Cristiano Ronaldo gave Nani his Silver Boot award

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Cristiano Ronaldo's emotions were in full swing at the final of Euro 2016.

From tears of agony at being stretchered off early on, to sobs of joy at the final whistle, CR7 drew plenty of attention to himself despite playing just twenty-five minutes for victorious Portugal.

However, the champions' captain was clearly also keen to share the limelight with his team-mates.


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After the game, Nani posted a picture on Instagram alongside Ronaldo, who was by then looking a little more composed.

Great gift 

Nani revealed that the Real Madrid star had given him his Silver Boot award, with the caption: “More than a captain you’re a champion! Thanks for the gift! Let’s go Portugal. We are the Champions!”

He might get a lot of hate, but Ronaldo always seems to come out on top, showing once again he can add a touch of class to proceedings when he wants to.

The 31-year-old won the award for scoring three goals and creating three assists, the latter of which was the deciding factor.

Ronaldo's accolades 

Gareth Bale, Alvaro Morata, and Nani also got three goals each, so he clearly felt it was only right to give it to his former Manchester United team-mate.

Perhaps the famous Cristiano Ronaldo museum in Madeira is getting full, or maybe he just wanted to create a little space for his latest collection of accolades, which now includes a European Championship winners' medal.

It seems only appropriate that Nani is given some recognition, as although Ronaldo spearheaded Portugal's charge to the final, Valencia's latest signing proved they are far from a one-man team.

Last laugh 

Of course, it was Antoine Griezmann who clinched the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer, but that won't be much of a consolation to the Frenchman.

The Atletico Madrid attacker lit up the Euros and cemented his place as one of the best in the world right now.

But while Ronaldo was criticised for some of his performances in the group stages, he has certainly had the last laugh here.

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