"Being named FIFA World Player of the Year is overwhelming. It's a dream come true and it's one of the most important moments of my life."

- Cristiano Ronaldo
13/01/2009 10:36, Report by Adam Bostock

Gallery: Ronaldo's year

Cristiano Ronaldo's remarkable year was capped with yet another global gong after he was named FIFA World Player of the Year 2008 on Sunday. ManUtd.com has captured the best moments in our gallery.

Pictures speak louder than words, so judge for yourself as you click through 25 photos from the past 12 months, dating back to Ronaldo's first goal of the calendar year, in the FA Cup third round tie away at Aston Villa.

You can expect to see plenty of silverware, the spoils of success for both the player and the club he continues to represent. 

As the man himself told MUTV: "For me, the year has been fantastic, I’m very happy. I’m very proud of what I achieved in 2008. It was a great year, not just for me, but for the club, for the players, for everyone.”

If you're an MUTV Online subscriber, you can watch an exclusive interview with the Reds star about his fantastic 2008.


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