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Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to fans after winning FIFA 'Special Award' at 'The BEST' ceremony

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo was honoured at FIFA BEST ceremony
Ronaldo was honoured at FIFA BEST ceremony / HAROLD CUNNINGHAM/GettyImages

Footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo took to social networking site, Instagram to reveal that it was a "tremendous honour" for him to get recognized by FIFA for his goalscoring feats on the pitch while also reiterating that the award will only motivate him further to help achieve more glory for Manchester United.

Ronaldo was presented with the FIFA Special Award at the 'The Best' award ceremony, in celebration of his all-time international scoring record. The 36-year-old was awarded the prestigious prize after he broke the international goal scoring record with an impressive 115 goals for Portugal.

The five-time Ballon d'Or award winner was one of the only winners of the award to attend the ceremony in person and post the event he took to social media to give his thoughts on being presented with the honour.

"Winning The FIFA Special Best Award is a tremendous honor and a huge privilege. The fact that such a relevant institution chose to recognize me as the Top Goalscorer in the history of FIFA competitions is, for me, the pinnacle of my individual achievements in representation of my beloved country.

"Now, it’s up to me to turn this award into extra fuel and motivation to help achieving all our goals at Man. United for this season, as well as to the upcoming play-off matches in March, so that Portugal can be at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and we can all keep writing this amazing story together.

"Last but not least, a special word to all the tremendous players that represented Portugal by my side over the last two decades, and to all the international players that I faced so many times all around the globe. Your talent, your professionalism and your quality always contributed to make me a better player. Thank you!," he concluded.

The striker for his part failed to make the top-three shortlist for the Men's Player of the Year award, with Bayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski winning the honour, followed by Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah in the standings.