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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo wins record fourth Golden Boot

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Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with a record breaking fourth European Golden Boot.

Cristiano Ronaldo has received a record fourth Golden Boot after topping Europe's goalscoring charts for the 2014/15 season.

The Real Madrid star scored 48 goals in 35 La Liga appearances last term to win the honour for the third time at Madrid, with his other triumph coming during the 2007/08 season at Manchester United.

It means Ronaldo becomes the first player in the awards' illustrious 47-year history to win the accolade four times.

"What a special moment in my professional life!" the 30-year-old said on his official Facebook page.

"Winning four Golden Boots is a privilege for me and I'll keep challenging myself because I want to do better every time and I want to keep chasing for more records.

"I have to thank everyone in Real Madrid that made this possible and we want to keep winning more titles and more trophies. Thank you everyone."

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates after scoring his second goal
Image: Ronaldo scored 48 goals in La Liga last season for Real Madrid

Long-term adversary, Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi, was edged out into second place, with his 43 goals in 38 Primera Division games unable to secure a fourth Golden Boot of his own.

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Ronaldo was accompanied at the ceremony in Madrid by his mother, his son, Madrid coach Rafa Benitez, club president Florentino Perez and the Portuguese ambassador to Spain.

And speaking at the gala, Ronaldo revealed his hunger for further success was unrelenting, adding: "I never planned on winning four times. Maybe one or two yes but never four.

Ronaldo collected the award along with his family
Image: Ronaldo collected the award along with his family

"I always want more. I know I am the only one to have four but I want more. That implies winning trophies with the world's greatest club.

"This year will be no different and we want to win La Liga, the Cup and the Champions League. I hope we see each other again next year."

Ronaldo is level with Raul in Madrid's all-time leading scorer charts with 323 goals and has the chance to surpass the Spaniard when Levante travel to the Bernabeu on Saturday.

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