Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the Euro 2016 trophy aloft in Paris on Sunday night, after his Portugal side beat hosts France 1-0 in Paris to secure their first title at a major tournament.
The Real Madrid Galactico endured a difficult evening on a personal level, being withdrawn from proceedings after just 25 minutes, following a clash with West Ham’s Dimitri Payet.
Ronaldo was not to be beaten though, inspiring his side to success with a motivational display from the touchline as substitute Eder cracked home a stunning winner in extra time.
Portugal’s captain was able to celebrate with his teammates, producing his customary shirt removal and hoisted the trophy aloft despite his knee being heavily strapped
Cristiano’s latest achievement in a long line of success was made all the sweeter by being congratulated by his former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson after Ronaldo had lifted the trophy.
Returning to the playing surface, Ferguson was clearly keen to grab a word with Portugal’s star man.
Ronaldo appeared delighted to see the man he credits with setting him on the path to stardom and has even referred to him as a second father in the past.
The former Manchester United boss also offered his congratulations to former player Nani and Real Madrid’s Pepe following the conclusion of the tournament on Sunday night.