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
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo opened a personal museum in his childhood home of Madeira – which he said had additional space for the Ballon d’Or.
Former Manchester United star opens CR7 Museum in birthplace of Madeira, and has room for this year’s Ballon d’Or trophy
Real Madrid and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has realised his project of opening a museum in his honour in his birthplace of Madeira – complete with extra space allocated for this year’s Ballon d’Or.
Standing next to his 2008 trophy for Europe’s best player and 125 other individual and team awards dating back to his childhood, the 28-year-old said the CR7 Museum was a gift to his fans.
Opening of the CR7 Museum – Video:
“Of course it’s a special day, it’s the opening of my museum and I am proud,” said the Portugal forward, who has scored 33 goals this season so far.
“I have room for more trophies. I don’t really want to mention specific ones. All I want is to win more awards and if the Ballon d’Or comes, there is extra room here.”
Ronaldo added that he is still undecided about attending this year’s awards ceremony. “I am still talking about it with the club and I will see if I go,” he said.
The star also told the press that the museum was for his fans to get closer to his achievements.
About The ‘CR7 Museum’
The 400 square metre CR7 museum was inaugurated by the Real Madrid forward on Sunday and showcases 126 trophies won throughout his 11-year career as well as other paraphernalia such as footballs and photos.
Here are the More Than 100 Pictures* of the Event:
Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo Opens His ‘CR7 Museum’ in Madeira (Dec 15, 2013)
This Friday sees Portugal and Sweden clash in the first-leg of the World Cup Qualifier play-offs, bringing together two of the finest players on the planet. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and the Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic come head-to-head for a place in Brazil next summer. In an ideal footballing world, both of them would be there next year. Unfortunately one will miss, but which individual deserves to be there? We examine both cases.
RONALDO vs IBRAHIMOVIC – WHO SHOULD GO TO BRAZIL 2014 WORLD CUP ?
Ronaldo has been in sensational form this season, particularly in contrast to that of his La Liga counterpart Lionel Messi. The Real Madrid forward has scored 27 goals for club and country in 19 appearances so far, netting four hat-tricks along the way. His last hat-trick came in Madrid’s 5-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday, making him the top goal scorer in the Spanish Primera. The 28-year-old is also the top goal scorer in the Champions League with 8 goals, scoring in every game of the competition so far – which is remarkable considering Los Blancos are in a group with Juventus, Galatasaray and Copenhagen.
The Portuguese captain has 43 goals in 107 appearances for his country and is undoubtedly the star man. If Portugal are to have any chance of qualifying for the World Cup, they’ll be looking to the former-Manchester United forward to produce the goods. Ronaldo’s performances over the past year have seen him nominated for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award yet another time. Messi has pipped the Madrid man to the title the past two years running, with Ronaldo scooping the prize back in 2008. Ronaldo has left messi behind in the race for ballon d’Or 2013.
Like Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic is the captain and talisman for his country. In his 94 appearances for Sweden, the 32-year-old has scored 46 times. So far this season, the Paris Saint-Germain striker has scored 17 goals in 19 appearances for club and country and Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick of his own at the weekend against Nice. The towering forward has also scored seven goals in the Champions League this season, four of which came against Anderlecht in Belgium.
Ibrahimovic is one of the biggest characters in world football. His newly released autobiography sheds light on some strange events in his career such as: sacking his agent after being linked with Southampton and clashing with former-Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola. The Malmo-born forward has won league titles for Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and at his current club PSG. His 30 league goals, the best in Ligue 1 that season, helped his club win their first title in 19 years – adding a tenth league title medal to Ibrahimovic’s collection (including the two revoked in the Calciopoli scandal). He scores magnificent goals week in, week out, making opposition defenders look useless. The World Cup next year could be his last chance to perform at the tournament, which would be poorer without him.
No matter who goes through to the World Cup from the play-offs, it’s a shame neither of them can both be there. The biggest stage in world football deserves players of their quality, but who do you think should be there? Give Your Views in the comments…
Cristiano Ronaldo – The human side of a legend. Second to none both ON and OFF the pitch.
Watch This Video and See The Other Side of Him…
Are you also waiting for the exciting game against Borussia Dortmund tomorrow? Sit back and enjoy some free-kick highlights between 2004-2013 in the meantim. Which free-kick is your favorite?
Cristiano Ronaldo has launched his website, Viva Ronaldo, after the chant the Manchester United fans penned for him in his Old Trafford days.
Cristiano Ronaldo on Facebook: ”Soon, I will be closer to all of you! Together we are stronger. Together we will win.”
Viva Ronaldo – www.vivaronaldo.com