Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has paid a glowing tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo hit a hat-trick in victory at Galatasaray just days after signing a new Real contract.

"We are privileged to have Cristiano in our club," Perez told Jugones. "He's one of those players that only comes along once a century and we are lucky enough to have him in our team.

"But the presence of other foreign players like Bale, the best Spanish players like Isco and Illarramendi and academy players is also vital to our project."