At 32 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo has one of the most impressive collections of collective and individual titles in football’s history:
1 UEFA Euro Cup 3 UEFA Champions League titles 3 Premier League titles 1 La Liga title 3 FIFA Club World Cup titles 2 Copas del Rey 1 FA Cup 2 English League Cups 2 UEFA Supercups 1 Spanish Supercup 2 English Supercups
4 Ballon D’ors 4 Golden Boots 2 UEFA Player of the Year awards 1 FIFA Player of the Year award 1 FIFA The Best men’s football player award 1 FIFA Puskás award 1 UEFA Best player award 1 UEFA Forward of the year award Elected player of the Century by the Portuguese Football Federation
Even more impressive than the list above is the fact that the portuguese is the only football player in HISTORY to have ever won every major collective and individual title in TWO different clubs from TWO different leagues.
I had a special message engraved on my new Mercurial boots. It’s right on the heel, and the words are the last thing that I read before I lace them up and go to the tunnel. It is like a final reminder … a final motivation. It says, “El sueño del niño.” The dream of the child. Maybe now you understand.