7 reasons why Ronaldo deserves European best player

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According to UEFA, the hottest property in the round leather game is Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese was crowned UEFA Player of the Year owing to his sterling performance for club and country winning two of the most prestigious trophies in European football.

Here are the seven reasons Ronaldo deserves the UEFA Player of Year award

1. Scored over 50 goals: For the sixth consecutive season, Ronaldo has scored over 50 goals in a single season and scored more than the 50 goals in the 2015/2016 season for Real Madrid as well as three for Portugal in Euro 2016.

Seven reasons why Ronaldo deserves European best player

Ronaldo celebrates

2. Breaking Real Madrid’s goalscoring records: CR7 went further to beat Raul goal scoring feat for Los Blancos making him the club’s all time top scorer in the league and all competitions.

3. Highest goal scorer of the Champions League: Ronaldo’s candidacy for the UEFA Player of the Year award was merited as he netted 16 goals in Europe’s premier club competition.

Seven reasons why Ronaldo deserves European best player

Ronaldo set to take free kick against Wolfsburg in the Champions League

4. Scorer of the penalty that won the Undecima: Although the 31-year-old did not play well at the Champions League final in Milan but scoring the deciding penalty that won Champions League trophy for Real became the defining image of the final.

Seven reasons why Ronaldo deserves European best player

Ronaldo’s deciding penalty won the Champions League for Real Madrid

5. He lifted Euro 2016: Captaining Portugal in their triumphant feat at Euro 2016 which surprised everyone is another reason why Ronaldo should be an award winner despite being forced off in the early moments of the final against France with injury.

6. Most defining career moment: The Portugal captain confessed himself that last campaign was the best season of his career as a professional football player with respect to trophies.

Seven reasons why Ronaldo deserves European best player

Ronaldo winning for both club and country

7. He crowned it up in the finals: Ronaldo might not have won this award if Atletico Madrid had won the Champions League final or France winning Euro 2016 on home soil but the fact that he and Pepe won both Cups, a feat which only eight players have achieved in one season.

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