Ronnie Eyes FIFA Prize

Tuesday August 26, 2008 - 04:26:11
Shaafici Muxyidiin
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on the FIFA World Player of the Year award, claiming no other footballer matched his efforts last season...

Ronaldo's declaration that he enjoyed a "positive campaign" in 2007-08 could also see him win an award for understatement of the year.

For the Portuguese winger was nothing short of sensational last term, completely defying the doubters who predicted he would struggle to equal, let alone surpass, his form of the previous season.

The 23-year-old bagged some 42 goals while helping United win their second straight Premier League crown and their third European Cup, quite clearly establishing himself as one of the most dangerous players on the planet.

Naturally, the former Sporting Lisbon star is the front-runner to be crowned the world's best player, an award he finished third in last year behind Lionel Messi and winner Kaka.

But Ronaldo, who is currently recovering from an ankle operation, is confident of claiming top spot this time around.

"I think that I had very positive campaign last season," he told The Sun.

"It would be a dream that becomes reality to win it. Not any player has done what I did last season.

"I believe I can win it this year."

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