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A great year: Cristiano Ronaldo's 2014

Updated 0838 GMT (1638 HKT) January 13, 2015
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January 6: Ronaldo scores twice in a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo, taking his career tally over 400 for both club and country. GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images
March 5: Playing for Portugal in a friendly against Cameroon, Ronaldo's strike takes his international goal tally to 49, a Portuguese record. PEDRO NUNES/AFP/Getty Images
March 15: With his goal against Malaga, Ronaldo becomes the first player to score at least 25 goals in five consecutive seasons. Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images
April 2: Appearing for Real in their home match against Borussia Dortmund, Ronaldo marks his 100th Champions League appearance. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
April 29: Ronaldo scores two to help Real Madrid beat Champions League holders Bayern 4-0 in Munich. Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images
May 4: Ronaldo scores a sumptuous backheel against Valencia to win the season's LFP Best Goal. DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images
May 24: Ronaldo celebrates the fourth goal against Atletico Madrid in the 2014 Champions League final. The CR7-led effort brings home the Champions League trophy -- and the "decima" -- back to the Bernabeu. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
June 26: Ronaldo scores his 50th goal for Portugal and in doing so becomes the first Portuguese to play and score in three world cups. Warren Little/Getty Images
August 12: Ronaldo's Real Madrid wins the Super Cup, while the Portuguese becomes the joint second European competition scorer with 70 goals. Ian MacNicol/Getty Images
August 28: Ronaldo is congratulated by UEFA head Michel Platini as he wins the UEFA European Player of the Year trophy. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images
September 16: Ronaldo celebrates after scoring Madrid's third goal during the team's opening of its Champions League defense against Basel 1893. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
September 20: Ronaldo scores his 20th La Liga hat trick in Madrid's 8-1 demolition of Deportivo La Coruna. David Ramos/Getty Images
September 23: Ronaldo scores four in Madrid's rout of Elche, breaking into the top 10 of La Liga's all-time scorers. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images
September 24: Ronaldo takes the game ball after his third hat trick of the 2014-15 season, against Bilbao. DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images
October 14: Ronaldo reacts after scoring during a UEFA qualifying match versus Denmark, becoming the joint all-time scorer in the competition. JENS NOERGAARD LARSEN/AFP/Getty Image
October 22: Ronaldo scores against Liverpool, becoming the first player to score in 10 consecutive Champions League away games. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
November 5: Ronaldo kisses his Golden Boot 2014 award at Melia Castilla hotel in Madrid, Spain. His 31 strikes in La Liga last season earned him his third Golden Boot. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images
December 6: Ronaldo scores his 23rd La Liga hat trick against Celta Vigo and becomes the fastest player to reach 200 Liga goals. Denis Doyle/Getty Images
December 20: Ronaldo (L) and compatriot and teammate Pepe (R) salute their supporters after winning the FIFA Club World Cup final match against San Lorenzo in Morocco to cap off a hugely successful 2014. FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images
December 21: Ronaldo -- with son, Cristiano Jr. -- attends the unveiling of a statue of himself in his hometown of Funchal. GREGORIO CUNHA/AFP/Getty Images