Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo yesterday collected a record fourth Golden Boot award for being the top scorer in Europe in 2014/2015 with a scintillating 48 goals in just 35 La Liga matches.
After first winning the award whilst playing for Manchester United in 2008, Ronaldo has gone on to win a further three Golden Boot awards since his transfer to Real Madrid for a world record fee at the time in 2009 and after winning his fourth award he says he has no plans on stopping there.
“I always want more. I know I am the only one to have four but I want more. That implies winning trophies with the world’s greatest club. This year will be no different and we want to win La Liga, the Cup and the Champions League. I hope we see each other again next year,” Ronaldo said after collecting his award.
In topping the European goalscoring charts last season, it means that Ronaldo becomes the first player to win the prestigious and coveted Golden Boot award for a fourth time in its 47 year history.
In a statement made on his official Facebook page, Ronaldo recognised the efforts of his club in allowing him to compete for such awards and said: “What a special moment in my professional life! I have to thank everyone in Real Madrid that made this possible and we want to keep winning more titles and more trophies. Thank you everyone.”
Whilst Ronaldo was busy celebrating his record breaking award, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was left to mull over what could have been after he was just edged out by his old rival despite scoring a very impressive 43 La Liga goals of his own and therefore stays on three Golden Boot awards.
Although it hasn’t been the best of starts to the season by Ronaldo’s high standards, the award will be a nimble reminder to himself of what he is capable of as he looks to embark on a hot run of goal-scoring form to throw himself in contention to claim the award once again this time next year.
Being one half of the two best players in the world and with intentions to add to his collection of Golden Boot awards, Ronaldo’s current Football INDEX value of just £3.13 may well turn out to be a bargain over the coming seasons.