Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo says he 'felt sorry' when he left Real Madrid and revealed which trophy he considers his most important within his glittering career.
Ronaldo, 34, who spent nine years in LaLiga during which time he won four of his five Ballons d’Or, made the revelation as he received the Marca Leyenda award in the Spanish capital.
The Portugal captain decided to call time on his almost decade-long stint with Real last summer and moved to Juve for a new sporting challenge but he admits that he misses his former club and felt sad to leave Los Blancos.
"I felt sorry when I left Real Madrid," Ronaldo said at the awards ceremony. "I miss both [Manchester United and Real Madrid] but because of life’s circumstances - I have lived more years in Madrid, my children and my girl were born here, so I miss Madrid more.
"This trophy will be in a very nice place in my museum. Madrid is special, I travel a lot but there are few cities like Madrid. Much of this award is derived from what I did in Madrid.
"It is a Spanish trophy and leaves me very honoured. Thanks to all those who have helped me to achieve it. It is a pride for me. And I hope to return to Madrid soon."
Ronaldo, whose glittering career started at Sporting Lisbon before his iconic spell in the Premier League with Manchester United went on to reveal which title meant the most to him.
"All titles are important but possibly [the 2016 European Championship is most important] because it is special.
"It is not the same, when you win something for your country and you know that it is more difficult, it is the most important thing in my career."