Cristiano Ronaldo Ends Year on High Note

Cristiano Ronaldo

Photo courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Facebook page.

Despite not being able to advance Portugal through the group stage, Cristiano Ronaldo will be happy to know that the individual awards are racking up for the Portuguese forward. In La Liga, Ronaldo scored thirty-one goals in thirty games and topped the league in goals granting him the “player of the season.” Ronaldo also will share the golden boot with Luis Suarez for sharing the same amount of goals in European competition.

Being a Manchester United fan, it makes me both happy and jealous that Ronaldo is experiencing this type of success in his career. I would have never thought Ronaldo would come close to the success he had at United but I was proved wrong. Ronaldo is a pure talent and is definitely the best player in world. Ronaldo can score from all angles and from any opportunity. Whether it be from the wing, free kicks, penalty kicks or simply making mincemeat of opposing defenders. Ronaldo, 29, still has plenty years left and can still compete at a high level. Ronaldo may not finish his soccer career with Real Madrid but wherever Ronaldo may go, he will continue to make an immediate impact.

Along with winning the Golden Boot and Player of the Year, Ronaldo won the Balon d’Or and the best forward in La Liga beating out Lionel Messi in both categories. 2013-14 was a momentous year for Ronaldo and resulted in a plethora of awards soon-to-be-placed on Ronaldo’s mantelpiece.

Ronaldo has been incredible this past season but it makes one think, is there one award that Ronaldo is specifically eyeing?

Maybe the World Cup trophy, perhaps?

Ronaldo has seen teammates achieve this success and can only dream of such honor after not advancing out of Group G and into the knockout round.

Collin Ruby is a writer for StoppageTimeSoccer. “Follow” him on Twitter @Collin_Ruby and “Like” him on Facebook at Collin Ruby.

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