Almost all the athletes in the world today have taken to the internet to wish their fans and usher in the new year. Quite obviously, Cristiano Ronaldo, the most popular athlete on social media with the highest number of followers, has done something similar, and in his own style. Ronaldo has welcomed 2018 by posting an Instagram post in which he has posed against the landscape of his home town Madeira, with his 15 individual awards which he has gathered in the 15 years of his career as a professional football player. And when Cristiano Ronaldo poses with Awards even his haters are started to appreciate his accolades.
Cristiano Ronaldo poses with Awards to wish Instagram Fans in New Year
Quando jogava nas ruas da Madeira e sonhava em chegar ao topo do futebol não podia imaginar que um dia tiraria uma foto como esta. Dedico este momento acima de tudo à minha família, aos meus amigos, aos meus colegas de equipa, aos treinadores com quem aprendi sempre e a tantos outros que trabalham nas estruturas de clubes e seleção. Por último, um agradecimento muito especial aos meus fãs. Estes troféus também são vossos!
Along with the picture, he has written a heart-touching message in Portuguese, which, when translated to English means that when he used to play in the streets of Madeira with the dream to reach the zenith in football, he had not expected that some day, he would take a photo like the one he has shared on Instagram. In addition, he has dedicated the moment to his family, friends, teammates and coaches from whom he has learned, whom he has worked with in his clubs and in the national team. He has finally thanked his fans, and said that all his trophies belong to them, as well.
In the picture, the individual awards with which Ronaldo has posed are his one FIFA World Player of the Year (2008) award; two The Best FIFA Men’s Player (2016, 2017) awards; three UEFA Best Player in Europe (2014, 2016, 2017) awards; fours European Golden Shoe (2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15) awards; and five FIFA Ballon d’Or (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) awards, including the last one which he received at the end of 2017, making him the footballer with the highest number of Ballon d’Or awards (along with Lionel Messi).
This picture has been showered with love by the 118 million fans who follow the Real Madrid star from Portugal on Instagram. The post has received almost 5 million Likes within less than a day since it was shared, and several comments. The player has had a slow start of the season in 2017-18, in spite of his marvelous performance in the previous season which helped him lift many team titles and individual awards, including the Ballon d’Or.