'An outrageous display of goalscoring expertise' - Goal's World Player of the Week Cristiano Ronaldo

World Player of the Week
Cristiano Ronaldo
AGE  29
PLAYS FOR Real Madrid

Real Madrid 4-0 Osasuna

After Gareth Bale won our weekly award seven days ago, Real Madrid's talisman was the undisputed choice after another outrageous display of his goalscoring expertise.

Goal's Miguel Churruca said: "There were some doubts about Cristiano Ronaldo's fitness but the Portuguese star was in rude health during Real Madrid's huge win 4-0 win against Osasuna. 

"After an average performance in the Champions League clash versus Bayern, the Portugal star scored two superb goals from distance to make it 2-0 and lead his side to victory.

"The two times Ballon d'Or winner now has a great challenge, as next Tuesday Madrid will be facing Bayern Munich once again in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final. Will he be ready for another show?"

Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo, Goal's 258th World Player of the Week winner!

The Shortlist

Lionel Messi - Barcelona

@BenHaward: "Fitting that Messi and Fabregas scored - both Vilanova youth products."

Goal's Enis Koylu: "Completed Barca's remarkable comeback with their third goal in a 3-2 win."

Yaya Toure - Manchester City

 @benjaminphotos: "Toure defends, scores and assists. The true Player of the Year."

Goal's Alec Fenn: "His goal was the reward for an all-action display of physical and technical prowess."

Connor Wickham - Sunderland

 @Demiluyi: "#Wickham. Man of the moment."

Goal's Miles Chambers: "Scored his fifth goal in three games to fire Sunderland out of the relegation zone."

Yusuf Erdogan - Trabzonspor 

@Trabfan12: "Stepped up to the plate and shouldered the goalscoring burden #Erdogan."

Goal's Madyb: "Scored twice and made four assists in his last two games. Continues to impress."