After winning the Champions League and Euro 2016 in what he described as his best season, Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sight on the prestigious Ballon d’Or.
And Portugal captain believes he has done everything possible to win the 2016 edition.
The 31-year-old is among the favourites to claim France Football’s award for the world’s best player after a stellar 12 months for club and country.
The forward scored 51 goals in 48 matches in all competitions for Real Madrid last season, including 16 in 12 games as coach Zinedine Zidane’s side won the trophy for the second time in three years.
He led Portugal to their first major title at Euro 2016 championship scoring three times to help them reach the final, where they beat host France 1-0.
Ronaldo, who has been criticised for some of his performances this season struck a hat-trick as Madrid beat city rivals Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday, prompting Zidane to claim that any debate over who should win the Ballon d’Or should now end.
And the former Manchester United player himself feels he could not have done any more to earn the prize following what he considers to have been the best season of his illustrious career.
He told Telefoot, “I’ve done everything for this season.
“We won the Champions League, I won the Euros with Portugal. The vote doesn’t depend on me and I don’t want to be obsessed with it.
“But if you
ask me if I want to win the Ballon d’Or, I’d say yes. This year has been amazing for me, with all the trophies. It’s my best season, no doubt about that.”
The winner of the award will be voted for by a panel of journalists from across the world, and will be announced on the 13th of next month.