It was recently announced that the world’s greatest footballer ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’ will no longer be playing for Spanish club ‘Real Madrid’ which came as a blow to all the club fans. It was then confirmed that the footballer wanted to play for Italian club ‘Juventus’.
CR7 was sold for a whopping 100 million Euros. From now on he has decided that he wants to keep ‘Juventus’ his last playing club till 2022, which is a four-year contract, and then wants to retire.
Today as the FIFA World Cup 2018 comes to end, we must speak of Ronaldo – a name that is synonymous with football for most.
Here are some memorable moments of Ronaldo at Real Madrid:
1) The Bicycle Kick:
This is on the top of the list as it is considered to be the best goal of his career, and it was played with such accuracy that even the world’s best goalkeeper, ‘Buffon’ could not save. This was when Real Madrid was playing against Juventus in their hometown, Turin. Ronaldo’s 119 goal was a super bicycle kick in this year’s ‘Champions League’. Madrid earned that respect among the Juventus fan and every single person in the stadium gave the striker a standing ovation.
2) Winning Copa del Rey after 18 years:
This was 2011’s best match for the club as they won the Copa del Rey for the 18th time and after a long wait of 18 years, that too which was an ‘El Classico’, against their arch-rivals ‘Barcelona’, which is one of the most difficult and strongest teams in the world. Ronaldo did it in the remaining 90 seconds of the first half.
3) Fifth Ballon d’Or:
Cristiano Ronaldo has a dream – winning 7 Ballon d’Or, but just when his dream was about to get shattered by his arch-rival, Lionel Messi, who had won such four in 2012, at that time the Portugal striker had only 1. Now comes the time when repeatedly Ronaldo went on winning the Ballon d’Or in 2013, 14, 16 and 17, which made it 5 times levelling it with ‘Barcelona’ striker Messi. It seems now that he will be setting himself to win the 6th and 7th Ballon d’Or but under the club of ‘Juventus’.
Who is your favourite footballer? Who are you rooting for in tonight’s final?