2008 ends with Ronaldo on top of the world

Tricks, flicks, pace, goals, victories, major trophies and a multitude of individual honors… At only 23 years of age, Cristiano Ronaldo is on top of the world!

Call him ‘the diver’, ‘the bad boy’ or whatever you want; his real names are ‘the European Player of the Year’, ‘the Ballon d’Or winner’, ‘The UEFA Club Player of the Year’ or ‘The PFA Player of the Year’ to name just a few…

The grown kid from the Madeira Island is the most decorated footballer of 2008. Ronaldo is a reigning king in many departments:
He won the EPL and European Golden Boot after scoring a ridiculous amount of 31 goals, raising the bar at a much higher level for other players who are now trying to emulate him.
Among those goals, let’s remember about the numerous breathtaking free kicks Fortsätt läsa 2008 ends with Ronaldo on top of the world

Ronaldo, the victim of reckless defending

On Monday night, the ‘bad boy’ as he is called was rather a miserable victim. Cristiano Ronaldo had to endure a 84 frustrating minutes before coming off from the pitch.
Middlesbrough fans love to hate Ronaldo and perhaps did they think that last night was the perfect opportunity to pay him back for all the controversies he created against their team.

Though missing quite a lot of chances to break the deadlock for the Red Devils, Cristiano Ronaldo looked also the most likely to head his team in front with his numerous excellent free-kicks – eventually punched away by Boro’s outstanding keeper. Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo, the victim of reckless defending

More controversy for Cristiano Ronaldo?

Cristiano Ronaldo has been the subject of controversy since the start of the season, picking up one red card already.

On Monday night, the Champions Manchester United play Middlesbrough in a must win game for the Red Devils.

The attention will certainly be on no one else but on ‘bad boy’ Ronaldo. Fortsätt läsa More controversy for Cristiano Ronaldo?

Why is Ronaldo not married? Too young to marry?

At 23 years of age, Cristiano Ronaldo still lives as a single man. Unlike Robin Van Persie or Sergio Aguerro , Ronaldo has no fiancée, no wife, no kids… at least, officially.

The Portuguese Superstar is believed to have dated over 100 girls if rumours are true – which explains one of his quotes: “We should make the most of life, enjoy it because that’s the way it is”

Cristiano Ronaldo looked very close though to marry M. Bean ’s daughter Gemma Atinkson or even Fortsätt läsa Why is Ronaldo not married? Too young to marry?

Cristiano Ronaldo, the winking hero

“I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from,” this is one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s several quotes.

The 23-year-old Portuguese winger is effectively enjoying a successful career since a couple of years now – certainly, the best years in his professional life so far.

Work and determination are two notions behind Ronaldo’s incredible form for which he has received a multitude of honours. But the real factor behind his remarkable development is the comportment of the people against him. Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo, the winking hero

Who is on Mourinho’s side?

Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo; these two men have quite a few things in common. They are both Portuguese, they both have top flight European football careers, and especially… they are both controversial!

However, this doesn’t mean that they team up together like friends.
The former Chelsea boss – now coach of Inter Milan – has more negative than positive things to say when he talks about Ronaldo.

Yes, Mourinho believes that the 23 year old is a good player but he rather describes him as an expert diver and an incomplete over-rated footballer.

“Ronaldo is a good player, but he is not the best in the world,” Mourinho told Simona Ventura Fortsätt läsa Who is on Mourinho’s side?

Ronaldo, like Pele or Maradona?

Fergie looks to have fallen in love with Cristiano Ronaldo’s amazing style of play. It’s like the old Scot cannot retain himself from praising his instrumental winger.
Recently, he went as far as declaring that Ronaldo could develop into a legend as great as Brazil’s Pele or Argentina’s Maradona.

“Cristiano is superb,” declared the Scottish boss speaking to Setanta.com.

“He has timing getting into the box, ability with two feet – and you would never associate a Portuguese winger with such magnificent ability in the air. He is like Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo, like Pele or Maradona?

Gary Neville echoes Gill’s comments: Ronaldo is going nowhere!

Manchester United captain Gary Neville ignores rumours of Ronaldo leaving the club next summer.

The defender, who is currently fighting for a regular place in the starting XI, believes Ronaldo will remain at Old Trafford unless the Reds decide to sell him.

”There should be a level of respect shown between the clubs, but we can’t do anything about the speculation. All we can do is look after our own situation,” insisted Neville. Fortsätt läsa Gary Neville echoes Gill’s comments: Ronaldo is going nowhere!

Fergie to Real: “I would not sell them a virus.”

The recent rumours that came from Madrid – about a 2009 summer deal for Cristiano Ronaldo – are now confirmed reports.
Real Madrid’s director Pedro Trapote claims that an agreement has been reached between his club and Manchester United for a Ronaldo transfer next summer.

The Portuguese ace has been the target of the Spanish Giants since the young age of 18, but the Mancunian Devils have so far succeeded in every fight to keep him at Old Trafford. Manchester United have blown the trumpet time and again, declaring that their talismanic number 7 is not for sale.

Earlier this week, Fortsätt läsa Fergie to Real: “I would not sell them a virus.”

Calderon putting the blame on Ronaldo?

Yes, the transfer saga is over… but the war of words between both clubs hasn’t ceased.
While Ferguson relishes Manchester United’s success in keeping Ronaldo at Old Trafford, Real Madrid’s Ramon Calderon refuses to accept defeat.

Now the President of the Spanish Giants has pointed out Cristiano Ronaldo as the cause of last summer’s soap-opera.

”We have left that, it has been a very big story, which we didn’t provoke,” Calderon told Sky Sports News. Fortsätt läsa Calderon putting the blame on Ronaldo?