CRISTIANO RONALDO has revealed he hopes to go down in footballing history as ‘one of the greats’ of the game.
The Juventus striker has enjoyed a remarkable career that has seen him score a breathtaking 674 goals in 895 club games.
He has also netted 103 times in 173 appearances for the Portugal national team and is just six behind the all-time international record of Ali Daei.
And Ronaldo, whose trophy cabinet includes seven domestic league titles and five Champions Leagues, wants his legacy to be an impenetrable one.
Speaking at his unveiling as LiveScore’s Official Global Brand Ambassador, he said: “I hope that I will be remembered as one of the great players, someone that worked hard, that always did his best to help his team and will be part of the history of the game.”
Ronaldo was also asked which of the current crop of young stars he believes will become the best player in the world.
And he replied: “It is hard to choose just one player to say this one will be the best, but I think it is exciting to see this new generation of young players, like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé, who are coming through.
“Some players can have one or two great seasons, the really great players are the ones that keep doing it season after season, and that is not so easy to do.
“It takes a lot of hard work, and a lot of commitment.”
Dortmund star Haaland has netted 39 times in 39 games for the German side this season and has subsequently been linked with a move to several of Europe’s biggest sides.
Meanwhile, Mbappe has continued to impress at Paris Saint-Germain, scoring 40 times for the French champions in the 2020-21 campaign.
The 2018 World Cup winner has scored 30+ goals in each of his last three seasons.
Mbappe and Haaland have been at the centre of speculation over their futures as both continue their pursuit of a first Champions League title.
Haaland is being heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, where his father Alf-Inge played between 2000 and 2003.
And Mbappe’s contract with PSG expires next summer, leading many to believe he could be on his way out of the French capital.
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