‘It should be called CR7 Champions League’: Cristiano Ronaldo wants European Cup renamed as he wins fifth title and seventh golden boot
- Cristiano Ronaldo has called for the Champions League to be renamed after him
- Real Madrid star won his fifth European Cup and was top scorer for seventh time
- He’s the competition’s highest ever scorer and second most successful player
- Ronaldo sparked doubts over where his future lies following the win vs Liverpool
After a fifth Champions League victory, Cristiano Ronaldo has suggested the competition should be renamed.
The Real Madrid star has claimed Europe’s elite club competition should be called ‘CR7 Champions League’, after himself.
Ronaldo added another European Cup and golden boot to his accolades after Madrid ran out 3-1 winners against Liverpool, while the forward finished the competition as top scorer with 15 goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo has called for Champions League to be named after him as he wins fifth title
‘Who was the top-scorer once again?’ Ronaldo said.
‘The Champions League should change and be called the CR7 Champions League.
‘I have won five and I am the top goalscorer again, so I cannot be sad.’
The win makes Ronaldo the joint-second most successful player in European Cup history, with his fifth title moving him on par with legends like Alfredo di Stefano and Paolo Maldini.
Ronaldo finished top scorer for the seventh time and extended his record as top ever scorer
Former Real Madrid winger Francisco Gento is the only player to have won more European Cups with six, though Ronaldo’s seventh golden boot in the competition is a record.
His 15 goals this year have propelled him on to 120 goals in the competition, now 20 clear of Lionel Messi.
But there are now doubts over whether the 33-year-old will be able to extend his goal tally, or claim a record-equaling sixth European Cup, after suggesting he could leave Real Madrid this summer.
However there are doubts over his future after hinting he could leave following win in Kiev
Following the match, Ronaldo told beIN Sports: ‘Now we have to enjoy this moment. In the next few days I will give an answer to the fans that have always been on my side.
‘It was very nice to be at Real Madrid, in the coming days I will talk about it more.’
He later backtracked, claiming: ‘I shouldn’t have said what I said.’