Cristiano Ronaldo has once again suggested that he believes he is one of the greatest footballers of all time.
The Portugal captain was awarded The Best FIFA Men’s Player award on Monday after he won the Ballon d’Or in December.
The 31-year-old has won the Champions League, UEFA EUROs and the Club World Cup in the last 12 months.
CR7 has been involved in a long-standing rivalry with Barcelona star Lionel Messi about who the greatest is, but there is no doubt about his legacy as one of the very best.
“I have no doubt that I am already a part of football’s history,” he told FIFA’s official website.
“This has always been my major goal, since I started playing: not only to become a player, but to be a star and to constantly strive to be the best. “
“And I did it: the trophies speak for themselves – both the titles, the individual awards, and the records.
“It is a source of great pride and it motivates me to keep on working the same way I have been doing so far.”
Ronaldo also spoke about the glorious year he had with both club and country, “I have said it a few times: this has probably been the best year of my career.
“Having won the trophy with the national team obviously plays a big part in it as it was a first for Portugal and this makes 2016 a very special year. ”
“But there is also Real Madrid winning the Champions League and then the Club World Cup to finish the year in the best possible manner. ”
“It was a spectacular year; a truly special one. I have no doubt that it has been my best since I have started to play football.”