CRFâ€™s Chief Editor, Angela Asante (myself) aka Jâ€™Lah, takes the opportunity to ask viewers one simple question:
How did you come to know and love Ronaldo?
As a personal fan of Cristiano Ronaldo, I would now like to understand what happened before the Portuguese ace became YOUR favorite player in the entire planet.
Want to know about my own story? Just read that:
Well, though I was a table foot sucker as a kid, watching football matches was far from being my diversion. Whereas my dad would be watching the games during the 1998 World Cup in France, I would be at the other side of the hall, sucking a candy and asking myself if there was any sport on earth more boring than soccer.
Even 2002â€™s WC final between Brazil and Germany â€“ which I watched â€“ couldnâ€™t make me love football. It was only until the Euros back in 2004, that my attention turned on soccer.
How it happened:
Well, I remember my brother and I thought of changing ideas that night. So, we went in the hall, we switched on the TV, and there was Portugal playing Spain in the group stages of the competition. I really didnâ€™t understand much of the rules in soccer, and wasnâ€™t able to catch the techniques of the game.
What caught my eye though was Portugalâ€™s young Star at that time, Cristiano Ronaldo.
I was like: â€œHey, whoâ€™s this funny guy with a spicy performance!â€
I quickly got in the mood of the game and got amazed at every touch he would do â€“ especially at the way he could dribble with the ball on touch lines.
My brother (LiL BOSS) and I would call him â€œLe 17â€ (meaning â€œthe 17â€ in English) or â€œB.Dâ€ (because he had the look of someone who could be in a comic strip) because we didnâ€™t know his name at first. Later on, we nicknamed him Crisâ€¦
Then I remember Portugal had to play England in the quarter finals in a thrilling encounter where Cristiano Ronaldo was nothing less than formidable. I was ecstatic at Portugalâ€™s qualification.
From there, I followed Cristiano Ronaldo everywhere on TV and it was only then that I came to discover the existence of leagues, etcâ€¦
Manchester United became my favorite club because of Ronaldo, and Iâ€™m now a complete soccer pro and addict.
Thereâ€™s no stopping me nowâ€¦ Ronaldo forever!
Written by: Angela Asante