It was all excitement for Cristiano Ronaldo as he bagged his third Ballon D'Or award on Monday in night in Zuirch which places him one behind Lionel Messi.
Three times now it is that Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the best footballer on planet earth but he still remains one short of Barcelona star and two times consecutive runner-up, Lionel Messi.
The 29 year-old received the 2014 FIFA Ballon D’Or award on Monday in Zurich with total excitement.
He was later quoted by Spanish sports paper, Marca that he is chasing the Argentine star’s record of four winnings, which remains the highest win for one player in the prestigious award.
"This is an unforgettable moment, but I'm not going to stop here. I want to catch Messi.
"It was my eighth time here. It’s always me and Messi and one more. You can never be sure of anything, but I thought I had a good chance. I think I deserved it, but Messi deserved it also. All of us deserved it.
"It brings up so many different emotions and I'll use this award as motivation to continue working hard to win more individual and team honours.
"This year is a new challenge - 2015 has already started, there are new titles to be won and little by little, game by game, we are going to see if we can be successful again.
"I am ambitious, I always want to win more and I am always working hard to be better.
"The most difficult thing is to be consistent, to be all the time working, working, working. I’m really happy, it’s a fantastic moment for my career. I want to win more titles."
Ronaldo’s dream to become the greatest footballer on the planet, arguably next to Brazil legend, Pele cannot be far from achieving if he can help Madrid to the 2014.2015 La Liga title and against all odds retain the UEFA Champions League.