2016 was quite a historic year in the world of Cristiano Ronaldo but 2017 is currently posing to be yet another memorable one.
Last year was, arguably, the most eventful 365 days in the decorated career of the Portuguese ace. His stellar performances for both Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League and the Seleccao in Euro 2016, saw him being honored with 15 individual awards.
Here is the full list of the personal accolades Ronaldo merited after Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup successes with Real Madrid and the Euro 2016 triumph with the Portuguese national team in 2016:
- UEFA Golden Boot
- 2015-16 UEFA Best Player in Europe
- UEFA team of Euro 2016
- Best International Athlete ESPY
- 2016 Goal 50 winner
- World Soccer’s Player of the Year
- Forza Football Awards 2016
- Trofeo Alfredo Di Stefano
- FourFourTwo’s No.1 player
- Ballon d’Or 2016
- Club World Cup 2016 Golden Ball
- Best European Sportsman award
- Eurosport World Star of the Year 2016
- Globe Soccer Best Player of the Year
- IFHHS World’s Best Top Goalscorer
Half of 2017 is gone and Cristiano Ronaldo is not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. His late season upsurge in form helped Real Madrid to La Liga and Champions League glories. Aside the collective accomplishments, the lethal finisher has already started attracting personal trophies.
Earlier this year, the former Manchester United winger was named The Best FIFA Men’s Player and Portugal’s Player of the Year for 2016. In terms of collective trophies for club and country, the four-time Ballon d’Or winner could end 2017 with the FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Supercopa de Espana and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Considering this and all of the above, the UEFA Golden Boot he bagged with his 12 goals in the just-ended campaign is certainly a prelude for better things to come. It’s about time a room was cleared in the CR7 Museum!
Here is the full list of the personal trophies Cristiano Ronaldo could win, and the dates on which they may be awarded on in 2017:
- UEFA Champions League Golden Boot (June)
- Forza Football Awards 2017 (June)
- FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball (July 2)
- FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Boot (July 2)
- Best International Athlete ESPY (July 12)
- 2016-17 UEFA Best Player in Europe (August)
- Top goalscorer European FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (October)
- Trofeo Alfredo Di Stefano (November 7*)
- 2017 Goal 50 winner (November 11*)
- World Soccer’s Player of the Year (December 1*)
- FourFourTwo’s No.1 Player (December 2*)
- Ballon d’Or 2017 (December 12*)
- FIFA Club World Cup Best Player of the Tournament Award (December 16)
- FIFA Club World Cup 2017 Golden Ball (December 16)
- Best European Sportsman Award (December 27*)
- Globe Soccer Best Player of the Year (December 27*)
- Eurosport World Star of the Year 2017 ( December 30*)
- IFHHS World’s Best Top Goalscorer ( December 30*)
NB: All the dates with asterisks(*) are estimated.