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The Portuguese helped himself to five goals in a week to complete his best-ever start to a season

World Player of the Week
Cristiano Ronaldo
 
AGE 28
POSITION Forward
PLAYS FOR Real Madrid
WEEK IN NUMBERS
APPS (GOALS SCORED) 2 (4)
TIME ON PITCH 180
PREVIOUS WINS 1

Real Madrid
7-3 Paris Saint-Germain
Rayo Vallecano
2-3 Real Madrid

There's never a dull moment with Cristiano Ronaldo. Last week Sepp Blatter revealed he preferred Lionel Messi to the Portuguese, which provoked an angry response from the 28-year-old and his club.

Typically, Ronaldo responded in the right fashion on the pitch. He fired a hat-trick in Madrid's 7-3 mauling of Sevilla and then struck twice on Saturday as los Blancos overcame Rayo Vallecano 3-2.

That's now 20 goals in 15 games this season for the 28-year-old and Goal's Miguel Churruca gave his thoughts on a fabulous seven days for 'CR7'.

"Ronaldo proved to be a real commander on the pitch this week. After Sepp Blatter's comments, the Portuguese showed the world just how good he is with a hat-trick in a crazy game against Sevilla.

"Not happy with the three goals, La Liga's top scorer then made it five goals in four days with two strikes against Vallecano to fire his side to another win. He has shown Blatter who is the real boss...on the pitch at least!"

Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo, Goal's 234th World Player of the Week winner!

The Shortlist

Robert Lewandowski - Dortmund

@srta_cazadora: "Ronaldo is the past, the present and the future of Real Madrid."

Goal's Falko Bloeding: "Another week and another astonishing performance with an 18-minute hat-trick against Stuttgart."

Thabo Matlaba - Orlando Pirates

 @Makgothopp: "#Matlaba always scores the important goal, next week the battle resumes.

Goal's Ignat Manjoo: "His late goal gives his side hope ahead of the second leg of the CAF Champions League final.

Masato Kudo - Kashiwa Reysol

@CTTurnbull: "Kudo goes from strength to strength. European scouts must be watching."

Goal's MadyB: "Scored the winner in the J-League Cup final - with what was his 24th goal of a brilliant season."

Danny North - Sligo Rovers

@BriBriBa95: "That FAI Cup final was the best final I ever saw #DannyNorth."

Goal's Ryan Kelly: "A genius 20-minute cameo in the FAI Cup final. Scored twice and set one up in a 3-2 win."

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