"I'm very happy â€" an wonderful season, we've won trophies.
"Nights like this is why you're a footballer and why I joined Real Madrid", he said. I consider myself a man of this house (Real Madrid).
Real produced a ruthless second-half display after an evenly matched first 45 minutes. "Today is a truly historic day for Real Madrid, for all Madrid fans".
For all the talk of tactics, the threat posed by the Italian champions and the romantic notion of Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon finally claiming a Champions League winner's medal, Ronaldo yet again found a way to hog the headlines.
After seeing Lionel Messi and Barcelona reign with four titles in a decade, Cristiano Ronaldo's Madrid raised its game the last four seasons and again became the team to beat in the continent. "It is a huge disappointment". "We have the world's best players and plenty of youth".
For such an experienced side to go missing nearly completely in the second half is likely to be down to Real Madrid's brilliance as much as their own failings.
He plays front-foot attacking football and has shown his clever side by rotating his squad so they reached the end of the season in peak form.
A Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid last season might have been seen in some quarters as beginner's luck. "It will nearly certainly be at the end of the 2018 World Cup", Buffon said as he picked up the Gianni Brera award for Sportsman of the Year in January 2016.
It was Modric who got the first chance after the re-start, a strike from close range that Buffon managed to send wide. One player nearly certainly to leave is James Rodriguez, who arrived amid high expectations after the 2014 World Cup but didn't get a lot of playing time under Zidane. "You would never imagine a year like this".
"I want to keep going like that and win lots of trophies.
Scoring four goals against Juventus is not easy".
Real's World Cup-winning midfielder Toni Kroos also hailed Ronaldo after the game: "Everybody knows that he is very important".
But Zidane had all the right answers this season. The second half was better.
"It was a very even game". To be the first to retain the trophy since 1990 - you can't underestimate that. It was a typically razor sharp break from Zidane's side with Karim Benzema feeding Ronaldo, who played a one-two with Dani Carvajal before sweeping a 15-yard shot inside the far post.