Don't worry if you miss out on the Ballon d'Or, Ronaldo! The Ibero-American Athlete of the Year trophy is a cracker
13:13 GMT, 6 December 2012
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo added another piece of silverware to his collection when he was named the greatest Ibero-American athlete of last year.
Ronaldo, widely tipped to finish runner-up to Lionel Messi again in the race for the Ballon d'Or, was presented with the massive trophy during a presentation at the Royal Palace of El Pardo.
Royal approval: Queen Sofia of Spain presents Cristiano Ronaldo with the Ibero-American Community Trophy
Congratulations: Ronaldo is applauded as he goes up to accept his award
He said: 'It was an honour for me to receive such a beautiful trophy from Her Majesty the Queen of Spain.
'Once again, as with all the awards I've received, I want to individually thank all those who chose me for this award, but especially my team-mates and coaches because without them this wouldn't have been possible.
Size does matter: Ronaldo was all smiles as he walked off withe the massive piece of silverware
'I want to dedicate this award especially to Real Madrid fans.'
Real president Florentino Perez, director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno and honorary president Alfredo Di Stfano accompanied Ronaldo to the ceremony.
The former Manchester United favourite helped his side to a 4-1 win over Ajax on Tuesday as they wound up their Champions League group stage in style.
Glamour game: Princess Letizia was at the Palace of El Pardo in Madrid as Ronaldo was honoured