Cristiano Ronaldo has the opportunity to become a citizen of the United Arab Emirates after being given 10 years residency visa by the Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.
The Gold Card residency visa is a scheme recently launched by the United Arab Emirates' government with the target to woo more investors, businessmen, students to their country.
Ronaldo is a regular visitor to the United Arab Emirates which made him a qualified candidate for this glorious award.
Towards the end of December 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo received the Best Player award at the annual Dubai Globe Soccer Awards.
The footballer who recently turned 35 started his career at Sporting Lisbon before moving to Premier League side Manchester United where he won his first Champions League title.
He won four more Champions League titles at Real Madrid before Cristiano Ronaldo left for a move to join Italian side Juventus.
And so far at Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo won the Serie A title in his first season with the Old Lady even though he failed to win the Champions League title.
Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo primarily for their campaign in the Champions League where they have not excelled for years.
The Portugal international was superb steering the club to the quarterfinal of the championship before losing against Dutch side Ajax.
They are still in contention for this season's Champions League title with two fixtures against French side Lyon in the round of 16.
Maurizio Sarri and his men are also facing battle for this season's Serie A title from Inter Milan under the tutelage of Antonio Conte.
Conte has been able to change the fortune of Inter Milan this season and they are presently topping the League standings.
He has the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Victor Moses who been giving good performances this season.