronaldo. “It is a bit unlucky but unfortunately, I have to mention that I scored my favourite ever goal against my current team, Juventus, and past my great friend Gianluigi Buffon!
“I would say that is my best and favourite goal that I’ve ever scored in my career.”