Real Madrid history will be "before and after" Cristiano Ronaldo, says club President Florentino Perez
Madrid, Nov 8 (IANS) After extending Cristiano Ronaldo's contract with Real Madrid until 2021, the club's President Florentino Perez said there will be a "before and after" the iconic Portuguese player in the history of the Madrid football club.
Perez praised his biggest star, who will be 36 by the time the contract, signed on Monday, ends, reports Efe.
"You have become the successor of those mythical giants and you're defining an era. There will be a before and after of Cristiano Ronaldo," Perez said according to the club's website.
"With Real Madrid you have conquered everything. After your success of last season with Real Madrid and the national team, it is only fair that you will soon have your fourth Ballon d'Or. You don't get tired of winning and that is why Real Madrid want you to continue here forever," he added.
"You are now the big icon of the club, the symbol of the best club in the history of football. You have become the successor of those mythical giants and you're defining an era. There will be a before and after of Cristiano Ronaldo," he explained.
Perez recalled all the titles Cristiano has achieved with Real Madrid, and told the Portuguese: "You're already a Real Madrid legend because you have become the top scorer in the club's history. They are many achievements and titles that make you a unique and unforgettable player."