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Portugal manager Quieroz lauds Ronaldo

Portugal manager and ex-Man Utd assistant coach Carlos Quieroz has joined the chorus of supporters for 2008 Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Quieroz said it was a fantastic effort to scoop the prize but more hard work would be required to progress even further in his career.

"Cristiano has worked very hard to deserve it. I want to congratulate him and emphasise this distinction," Quieroz told the Portugal Football Federation's official website.

"As someone who was responsible for his training and preparation at Manchester United, I am really proud for his achievement, which was his dream and ambition.

"I hope this award symbolises a career full of success both individually and collectively.

"This award is also a challenge for him to keeping working as he has been doing so far in order to remain at the top and progress even further."

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