Christiano Ronaldo wins Uefa’s European Footballer of the Year award
Real Madrid’s forward Christiano Ronaldo was named the Uefa’s 2013-2014 European Footballer of the Year on Thursday after he topped the journalist’s toll above Germany’s World Cup winner Manuel Neuer.
"I've worked hard for this award, I am very happy; I thank all my team, because without that kind of team individual awards couldn't exist," he said.
The 29 year-old triumphed with the votes of 54 European journalists, with Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben left in the final three.
As Portugal were out of the 2014 World Cup in the first leg, Ronaldo still impressed with his club performances, which convinced the voting panel.
Ronaldo’s record scoring of 17 goals, helped Real Madrid win the Champions League last season.
"It was amazing, something that Madrid had looked to do for many years," said the striker.
"As Madrid players we feel as though you have to win the Champions League. It was a fantastic season - we won the Champions League, the Spanish Cup and the (UEFA) Super Cup."
"Our target is to win it again - the Champions League, the Cup the League - everything."
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