Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best of all time, says Real Madrid president

Cristiano Ronaldo, who is recovering from a hamstring injury, is favourite to win this year's FIFA Ballon d'Or award.

updated: December 01, 2013 14:18 IST
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Madrid: Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid president Florentino Perez had words of high praise on Saturday for star forward Cristiano Ronaldo, calling him the "world's greatest player and one of the best of all time". (Also read: Ronaldo is world's best player, says Bale)

"This year, we've put together a simply spectacular team with a player who's marking an era at Real Madrid," he said at a ceremony in which badges were given out to club members.

"We are honoured and proud to enjoy the best, Cristiano Ronaldo, who from this year forward will always be a 'Madrista,'" Perez added, referring to a recent contract extension that will keep the 28-year-old Portuguese international at the Bernabeu through 2018.

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