It was a year in which he has won five titles with Real Madrid and added to his personal trophy collection with another Ballon d'Or.
“2017 has been an incredible year on a lot of levels," he told AS.
“It's a tremendous feeling to look back and look at what I have achieved, having started off kicking a ball around the streets of Madeira.
“I was blessed with talent and I have worked really hard to make the most of it, but I wouldn't have achieved it without the collaboration of a lot of people who have helped me professionally.
“I want to dedicate this moment to my family, who are always there in the good moments and the bad, and to my friends, without forgetting those who believed in my when I was just a kid full of dreams, my coaches and team-mates, both at my clubs and the national team."