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Cristiano Ronaldo admits he never thought he was good enough to be a professional footballer
Cristiano Ronaldo admits he never thought he was good enough to be a professional footballer

Cristiano Ronaldo never thought he’d become a professional footballer when he was a kid In a recent interview, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he never expected to ever become a professional footballer, according to The Mirror. The Portuguese forward is now a three-time Ballon D’Or winner apart from topping the goalscoring charts almost every year for the past five years.  Although he started his caree

Aug 2 2015
Is it time for Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid?
Is it time for Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid?

Is it the right time for Cristiano Ronaldo to move away from Real Madrid? There’s one destination in particular which continues to be linked with Cristiano Ronaldo and his potential move away from the Spanish capital, and it’s a place he’s more than familiar with – although it’s unclear whether or not that familiarity would necessarily be a good thing for the Champions League winner. It’s Manche

Aug 1 2015
Top 10 contenders for UEFA Goal of the Season
Top 10 contenders for UEFA Goal of the Season

Lionel Messi has been nominated for his goal against Bayern Munich UEFA have announced the top 10 contenders for their annual goal of the season award, and the nominations include a wide range of goals from the Champions League, Europa League and international fixtures. The shortlist was compiled by UEFA’s football and technical observers committee in conjunction with UEFA.com staff. The UEFA goal of the season award is a part o

Jul 31 2015
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil compares Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez after being quizzed by fan
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil compares Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez after being quizzed by fan

Mesut Ozil has played with some of the best players in the world like Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez German midfielder Mesut Ozil has had the opportunity of playing alongside footballers who are considered among the best in the world right now. Few notable names from that list would be Cristiano Ronaldo whom he played alongside during his time at Real Madrid and his current Arsenal teammate Alexis Sanchez according a report by Lo

Jul 31 2015
Video: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo pulls off cheeky no-look pass against AC Milan
Video: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo pulls off cheeky no-look pass against AC Milan

Cristiano Ronaldo was at his best as he pulled some smooth skills against AC Milan Cristiano Ronaldo is at it again after he pulled off a brilliant backheel pass which was both cheeky and brilliant and one which took the Milan players by surprise. After Ronaldo was closed down by the Milan players, it looked like there was no option in front of the former Manchester United winger.  But what he did next was one of the highlights o

Highlights: Real Madrid beat AC Milan (10-9) in penalty shootout after goalless draw
Highlights: Real Madrid beat AC Milan (10-9) in penalty shootout after goalless draw

Real Madrid edged out AC Milan in penalties after the match ended goalless Real Madrid beat AC Milan 10-9 in the penalty shootout after they finished 0-0 in the International Champions Cup match between the two sides in Shanghai. The match went into a shootout after both teams failed to find a breakthrough in regular time.  The match was decided after a total of 22 penalties were taken and the Real Madrid keeper Kiko Casilla saved the

Jul 30 2015
Stats: Which forward had the best conversion rate in 2014/15?
Stats: Which forward had the best conversion rate in 2014/15?

Bas Dost had the best conversion rate in Europe last season While most clubs across Europe hunt for a striker, they would be wise to take a look at some of the names in this list. According to statistics from WhoScored, Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost was Europe’s most clinical player in 2014/15 with a conversion rate of 37.2% even though he scored only 16 goals. When considering a minimum of 15 league appearances, nobody else even has a c

Jul 30 2015
5 players who failed to live up to iconic jersey numbers
5 players who failed to live up to iconic jersey numbers

Some players become so synonymous with a jersey number that it sticks with them forever Every club has a player or players that are denoted by the number on their jersey. Maradona, Pele and Lionel Messi couldn’t be anything other than a number 10 for example. Alan Shearer wouldn’t be seen without a 9 on the reverse of his shirt.  There are plenty of others. Players who are so good that a certain figure will always

Jul 29 2015
Video: Teenager scores a screamer which gets shortlisted for UEFA goal of the season
Video: Teenager scores a screamer which gets shortlisted for UEFA goal of the season

Robbie Muirhead scored a goal from 40-yards out Teenager Robbie Muirhead suddenly finds himself vying for UEFA's Goal of the Season alongside Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Aaron Ramsey. The 19-year-old scored a belter during Scotland's U-19 match against Norway which got nominated for last season’s goal of the season award.  The youngster who plays for Dundee United scored the 40-yard long range strike

Jul 29 2015
Video: Cristiano Ronaldo does a no-look flick during Real Madrid training in Shanghai
Video: Cristiano Ronaldo does a no-look flick during Real Madrid training in Shanghai

Cristiano Ronaldo made the fans in Shanghai go wild with his cheeky no-look flick Cristiano Ronaldo knows how to catch the attention of the fans and this cheeky flick during training shows just that. The Real Madrid star who was training with his teammates in Shanghai ahead of their match against AC Milan gave something for the fans to remember. The players were passing the ball in the air without letting it fall to the ground and goalkeep

Jul 29 2015
Eden Hazard better than Cristiano Ronaldo last season says Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho
Eden Hazard better than Cristiano Ronaldo last season says Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

Mourinho believes Hazard is behind only Lionel Messi in world football.  Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has heaped lavish praise on star player Eden Hazard claiming that the Belgian international was better than Cristiano Ronaldo last season, The Guardian reports. The Portuguese also reiterated his stance that the skillful player should be given more protection by the referees.  The Premier League are gearing up to take on Ba

Jul 28 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo linked with Manchester United after fall-out with Rafael Benitez
Cristiano Ronaldo linked with Manchester United after fall-out with Rafael Benitez

 

Jul 27 2015
Video: Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls Messi 'fantastic', Ronaldo 'good', and himself 'wow'
Video: Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls Messi 'fantastic', Ronaldo 'good', and himself 'wow'

Zlatan was in action against Chelsea in the International Champions Cup Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s humour was at its imperious best during his interview with Sports Illustrated. The Big Swede, who is currently in the US on a pre-season tour with PSG, spoke to Sports Illustrated ahead of their International Champions Cup fixture against Chelsea, which finished 1-1. Ibrahimovic was interviewed about a wide range of topics, which included his

Jul 27 2015
A player of the calibre of Cristiano Ronaldo is what Manchester United need: Van Gaal
A player of the calibre of Cristiano Ronaldo is what Manchester United need: Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal feels Cristiano Ronaldo is the type of player who would complete his squad Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that the club needs a player of the calibre of Cristiano Ronaldo if they want to challenge their rivals for top honours again as reported by the BBC. The manager has suggested that the Old Trafford outfit are looking to sign a big name player in the window. The Dutch manager did not say that United are

Jul 27 2015
5 players who have no chance at the top 3 of the UEFA Player of the Year shortlist
5 players who have no chance at the top 3 of the UEFA Player of the Year shortlist

Football has been boring for quite a while now. While this statement might raise the eyebrows of many, it is true. Gone are the times when there was doubt about who makes the top two for football award ceremonies. Those functions of now are nothing more than the usual banal showdown between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The next shot at this juncture of soporific obviousness comes in the form of UEFA Player of the Year that is set to

Jul 26 2015
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