Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo made his way into the main team of Portugal, the Portuguese star of Real Madrid has went on to score over 115 appearances for his country and his importance in the national side is being especially evident in Portugal’s current position in their Group of the 2016 Euro’s group stages.
Portugal has played 3 matches so far in the group stages of this European competition and claimed 2 victories. This has allowed the Portuguese outfit on being able to maintain the 2nd spot of Group I as they have sealed 6 points so far.
The Portuguese squad managed to defeat Denmark and Armenia with scoreboards of 1-0 in each match and all of the goals were scored by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s contributions for Portugal have been noticed by the Portuguese Football Federation (FDF) as the organization named him as the best Portuguese player of all time.
In January of the current year, there was a ceremony which was established in Portugal where C.Ronaldo was announced as the best Portuguese player in the history and Jose Mourinho was also announced as the best Portuguese coach.
C.Ronaldo is the latest Ballon d’Or as he was given the prestigious individual award in January as he earned 37% of the votes meanwhile Lionel Messi earned 15%.
The coach of the Portuguese national side, Fernando Santos believes that C.Ronaldo’s rivalry with Messi is good not only for Real Madrid but also for Portugal as the star of the Spanish club performs better and is more determined to win more titles.
“Ronaldo’s individual competition with Messi was a personal reaffirmation that he wants to continue to conquer many personal and collective successes. I know his biggest dream is to conquer a success in the selection,” Fernando Santos said.