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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Portugal honours Ronaldo for his sporting achievements

Published 20/01/2014 | 19:39

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Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva, right, decorates Portugal's soccer team captain Cristiano Ronaldo with the Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique, Order of Prince Henry, Monday, Jan. 20 2014, at the Belem presidential palace in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Andre Kosters, Pool)
Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva, right, decorates Portugal's soccer team captain Cristiano Ronaldo with the Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique, Order of Prince Henry, Monday, Jan. 20 2014, at the Belem presidential palace in Lisbon. (AP Photo/Andre Kosters, Pool)
Portugal's soccer team captain Cristiano Ronaldo poses after he was decorated with the Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique in Lisbon January 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
Portugal's soccer team captain Cristiano Ronaldo poses after he was decorated with the Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique in Lisbon January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
Portugal's soccer team captain Cristiano Ronaldo poses with Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez (R) after receiving the Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique in Lisbon January 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
Portugal's soccer team captain Cristiano Ronaldo poses with Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez (R) after receiving the Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique in Lisbon January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

The Real Madrid superstar was back in his native Portugal to receive the prestigious Order of Prince Henry knighthood.

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Fresh from being crowned the Ballon d’Or, the Portugal captain was collecting more silverware today with the Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique now in his possession.

It is a five-tier order, whose titles are awarded for relevant services to Portugal and for services in the expansion of the Portuguese culture, its history and its values, and also in attendance today in Lisbon was Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez.

Ronaldo has become the first footballer to receive the award since it was created in 1960.

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