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The 'Marca Legend' Award

Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo received the 'Marca Legend' award for his sporting achievements throughout his career. Ronaldo received award in a ceremony held in Madrid.

Ronaldo said it was not easy to leave real Madrid after a successful nine-year career with 'Los Blancos' and confessed one of the most difficult moments of his life was when he had to leave his native Madeira for Lisbon at the age of 11.

After NBA's Michael Jordan the first Marca Legend award winner in 1997, sporting icons such as Rafael Nadal, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Diego Maradona, Pele and Lionel Messi have also received the award.

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