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I feel bad for him – Lampard snubs Ronaldo, names best players he ever faced
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I feel bad for him – Lampard snubs Ronaldo, names best players he ever faced

Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has snubbed Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, and named Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho, as the two best players he ever faced during his career. Lampard, who played against Ronaldo, Messi and Ronaldinho during his career, insisted that he felt bad for the Portugal captain. “There is two I would say – one is Lionel Messi, because he is just the best, And I feel bad with Cristiano [Ronaldo] because what Cristiano has done in big games, winning finals and stuff, I think that is such a tight call,” Lampard told Coral’s All to Play For Podcast. “But to play against him [Messi], I didn’t play Ronaldo at his peak. I played him at Man United when he was getting towards it, but not at Real Madrid, where...
‘Ronaldo is on another level to Cantona’ – Scholes explains what makes Man Utd star special
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‘Ronaldo is on another level to Cantona’ – Scholes explains what makes Man Utd star special

One Red Devils legend has revealed why another one can be considered a class above other talismanic figures Cristiano Ronaldo has always been "another level" above the greatest enigmas at Manchester United, says Paul Scholes, with even Eric Cantona having to accept a standing below the Portuguese superstar. French talisman Cantona helped to open trophy-winning floodgates under Sir Alex Ferguson in 1992-93, with his mere presence making the Red Devils a more formidable proposition. Plenty have filled a similar role at Old Trafford since then, with five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo back for a second stint as he looks to recapture former glories in familiar surroundings.
Man City had considerable chance of signing Ronaldo’ – Man Utd star came close to joining arch-rivals, claims Fernandinho
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Man City had considerable chance of signing Ronaldo’ – Man Utd star came close to joining arch-rivals, claims Fernandinho

The midfielder has confirmed that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's agent Jorge Mendes held talks with the Premier League champions Manchester City had a "considerable chance" of signing Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of arch-rivals Manchester United in the summer transfer window, according to Fernandinho. Ronaldo completed a sensational £20 million ($28m) move to United from Juventus on deadline day, returning to the club where he initially emerged as one of the top players of his generation between 2003 and 2009. However, there was plenty of speculation that the 36-year-old might head to the blue half of Manchester before the Red Devils finalised a deal, and Fernandinho has now confirmed that his agent Jorge Mendes was present at Etihad Stadium to hold initial talks.
I think I’m the best in the world’ – Ibrahimovic believes his qualities match Messi and Ronaldo
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I think I’m the best in the world’ – Ibrahimovic believes his qualities match Messi and Ronaldo

The Milan attacker, who is now into his fourth decade near the summit of the professional game, feels that he is no less a skilled star than the duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic says that he does not consider himself a lesser player than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with the forward stating that he believes himself to be "the best in the world". The AC Milan attacker is widely considered one of the most prolific players of his generation following a journeyman career across seven countries and 22 years. The Sweden star has struggled to complete the clean sweep of honours enjoyed by regular Ballon d'Or victors Messi and Ronaldo however - but while playing down suggestions he is among the game's all-time greats, the 39-year-old says he is not in either player's shadow.
Pogba reacts to Ronaldo return to Man Utd and arrival of fellow Frenchman Varane
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Pogba reacts to Ronaldo return to Man Utd and arrival of fellow Frenchman Varane

The World Cup winner is delighted to have the Portuguese superstar on board at Old Trafford Paul Pogba has welcomed the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United, with the French midfielder looking forward to working with "the best". The Red Devils pulled off a stunning coup in the final days of the summer transfer window, with rival interest from neighbours Manchester City fended off. Ronaldo, who is now 36 years of age, is in line to make his second debut for United at home to Newcastle on Saturday and Pogba expects the Portuguese's presence to raise collective standards at Old Trafford.
No longer the Ronaldo he wanted to be’ – Juventus rival Ferrero explains reasons for Man Utd move
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No longer the Ronaldo he wanted to be’ – Juventus rival Ferrero explains reasons for Man Utd move

The Sampdoria president claims a return to England for the Portuguese was the best option for all concerned during the summer window Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning return to Manchester United during the summer transfer window was the best option for all concerned, claims Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero, with a former Serie A rival of the Portuguese claiming he is "no longer the Ronaldo he wanted to be". A five-time Ballon d'Or winner brought a three-year stint in Italian football to a close when pushing for the exits and securing an emotional return to Old Trafford in a deal worth €23 million (£20m/$27m). Juve, who failed to land Champions League honours with an all-time great on their books, were happy to rid themselves of the 36-year-old's salary as he entered the final year...
Ronaldo breaks all-time men’s international scoring record with brace for Portugal in Republic of Ireland clash
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Ronaldo breaks all-time men’s international scoring record with brace for Portugal in Republic of Ireland clash

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who returned to Manchester United from Juventus in the summer transfer window, has made more history for his country Cristiano Ronaldo broke the all-time men's international scoring record by netting Portugal's opener in their World Cup qualifying clash with the Republic of Ireland. Ronaldo showed off his fabled scoring instincts as he netted in the 89th minute to tie the score at 1-1 at Estadio Algarve, making history in the process. He would add a stoppage-time winner for good measure as Portugal defeated the visitors 2-1. The 36-year-old has now scored 111 international goals, becoming the most prolific player to ever grace men's international football.
Kean returns to Juventus on two-year loan from Everton following Ronaldo departure
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Kean returns to Juventus on two-year loan from Everton following Ronaldo departure

The forward has rejoined the Bianconeri two years on from his initial departure, and the Italian giants are obligated to buy him outright in 2023 Italy striker Moise Kean has returned to Juventus on loan from Everton for the next two seasons. Kean initially left Juve to join Everton for €28 million (£24m/$33m) in the summer of 2019, but didn't make the impact in the Premier League supporters at Goodison Park had hoped for. The 21-year-old was loaned to Paris Saint-Germain after a disappointing debut season with the Toffees and he impressed in France before returning to Merseyside in June, but the decision has now been taken for him to head back to Italy.
‘Like a dream’ – De Gea delighted with Ronaldo return for Man Utd
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‘Like a dream’ – De Gea delighted with Ronaldo return for Man Utd

The ex-Juventus star is expected to finalise his move in the coming days and United's players have been reacting to his impending arrival   David de Gea said Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is "like a dream" as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad prepare to welcome the Portugal international back to the club. Ronaldo is expected to be officially confirmed as a United player in the coming days after the final paperwork is sorted, and he’ll then head off on international duty before joining up with his team-mates at their Carrington training base. The transfer came out of the blue on Friday afternoon after Ronaldo departed Juventus, and the United dressing room can’t wait for him to arrive.
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Cristiano Ronaldo bids farewell to Juventus after joining Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo has posted an emotional farewell to Juventus supporters after leaving the club. Manchester United have agreed to re-sign Ronaldo in a £19.4million deal, with his three-year spell at Juventus coming to an end. On Instagram Ronaldo posted a video of some of his most memorable moments in a Juventus shirt which was accompanied by a message. Ronaldo wrote: 'Today I depart from an amazing club, the biggest in Italy and surely one of the biggest in all of Europe. 'I gave my heart and soul for Juventus and I'll always love the city of Turin until my final days. The 'tifosi bianconeri' always respected me and I tried to thank that respect by fighting for them in every game, every season, every competition. 'In the end, we can all look back and realize that we achiev...
Rooney: Ronaldo wouldn’t join Manchester City
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Rooney: Ronaldo wouldn’t join Manchester City

Reports of the Juventus forward returning to England have intensified in recent days, but his former team-mate can't see him joining a rival Wayne Rooney says former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo wouldn't dare join Manchester City this transfer window and dash his Manchester United legacy, though recent reports suggest such a move is possible if not likely. Rooney, himself a United legend, won three Premier League titles alongside Ronaldo in the decade preceding City's rise to the top of English football. And as someone who knows Ronaldo well, Rooney "can't see" the Juventus forward joining the rival organisation. However, Ronaldo is said to be unhappy at Juventus and interested in a switch of scenery, and City are one of the few clubs who could afford to pay his wages.  
Ronaldo to Real Madrid rumours rubbished by Ancelotti
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Ronaldo to Real Madrid rumours rubbished by Ancelotti

A Portuguese superstar has seen a return to the Spanish capital speculated on, but his former coach is not planning a reunion Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has rubbished reports suggesting that he is plotting a move to return Cristiano Ronaldo to Santiago Bernabeu. A five-time Ballon d'Or winner called time on a previous stint in the Spanish capital back in 2018 when completing a switch to Serie A giants Juventus. He has now entered the final year of his contract in Turin and has been linked with various clubs around the world, including Real.
Icardi claims he’s staying at PSG after Ronaldo swap deal rumour
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Icardi claims he’s staying at PSG after Ronaldo swap deal rumour

The Argentine struggled for first-team minutes last season but has dismissed speculation that he might be returning to Serie A Mauro Icardi has reaffirmed his commitment to Paris Saint-Germain amid rumours that he could be bound for Juventus in a swap deal for Cristiano Ronaldo. A report in L'Equipe suggested that PSG would be keen to add the record-breaking striker to their ranks after three years in Italy. But Icardi has no interest in forming part of that or any other transfer as he is happy in the French capital.
Man Utd new boy Sancho reveals Ronaldo inspiration & how FIFA Street helped to shape his style
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Man Utd new boy Sancho reveals Ronaldo inspiration & how FIFA Street helped to shape his style

The 21-year-old picked the Juventus star as well as Ronaldinho and Wayne Rooney as the players who helped shape him Jadon Sancho has identified Cristiano Ronaldo as the Manchester United icon who has had the biggest influence on his playing style. Sancho completed a move to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund on Friday in a deal worth £73 million ($101m). The move sees the 21-year-old follow in the path of two of his idols, including the Juventus and Portugal star as well as ex-England striker Wayne Rooney.
Morata overtakes Torres and joins Ronaldo to make history with dramatic late equaliser against Italy
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Morata overtakes Torres and joins Ronaldo to make history with dramatic late equaliser against Italy

The Spain striker's fantastic goal kept his team's hopes alive in their Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley Alvaro Morata put his name in history books as his dramatic late equaliser against Italy saw him surpass Fernando Torres while leveling Cristiano Ronaldo for a Euros record. Morata's stunning goal came in the 80th minute of Tuesday's Euro 2020 semi-final against Italy with the Azzurri up 1-0 thanks to a goal from Federico Chiesa. But, after receiving a pass from Dani Olmo, Morata capped a stunning sequence with a perfect finish, making history while also sending the game to extra time.
Mbappe told he must leave PSG to ‘echo Ronaldo and Messi’ as Anelka calls for Man City, Chelsea or Liverpool move
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Mbappe told he must leave PSG to ‘echo Ronaldo and Messi’ as Anelka calls for Man City, Chelsea or Liverpool move

A man who spent several years at Parc des Princes and in English football wants to see his fellow Frenchman spread his wings Kylian Mbappe needs to leave Paris Saint-Germain in order to "echo Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi" by becoming a Ballon d'Or winner, claims Nicolas Anelka, with the France international urged to consider moves to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. Interest from England in the highly-rated 22-year-old has continued to build over recent years, with the World Cup-winning forward cementing his reputation as one of world football's brightest stars. Considerable success has been enjoyed by Mbappe in his homeland, with four Ligue 1 titles secured, but Champions League glory has proved elusive alongside the most prestigious of individual hono...
Juventus give update on Ronaldo’s future
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Juventus give update on Ronaldo’s future

Juventus CEO, Federico Cherubini, has said the club has been given “no signal from Cristiano Ronaldo” that he wants to leave. Ronaldo is entering the last year of his current deal with the Serie A giants and will be 37 by the time it ends. He has been linked with Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and teams in MLS. “There has been no signal from Ronaldo. “Especially the rumours that there should be a transfer and there’s no sign from Juventus in this regard. “Last season he scored 36 goals in 44 games, the numbers don’t always say everything but hide many truths, we are happy that Ronaldo will join the team as soon as he has finished his holidays,” Cherubini told reporters when quizzed on the speculation surrounding Ronaldo, who is now the quickest to 100 goals for Juven...
Benzema says Brazil legend Ronaldo is his ‘role model’ as France striker prepares for major tournament return
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Benzema says Brazil legend Ronaldo is his ‘role model’ as France striker prepares for major tournament return

The Real Madrid star, who is set to feature in a major international tournament for the first time since 2014, says he based his game on the Brazilian Karim Benezma says Brazilian legend Ronaldo was his role model growing up as he prepares to make his major tournament return with France. Ronaldo is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time having won a string of honours during the 1990s and early 2000s, including two World Cups with Brazil and two Ballon d'Or awards. Benezma concedes Ronaldo’s skills were “a level above” his own, but says he took great inspiration from the former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker during his early career.
Iheanacho Beats Ronaldo, Messi As Most Viewed Player On Transfermarket
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Iheanacho Beats Ronaldo, Messi As Most Viewed Player On Transfermarket

Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho is the most viewed player on the Transfermarkt website in the last 24 hours. The Leicester City forward provided an assist and scored the winner in the Foxes’ 2-1 defeat of Crystal Palace in a Premier League tie Monday night at the King Power stadium and the Transfermarkt website has revealed the Nigerian as the top on the list of its 10 most viewed players. Iheanacho is followed by Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema who spared the Los Blancos blushes Tuesday evening with the equalizer in their UEFA Champions League tie against Chelsea while Lionel Messi, the Argentine who has been inspirational for Barcelona in their bid to reclaim the LaLiga title is third. Chelsea’s American forward, Christian Pulisic who scored the all-important away goal for the...
Ronaldo is Best Player in History – Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Ronaldo is Best Player in History – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Former Swedish International and Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has named Brazil legend Ronaldo as ‘the best player in history’. Ibrahimovic expressed his admiration towards the former Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSV, Inter and AC Milan star. He put the World Cup winner ahead Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who are believed to be the greatest of all time. Ibrahimovic, 39, believes Ronaldo Nazario, who led Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002, transcended the game of football with his unique talents. Speaking with Discovery Plus, Ibrahimovic who has won over 30 trophies, said, “I don’t need to describe Ronaldo, ‘The Phenomenon’. “I always say you have the players that play the game, and the players that are the game. “For me, Ronaldo is the game. When you watch him play, ever...
‘We don’t have a Messi or a Ronaldo’ – Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City players for their team spirit after extending lead at top of EPL table
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‘We don’t have a Messi or a Ronaldo’ – Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City players for their team spirit after extending lead at top of EPL table

Manchester city manager, Pep Guardiola says his squad doesn't possess a player like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo who can be a solo matchwinner but his team's resolve and togetherness has ensured they have a commanding lead at the top of the EPL table. Manchester city beat Tottenham over the weekend while Manchester United drew and Liverpool lost, further cementing  their status as Premier League title front-runners. Guardiola has now come out to speak out on the impressive resolve of his side to achieve success despite not having superstars like Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar or Mbappe. "We don't have players who can win the game by himself - we don't have a Messi, a Cristiano, [Kylian] Mbappe or Neymar," Guardiola said. "We have to do it as a team. "I'll be honest, I would lo...
HAALAND Has Now Scored More Champions League Goals Than Ronaldo And Zidane
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HAALAND Has Now Scored More Champions League Goals Than Ronaldo And Zidane

The Norwegian wonderkid has now scored 16 times in Europe’s top competition after his double for Borussia Dortmund against Club Brugge on Tuesday night. Haaland has been in exceptional form in his first full season with the Bundesliga giants. In fact, the ex-RB Salzburg striker has now scored at least once in each of his last seven games – including FOUR in the 5-2 Bundesliga win over Hertha Berlin at the weekend. Haaland now has SIX Champions League goals in just four matches this season – scoring twice in both games against Club Brugge. Jadon Sancho scored a sumptuous free-kick in between the Norwegian’s double to ensure Dortmund picked up all three points on Tuesday. But Haaland stole the show, with his Euro career tally now a ridiculous 16 goals in a mere 12 games. ...
Juventus May Explore Possibility Of Pairing Messi With Ronaldo
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Juventus May Explore Possibility Of Pairing Messi With Ronaldo

If we are talking percentages then Manchester City are very much in the driving seat to be Lionel Messi's next club. Paris St-Germain have been in touch with Messi's dad, his agent, again about the possibility of signing the Barcelona captain, who submitted a transfer request on Tuesday. And, perhaps most intriguingly of all, Juventus are now looking at the hugely unlikely scenario of organising some very daring financial deals and sponsorships that could see Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing together for the first time. What a mouth-watering prospect that would be. But it is also close to impossible. At the end of a week of countless headlines and rumours, there are two things we know above anything else: Messi very much wants to leave Barcelona and Barcelona would very...
Messi And Ronaldo Won’t Be In UCL Semi-Finals For The First Time Since 2005
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Messi And Ronaldo Won’t Be In UCL Semi-Finals For The First Time Since 2005

The Champions League semi-finals will be devoid of the presence of both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time since 2005 The startling statistic was confirmed after Barcelona's humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals. Ronaldo's Juventus, meanwhile, were knocked out by Lyon at the last-16 stage.
Brazil’s Ronaldo is the Greatest Striker of all Time – Samuel Eto’o
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Brazil’s Ronaldo is the Greatest Striker of all Time – Samuel Eto’o

Four-time African of the Footballer of the Year, Samuel Eto'o, has expressed his admiration for the Brazil legend, Ronaldo. According to Samuel Eto’o, two-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo, renowned for his goalscoring exploits for Brazil and at club level for Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSV, and Inter Milan in a career that totalled 18 years, is the greatest striker of all time. Ronaldo, won two Fifa World Cups, in 1994 and 2002, and was crowned the Fifa World Player of the Year thrice, while winning the Ballon d'Or in 1997 and 2002. According to Eto'o he is the greatest African player ever, but Ronaldo nicknamed 'El Fenomeno' - a Portuguese word meaning the Phenomenon, is the greatest striker of all time. "The best of all was Ronaldo, 'O Fenomeno',” Eto’o was quoted as sayi...
Ronaldo Hangs Out With Girlfriend, Oldest Son In Madeira (Photos)
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Ronaldo Hangs Out With Girlfriend, Oldest Son In Madeira (Photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, 26, put on a loved-up display as they enjoyed a hike in the sunshine in Madeira on Saturday The Juventus star, 35, cosied up to his girlfriend of three years, 26, as they strolled through the rocky terrain with his oldest son Cristiano Jnr, nine. In the snaps Georgina displayed her incredible curves in a tiny black crop top and tight leggings as they walked through the stunning plains of Punta De San Lorenzo. The Argentinian beauty looked incredible as she posed alongside the beauty plains, and after heading down to the ocean watched her beau enjoy a dip in the ocean. Ronaldo also shared a snap from the walk with his oldest son among the stunning scenery. The former Real Madrid star has been isolating in the Madei...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Names Brazil Great as Favourite Player
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Names Brazil Great as Favourite Player

The Arsenal and Gabon forward has named two-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo as his favourite player of all time Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that Brazilian legend Ronaldo was and still is his favourite footballer. Ronaldo, now a majority owner at Real Valladolid, is often listed among the best players to ever grace the beautiful game, with his exploits for Brazil, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Barcelona. Apart from winning two Fifa World Cup titles, the forward boasts of numerous individual accolades, including two Ballon d'Or awards and three World Player of the Year crowns. Reacting to questions from fans as part of the Gunners’ online home learning activities, the 30-year-old named El Fenomeno as his favourite player ever. “My favourite car is t...
Cristiano Ronaldo Plans to Overtake Pele’s Goalscoring Record and Become Greatest of all Time- Gary Neville
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Cristiano Ronaldo Plans to Overtake Pele’s Goalscoring Record and Become Greatest of all Time- Gary Neville

Premier League football legend, Gary Neville, has said that he doesn't see Ronaldo retiring from the game of football until he has surpassed Pele's goalscoring record because he wants to be termed the best footballer of all time. Gary Neville and Ronaldo were team-mates at Manchester United and the ex-Manchester United defender says Ronaldo's obsession with perfection might see him play until his 40s.   Pele scored a total of 1281 goals in 1363 games, a Guiness Book record, while Ronaldo has scored over 700 goals prompting Neville to say surpassing Pele is Ronaldo’s main target.   "He just wanted to be the very, very best in the world and it's so important to him,” Neville told SkySports. "It's an obsession. Absolute obsession with scoring goals. App...
They Said I Will Never Walk Again – Ronaldo Pens Emotional Letter To Fans Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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They Said I Will Never Walk Again – Ronaldo Pens Emotional Letter To Fans Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Ronaldo De Lima has compared the struggle of the Covid-19 crisis with the challenge of overcoming serious injuries during his playing career. The Brazilian legend, Ronaldo has penned a heartfelt message of solidarity to fans of Real Valladolid, the club he owns in La Liga. The 43-year-old praised fans for keeping each other safe by staying at home, and compared the challenge of overcoming the coronavirus crisis to his own struggles overcoming serious injuries during his playing career. In his website, Ronaldo wrote: “For weeks I have been thinking about how to contact you in these delicate moments of confinement and bad news.Finally, I have decided to send you this letter, and I hope you can feel the affection and consideration with which I have written it. “From my house to y...
‘Ronaldinho told me to join Man Utd!’ – Kleberson recalls Old Trafford transfer
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‘Ronaldinho told me to join Man Utd!’ – Kleberson recalls Old Trafford transfer

The Brazilian World Cup winner talks to Goal about where it all went wrong for him in England, and his dream of returning to the Premier League At a football academy in Philadelphia last week, there was great excitement among the young players when they got a video call from Quinton Fortune. The former Manchester United midfielder was taking questions about his career and the aspiring professionals were in awe of the fact that the South African had once shared a dressing room with legends of the game such as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Roy Keane. However, if they had wanted to know sooner what it was like to play alongside some of the game's greats, they should have asked their coach. I've told them before but when they hear it from someone like Quinton, they believe what I'm sa...
Ronaldo And Messi Donates €1m Each To Hospitals, To Tackles Coronavirus
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Ronaldo And Messi Donates €1m Each To Hospitals, To Tackles Coronavirus

As the world continues to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, the best footballers in the world; Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have donated € 1million each to different hospitals. Mundo Deportivo states that, Messi made the donation to Hospital Clinic, a public hospital in Barcelona, Spain. The hospital also confirmed receiving the money on their official Twitter page. Messi’s Ex- Barcelona boss, Pep Guardiola, also donated €1m towards the purchase and production of medical supplies and equipment with another Barcelona-based campaign. Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes have donated €1million, to help three intensive care units in Portugal in their fight against COVID-19. Their donation will go towards buying crucial equipment for ICUs at Lisbon’s Santa Maria Hospital a...
David Beckham, Ronaldo and Messi Make List of ”Footballers Your Wife Wants to Sleep With’
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David Beckham, Ronaldo and Messi Make List of ”Footballers Your Wife Wants to Sleep With’

David Beckham has topped a list of footballers 'your wife wants to sleep with', after gaining a  21.25 percent of the vote in a survey of 1,324 people by Ticketgum.com. The former England captain is the only retired footballer on the list, ahead of Tottenham's goalkeeper, Paulo Gazzaniga, and Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who both had 15% and 13.75% votes respectively. Arch-rivals, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were placed in the 8th and 9th positions on the list after securing 6.25% and 5% votes respectively. See the full list below. 1. David Beckham 21.25% - Retired English former professional footballer   2. Paulo Gazzaniga 15%  - Tottenham Hotspur   3.Ruben Loftus-Cheek 13.75% - Chelsea   4. Andre Gomes 11.25% - Eve...
How Family Tragedy Stopped Adriano From Becoming An All-Time Great
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How Family Tragedy Stopped Adriano From Becoming An All-Time Great

Teammates at Inter Milan called him a mix between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Brazilian Ronaldo - but just as he was reaching his peak, heartbreaking news changed his life forever. "He got a phone call from Brazil: 'Adri, dad is dead'," said Inter legend Javier Zanetti of pre-season training in 2004. "I saw him in his room, he threw the phone and started screaming. You couldn't imagine that kind of scream... I get goosebumps even to this day." The striker had become a national hero just weeks earlier. An injury-time equaliser in a Copa America final against Argentina ultimately led to Brazil's victory. It was a standard Adriano screamer - turning to rifle the ball home with a left foot that could either be a magic wand or a rocket launcher. It was the stuff of childhood dreams, short...
Brazil Legend Ronaldo Reveals Reason For Barcelona Exit After One Season(Best Of Ronaldo
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Brazil Legend Ronaldo Reveals Reason For Barcelona Exit After One Season(Best Of Ronaldo

Legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima popularly known as Ronaldo, has revealed that he never wanted to leave Barcelona after his prolific season at the Nou Camp in the 1996-1997 campaign. Ronaldo joined Barca from Eredivisie giants PSV for a then world record fee and was a huge success in La Liga, netting 34 goals in 37 games in the competition. Also, he helped Barcelona win the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the Spanish Super Cup. Despite his achievements he then surprisingly moved on to Inter Milan the following summer after his contract renegotiations broke down. His move to Inter saw him set another world record fee of £19.5m, and the Barcelona president at the time Joan Gaspert recently admitted the club could not resist the money on offer...
Sarri Names Strong Juventus Squad to Face Napoli
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Sarri Names Strong Juventus Squad to Face Napoli

  Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri has named a strong squad to face Napoli in Sunday’s away Serie A fixture. Sarri released a list of 19 players through the club’s official website on Saturday. Sarri’s men head to the game following a 2-1 win over Parma in their last game. Below is Juventus squad against Napoli: 1. Szczesny, 4. De Ligt, 5. Pjanic, 7. Ronaldo, 8. Ramsey, 10. Dybala, 11. Douglas Costa, 12. Alex Sandro, 14. Matuidi, 16. Cuadrado, 19. Bonucci, 21. Higuain, 24. Rugani, 25. Rabiot, 30. Bentancur, 31. Pinsoglio, 33. Bernardeschi, 41. Coccolo, 77. Buffon. The kick-off time for the match is 8:45pm.
Vincent Kompany Names Hardest Player to play Against Between Messi and Ronaldo
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Vincent Kompany Names Hardest Player to play Against Between Messi and Ronaldo

Manchester City legend, Vincent Kompany has named Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi as the hardest player to play against ahead of Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. Kompany, who came up against both Messi and Ronaldo on several occasions during his time at Man City, believes the Argentine is more special than the Portuguese. When asked who is hardest to play against, Kompany said as quoted by Express UK: “I love Ronaldo and I love all of the things he stands for but I have to go for Messi. “Just the speed of execution… it’s talent and I think talent is difficult to overcome when it’s that good. “But I love Ronaldo because I’ve seen his progression. I’ve seen him being a player that he was at United and progressed to being so driven and then going to a d...
If Wizkid & Davido Are Ronaldo & Messi Of Nigerian Music – Which Player Best Describes Kizz Daniel?
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If Wizkid & Davido Are Ronaldo & Messi Of Nigerian Music – Which Player Best Describes Kizz Daniel?

Considering the number of years of relevance, it is still safe to call Wizkid and Davido the C.Ronaldo and Messi of Nigerian music industry. Meanwhile, Kizz Daniel is one very talented artiste doing very well in his own lane. He’s got no bad songs. As a matter of fact, if we are to use music to select a team of football players in Nigeria, there is no way Kizz Daniel will be on the bench, he will make the first eleven. However, during Kizz Daniel‘s concert last December, our presenter Dayo Awesu was there to ask music lovers, which player best describes Kizz Daniel, if Wizkid & Davido are Ronaldo & Messi of Nigerian music industry? Watch What Nigerians Are Saying:-
Ronaldo risked two-year ban for storming out of stadium
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Ronaldo risked two-year ban for storming out of stadium

Retired footballer Antonio Cassano has declared that Cristiano Ronaldo risked a two-year ban after he left Juventus' stadium early during their 1-0 win against AC Milan. The former Real Madrid forward was left furious after being hauled off in the 55th minute against the Rossoneri, with the player alleged to have exited the ground in the 87th minute. Ronaldo, 34, is claimed to have told boss Maurizio Sarri to "go away" before storming down the tunnel after being withdrawn from play for the second match running. But the ex-Chelsea boss had the last laugh as his replacement Paulo Dybala came off the bench to net the winner. Things could have ended worse for Ronaldo, with former Milan and Roma striker Cassano revealing he was involved in a similar situation, and was urged to retur...
‘Ronaldo was angry because his knee was sore’ – Sarri explains Juventus star’s reaction to being substituted
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‘Ronaldo was angry because his knee was sore’ – Sarri explains Juventus star’s reaction to being substituted

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri says Cristiano Ronaldo’s angry reaction when being substituted against Lokomotiv Moscow was because he had sustained a minor injury. The former Real Madrid forward was taken off for Paulo Dybala in the 82nd minute of Wednesday’s Champions League match in the Russian capital. It is the first time the Portugal international has failed to complete 90 minutes in a Champions League game since February 2016, and he did not take it well. Ronaldo was clearly frustrated as he made his way off the pitch, exchanging words with Sarri before making his way to the bench. The game was still level at 1-1 at the time, though Juve would go on to secure all three points thanks to a stoppage-time strike from substitute Douglas Costa. Speaking after the game Sarri pl...
Cristiano Ronaldo makes more money on Instagram than playing for Juventus – New Report
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Cristiano Ronaldo makes more money on Instagram than playing for Juventus – New Report

Fresh reports and data have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo apparently earns more from Instagram than he does from playing soccer for Juventus. The 34-year-old pockets an annual $47.8 million from paid Instagram posts, according to a study by social media firm Hopper HQ on Buzz Bingo. In contrast, his salary at Juventus is reportedly $34 million, according to Goal.com. Ronaldo's reported income from Instagram makes him the platform's highest earner, ahead of Lionel Messi and Kylie Jenner. Receiving a reported average of $975,000 per advertised post, Ronaldo's Instagram earnings far eclipse the world's biggest celebrities, including Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, and Emily Ratajkowski. He also beats footballing rival Lionel Messi, who is said to have earned less than half of Ronaldo'...
Ronaldo on Messi: I deserve more Ballons d’Or
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Ronaldo on Messi: I deserve more Ballons d’Or

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said he deserves to end his career with more Ballon d'Or awards than Barcelona's Lionel Messi and hopes to establish himself as the greatest player of all time. Ronaldo, 34, has won the renowned France Football magazine trophy for the world's best player five times -- as many as Messi -- but is eager for more as he moves into the twilight of his career. "Messi's in the history of football," Ronaldo told broadcaster Piers Morgan in an interview with Britain's ITV on Tuesday. "But I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him," he said, referring to the Ballon d'Or awards. "I'd love it, I think I deserve it." The Portugal captain said he was no friend of the Argentine but credited his rival for helping push him further in h...
The Greatest Football Players Of The Last 25 Years
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The Greatest Football Players Of The Last 25 Years

20. Sergio Busquets He rarely hogs the headlines – few holding midfielders do – but Busquets has quietly accumulated one World Cup, one European Championship, a trio of Champions Leagues and seven La Liga titles. His slick passing has proved integral to arguably the two best teams of the modern era. 19. Luka Modric “Give the ball to Modric,” was Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham tactic – and it worked. Good things happen when the midfielder is in possession; that’s why he’s won four Champions League trophies in five years, helped Croatia to a surprise World Cup final appearance and won the Ballon d’Or after 10 years of Messi and Ronaldo. 18. Eric Cantona “I don’t care about being some sort of superior person. If I want to kick a fan, I do it. I’m not a role model. That’...
Solanke following in the footsteps of boyhood heroes Ronaldo & Ibrahimovic
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Solanke following in the footsteps of boyhood heroes Ronaldo & Ibrahimovic

The England Under-21 international forward has taken the No.9 shirt at the Vitality Stadium, his personal favourite number Dominic Solanke has graced the books at Chelsea and Liverpool and is now looking to follow in the footsteps of boyhood heroes Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Bournemouth. That is because the 21-year-old forward has inherited the No. 9 shirt with the Cherries. He was acquired to fill that leading striking berth, with £19 million ($24m) worth of faith invested in his potential by those at the Vitality Stadium
Piatek dreams of playing alongside Ronaldo but is determined to fill Milan’s No. 9 shirt
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Piatek dreams of playing alongside Ronaldo but is determined to fill Milan’s No. 9 shirt

The Polish frontman has been a revelation in Serie A and is eager to prove that he can match the efforts of the very best forwards in the business AC Milan forward Krzysztof Piatek says Cristiano Ronaldo would be a dream strike partner, but he is determined to prove himself deserving of the No. 9 shirt at San Siro. The prolific Poland international has been a revelation since arriving in Serie A as a stunning impact in 2018-19 saw him score 19 goals in 21 appearances for Genoa, before then recording 11 in as many appearances after securing a big-money move to Milan. His 30-goal haul is two more than five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo managed in his debut campaign at Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in Las Vegas because the victim failed to initially identify him as her ‘attacker’
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Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in Las Vegas because the victim failed to initially identify him as her ‘attacker’

Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in the US state of Nevada a decade ago, prosecutors said on Monday. The Clark County District Attorney’s Office said it had declined to prosecute the Portuguese star because it “cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt” that a sexual assault occurred. Kathryn Mayorga, a former model, has claimed that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star reached a financial settlement with her following the incident but has denied allegations of sexual assault. The district attorney’s office said it had received a report from Mayorga who it identified only as “V” on June 13, 2009, reporting that she had been the victim of a sexual assault. Police were unable...
Ronaldo’s Juventus must make Champions League final to be best ever – Davids
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Ronaldo’s Juventus must make Champions League final to be best ever – Davids

The Bianconeri must add European glory to their domestic dominance if they can claim to be the best team in the club's history says former midfielder Edgar Davids has insisted Juventus' current squad, led by record signing Cristiano Ronaldo, cannot be labelled the club's best ever until they at least reach the Champions League final. The Italian giants finished top of Serie A last season for the eighth year running, ending up a comfortable 11 points clear of nearest rivals Napoli. However, despite last year's addition of superstar forward Ronaldo to an already star-studded group, Juventus exited both the Champions League and Coppa Italia in the last eight.
‘He reminds me of Ronaldo’ – New Man Utd signing James likened to Brazil legend and sprint king Bolt
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‘He reminds me of Ronaldo’ – New Man Utd signing James likened to Brazil legend and sprint king Bolt

The new Red Devil's meteoric rise in the last 12 months was taken to new levels by Marco Rossi, who compared him with two iconic sporting figures Hungary head coach Marco Rossi has compared new Manchester United signing Daniel James to Usain Bolt and former Brazil striker Ronaldo. Rossi is readying his Hungarian troops to take on James and his Welsh team-mates on Tuesday, in their Euro 2020 qualifier. The 54-year-old appears to have earmarked James as one of Wales key men ahead of the game, despite the youngster earning just two senior caps to date.
Celestine Babayaro Names Toughest Player he ever Faced
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Celestine Babayaro Names Toughest Player he ever Faced

Former Super Eagles defender, Celestine Babayaro, has named the toughest player he played against in his footballing career days. Celestine Babayaro, a former Chelsea left wingback, said ex-Manchester United right winger, David Beckham, is the toughest opponent he faced in his career. Celestine, who won the gold medal with the Dream Team in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, was on the books of Chelsea for eight years before switching to Newcastle United. The former Newcastle defender disclosed that the former England captain provided him with the most difficult challenges. ”The toughest player I played against? I played against a lot of really top players, players like Ronaldo, Figo, Ryan Giggs and so on,” Babayaro told Nigeria Info FM. ”B...
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘to be served summons to face rape allegations
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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘to be served summons to face rape allegations

Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be summoned to face rape allegations after lawyers for his accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, tracked down his address in Italy. US police reopened the case in October and Mayorga's lawyers have been hunting for the Portugal international's address since then. According to the Mirror, the former Manchester United star's home address in Turin has been found after searching through property records held by Italy's Central Authority. The publication also confirmed that Mayorga's team have asked the official process servers to deliver the summons and complaint. The document is expected to be sent in the next couple of weeks once it has been translated. A US judge last month allowed more time to track down the 34-year-old's address in order to st...

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