Ronaldo named best-ever Portuguese

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the best player in the history of Portuguese football at the Gala Quinas de Ouro ceremony on Wednesday night.

The award was part of the commemorations to celebrate 100 years of the Portuguese Football Federation, which took place at the Casino de Estoril.

The Real Madrid superstar, who was unable to attend because of his club’s Copa del Rey clash with Atletico Madrid on Thursday, managed to beat off the challenge of legends Eusebio and Luis Figo in the voting.

As a result, it was his agent Jorge Mendes who collected the accolade in his honour, with both FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini there to see Ronaldo announced as the winner.

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