Ronaldo bags third Golden Boot award

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo receives the trophy for being the joint top-scorer in Europe last season.

Ronaldo scored 31 goals last season and is a joint top scorer with Luis Suarez [Getty Images]

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he will work to be the best player of all time after being presented with his third European Golden Boot award.

The 29-year-old was speaking at a lavish ceremony in Madrid where he received the trophy for being the joint top scorer last season in Europe, along with Luis Suarez, having hit 31 goals.

“I always try to do things well and not just last season. I always want to do better,” said Ronaldo.

“The last five years have been very good and the last two have been a little bit better. I don’t want to just be the best in Portugal, I want to be the best ever and I will work to be that. After that it is down to individual opinions.

“In my profession I want to be the best, and I am making a name for myself step by step. When my career ends I want to see the statistics and I want to see if I am among the best ever.”

The World Player of the Year, who also won the Golden Boot in the 2007-08 and 2010-11 seasons, has had a glittering career with both Manchester United and Real and he helped the latter to win their tenth European Cup last season.

Real lead the La Liga table with 24 points from 10 games and have already struck 37 goals.

Source: Reuters