2013: An Unforgettable Year – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Best Moments in 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo the man of the year in Football 2013 has attracted everyone towards him by his performance. Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to pick up his second Ballon d’Or in Zurich next month in January, ending Lionel Messi‘s unprecedented run of four consecutive awards.

Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a record-breaking year but the Real Madrid superstar says that he’ll have an even better 2014. The 28-year-old attacker has been shortlisted again for the Ballon d’Or for his remarkable goalscoring exploits over the past 12 months, with the Portugal international netting 69 times for Los Blancos, making him the most prolific hitman in European club football in 2013.

CRISTIANO RONALDO’s 2013 MOST BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS ON THE PITCH

JAN 5, 2013 – LA LIGA: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a thrilling Freekick Goal to give real madrid a 4-3 Over Real Sociedad. Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 68′ & 70′ minute, which set the match in the favour of Real Madrid.

 

 

JAN 27 – LA LIGA: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his First Hattrick of the Year 2013 against Getafe.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Hattrick helped in Real Route Getafe at Bernabeu in a 4-0 one side match. Ronaldo scored in the 62′, 65, and a Penalty in the 75th min to complete his hattrick.

 

 

FEB 13 – UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:  It was the first time Ronaldo and Manchester United faced each other after Cristiano Ronaldo’s world record transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid.  It was a  game full of emotions for Ronaldo and Manchester United fans.

Manchester United’s Welbeck scored in the 20th min to give Reds a 1 goal lead over the Whites but no one has ever expected Ronaldo to score a goal against his former club. Just After 10 minutes Ronaldo levels the score with an Unbelievable amazing Header Goal which was appreciated by the world and also by Sir Alex Ferguson. Ronaldo didn’t celebrated his goal against his former club.  The Match ends as a 1-1 draw.

Sir Alex Ferguson on Ronaldo’s Header Goal :

”What a header. Unbelievable. You can’t stop that,” Ferguson said of the Portuguese’s goal.

”The spring, the way he holds himself in the air, the power in the header. I said to Patrice Evra at half-time, ‘you didn’t challenge for that’. And when I saw the video I thought, ‘what was I talking about?’.

”I think it’s difficult for Cristiano playing against us, his old team.

”There’s a little bit of emotion attached to it for him because he had so many great years for us.

”But when he gets the ball you’re praying, more than anything”

 

FEB 26 – COPA DEL REY: Cristiano Ronaldo showed his Magic Performances in the Decisive Copa Del Rey Semi Final IInd Leg Meeting.

Ronaldo scored twice to take his team to the finals of Copa del Rey. With the Help of Ronaldo’s 2 Goals Real Madrid make it to the Copa del Rey final 2-4 on aggregate.

MAR 5 – UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Who would have ever thought that Ronaldo will be the reason for the exit of Manchester United‘s Run in Champions League. At Old Trafford, In the IInd Leg – Reds were looking in control of the game with 1-0 score (Agg: 2-1) which was going in favour of United.

Things changed for United in a blink of an eye. Some Drama, A Red Card and 2 back to back Goals for Real Madrid ends the United’s Run. After a Red card shown to Nani i think which never was a red card, Modric levels the score in 66′ min with an amazing goal from the outside of the box and just after that a great finish by Cristiano Ronaldo ends the United campaign in 2012/13 Champions League.

APRIL 3rd & 10th – UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Cristiano Ronaldo scored in both the legs of  UEFA Champions League to take Real Madrid to the Semis of the Champions League.

Ronaldo scored the first goal in the 9th min in a 3-0 win over Galatasaray in the 1st Leg. Ronaldo keeps on adding goals in his Champions league goal tally with a brace against galatasaray in the second leg. However, Real madrid lost the game with 3-2 but all thanks to Ronaldo‘s 2 goals without Real coudn’t make it to the semis.

 

SEP 6 – WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his First Ever Hattrick for his National Team Portugal against N. Ireland in a crucial World Cup qualifier game.

Ronaldo completed his hattrick within 15 minutes. He scored in 68′, 77′ and 83′ min to give Portugal 2-4 win over northern Ireland.

SEP 17 – UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Cristiano Ronaldo started his 2013/14 Champions League campaign in style. Ronaldo scored his second ever UEFA Champions League Hattrick against galatasaray.

 

SEP 25 – LA LIGA: Cristiano Ronaldo scored both the 2 goals for real madrid in a 1-2 win over Elche. Ronaldo scored his second goal with penalty in the 90th min which was game decisive goal.

 

OCT 5 – LA LIGA: Ronaldo scored in the extra time to set the game for real madrid with a 2-3 win over Levante. His shirtless celebration got viral everywhere on the internet.

 

OCT 23 – UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Goals Keep coming for Cristiano Ronaldo as He scored another brace in the UEFA Champions League 2013/14 campaign. Real madrid beat Juventus at Santiago Bernabeu with 2-1. Ronaldo netted his first goal in the 4th min but later Juventus came with equalizer in the 22nd min. Ronaldo scored again just after 4 minutes to Juventus equalizer with a Penalty.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 9 Goals and he is the Top Scorer of UEFA CHampions League. Last Season scored 12 and was the Top Scorer in the European Championship.

OCT 30 – LA LIGA: FIFA President Sepp Blatter criticized Ronaldo in a show saying He would Prefer Messi over Ronaldo because ‘Messi is a Good Boy‘. He said Ronaldo’s like a  ‘Commander’ on the pitch and he spends more on his hair. Well that statement got viral and later he Apologized over it to Real Madrid.

After That statement made by Blatter, Ronaldo replied to him with his hattrick against sevilla and giving  a commander salute after his first goal in the match.

 

NOV 15 & 19 – WORLD CUP QUALIFIER PLAY OFF: Cristiano Ronaldo took his National side all alone to the World Cup 2014. Ronaldo led his national team with front.


Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal in the first leg. The Goal came in 82nd min which was an outstanding header goal by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Earlier Ronaldo was criticized for not being able to perform at big stages, It was said Ronaldo never really showed up for the big games. Tell that to his Performance in El CLasico‘s where he created a record of Consecutive goals in 6 back to back El clasico‘s. How You can forget his Performance in Euro 2012, Cope Del Rey 2011 Final, Spanish Super Cup 2012 Finals.

Now against Sweden, he scored all four goals over the two-legged play-off off that saw his country progress to the finals 4-2 on aggregate. Never has the phrase ”cometh the hour, cometh the man,” been more apposite.

Messi was statistically the stronger player in the first 5 months of the year, but what shines out clearer than a desert sun is the fact the Cristiano is finishing the year with all the style, quality and confident panache that marks him as one of the greatest ever.

A recent poll from Sky Sports asked readers to vote for who they thought should win it from the three players shortlisted. It was a landslide with 77.8 percent voting for Cristiano, 14.3 percent for Messi and 7.9 percent for Franck Ribery.

2013 was Cristiano Ronaldo’s year in World Football…. A Golden year in Cristiano’s career. He’s The Player of the Year!

Here is a Video showing some 2013 Best Moments

 

I Deserve to win the Ballon d’Or — Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo believes that he is a deserved recipient of the FIFA Ballon d’Or every year that he is nominated.

The Portuguese is favorite to win the award for the second time in his career based on his record 69 goals and 17 Assists this year for club and country in the calendar year, with Franck Ribery and four-time winner Lionel Messi also in the reckoning.

Cristiano Ronaldo has clinched two trophies within 48 hours to add to the growing, glowing collection in his personal museum opened last week in his birthplace  Madeira, Portugal. Along with the Globe Soccer Award, which he garnered 58% of the votes to Messi’s 9% to win, the forward has also been presented with the Man of the Year award by Portuguese sports magazine A’ Bola.

When asked if he thought he deserved to win the 2013 Ballon d’Or?, He told A’ Bola:

”I don’t know if I deserve to win it this year. I’ve been in the top three for the last six years and in the FIFApro Team of the Year for the last seven or eight, so I really have nothing more to add.

”My numbers speak for themselves. What I’ve achieved, in some way, is key to winning individual awards.”

”Do I deserve to win it? Maybe I deserved to win it last year or the year before. I’d like to win the Ballon d’Or every year i nominated. I like winning everything, but I know that it doesn’t depend on me. I’d like to win it, but sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, that’s just life.”

The winner is scheduled to be announced at FIFA Ballon d’Or gala in Zurich on 15th January.

Cristiano Ronaldo the A’ Bola Man of the Year also discussed the friction that existed between himself and former Los Blancos manager Jose Mourinho, saying he would not mind to work with him again.

”I forgive everybody,” said Ronaldo.I forgive everyone . I never had a confrontation, you’ll never hear me speak ill of anyone . It is what I have done so far and will continue doing. I’m not upset. All I want is to succeed.

Cristiano Ronaldo Recieving A Bola’s Man of the Year Trophy:
Fortsätt läsa I Deserve to win the Ballon d’Or — Cristiano Ronaldo

‘I like living with pressure’ — Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo  admitted that he doesn’t mind shouldering the goal-scoring burden at the Santiago Bernabeu and even admits that he thrives under those conditions.

Today at the Dubai’s 8th International Sports Conference, Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded with Globe Soccer Best Player of the Year Fan Favorite Award.

In an interview at the Dubai International Sports ConferenceCristiano spoke about his own goals and the pressure that comes with being one of the best players in the world.

“You have to be strong and focused in everything you do. Sometimes I like living with the pressure.

“It’s always going to be tough to break my own records.

“It will not be easy to fulfill my goals, I know it will be tough but I’ll try. If you do not try, you do not meet your goals.”

Cristiano went on to discuss the Portuguese national team and their chances in the 2014 World Cup, as well as the Spanish national team.

“Portugal are not the favourites and that gives us an advantage.

“They deserve everything they’ve won because they are the best.  Why haven’t they won all those titles earlier? Who knows, that’s football.  I hope that in the future Portugual’s day will come just as Spain’s has.”

Cristiano then discussed who is favourite players was, jokingly stating that he was his own favourite.

“Apart from me, just kidding, just kidding I do not have a favorite player in the world, there are a lot of great footballers in the world.  I like playing alongside great footballers, like my teammates at Real Madrid and I also like to play against great players too.”

 

Here are the Event Pictures: 

Fortsätt läsa ‘I like living with pressure’ — Cristiano Ronaldo

Pictures: Cristiano Ronaldo wins Globe Soccer ‘Player of the Year’ at Dubai’s Sports Conference

Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Globe Soccer ‘Player of the Year’ Fan Favorite Award at Dubai’s 8th International Sports Conference.

Cristiano Ronaldo talking about his Career, Real Madrid and Ballon d’Or

I would work with Mou again,  like I would with other coaches I had, like Ferguson, Boloni or Pellegrini. They were coaches with whom learned a lot, they gave  me the opportunity to evolve as a person and player. Forgive Mou ? I forgive everyone . I never had a confrontation, you’ll never hear me speak ill of anyone . It is what I have done so far and will continue doing. I’m not upset. All I want is to succeed.

Ballon d’Or? I do not know if I deserve it this year. I’ve been on the podium for 6 years , this is the 7th or 8th year in the ideal 11 of FIFPro … so I don’t have anything else to say. The numbers speak for themselves. What I have done is very important for individual awards.  If I deserve to win? Maybe, like the last year or two years ago. I think I deserve to win the Golden Ball each year . I always like to win , but I know it does not depend on me. I’d like to win, but sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

All great players have an influence on the team. So only the best, the top, the better paid, better known have influence, because they mark the difference. They do it in moments of the game that the team needs. I do not think I carry the team. Madrid does not and cannot depend on a single player. I help, do my job , which is what I have to do, give my best and help the team , so I feel good . But I don’t think Real Madrid depends on one player. The team is very good and there are great players.

Barcelona and Atletico have been more regular than us. But La Liga is still long and what counts is the end. I hope that Real Madrid can be first by then.

All titles are important and it would be unfair of me to pick one. Collectively titles are very important, all of the ones you menioned are important. I just look forward to getting individual titles and collective ones.

Bale is adapting very well. He was having difficulties because he got here without a preseason and had a lot of pressure. Also the language is a great difficulty. But he is a useful player, a great player who will help us a lot. 

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Globe Soccer Player of the Year Award: Fortsätt läsa Pictures: Cristiano Ronaldo wins Globe Soccer ‘Player of the Year’ at Dubai’s Sports Conference

Pictures: Cristiano Ronaldo & Irina Shayk Shopping in a Dubai Mall (Dec 27, 2013)

Cristiano Ronaldo with girlfriend Irina Shayk visits a Mall in Dubai Today. Cristiano Ronaldo enjoying his short winter vacation with his family in Dubai.

Cristiano Ronaldo is in Dubai currently with his family (Irina shayk and Cristiano Jr.) spending his holiday time there as he awaits for the International Globe Soccer Awards where he is going to get the player of the year (Fan Favorite) award. Ronaldo also going to address the opening session of the Award Ceremony.

Here are the Today’s Pictures:

Fortsätt läsa Pictures: Cristiano Ronaldo & Irina Shayk Shopping in a Dubai Mall (Dec 27, 2013)

Pictures: Cristiano Ronaldo with his Family in Dubai (Dec 26, 2013)

Cristiano Ronaldo is in Dubai currently, enjoying his holidays with his family.

Cristiano Ronaldo with Girlfriend Irina Shayk and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. was in Dubai’s Desert Range today.

Here are the pictures:

Fortsätt läsa Pictures: Cristiano Ronaldo with his Family in Dubai (Dec 26, 2013)

Ronaldo in Pole Position to Win the Ballon d’Or 2013

The race for this year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or is likely once again to come down to one of two men so talked about that their names barely even need mentioning. What makes the 2013 award more interesting than in some of the previous editions, is that Lionel Messi’s four-year winning streak appears set to end. The Argentine will be on the podium once again when the winner is announced on 13th January in Zurich, but he will have to applaud as Franck Ribery or, more likely, Cristiano Ronaldo, take his crown from him.

Ronaldo is the clear front-runner and a cursory glance at the statistics reveals exactly why. For one thing, he has scored 69 goals, more than his two rivals combined, in 2013. This season he has struck an average of 1.5 goals per game and set a Champions League group stage record of scoring nine goals. He has also overtaken Pauleta and Eusebio as Portugal’s all-time top goalscorer. Ronaldo has produced arguably the individual performance of the season too, even if Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Suarez may offer counter arguments. But certainly no one has displayed as high a level of quality when the stakes have been as high as Ronaldo did in the World Cup qualifying playoff against Sweden in November. It is worth recalling that performance.

Having scored the only goal of the first leg, Portugal had a useful lead to defend in Sweden. Ronaldo put the Portuguese in front after latching onto a Joao Moutinho through ball to fire a convincing finish home. After Ibrahimovic had made his own claim to be the world’s best player of the moment, scoring a stylish quick-fire brace to put Sweden on the verge of the World Cup, Ronaldo took centre stage once again. He found himself through on goal from Hugo Almeida’s ball over the top, and  he his left-footed finish was that of a man determined that he was going to be in Brazil next summer as part of the show, rather than a spectator. Just after that, Ronaldo made another super run and scored his 3rd goal, second hattrick for Portugal in his career.
Hattrick at that big stage, helping his team single handly to  go through World cup is special from the real madrid star.

As we know Ballon d’Or is given on the individual performance, Ronaldo is far ahead than his two rivals to win it. On January 15, In Zurich, It’s More likely to be Ronaldo is going to hold the Ballon d’Or 2013. It will the second time for the portugese to win the World Player of the Year in his career.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo to address the 8th International Sports Conference in Dubai

– Dubai (Dec 25, 2013)

The organising committee of the 8th Dubai International Sports Conference has announced that the conference to be addressed by Real Madrid’s star Cristiano Ronaldo, who is nominated to get the best world player’s title in 2013.

Ronaldo is named as main speaker in the opening session of the 8th edition of the Conference, to be arranged under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council.

The Conference – to be held under title “Empowering the Future of Football” – is scheduled to be held on Dec.28-29 at the Mina Al Salam Hotel in Jumeira.

Mohammed Al-Kamali, the member of the executive office of Dubai Sports Council and head of the conference’s organising committee, stated: “We are pleasant to announce the participation of the Portuguese and Real Madrid’s star Cristiano Ronaldo.

It is the second time for Ronaldo to join Dubai International Sports Conference in succession of his first participation in 2011 with the Italian star, Alessandro Del Piero, in a remarkable session, during which Ronaldo talked on his career as a skillful child who has then become one of the best world stars.

“Ronaldo’s participation in this event confirms the unique status of the conference, taking into account that the current edition is also to be addressed by Ribery and Xavi Hernandez”.

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo All 69 Goals & 17 Assists in 2013

WATCH THE VIDEO – ALL CRISTIANO RONALDO 69 GOALS AND 17 ASSISTS (2013)

 

When Sepp Blatter said that Cristiano Ronaldo is like a ‘commander on the field of play’, he probably was referring to the Real Madrid star’s absolutely magnificent exploits in front of goal.

But the Portuguese took it the wrong way!

This 2013 alone, the forward has found the net a staggering 69 times and assisted his teammates 17 times. In the 2013/14 season alone, he has hit 27 in all official competitions for his club, orders higher than the goals both his rivals for the 2013 Ballon d’Or have.

Injured Messi, who is set for a January return, has 14 while their German counterpart, Ribery has a measly 12 in all competitions.

CRISTIANO RONALDO STATISTICS FOR PORTUGAL AND REAL MADRID IN 2013