Ronaldo tells UEFA to name Champions League to CR7 Champions League

Ronaldo tells UEFA to name Champions League to CR7 Champions League

- Portugal international Ronaldo won his fifth Champions league title yesterday after helping Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev

- He became the first player to claim five UCL titles in the history of the competition - one more than Barcelona star Messi

- With his record, he has now told UEFA to name the competition after him

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Real Madrid superstar became the first player to win the UEFA Champions League title five times after helping his side beat Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday, May 26.

Two goals from Gareth Bale and one from Karim Benzema ensured Sadio Made’s goal was a mere consolation as Los Blancos ran away with a 3-1 victory after the game.

However, the Portuguese star also won the highest goal scorer of the tournament after scoring 15 goals in this year’s edition of the championship.

He is also the all-time highest goals scorer of the tournament with 120 goals – 20 more than his arch rival, Lionel Messi, who reached 100 goals before in Barcelona’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea earlier this year.

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Meanwhile, the former Manchester United winger while reacting to questions from journalist following the triumph suggested that the competition be named after him.

When asked if he was disappointed not to score in this season's final, Ronaldo replied: "Who's disappointed?

"Perhaps they need to change the name of the Champions League to the CR7 Champions League. Who has the most titles and who has the most goals?"

The Portugal international after winning his fourth Champions League title with Real Madrid might be calling it quit with the Galacticos soon, but insists he will make his decisions known to the fans in the coming days.

Ronaldo told BeIN Sports after the game in Kiev yesterday: "in the next few days."

He joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in the then world record transfer fee of £80 million for six years, meanwhile, his current contract at the club expires in the summer of 2021.

The 33-year-old has won five ballon d’Ors, four UEFA best player awards. He also has five Champions League titles among several other trophies including the 2016 UEFA European Championship with Portugal.

NAIJ.com recently reported that the most successful player in the history of the UEFA Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo distinguished himself from Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

He said both are different players playing different positions for their respective clubs, adding that his strong points are his head and his left foot, compared to Salah who plays from the other flank.

He has won five Champions League titles in his career after helping Real Madrid to their 13th UEFA UCL title.

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