BY MONICA IHEAKAM
World’s best player and Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has been gifted with a new gold CR7 Nike boots for his fourth Ballon d’Or triumph.
Nike on Tuesday, congratulated Ronaldo by releasing a commemorative football boot after the Portuguese was named the world’s best player.
The 31-year-old , rounded off a fine year by beating Lionel Messi and Antonie Griezmann to the Ballon d’Or award.
Named ‘vitorias’, a Portuguese word which translates to ‘victories’ in English, only 777 pairs of the Mercurial Superfly CR7 Vitorias will be released in the new year on Nike’s website as the American sports brand celebrate his recent achievements.
The new boot, features his famous ‘CR7’ branding and has gold plating on the bottom to commemorate his outstanding year.
Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a Champions League final win over neighbours Atletico Madrid before helping Portugal to defy the odds by winning Euro 2016.
Ronaldo, who is currently in Japan for the FIFA Club World Cup, said of his fourth Ballon d’Or win: ‘In my head, I have always considered myself to be different from the others.
‘So, I believed that I could be the best player in the world.
‘But a trophy of this magnitude is dependent on multiple factors. I could not have been certain of anything, because it did not entirely depend on me.