Cristiano Ronaldo’s greatest moments at Real Madrid

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As the striker bids farewell to the Bernabeu and La Liga, we take a look back at some of his greatest moments in a Merengue shirt

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    #1 Ronaldo unveiled at Madrid

    Cristiano Ronaldo is presented to 80,000 Real supporters packed inside the Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos' latest Galactico, having joined from Manchester United in a blockbuster move in 2009. 
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    #2 A rocky debut

    Ronaldo was handed his Real debut in a friendly against Shamrock Rovers, who had no qualms in roughing up the then-world-record signing
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    #3 Ronaldo's first goal - from the spot.

    Ronaldo's official debut was more enjoyable for the Portuguese, scoring a penalty in Real's 3-2 victory over Deportivo La Coruna.
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    #4 A prolific first season

    Ronaldo's first season at Real did not end in any silverware but was successful on a personal level, with 33 goals scored in 35 games
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    #5 Ronaldo, meet the Special One!

    An old rival in Jose Mourinho takes over in the Spanish capital
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    #6 A first taste of silverware

    Ronaldo's first trophy came in the 2010-11 Copa del Rey, beating Barcelona in the final
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    #7 The centurion

    In November 2011, Ronaldo scored his 100th goal for the Spanish giants after just 105 appearances - a penalty against Lyon
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    #8 La Liga glory

    Ronaldo's first La Liga title came in 2011-12, his third season with the Merengues
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    #9 A new record

    Ronaldo surpassed Portuguese legend Eusebio as his country's leading marksman with his first international hat-trick, against Northern Ireland, when he found the net three times in a 15-minute spell
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    #10 Ballon d'Or

    2013 marked Ronaldo's second Ballon d'Or award, having watched Messi named the best player in the world for four years straight between 2009 and 2012
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    #11 Champions League glory

    Ronaldo claims his first Champions League with Real, beating city rivals Atletico 4-1 after extra time. He scored a 120th-minute penalty.
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    #12 The records keep falling

    Ronaldo's 23rd hat-trick set a La Liga record and marked his 200th goal in just 178 appearances for the club
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    #13 Watch out, Messi!

    Another year, another Ballon d'Or. Ronaldo is named the best player in the world for a third time, closing on all-time record holder Lionel Messi
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    #14 Better than Di Stefano

    Ronaldo passes Real legend Alfredo Di Stefano in the club's goalscoring charts and closes in on Raul's record
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    #15 Yet another gong...

    Amongst a string of other awards, Ronaldo claims the European Golden Shoe award
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    #16 Five hundred up

    Ronaldo registers his 500th goal in professional football with a double against Malmo
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    #17 Madrid's top scorer

    Ronaldo reaches 324 goals for Real, one more than Raul's 323-goal record, with a goal against Levante
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    #18 The hero in Milan

    The two Madrid teams again meet in the Champions League final, this time in Milan, as Ronaldo scores the winning penalty to secure victory for Real
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    #19 Number four

    Ronaldo's fourth Ballon d'Or, and third in a Real Madrid shirt came in 2016
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    #20 A hat-trick and history

    Bayern Munich were put to the sword in 2017 by a Ronaldo hat-trick in the Champions League quarter-finals. That triple also made him the first player in history to score more than 100 goals in the competition
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    #21 An end to the Liga drought

    After five long years without La Liga, Madrid finally regained the title in 2016-17, finishing three points clear of Barcelona. With 25 goals Ronaldo was once more key to his club's success, although he was outscored by Lionel Messi
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    #22 Back-to-back titles

    Madrid followed up their Liga triumph with victory in the Champions League final, becoming the first club to retain the title since the name was changed from the European Cup. Ronaldo hit twice in the final to down Juventus and further cement his legacy
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    #23 Level with Messi

    Ronaldo's 2017 heroics made him the runaway choice for the Ballon d'Or, drawing him level with the Argentine on five awards apiece 
  24. #24 An overhead kick and applause in Turin

    In what was perhaps a portent of the future move, fans in Juventus Stadium gave Ronaldo a standing ovation as their team was downed by Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final. The pick of the action was a stunning overhead kick from the Portugal star
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    #25 Third time's a charm

    While 2017-18 was far from a vintage season for Ronaldo, he and Madrid finished it in typical fashion - with yet another Champions League title in tow. Liverpool were beaten 3-1 in the final, although Ronaldo made the headlines for another reason as he suggested his Real career had come to an end. Those words ultimately proved prophetic, as he now prepares for a new challenge in Serie A