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Cristiano Ronaldo eyes more records after signing new Real Madrid deal

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo speaks during the official presentation of his contract renewal
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo speaks during the presentation of his contract renewal

Cristiano Ronaldo signed his new contract at Real Madrid on Monday and said it will not be his last as he signalled his intent to finish his record-breaking career with the club.

The three-time World Player of the Year signed the new deal, which will keep him at the Bernabeu until he is 36, on Monday at an event alongside club president Florentino Perez.

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Ronaldo is Real's all-time leading scorer with more than 370 goals and has won eight trophies including the Champions League twice, La Liga and the FIFA Club World Cup during his seven years at the club.

"It is a very important day," Ronaldo said. "I have said many times that I carry this club in my heart and it is part of me and a very special time in my life, I'm going to be here for another five years, it is not going to be my last contract, let it be known, but it is very special.

Cristiano Ronaldo (C) with club president Florentino Perez and his mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro
Image: Ronaldo with club president Florentino Perez and his mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro

"I'm at the best club in the world... Everyone knows what my thoughts are, I want to continue being the best, I want to wear this shirt with pride.

"I'm sure I'm going to contribute the same over the next five years as I have in my time here, scoring goals and winning titles.

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"I'm very happy. It is a dream come true to extend my contract here at the club. All I want to do is continue rewriting history here at this club.

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"No one knows what the future holds, of course I would like to end my career at this club, this is my penultimate contract, I want to be here for many years to come."

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Coach Zinedine Zidane said after Real's 3-0 win over Leganes on Sunday that he wants to see Ronaldo end his career at the club in the same way he did.

"I'm happy because he is a player who has to finish his career in Madrid. It is unique," Zidane said in comments reported by Marca.

"His dream is to finish here and why I'm glad he has renewed and will end it in this white shirt as I did."

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