Ronaldo fulfills dream of holding Ballon dOr awardDecember 8th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.8 (ANI): Manchester United and Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that by getting his hands on the Ballon dOr award, he is living the dream.
Ronaldo was named as Kakas successor last Tuesday and was presented with the trophy on Sunday.
Im very, very happy. Its a dream Ive had since I was a youngster Ive always dreamed about winning it one day. Im very moved, very happy and Id like to take this opportunity to dedicate this trophy to my family, theyve helped me get here, The Sun quoted him, as saying.
I thank my mother, my father, my close friends. The trophy is splendid, marvellous, beautiful. Ive waited for this, he added.
Portugal winger Ronaldo polled a massive 446 points from a maximum 480, finishing comfortably ahead of second-placed Lionel Messi (281) and third-placed Fernando Torres (179). (ANI)
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