Just how influential was Ronaldo to Real Madrid’s league title win and Champions League final place?

Regardless of whether you’re team Messi or team Ronaldo, there is absolutely no denying they are both two unbelievable talents. Though this season, Ronaldo has outshone his number one rival. Madrid pipped Barca to the league title and showed them how it was done in the Champions League. And of course who was central to that…who other than Ronaldo?

The Portuguese star boasts 25 leagues goals and a further six assists in 29 appearances this season meaning he has been directly involved in 31 of Madrid’s 106 goals. That equates to almost 30% and without Ronaldo’s influence, Zinedine Zidane’s men would be 23 points worse off. This would put them in fifth place on 70 points. And whilst Messi may hold a haul of 37 league goals with nine assists, Ronaldo scored the most important goal of all as Madrid saw off Malaga at the weekend.

Admittedly, Madrid only needed a point to win the title but Malaga is a tough place to go and they are notorious for giving the biggest sides of La Liga a torrid time at La Rosaleda Stadium. Just two minutes into the game, Ronaldo helped to calm any nerves and pretty much keep the game at bay by latching onto Isco’s through ball and taking it round Carlos Kameni and slot it into an empty net. His 15th in 15 league games against Malga.

It also means he is the second player to score more than 25 goals in a season for the eighth year in a row, joining only Messi with that mightily impressive record. Not just a great day for the club but another personal milestone for the 32-year-old. And it’s not just the league in which Ronaldo has proved crucial in, six of Madrid’s Champions League victories have been as a direct result of his impact.

The former United man boasts ten goals and five assists in his 12 European appearances this season and with the final still to play, we may just see him add to that tally and add a fourth Champions League to his name.

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Where Will Ronaldo Play Next?

 

The 2016 summer transfer windows will be a very hot one indeed. Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic have announced that they will be leaving their respective clubs, with Ronaldo being tied as Ibrahimovic’s replacement. This is only logical because Paris Saint-Germain officials have a lot of money to spend and Ronaldo has some big needs in terms of wages. Although, it would be bombastic to see them both play together, but very unlikely because of both being players that like the spotlight for themselves.

Although other clubs have surfaced as the potential destination for Ronaldo, Paris Saint-Germain are the biggest favorites. Not even a legend like Zinedine Zidane wasn’t enough to convince Ronaldo to spend some more time in Real Madrid. Ronaldo is a living legend whose face has been all around the world, on commercials, kid’s bags, lunch boxes and even casino games offered by this online casino.

Another team considered a favorite in signing Ronaldo is Manchester United. In fact, sports media have been speculating that Ronaldo might return to Manchester for couple of years now. Will this summer be the one where Lassie comes home? We’ll see, although it’s tough to imagine that Manchester United would spend so much money. But, in realty, they desperately need a star like Ronaldo considering their flop this season, one that can restart the engine and help the team climb those old heights. There are even speculations that Mourinho will join him in Man Utd.

Zidane has revealed that he plans on relying on the Benzema, Bale and Ronaldo offensive trio, but that hasn’t changed the fact that Ronaldo will be most probably leaving Real Madrid this summer. Real Madrid might be willing to listen to offers considering the fact that Ronaldo has turned 31 and is starting to have problems with his knee, so the price may drop which would be great for Manchester United.

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A Real Madrid insider told the media that Ronaldo is the player expected to leave the club more than the other stars like Bale, who has speculated about leaving too. This is because Bale is 5 years younger, which makes him a more reliable future for the club, whereas the best years of Ronaldo might be behind him. But, it doesn’t mean that his career is over. On the contrary. The insider also said that PSG are desperate and the biggest favorites, but that Manchester United are hugely interested in signing him too and will try to do that.

Another reason why Ronaldo is heavy on leaving Real Madrid is the fact that Zidane is a person that likes to run the dressing room. Considering Ronaldo does that too, there might be a heavy clash of personalities, which in the end usually results with one person leaving the turf. If that happens, Zidane is said to be looking at Eden Hazard as his replacement.

Other possible destinations that people speculate about, although very unlikely to happen, are Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and even the USA. Chelsea and Manchester City have the money to bring him there, and so do the Major League football clubs, but I don’t know about Arsenal. Anyway, it would be fun to see Ronaldo playing in the Premier League again.

 

Ronaldo asks media to leave him alone

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has warned critics to “leave me alone” in a viral video message released on Friday.

Cristiano Ronaldo had another successful season on the pitch for Los Blancos, winning his third Ballon d’Or in January, but he also came under fire for a controversial birthday party and endured a public break-up with long-term girlfriend Irina Shayk earlier in the year.

In the past week, the press published news about the footballer dancing on a yacht with a group of friends and urinating on a street in Saint Tropez and also cheating rumours with his ex girl friend Irina shayk.

Here is the Ronaldo’s Video Message: 

https://youtu.be/n8EAjmmmWqE

It’s been a tough year but you’ve [my fans] always been there, showing that you’re faithful,” he began.

“I never talk about my private life but I want to take this opportunity to say that in recent weeks the Press have tried to speak ill of me – I have a new girlfriend every day, I do this, I do that…

“Leave me alone! Let me do my job as I do every year and don’t try to damage my image because you’re not going to succeed.”

 

Shirtless Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his body in Monaco

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his super fit body while going shirtless in just a pair of short shorts on Monday (June 1) on a yacht near Monaco.

The 30-year-old Real Madrid star has been spending his summer holidays in france with some of his close friends. Ronaldo was in St. Tropez from the last week of May and likely to spend some more days enjoying on a Yacht.

Cristiano Ronaldo also seen enjoying a Jet-Ski Ride and taking showers in an open bath on a Yacht. There is one thing for certain, Ronaldo loves to spend his holidays on a Yacht  in Monaco. He’s been visiting Monaco and St. Tropez (France) regularly for Summer Holidays in the last 2-3 years.

Over the weekend, Cristiano and his buddies were spotted showing off their dance moves on the yacht.

Here are the Pictures from Junes 1st: Fortsätt läsa Shirtless Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his body in Monaco

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win European Golden Shoe

It’s been a tough season for Cristiano Ronaldo as Real Madrid managed to win only two trophies at the starting of the season but at least he can console himself by taking home the European Golden Shoe for a record fourth time.

Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Getafe in Real’s final La Liga game of the season meant he finished with 48 goals from 35 appearances. His nearest competitor, Lionel Messi managed 43 from 38 appearances for Barcelona. Ronaldo’s total was two short of the all-time record of 50 goals that won Messi the title in 2012.

Top Goal Scorers in Spanish League

Ronaldo also won the Golden Shoe in 2008 while he was at Manchester United, 2011 with Real Madrid and shared it with Luis Suárez last year.

Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero was a distant third with 26 Premier League goals, while Jonathan Soriano of Red Bull Salzburg came in fourth with 31. Barcelona’s Neymar shared fifth place with Internazionale’s Mauro Icardi, Antoine Griezmann of Atlético Madrid and Luca Toni of Verona.

The award is based on a points system that allows players in tougher leagues to win even if they score fewer goals than a player in a weaker league. Weightings are determined by the league’s ranking on the Uefa coefficients, with goals scored in the top five leagues multiplied by a factor of two and goals scored in the leagues ranked six to 21 by 1.5.

Sunderland’s Kevin Phillips remains the only Englishman to win the award for scoring 30 goals in 2000.

Cristiano Ronaldo unhappy at Real Madrid, could make shocking move out of Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t too happy with Rafael Benítez‘s appointment as Real Madrids coach. At least, that’s what Spanish site EcoDiario is reporting this Friday. Cristiano Ronaldo has been playing almost every match ever since he joined Real Madrid, no matter whether he was tired or not. Rafael Benítez has a strong tendency to rotate his players constantly, and that could affect Ronaldo‘s numbers considerably, so this report is worth considering.

Ronaldo is capable of being such a dominant force statistic-wise because of the number of matches he plays. However, at age 30, the Portuguese player should definitely think about rotating more often from now, and Benítez is the perfect coach on that matter. If Benítez can give Ronaldo some rest while keeping the player’s trust, Real Madrid’s star should be more ready than ever to play the decisive matches in March and April.

It should be noted that Ronaldo showed his support for Carlo Ancelotti after Real Madrid’s last game of the season, saying that he wanted to ”work with him” next year. Ronaldo was probably aware of Real’s interest in Benítez by that time and wanted to share his thoughts on that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That sort of overt power move is, it seems, indicative of Ronaldo’s relationship with Real Madrid president Perez, described elsewhere in the Spanish press today as ”a marriage of convenience.”

At times over the past year, particularly around the time of the 30-year-old’s controversial birthday party, he reportedly felt that he didn’t receive enough support from the club.

This all ties into an annoyance that super-agent Jorge Mendes is supposed to have with Florentino after he chose to hire Benitez rather than Mendes’ first choice (and client, of course) Nuno – currently in charge at Valencia.

Were Ronaldo to leave the Bernabeu, Paris Saint-Germain would be the frontrunners for his signature.

PokerStars Now Sponsoring Cristiano Ronaldo

PokerStars has added another world-class athlete to its stable of sponsored poker players and poker enthusiasts.

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Team PokerStars as a brand ambassador and will promote the game and the brand in global marketing campaigns, Amaya Gaming Group said Wednesday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ronaldo has more Twitter followers than Kim Kardashian and is the most followed person on Facebook. Between the two social media sites, Ronaldo has nearly 140 million fans. The 30-year-old is considered one of the best players in the history of the sport.

Canada-based Amaya bought PokerStars last year for $4.9 billion and is betting on re-entry into the American market via licensing in New Jersey. Amaya is also looking to buy rival bwin.party.

Ronaldo said in a statement that he has been playing poker for “a few years.”

Amaya Chairman and CEO David Baazov said in a statement about the signing:

Ronaldo is part of a new generation of global superstar athletes that work hard, play smart and encourage their fans to share in their lives. We’re proud that Ronaldo – and fellow elite player Neymar Jr—have chosen to make PokerStars a partner in their journey and to share their love of the game of poker with their legions of fans.”

PokerStars signed Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior just weeks ago.

Earlier this spring, footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly turned down a deal with PokerStars worth millions. The reason(s) apparently remain unknown.

Other athletes sponsored by PokerStars include Rafa Nadal, Ronaldo, Fatima Moreira de Melo and Marcus Hellner. The company sponsors more than 50 poker pros as well.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Cara Delevingne pose with McLaren duo Button and Alonso ahead of Monaco GP

Cristiano Ronaldo swapped the turf for the track on Sunday as the Real Madrid superstar attended the showbiz Monaco Grand Prix.

Fresh from scoring a second-half hat-trick against Getafe on Saturday night, Ronaldo was pictured in the McLaren garage ahead of the race around the French port.

Ronaldo and London-born model pose with McLaren drivers’ Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button

The Portuguese superstar, a guest of the British team, appeared in good spirits as he posed for pictures alongside the McLaren duo of Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso and London-born model Cara Delevinge.

Crisitano Ronaldo and Cara Delevinge mobbed by the world’s media as they arrived in the Monaco paddock

 

Ronaldo arrives by boat less than 24 hours after scoring a hat-trick for Real Madrid in their 7-3 victory

Ronaldo shares a joke with Cara Delevingne as they take a stroll along the unique Monte Carlo pit-lane

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Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo and Cara Delevingne pose with McLaren duo Button and Alonso ahead of Monaco GP

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his new CR7 Underwear range

Cristiano Ronaldo posted a picture on social media of his latest underwear range.

The Portuguese would have expected a far greater return from his 58 goals in all competitions than the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup secured earlier in the campaign, but despite scoring so many goals, Real Madrid failed to win any major trophy this season but it haven’t affected Ronaldo’s off the pitch bussiness.

Ronaldo is used to seeing people wearing Madrid and Portugal shirts with his name on – and the 30-year-old also launched a CR7 footwear range earlier this year.

But the best of the brand will forever be his collection of underwear – and Ronaldo was keen to get the opinion of his Instagram followers on which item he should wear from his luxury line.

The former Manchester United man was ramping up publicity for his new spring and summer range on Wednesday, posing the questioned: ‘Which pair of #CR7Underwear should I wear today? Help me choose!

Cristiano has been seen getting his knickers in a twist at times this season for the La Liga giants, as team-mates have failed to pass him the ball, but wearing the green stripes number – reminiscent of his Sporting Lisbon days – he will at least take satisfaction from another personal accolade.

Heading into the final round of league fixtures, Ronaldo is set to be crowned the Pichichi – La Liga’s top scorer – with his 45 goals currently four ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.