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Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo marks New Year with trophy haul

Fair to say, 2017 was a good year for Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese colossus raking in yet another raft of awards and accolades, both individual and collective.

Indeed, Ronaldo assembled just a small portion of his enormous career silverware haul for a motivational social media photo to help ring in the new year in his own inimitable style.

The Real Madrid star posed proudly alongside his five Ballon d'Ors, four golden boots and three UEFA Player of the Year awards, among an array of other trinkets.

"When I played in the streets of Madeira and dreamed of reaching the top of the football I could not imagine that one day I would take a picture like this," Ronaldo said on Instagram.

"I dedicate this moment above all to my family, my friends, my teammates, the coaches with whom I have always learned and so many others who work in club and selection structures. Finally, a special thanks to my fans. These trophies are yours too!"