The Portuguese enjoyed a historic night in Cardiff as he added two more goals to his tally and more silverware to the Bernabeu trophy cabinet
Cristiano Ronaldo has paid tribute to his Real Madrid side, describing their campaign as “amazing” after helping them to a record 12th European Cup triumph.
Zinedine Zidane’s men swept aside Juventus 4-1 at the Millennium Stadium to claim the trophy to become the first team to retain the crown since AC Milan in 1990.
Ronaldo was inevitably to the forefront as he scored their first and third goals of the evening. Casemiro grabbed the second after Mario Mandzukic had equalised in stunning style, while Marco Asensio added a fourth in stoppage time.
Speaking after the match, Ronaldo commented: “It’s been incredible, another amazing season. To finish the year with the Champions League and the record, I’m very happy.”
Ronaldo became just the second player to score in three European Cup finals in Wales, having previously struck in 2008 and 2014, while Madrid also became the first side to reach 500 goals in the competition since its rebrand in 1992-93.
During the last calendar year, the Portuguese has also won Euro 2016 with his country and the Primera Division title. On an individual basis, he claimed both the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA Best Player award.