Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo received his record fourth Golden Boot award on Tuesday after leading all scorers in Europe’s domestic leagues last season.
The 30-year-old Portugal captain scored 48 goals in 35 Spanish league games to claim his third Golden Boot playing for Real Madrid. His other award came with Manchester United in 2007-08. No other player has won four.
Real Madrid President Florentino Perez praises his star player for the Golden Boot.
“This award goes back to show that we have a unique and exceptional player in Cristiano Ronaldo,” the Madrid president said during Tuesday’s ceremony.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player in history to win the Golden Shoe four times.
“A few days ago he became Real Madrid’s [joint] all-time leading goalscorer and now Cristiano is picking up his fourth Golden Shoe.
“It is an honour to have him at our club. Cristiano Ronaldo came to Real Madrid to win all that he has won and now he wants more.
“There is something special about him. Despite winning so many trophies, he always wants more and never gets complacent.
“Thank you Cristiano Ronaldo, on behalf of all Madridistas, for all you have given us and for all you will give us.”
Ronaldo has also won three Ballon d’Or awards, as well as two UEFA Champions League titles, one each with Manchester United and Real Madrid.