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Portugal's victory parade twisted its way through the streets of Lisbon as thousands of fans came out to celebrate with the players
The crowds were delighted to welcome home the players, craning to get a glimpse of Ronaldo and Co during the victory parade
The crowds were delighted to welcome home the players, craning to get a glimpse of Ronaldo and Co during the victory parade
Ronaldo (left) and Nani (second left) led the way as he and the rest of his team were applauded by huge numbers of fanatical Portugal fans
Ronaldo (left) and Nani (second left) led the way as he and the rest of his team were applauded by huge numbers of fanatical Portugal fans
It's a thumbs up from Ronaldo as the Real Madrid forward, 31, celebrated adding international glory to his huge number of club trophies
It's a thumbs up from Ronaldo as the Real Madrid forward, 31, celebrated adding international glory to his huge number of club trophies
Ronaldo was joined by manager Fernando Santos, who has done a brilliant job, as Portugal continued their celebrations in their homeland
Ronaldo was joined by manager Fernando Santos, who has done a brilliant job, as Portugal continued their celebrations in their homeland
Portugal's plane was welcomed by a stunning reception of red and green coloured water cannons after they secured glory on the big stage
Portugal's open top bus tour continued around the streets of Lisbon, with huge numbers of supporters lining the route
Portugal's open top bus tour continued around the streets of Lisbon, with huge numbers of supporters lining the route
Portugal's players continued their Euro 2016 celebrations on Monday morning before boarding a plane home to carry on partying
Portugal's players continued their Euro 2016 celebrations on Monday morning before boarding a plane home to carry on partying

PORTUGAL AT EURO 2016 

Group stage: Portugal 1-1 Iceland 
Group stage: Portugal 0-0 Austria 
Group stage: Hungary 3-3 Portugal 
Round of 16: Croatia 0-1 Portugal (AET) 
Quarter-final: Poland 1-1 Portugal (Portugal won 3-5 on penalties) 
Semi-final: Portugal 2-0 Wales 
Final: Portugal 1-0 France (AET)  
For Ronaldo, lifting silverware with his country was the icing on the cake of his already glittering career and the Real Madrid star was more than keen to show off his latest success.
The 31-year-old forward displayed the trophy to fans outside Portugal's team hotel in Marcoussis on the outskirts of the French capital, clearly still delighted after an emotional evening. 
Once aboard the plane, Ronaldo posted a series of pictures to Instagram as both he and the squad continued their celebrations with the trophy.
The squad's aircraft was even flanked by fighter jets as they made the short journey back home, with Joao Moutinho posting a video to his Instagram page.
On arrival into Lisbon, Portugal were welcomed by a stunning reception as they made their way off the plane before embarking on an open-top bus parade. 
The celebrations were the continuation of a party which is set to last for weeks and be celebrated by the whole country. 
Ronaldo suffered a first-half knee injury in the final at the Stade de France after clashing with West Ham United's Dmitri Payet and was forced from the field in tears after initially trying to carry on through the pain. 
They were met by their adoring public, Portugal's celebratory mood in direct contrast to that of France who were beaten in a final at home
They were met by their adoring public, Portugal's celebratory mood in direct contrast to that of France who were beaten in a final at home
Supporters take photos of the Portugal 'Campeoes' bus at Marquis of Pombal square in downtown Lisbon on Monday afternoon
Supporters take photos of the Portugal 'Campeoes' bus at Marquis of Pombal square in downtown Lisbon on Monday afternoon
Ronaldo can't hide his delight as he emerges from the Portugal plane after it landed in the capital city of Lisbon on Monday
Ronaldo can't hide his delight as he emerges from the Portugal plane after it landed in the capital city of Lisbon on Monday
Unsurprisingly there were huge number of Portugal fans keen to celebrate their team's success as a country continues to party
Unsurprisingly there were huge number of Portugal fans keen to celebrate their team's success as a country continues to party
Unsurprisingly there were huge numbers of Portugal fans keen to celebrate their team's success as a country continues to party
Portugal's players were welcomed by supporters and the Lisbon Airport staff after doing their country proud in France this summer
Portugal's players were welcomed by supporters and the Lisbon Airport staff after doing their country proud in France this summer
Portugal's players were welcomed by supporters and the Lisbon Airport staff after doing their country proud in France this summer
The squad posed for another snap with the trophy  and a photo of Portugal legend Eusebio, who died in 2014, while they were in the air
The squad posed for another snap with the trophy and a photo of Portugal legend Eusebio, who died in 2014, while they were in the air
Star man Ronaldo posted this picture of him hugging the Euro 2016 trophy on the return flight to his Instagram page
Star man Ronaldo posted this picture of him hugging the Euro 2016 trophy on the return flight to his Instagram page
The players also stopped off at Belem Palace where they had an audience with the president of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (right)
The players also stopped off at Belem Palace where they had an audience with the president of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (right)
But by the end of 120 minutes of tight action with few clear-cut chances, it was Ronaldo and the men in red who were celebrating as France had to suffer the pain of losing in front of their own fans.  
Ronaldo was joined in showing off Portugal's European title by fellow attacking stars Nani and Ricardo Quaresma, before the team boarded a bus to the airport. Once in Lisbon, the entire Portugal squad and back-room staff quickly hopped on a bus to be greeted by thousands of fans.
For Santos, Ronaldo and the Portugal squad it was a well-earned celebration after they ended their habit of exiting big tournaments in the latter stages. 
The Portugal captain endured a night of mixed emotions during his team's 1-0 extra time win over France after being forced off injured
The Portugal captain endured a night of mixed emotions during his team's 1-0 extra time win over France after being forced off injured
Ronaldo lifts the Euro 2016 trophy aloft
Ronaldo and Nani enjoy the celebrations
Real Madrid forward Ronaldo was all smiles on Monday morning, the night after seeing his Portugal team crowned champions
Fans waved Portugal flags as they waited for the bus to arrive, with some saving their place at the front of the crowds early in the morning
Fans waved Portugal flags as they waited for the bus to arrive, with some saving their place at the front of the crowds early in the morning
Portugal's Euro 2016-winning squad ride through Pombal Square in an open-top bus on their victory parade after beating France in Paris
Portugal's Euro 2016-winning squad ride through Pombal Square in an open-top bus on their victory parade after beating France in Paris
It was a particularly sweet occasion for their captain, former Manchester United winger Ronaldo putting his enforced substitution to one side to urge on his team from the sidelines. 
Clearly emotional at being forced off in the biggest game of his international career, Ronaldo put all his attentions into supporting his team-mates, almost acting as if he was the manager himself by putting his knee injury scare to one side to patrol the technical area alongside Santos. 
In the end it eventually paid off in the most dramatic of fashions, as Eder's goal sent a nation used to near misses into ecstasy. 
Ricardo Quaresma shows off his team's European title the morning after their stunning one goal victory at the Stade de France
Ricardo Quaresma shows off his team's European title the morning after their stunning one goal victory at the Stade de France
Ronaldo, Nani, Eder and their Portugal team-mates were understandably in high spirits the morning after their title win
Ronaldo, Nani, Eder and their Portugal team-mates were understandably in high spirits the morning after their title win
Ronaldo waves to fans near Paris before boarding a flight back to his homeland Portugal on Monday morning
Ronaldo waves to fans near Paris before boarding a flight back to his homeland Portugal on Monday morning
Ronaldo waves to fans near Paris before boarding a flight back to his homeland Portugal on Monday morning
Portugal were waved off to the airport by their adoring fans. A similar reception awaited them on their arrival back in Portugal
Portugal were waved off to the airport by their adoring fans. A similar reception awaited them on their arrival back in Portugal
'We beat France and I'm delighted,' said a clearly emotional Ronaldo after his team's triumph. 
'This is one of the happiest moments in my career. I've always said I wanted to win a trophy with the national team and make history. And I did it. Thank God, things went well for us.
'I'd like to thank my team-mates, our coach, our wider team, the Portuguese people and all the ex-pats who were always with us, cheering for us from the beginning. This is a unique moment for me, for all the Portuguese people and it's unforgettable.'
Portugal only just scraped through to the latter stages in France, drawing all three of their opening games with Iceland, Austria and Hungary. 
Only two goals from Ronaldo in the 3-3 tie with Hungary sealed a place in the last 16, Portugal then going on to topple Croatia, Poland and Gareth Bale's surprise package Wales on the way to the final. 
Portugal manager  Santos (right) has done a remarkable job in leading his team to the title. Here, he's joined by Ronaldo to celebrate
Portugal manager Santos (right) has done a remarkable job in leading his team to the title. Here, he's joined by Ronaldo to celebrate
The Portugal bus arrives at the airport as the country's heroes prepared to fly home to a rousing reception and more partying
The Portugal bus arrives at the airport as the country's heroes prepared to fly home to a rousing reception and more partying
Substitute striker Eder, who scored the winning goal but flopped in the Premier League, is applauded by Ronaldo at their hotel on Monday
Substitute striker Eder, who scored the winning goal but flopped in the Premier League, is applauded by Ronaldo at their hotel on Monday
Much has been made of Portugal's run to the last two - their 2-0 win over Wales was the only game they won in 90 minutes - but Santos' team deserve credit for their organisation, defensive resilience and ability to perform under pressure when it mattered most.  
'I'm so happy - very happy,' Ronaldo said in the immediate aftermath of his team's win. 
'This was something I have wanted for a long time now, ever since 2004. I asked God to give me another chance. The Portuguese people deserve this, our players deserved this. 
'Unfortunately, things didn't go well for me. I injured myself in the first few minutes, but I've always believed in these players. They have quality and ability, along with our coach's strategy to win.'
Portugal are celebrating their first ever major title after years of underwhelming failure at the highest level
Portugal are celebrating their first ever major title after years of underwhelming failure at the highest level
Santos is lifted high by his team following the conclusion of Portugal's 1-0 extra time win over hosts France
Santos is lifted high by his team following the conclusion of Portugal's 1-0 extra time win over hosts France


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