Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed his hopes for staying at Real Madrid ‘for many years’ as he looks set to end in his career in the Spanish capital.
Ronaldo – who joined Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 – was accepting an award for the best Champions League player of last season, as voted for by readers of Marca and Gazzetta Dello Sport.
"I've won the Champions League and the Euros, it's a beautiful moment in my career and my sporting life," he said at the AC Hotel La Finca in Madrid.
"It just makes me want to keep working hard for this club.
"It's my dream to keep playing for Real Madrid and I really want to stay here for many years because the club holds a special place in my heart.
"I never expected to reach these numbers (the highest all-time scorer in the club’s history).
"I knew that Real Madrid is the biggest club in the world, but I didn't expect to beat the numbers of Di Stefano and Raul."