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Futre: Real Madrid star Ronaldo's Ballon d'Or great for Portuguese football

Portuguese legend Paulo Futre is delighted for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo after he won the Ballon d'Or.

Futre says it was just the news Portuguese football needed after Eusebio's passing last week.

"It is a delight for the entire country, not just for Cristiano Ronaldo. I think it is fair and he has deserved it since 2012. He played a great league that year, performing at absolutely key moments by scoring great goals, such as the decisive one at the Nou Camp. Also in terms of his national team, he had a great European Championship and missed out on the final on penalties against Spain, and that's just down to luck. It is also a tribute to Eusebio. There are a lot of emotions involved."

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