Month by month: Ronaldo’s amazing 2016

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Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portuguese national team win the Euro 2016

As the year 2016 comes to a close, let’s take a look at all the astonishing achievements that Cristiano Ronaldo has accomplished these past 12 months. 

What a year it’s been for the Portuguese superstar — both at club and country level and also for his various businesses. At 31, CR7 is showing no signs of slowing down.

January

  • 3 assists
  • 5 goals
  • Including a hat-trick vs Espanyol (6-0)
  • First player to be picked 10 times for UEFA.com’s Team of the Year

February

  • 1 assist
  • 4 goals
  • The Catalan press claimed he was finished. And then he responded this way…

March

  • 2 assist
  • 8 goals
  • Including 4 goals vs Celta Vigo — Ronaldo’s only quadruple in 2016 for Real Madrid
  • 2nd all-time top scorer in La Liga history vs Celta Vigo (7-1)
Cristiano Ronaldo scores an amazing long-shot goal vs Celta Vigo in La Liga
Ronaldo nets a screamer vs Celta Vigo

April

  • 2 assists
  • 6 goals
  • Including the match-winner vs FC Barcelona (1-2)

  • Also including the hat-trick vs Wolfsburg (3-0) that turned around Real Madrid’s 2-0 deficit and secured their spot in the Champions League semifinals
Cristiano Ronaldo scores on a header after a corner kick against Wolfsburg in the Champions League
Ronaldo heads in his second goal vs Wolfsburg

May

  • 4 goals
  • Ronaldo’s left-footed goal in the 59th minute vs Valencia lifted Real Madrid from 3rd to 2nd place on the penultimate match day in La Liga
  • UEFA Champions League winner
  • UEFA Champions League top scorer (16 goals)
Ronaldo kissing the trophy after winning Real Madrid's 11th Champions League trophy
Ronaldo with La Undécima trophy

June

  • Most capped Portugal international ever (128 matches, vs Austria in Group F of the UEFA Euro 2016)
  • Most appearances in UEFA Euro final stages (17 matches, vs Hungary in Group F of the UEFA Euro 2016)
  • First player to score in four UEFA Euro final stages (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)

July

  • ESPY’s Best International Athlete
  • Most goals in UEFA Euro final stages (9, tied with Michel Platini)
  • UEFA Euro 2016 winner
Ronaldo and the Portuguese national team wins the UEFA Euro 2016
Ronaldo lifts the Euro 2016 trophy with Portugal

August

  • UEFA Super Cup winner
  • UEFA Best Player in Europe winner
Ronaldo picks up the trophy after winning the UEFA Player of the Year
Ronaldo wins the UEFA Best Player in Europe award

September

October

  • 4 assists
  • 9 goals
  • Including a hat-trick vs Alavés
  • Including four goals vs Andorra — Ronaldo’s first international quadruple
  • Ronaldo opens new Pestana CR7 hotel in Lisbon
Ronaldo opens a Pestana CR7 hotel in Funchal, Madeira
Ronaldo at the opening of his hotel in Funchal, Madeira

November

Cristiano Ronaldo's thinking celebration against Atletico Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s thinking celebration against Atletico Madrid

December

Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2016 Ballon d'Or
Ronaldo rounds off the year with his fourth Ballon d’Or

That’s how Cristiano Ronaldo fared in 2016. Amassing success upon success individually and collectively, the Portuguese must be quite content with his achievements! And if history teaches us anything, Cristiano Ronaldo already has his eyes set on 2017.

What about you, Cristiano Ronaldo fans?

What did you make of the year 2016? What are your hopes for the next year? What would you like to achieve and how much efforts and discipline are you willing to put in to fulfil your dreams like Cristiano Ronaldo inspires us to?

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