Ronaldo plays down Ballon d'Or importance

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Ronaldo has won two major club and international trophies in 2016, and has been widely tipped as the favourite to win the FIFA footballer of the year award ahead of rival Lionel Messi.

However, the 31-year-old has played down his chances of bagging the award for a fourth time in his career, and says he is not "obsessed" with it.

"Individual awards are always won without expectations, they are not everything," Ronaldo told reporters.

"I am not obsessed about whether I have a chance to win it.

"This year I have already won the European Championship and Champions League, both are very important trophies."

The former Manchester United star has also revealed that the 2015/16 season goes down as his best yet, due to the fact that he won silverware for both club and country.

"This season has been the best of my career," he added. "I won two major titles, with my club and country, so it was something unique.

"It was a very emotional moment to win the Undecima. Winning the [Champions League] trophy is incredible.

"Every time I look at it I see the memories of when I won it for the first time with Manchester United as well as my triumphs with Madrid."

Meanwhile, Ronaldo has also provided an update on the knee injury he sustained during Portugal's Euro 2016 final, and hopes to return soon.

"I am feeling better," Ronaldo continued.

"I want to recover well and I hope to return as quickly as possible."

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