Cristiano Ronaldo has captured the echelons of world-football with his laurels. When fans argue about who ought to be the greatest of all-time between the Portuguese superstar and Lionel Messi, the former’s versatility often comes into play.
Ronaldo has been adept at sweeping silverware in all of the three major leagues he has functioned in, which is certainly more impressive than Messi’s Spanish and European achievements.
However, Ronaldo himself is most proud of one piece of silverware that he did not win for any club.
Speaking to DAZN (via Goal), Ronaldo reveals that a title won for the Portuguese national team holds a special place in his heart: “The European Championship with Portugal was the most meaningful trophy I have won so far. It was an incredible and unforgettable night: I cried, laughed, suffered, screamed, got drunk.”
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star goes on to add: “I cried so much that I was dehydrated after the game, I drank a glass of champagne and immediately remembered that I never drink. But the day was so special, it was the most important trophy of all time.”
The patriotic fervor cannot be denied, with the forward being instrumental in Portugal’s more notable moments of success.