Cristiano Ronaldo was given a special recognition award by FIFA in Zurich last night. The striker was proud to have received such an award.
CR7 became the all-time leading goal scorer in international football. He surpassed Iranian striker Alli Daei who was on 109 goal.
Right now, the Manchester United forward is on 115 international goals. Remarkably, he is still going strong at the age of 36, turning 37 in February.
Ronaldo also made the FIFPro Best XI for the 17th consecutive year. He first made the list in 2006 and has never left since then.
“[It’s] very beautiful,” Ronaldo said, after he was given the award
“It was a dream. I never thought about beating that record, of scoring 115.
“The record was 109, right? So, I’m six ahead.
“I’m so proud [to receive] a Special Award from FIFA, an organisation that I respect a lot.
“I’m very happy,” he added.
“It’s a special award for me to be the best goal scorer ever. It’s a great achievement.
“I’m so proud. I never thought that one day I would be the number one.
“It’s a great honour for me. It’s great to be the [record] goal scorer of all time.
“I have to say thank you to my old team-mates from 2004, when I started to play for the national team, until now.
“And, of course, I have to say thank you to my family: my wife, my kids.”