The Real Madrid superstar was on Thursday crowned the world’s best footballer for a second successive year following his starring rolls in the Galacticos UEFA Champions League and La Liga title triumphs.
And, speaking to French Football, the Portugal international proudly boasted: “I’m the best player in history, in the good moments and the bad ones.
“I respect everyone’s preferences, but I’ve never seen anyone better than me. I have always thought that. No footballer can do the things I can.
"There’s no player more complete than me. I play well with both feet, I’m quick, powerful, good with the head, I score goals, I make assists. There are guys who prefer Neymar or Messi. But I tell you: there’s no-one more complete than me.
“No-one has won as many individual trophies as me. And I’m not speaking just of the Ballon d’Or.
"That says something, doesn’t it? It’s not just a result of the work I do in the gym, like some people think. It’s the sum of many things.
"Legends like Floyd Mayweather and LeBron James don’t get to their perfect level by chance. Many factors coincide. To be at the top and to stay there, you have to have more talent than the others.”