After being rewarded with a trophy of gold for being undisputedly the best player in the world in 2014, Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has now been given some diamonds too!
Nike, the Real Madrid forward’s sponsor, has made the ‘Mercurial CR7 Rare Gold’ boots in tribute to Ronaldo’s year in which he won the Champions League, Copa Del Rey, European Super Cup, Club World Cup and Ballon d’Or.
The boots are mostly gold in colour with a black heel – but more importantly they have ‘micro diamonds’ encrusted on the CR7 logo written on the sides.
The sportswear company explained that the diamonds on the footwear are collected remnants from larger stones that had already been cut.
So don’t feel too special Cristiano!
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Ballon d’Or win
Ronaldo beat Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi and World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to the Ballon d’Or on Monday evening.
Speaking on his win he said: “It's been an unforgettable year. To win this trophy, a trophy of this kind, is something unique and all I can say is I want to continue working as I have so far, trying to go on to more titles - individual and as a team - for my mother, my father who is up there looking and my son.
“I can see my mother, my family. I would like to thank all those who voted for me. My coach, my fellow player, the president of my club. I want to get better as the days go by. I want to say to all the Portuguese that I never thought I could win this trophy on three different occasions.”