We have lost track of his records and in Dubai he wins his third Award as best player of the year, an award which he has so far only missed out on once since it was established. Cristiano is the prototype of the modern footballer, physically strong, fast, skilful and, above all, dedicated to the job he loves and determined in his preparation. The difference between a gifted player and a world-beater is in the latter’s inability to ever been banal or to have a poor patch. Ronaldo, match after match, is always capable of expressing class, energy, his competitive spirit. He plays no hold barred, to win always.