Cristiano Ronaldo scores 40-yard shot to win maiden edition of Puskas award

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 40-yard shot to win maiden edition of Puskas award

- Cristiano Ronaldo is known for his exploits in the world of football

- The 35-year-old became the first player to win the FIFA Puskas award in 2009 with his thunderous shot

- Ronaldo also won his first Champions League title in 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first-ever player to win the maiden edition of the FIFA Puskas Award in 2009.

The 35-year-old Portuguese powered home a 40-yard thunderous shot in Manchester United's 1-0 win over in their UEFA Champions League match.

His goal was all the Red Devils needed to beat their visitors in the second leg of their quarterfinal clash as they won the match 3-2 on aggregate.

He polled a total vote of 17.68 percent during the voting process, with Andres Iniesta and Grafite of Wolfsburg finished second and third in the year under review.

Ronaldo also won his first Champions League title with the Premier League club at the end of the 2007-08 season.

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He has however gone ahead to win four more at Real Madrid to become the most successful player in the history of the European championship after five UCL titles.

The 35-year-old forward has scored a total of 626 and has also assisted 215 in all the clubs he has ever played for in his professional career.

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And his exploits over the years has seen him break and set new records both at the club and national team levels.

The former Sporting Lisbon side has also won five Ballon d'Or awards among several other individual titles.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Juventus are now ready to cut players' wages by up to 30 percent in which Cristiano Ronaldo will lose the sum of £8.4 million.

This latest development comes following the outbreak of deadly coronavirus which has been threatening the lives of all humans on earth since December 2019.

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Coronavirus has forced all businesses not to work well in the world with all the League games in Europe suspended until when the crisis of the virus is over.

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