- Cristiano Ronaldo has gotten congratulatory message from Brazilian legend Pele following his prize at the FIFA award night
- Pele who remains one of the best superstars to have played the game of football explained that he can't wait to see Ronaldo and hug him
- Ronaldo and his teammates at Manchester United have not been finding things rosy this season in the Premier League
Pele who is a Brazilian football legend has congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo for his prize at the FIFA award night conducted in Zurich on Monday, January 17, stressing that he is looking forward to hug him.
Cristiano Ronaldo is no doubt one of the best footballers on earth considering his record and achievements since he started playing the round leather game.
Gone are the days when Cristiano Ronaldo used to play football on the streets in Portugal, today, the Manchester United forward is a proud winner of five Ballon d'Or award.
Ronaldo together with his partner Georgina and eldest son Cristianinho flew to Zurich to pick his award and was in joyous momentum.
Who won the best player at the FIFA award night?
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski won the award beating the duo of Lionel Messi and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah who is currently in Cameroon for the 2021 AFCON.
According to the report on UK Sun and Daily Mail, Pele was happy that Cristiano Ronaldo was still able to win an award at the FIFA gala night.
Pele's message to Cristiano Ronaldo
“My congratulations on the special tribute from Fifa. I’m looking forward to meeting you in person to give you my hug. I recorded this message with great care. See you soon.”
Cristiano Ronaldo wins prestigious FIFA award after record-breaking year
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Man United marksman Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Special Award after a record-breaking 2021.
Ronaldo was snubbed from the shortlist for the FIFA Best Player of the Year, with Bayern ace Robert Lewandowski and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah among those nominated.
However, the former Real Madrid star must be proud of himself as he was among a number of football personalities who picked individual prizes during the awards ceremony held in Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday, January 17.
Ronaldo won a special FIFA award for becoming the men's all-time top scorer back in September 2021.
At the time, the Portuguese international scored twice for his country against the Republic of Ireland to take his international goals tally to 115 goals in 184 appearances.