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.
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.
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.
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