Tell me how you came to love Ronaldo…

CRF’s Chief Editor, Angela Asante (myself) aka J’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 2002’s WC final between Brazil and Germany – which I watched – couldn’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 didn’t understand much of the rules in soccer, and wasn’t able to catch the techniques of the game.

What caught my eye though was Portugal’s young Star at that time, Cristiano Ronaldo.

I was like: “Hey, who’s this funny guy with a spicy performance!”

I quickly got in the mood of the game and got amazed at every touch he would do – especially at the way he could dribble with the ball on touch lines.

My brother (LiL BOSS) and I would call him “Le 17” (meaning “the 17” in English) or “B.D” (because he had the look of someone who could be in a comic strip) because we didn’t know his name at first. Later on, we nicknamed him Cris…

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 Portugal’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, etc…

Manchester United became my favorite club because of Ronaldo, and I’m now a complete soccer pro and addict.

There’s no stopping me now… Ronaldo forever!

Written by: Angela Asante

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    • Adrian
      17th February 2009
      13:03

      i know ronaldo since EURO 2004…i watch every match of portugal and manchester united…if ronaldo isn`t in the First 11,i change the channel:))I`m really a big fan,i dream someday to be like him,score many goals and do those crazy tricks he does…maybe if i train hard and believ in myself i could make it,reach the top,like ronaldo did…
      He is the best player,Messi is good,but ronaldo is better…

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    • Admin
      17th February 2009
      13:59

      Thank you very much Adrian for your comment!

      I hope the rest of the viewers do like you. You are a good example of how readers must be: enthusiastic and always ready to share their thoughts about a given topic.

      Keep it up!

      I hope to read your comments on this site often.

      By the way, you are really right: Ronaldo is better than Messi… The Best of the best!

      Cheers,

      J’Lah

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    • Admin
      17th February 2009
      14:08

      If you are a true fan of Ronaldo and that you really want to make yourself heard throughout the whole world, LEAVE A COMMENT after reading!

      Don’t just skip like that! We want to know your experience about how you came to love Ronaldo!

      J’Lah

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    • Adrian
      17th February 2009
      18:29

      J’Lah i promis you will see my comments often…i look forward commenting the next exciting news about Cristiano…

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    • gvanca17
      17th February 2009
      18:34

      you are so lovely :P:P:*

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    • Diana
      17th February 2009
      18:46

      I never really heard of Cristiano Ronaldo until the World Cup 2006 in Germany. Still I didn’t really pay him attention. I’m a BIG Spain fan, and as most Spanish fans I really had a thing for Fernando Torres. I kept on hearing Fernando being compared to Cristiano and I was like, “Who is this Cristiano Ronaldo person?”. So I looked him up on the net and started watching some of his footage and stuff and I just became obsessed with him. 😛 His not only a great player but he seems like an honestly good guy. I hope nothing but the best for the guy. =D

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    • RocketRonaldo7
      17th February 2009
      20:25

      Well i said i know Ronaldo since Euro 2004…I saw every match of Portugal on Euro 2004 and i liked his style of play, i remember that i had dvd`s of footage with tricks and goals of Ronaldo.All day i was on the training field triyng to do those tricks wich i saw on the dvd`s…when i was little i dind`t liked soccer,but ronaldo got my addicted.I like Ronaldo like a player,like a person,he is a good guy and a great model in life…

      Ronaldo your the best,keep up the good work!!

      Cheers,
      Srry my english sucks a little:D

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    • Admin
      18th February 2009
      09:13

      Don’t worry RocketRonaldo7, we all understood your message.
      Thanks for the comment!

      There’s no doubt about you, Diana, commentating so well on this story too.

      I hope to hear from the rest of the fans. Leave a comment even if your english isn’t so good!

      Cheers,

      J’Lah

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    • Katss
      18th February 2009
      14:28

      I became his fan in 2008, at first i was Fernando`s fan and because of that i started to watch football. At first i didn`t know Ronaldo, but later my mother told me that she liked Ronaldo a little bit and of course i wanted to know who is this Ronaldo. Finally i saw him, don`t remember against what club he played, and i started to love him and his club:) So,that`s my story.:D

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    • Admin
      18th February 2009
      14:37

      Thanks, Katss!

      J’Lah

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    • maria cr7
      18th February 2009
      22:31

      this article was very good so i want to share mine expirience. the first time i saw cristiano was at euro 2004 then i was intrested in him but not very much i should also mention that i am from greece and the final at euro 2004 was between greece and portugal and greece won so i didnt pay much attention when after the match cris was crying. but when i completely fell in love with him was last year at the final of champions league. he was so handsome, so great and when he finally cried after he lost the penalty he was so sweet it was really touching so since then i have never lost a single match of him i follow him everywhere cause he is the best by far from every aspect!!!

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    • Briana Marquit
      19th February 2009
      18:51

      Ronaldo was the first player i ever saw. i was young, the same for me ever since the euro 2004
      ronaldo’s been my complete idol
      people are always tellling my im waisting my time dribbling the ball when i could easily just do something stupid with it but ronaldo, he dribbles past everyone and then makes an important play and i get it
      because every person you pass on the field you just gain more confidence and that is the best feeling in the world.
      Watching ronaldo changes everything for me i want to be just like him. ever since i was 7 years old ive had his jerseys and his shoes and his posters on my wall because hes the only player out there thats doing something different. hes creative and beautiful and everytime he touches the ball my heart jumps i scream at my television everytime he gets knocked over, but the best is when he takes the kick and theres no chance of that keeper from stopping the ball.

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    • Black_Fairy
      26th February 2009
      20:28

      I don’t know English very vell…Becouse I’m from Spain…I’m Big fan of Fernando Torres…very good guy…with very good play…But Cristiano…he’s so difrent so better …I don’t know how but I’m obessesed with him…He is all over my room…So beautiful so good…So PerfeCt…His play is so perfect…Nobody isn’t like him…I LOVE U!!so muCh

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    • syed ali
      27th February 2009
      05:56

      ronaldo is better than lampard he is the best player on the earth

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    • syed ali
      27th February 2009
      05:56

      ronaldo is better than lampard he is the best player on the earth

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    • syed ali
      27th February 2009
      05:56

      ronaldo is better than lampard he is the best player on the earth

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    • syed ali
      27th February 2009
      05:56

      ronaldo is better than lampard he is the best player on the earth

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    • i love ronaldo
      27th February 2009
      09:11

      i love cristiano he is sooooooooooo gorgeous he is the palyer on the manu team love him hope he wins the player of the year he deserves it i saw cristiano when he was first brought by manchester united in august 2003.love himxxxxxxxxxx

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    • chiboy
      28th April 2009
      23:33

      i love C.Ronard because i enjoy his football style and my brother young daddy.send me his picture to my email pls if u can.bye
      Yours fans
      Chiboy

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      21st June 2009
      13:19

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