Juventus star forward Cristiano Ronaldo received the prestigious MARCA Legend award for his successful career as a professional footballer, which has seen him attain global stardom in both England and Spain and also his National team.

In his acceptance speech, Ronaldo, who was joined by his partner Georgina Rodriguezin collecting the prestigious honour, said: “This trophy is going to be in a very nice place in my museum.” 

Madrid is special; I travel a lot but there are few cities like Madrid. Much of this is derived from what I did at [Real] Madrid.

“It is a Spanish trophy and I am very honoured [to receive it]. Thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve it. It is a matter of pride to me. And I hope to return to Madrid soon.”