Previous
Sutton United
Arsenal
0
1
LIVE 29'
Game Details
Málaga
Las Palmas
2
1
LIVE 42'
Game Details
Newcastle United
Aston Villa
0
0
LIVE 26'
Game Details
Maritimo
CD Nacional de Madeira
0
0
LIVE 25'
Game Details
Trabzonspor
Alanyaspor K
0
0
FT
Game Details
Next

Transfer Rater: Kroos to Man United

Transfers
Read

Cristiano Ronaldo gets Portugal honour

LISBON, Portugal -- Cristiano Ronaldo is to be granted one of Portugal's highest honours by the country's president.

Ronaldo is introduced as a Real Madrid player in July 2009.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be given one of Portugal's highest honours.

• Hunter: Ronaldo reaches new level

A presidential statement on Friday said that Ronaldo deserved the recognition because he is "a worldwide symbol of Portugal, making the country better known internationally, and an example of perseverance for younger generations."

The Real Madrid forward was named FIFA Player of the Year in 2008, has made 109 national team appearances, the third most, and is leading scorer alongside the retired Pauleta with 47 goals each.

He will lead the Portuguese bid for their first international trophy at the World Cup in June.

Ronaldo is to receive the medal and ribbon making him an official of the Order of Prince Henry at a ceremony on Tuesday at Lisbon's presidential palace.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.