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Cristiano Ronaldo thanks team mates after win

After being named FIFA's top footballer Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted to thank his team mates:


Ronaldo gets tearful during FIFA Ballon d'Or speech

Cristiano Ronaldo was visibly emotional as he accepted the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or at an awards ceremony in Zurich.

The Real Madrid forward and Portugal international had been runner-up three times in the past four years to Lionel Messi.

Speaking in Portuguese, a tearful Ronaldo, watched by his family, said: "I am very happy, it is very difficult to win this award.

"Everybody that has been involved with me on a personal level I have to thank. My wife, my friends, my son. It is a tremendously emotional moment. All I can say is thank you to everybody that has been involved."

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or Credit: Fabian Stratenschulte/DPA/Press Association Images

Portugal and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or.

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Nadine Angerer has won the FIFA female player of the year. Credit: Carmen Jaspersen/DPA/Press Association Images

Nadine Angerer won the FIFA female player of the year.

Cristiano Ronaldo signs five-year deal at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new deal with Real Madrid that ties him to the club for the next five years.

Ronaldo was pictured on Real Madrid TV today signing his new deal alongside president Florentino Perez, before fronting a press conference at the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo speaks during a ceremony at Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Credit: REUTERS/Sergio Perez

The 28-year-old Portuguese forward, whose previous deal had been due to run out in 2015, expressed delight at agreeing terms after speculation in the summer he could be tempted back to Manchester United.

"Manchester is in the past," Ronaldo said. "Now my club is Real Madrid. This is my home, my family is here and I'm really happy here."


Cristiano Ronaldo to launch underwear collection

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is launching an underwear and socks collection.

An announcement on said the range would go public on November 1st and will be made Danish textile firm JBS, which also produces underwear in the name of tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.

A video posted by JBS to YouTube showed the £80m Portugese forward posing in a pair of briefs before giving a thumbs up to the camera.

Cristiano Ronaldo expands on his 'feeling sad'

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 114 goals in 104 league appearances for Real Madrid. Credit: Reuters

Former world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo has expanded on comments made to Spanish media in which he said he had been "feeling sad" for professional reasons.

Writing on social network Whosay, the Real Madrid forward said:

"That I am feeling sad and have expressed this sadness has created a huge stir. I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case.

"At this point, I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected.

"I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of."

Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo's boots 'stolen' from dressing room

Cristiano Ronaldo, who'll need his boots tonight. Credit: REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spanish football newspaper Marca is reporting that 'several' Real Madrid players have had their boots stolen from their dressing room ahead of tonight's Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.

Of the six pairs reportedly stolen, three pairs belonged to Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Attackers Karim Benzema and Mezut Ozil were also among the victims of the theft, says the report.