Cristiano Ronaldo was honored at the FIFA The Best Awards in Zurich. As an alternative to the Ballon d’Or, the awards show has also proven to be much less controversial.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has deservedly won the 2021 award for the second straight year.

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Ronaldo was separately honored with a special award in recognition of breaking the all-time international goalscoring record last September. He was also named in the FIFPro World XI.

He flew to Switzerland to receive the award in person.

The Portuguese striker says he wants to use this as inspiration for the rest of the season at Manchester United.

115 goals and counting

Ronaldo has scored 115 international goals for Portugal, beating Ali Daei’s previous record of 111.

He has now surpassed 800 goals for club and country, a staggering number and he’s not done yet.

Ronaldo has broken almost every individual record there is to beat, he is also the all-time Champions League goalscorer. Now he’s more focused on team success for the year ahead.

He’s desperate to qualify for the World Cup and get through the playoffs. Let’s face it, the tournament won’t be the same without him.

Ronaldo can help his international cause by getting in good form for Manchester United, where he is aiming to win a trophy before the end of the season while the club is still in the Champions League and FA Cup.

The superstar gave an interview to Sky Sports last week in which he said he wants his teammates to adjust their mentality and push themselves to the limit. He also said he intends to start improving with himself. He is hoping to be fit for United at Brentford on Wednesday night after missing the last two games.

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