Striker Madrid football club, real Madrid and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo voted the Union of European football associations (UEFA) best player of the continent. This was reported in Twitter of the organization.
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— UEFA.com in Russian (@UEFAcom_ru) 25 Aug 2016
«The main factor of my success partners – as every year. I work hard, but without them all this would not be possible. I thank my teammates at real Madrid and the Portuguese national team. Especially I would like to say about Portugal, because we first made such a success. This triumph was different from the Champions League, which I won three times already. Win a trophy with the national team is the pinnacle of my career», — quotes Ronaldo «Sport-Express».
In the 2015/16 season, Ronaldo won two trophies in the «real» and the Portuguese national team. In the club he won the Champions Cup. In the final they beat Atletico Madrid (1:1; 5:3 on penalties). Also, Ronaldo became the best scorer of the Champions League, scoring in the opponent’s goal 16 goals.
In the same season, he scored 35 goals in the Spanish League, but finished the competition in second place, behind the striker «Barcelona» Luis Suarez (40 goals). Themselves they eventually behind Barcelona just one point in the standings at the end of the championship, and took second place.
In addition, at the last European championship in France, Portugal with Ronaldo in the squad was the strongest team of the continent. In this tournament he scored three goals.