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5 ridiculous stories related to Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's most famous footballer, which means there's plenty of ridiculous stories about him. Here are 5 of them.

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Top 5 / Top 10 08 Feb 2018, 19:18 IST
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Some of the stories related to Cristiano Ronaldo are simply ridiculous

Great fame in any walk of life can bring all kinds of problems to a person, most notably all kinds of ridiculous stories leaking out into the media. Whether or not they’re true often doesn’t matter, as newspapers and websites will literally do anything to get more people reading their content.

As the world’s most famous footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo is no exception. While his exploits on the pitch are well-documented, so are his actions off the pitch – and while he’s quite happy to sell his range of underwear and aftershave, and strut around in flashy clothes, he probably isn’t quite so happy to read some of the nonsense posted or printed about him.

Here are five classic ridiculous stories linked to the Portuguese superstar.


#5 He does 3000 sit-ups a day to tone his abs

Ronaldo's ripped physique is honed by a lot of gym training
Ronaldo's ripped physique is honed by a lot of gym training

With his toned abs and rippling muscles, Cristiano Ronaldo’s physique is the envy of most other professional athletes, let alone the general population.

And so it’s no surprise that the man himself loves to show it off, ripping his shirt off on the pitch on multiple occasions to perform that notorious flexing celebration. But how exactly does he keep his body in such good shape?

Well, according to British tabloids in 2009, Ronaldo keeps his six-pack honed by doing 3000 sit-ups a day.

Quite where this piece of ridiculous information came from I don’t know, as anyone with knowledge of bodybuilding would be able to tell you that you get six-pack abs through low bodyfat, a good diet, cardio and a strong core – as well as good genetics – and Ronaldo clearly has all five going for him.

Unsurprisingly, the man himself laughed off this report, stating that while he trains in the gym three or four times a week, he manages perhaps 1000 sit-ups a week, nothing close to 3000 a day. Whether he actually uses that ab-sculpting belt that you see him advertising on TV however, remains a total mystery.

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