Cristiano Ronaldo has discussed his favorite goal and revealed what he views to be the “most meaningful prize” of his career so far.
Ronaldo is one of the most accomplished players of his generation, having won 32 titles and five Ballon d’Or medals during his time at Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
The 36-year-old also has two international medals to his name, including the 2016 European Championships, which he now claims means more to him than all of his prior accomplishments in the sport.
Ronaldo scored three goals during Portugal’s Euro 2012 triumph, but walked out of their final victory over France due to injury, with Eder scoring the game-winning goal in extra time.
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After watching his country’s lengthy wait for a major trophy come to an end, the Juventus forward took it upon himself to continue advising his teammates from the sidelines, and he was filled with emotion after the final whistle.
“The start of the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 was going well for me,” Ronaldo remarked as an Official Global Brand Ambassador for LiveScore.
“But then I was devastated because I was hurt [in the final versus France]. By the conclusion of the game, I was in tears of joy!” In the game, I had three different sorts of sentiments and emotions, but what I felt at the end of the day was incredible! It’s arguably the most significant award I’ve ever won.”
“It was emotional,” the striker said of the thought of captaining Portugal to back-to-back European Championship victories this summer. It would be amazing to win it again, and that is, of course, our goal going into the tournament. We have a terrific squad, but we also recognize that there are a lot of really excellent teams there.”
Cristiano Ronaldo On His Favorite Career Goals
Ronaldo went on to name his favorite goal from his 777 career goals, admitting he can’t choose between his famous overhead kick against his current club in the 2017-18 Champions League quarter-finals and his legendary overhead kick against his former club in the 2016-17 Champions League final.
Real Madrid defeated Juventus 3-0 in the first leg, with Cristiano Ronaldo starting the scoring before doubling his tally with a magnificent acrobatic effort that left Gianluigi Buffon frozen to the spot.
“As you are aware, I have 777 goals throughout my career. It’s awful, but I’m forced to confess that I scored my favorite goal of all time against my present side, Juventus, and past my great buddy Gianluigi Buffon! I would say that was my finest and favorite goal of my career,” Ronaldo stated.
Last season, Ronaldo had another productive season with Juventus, scoring 36 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions.
He concluded with the Golden Boot after 29 goals in Serie A, and he was also able to add a first-ever Coppa Italia title to his trophy collection, as well as a second Suppercoppa Italiana.