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During his five years as a Madridista, Cristiano Ronaldo has dazzled fans with his incredible skills and rampant scoring, winning millions of hearts in the process.
However, for all his achievements at the Bernabeu, Florentino Perez brought him to the Spanish capital to do one thing: Fire the Blancos to a 10th European title.
Since winning their ninth European crown in 2002, the Spanish giants have been obsessed with completing la Decima, and the acquisition of Ronaldo was primarily made to ensure it happened.
After all, the Portugal star had been hugely influential in Manchester United's Champions League triumph of 2008, as well as their run to the final just 12 months later.
It may have taken the best part of five years, but Ronaldo duly delivered in 2014 to cap another sensational year for the Real Madrid superstar.
Ronaldo was in inspired form throughout Real's heroic Champions League campaign and had, as per UEFA.com, equalled Messi's record of 14 strikes in a single campaign before the semi-finals.
Two fantastic goals against Bayern, as Real demolished the Germans in Munich, saw the Blancos man edge ahead of the Barcelona man.
Injury problems took their toll on Ronaldo in the first-ever one-city final and his performance against Atletico was rather subdued.
This paved the way for Gareth Bale, the man who inherited the tag of world's most expensive player, to nod the winner in extra-time.
Nevertheless, it was the No. 7 who had the final say by calmly sticking away a last-gasp penalty to complete a historic 4-1 victory for the Bernabeu giants.
Real Madrid's 12-year wait for a 10th European crown was over. and Ronaldo, with 17 goals in just 11 appearances, had been the catalyst throughout.
It was the career-defining chapter in one of the greatest football stories ever told.