Cristiano Ronaldo Thinks The Champions League Should Be Renamed 'CR7 Champions League'
Cristiano Ronaldo wants the Champions League trophy to be named after him after winning it five times and after Tuesday night's hat-trick it's difficult to argue with the Juventus forward.
'CR7 Champions League,' it's certainly got a ring to it. Can you imagine the players lining up and the song blaring out, 'THESE ARE THE CHAMPIONS...THE CRISTIANOOOOOO CHAMPIONS.'
Last May Real Madrid won the Champions League for the third time in a row and the fourth time in five years, when they beat Liverpool in the final, but for Cristiano Ronaldo it was his fifth time winning the title.
That made the Portuguese forward the man with the most wins in the competition of all time and he's far from finished yet by the looks of things.
On Tuesday night his hat-trick, which were his 122nd, 123rd and 124th goals in the competition, put Juventus into the quarter finals and gave himself a great chance of winning a sixth European title.
So it's no wonder that back in May, after once again finishing top scorer in the competition for the season, he jokingly suggested the trophy should be renamed, saying:
"Who was top scorer again? The Champions League should change its name and call itself the CR7 Champions League... I've won five, top scorer again, I can't be unhappy at that."
Well I think he was joking but you can never be sure when it comes to Ronaldo.
There are a number of players, including the likes of Paolo Maldini and Alfredo di Stefano, who scored in five final, who have become European champion on five occasions but they either won some or all of those titles when the competition was the European Cup.
Ronaldo is still one European title behind Real Madrid legend Francisco Gento who won the title in 1956, 57, 58, 59, 60 and 66.
Juventus signed the Champions League all time top scorer with the aim of winning the title for the first time since 1996, losing in five finals since, and should they do it then the 34 year old would be only the second man to win the title with three different clubs after Clarence Seedorf.
With 124 goals and five titles to his name and no signs of him letting up it's likely that Ronaldo will be synonymous with the competition for many years to come.
Call it whatever you like, this might already be the CR7 Champions League!