Cristiano Ronaldo Dedicates Euro 2016 Win to 'All Portuguese And Immigrants'

Updated: 11 July 2016 11:14 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo, whose team Portugal beat France in the Euro 2016 final, dedicated the historic win to his countrymen and the immigrants

Cristiano Ronaldo Dedicates Euro 2016 Win to
Cristiano Ronaldo kisses the Euro 2016 trophy, after Portugal beat France in the final. © AFP

Paris:

Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo devoted Portugal's Euro 2016 triumph over France on Sunday to "all Portuguese and all immigrants".

Ronaldo said he found it impossible to come back after being injured in the Paris final which Portugal won 1-0. "I tried to come back. My knee was swelling up and I couldn't. There was too much pain."

"It was not the final I wanted but I am very happy. It is a trophy for all Portuguese, for all immigrants, all the people who believed in us so I am very happy and very proud."

About 1.2 million Portuguese nationals and Portuguese-origin French live in France, according to Portuguese authorities.

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Highlights
  • Portugal beat France 1-0 in Euro 2016 final
  • Eder scored the winner in the 19th minute
  • This is Portugal's maiden international title
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