Cristiano Ronaldo: I'm not obsessed with individual prizes

Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Atalanta. Reuters

Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Atalanta. Reuters

The first half of past year saw him win a third successive Champions League title with former club Real Madrid before joining Juve - where he has helped them go nine points clear of second-placed Napoli in Serie A.

Ronaldo now leads the Serie A scoring charts with 14 goals in 18 starts in his debut campaign.

And the 33-year-old took in the views of the emirate city this week via helicopter.

Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or on five occasions, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

The playmaker was on top of his for the Galaticos and Croatia Blazers at the summer World Cup in Russian Federation.

But he was denied a sixth Ballon d'Or, finishing second to Madrid star Luka Modric, whose exploits for the Liga giants and Croatia saw him claim numerous individual honours.

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But Ronaldo dismissed the individual prizes with a wave of hand, stressing that individual prizes and success at club level often go hand-in-hand.

"I'm not obsessed with individual prizes", he told Record.

"The most important thing is to win collective trophies and help the team". "It's increasingly tough to win so I have to keep working hard to stay on top".

The former England global, who was given the moniker by his singer wife Victoria in 2008, has some stiff competition from a larger-than-life statue of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, that has been attracting large groups of tourists due to its generously sized crotch.

The 33-year-old gave Juventus an early lead in the 2nd minute after collecting the ball on the edge of the left-hand side of the box before planting a low-curling shot past Audero in goal for Sampdoria.

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