This was again the case on Thursday afternoon when the 32-year-old, 82 days on from chipping in with a couple of goals in Real Madrid's latest Champions League final success, was named Uefa's Best Player in Europe.
Ronaldo previously won the UEFA award in 2013-2014 and 2015-2016.
"There are the same goals every year, to meet the same challenges, win everything if possible, qualify for the World Cup with my national team", said Ronaldo.
Goalkeeper of the season went to Gianluigi Buffon of runners-up Juventus, who, like Messi, had also been nominated for the main prize.
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Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo won the leading award after top-scoring in the Champions League for a fifth successive season. "I'm so blessed - thanks also to the supporters of Real Madrid, and everyone who helped me to achieve this trophy".
The UEFA vote by journalists from 55 member federations was announced on Thursday at the Champions League group-stage draw.
Martens guided the Dutch women's team to their first worldwide title when they won the European championship this year. The other nominees were Pernille Harder of Denmark, and Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany.