Cristiano Ronaldo, who equalled Lionel Messi's trophy haul as FIFA's best player in the world on Monday, has commented on his rivalry with the Argentine.
The Portuguese picked up the main accolade, The Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year award, at the gala in London earlier this week.
He finished the FIFA vote with 43.15% of the nominations from national team coaches, national team captains, a panel of experts and fans, while Messi received 19.25% of the votes and Neymar followed in third place with 6.97%.
Overall, Ronaldo has now equalled Messi's record after lifting his fifth award for the best player in the world, but he has since insisted his rivalry with the Argentine is far from over.
"It didn't finish yet... it is just starting," the 32-year-old said of the rivalry, as quoted by ESPN.
In addition, he also revealed how many The Best awards he wants to have by the time he hangs up his boots.
"Seven, I hope! That's my lucky number (laughs). But that's all in the future, and for now I'm just going to enjoy this incredible moment as much as possible," he explained, as quoted by AS.
"The FIFA Club World Cup is just around the corner, and that's a trophy we also want to win. We already won the UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup against Manchester United and Barcelona. You get the opportunity to win everything at Real."
Ronaldo has begun the new Los Blancos campaign with seven goals in 10 games, and has already picked up two trophies – the UEFA Super Cup and the Spanish Super Cup – while Messi has already scored 15 times in 14 club appearances so far.
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