Cristiano Ronaldo is all smiles as he receives Globe Soccer’s Top Scorer of All Time award while on holiday in Dubai - with fans turning out in force to catch a glimpse of the Man United star
Cristiano Ronaldo picked up the Globe Soccer's Top Scorer of All Time award at Dubai Expo 2020 on Friday afternoon.
And the Manchester United superstar was handed the gong while on holiday in Dubai at the Al Wasl Plaza having reached the landmark following his fairytale return to Old Trafford.
The 36-year-old was greeted by hundreds of supporters who had turned out in their droves to catch a glimpse of the superstar at the ceremony.
Ronaldo is spending the international break in Dubai with his family and was seen celebrating Georgina Rodriguez’s birthday at the World’s tallest building Burj Khalifa.
The footballer spent thousands of pounds to light up the Dubai skyline with a 'happy birthday' message to his partner.
The landmark tower changed colour before ending with the message 'Happy Birthday Geo' in giant white letters above a photo of the stunning Spaniard in a glamorous off-the-shoulder black dress.
Ronaldo's partner took to Instagram to share the footage, saying: 'This is how this exciting day ends. I'm speechless. Thank you, thank you and thank you @cristiano. You can't make me happier every day.'
Ronaldo - who has been struggling with a thigh problem - will be looking to use his time abroad to rest and recover.
The Portuguese forward was forced to stop training ahead of Manchester United's clash with Aston Villa due to the injury.
The 36-year-old was checked over by the club's medical team before being sent back home to take it easy.
Ronaldo is never one to take it easy - having previously revealed how he stays behind after training to work on his skills.
The striker even expressed his confusion as to why more Manchester United players do not do the same.
‘If I give you advice, even if you are younger than me, if you don’t implant that during your daily life, it will be difficult,’ he said. ‘I will be the No 1 to help. But if you don’t want my help, do your job, look for yourself, do your best to help the team.
‘I can speak all day with that person but if it’s not coming from inside of you, it’s impossible. When I was 18, 19, 20, some older players spoke with me, but I put that as, “Cristiano, you have to improve”.