RONALDO

  • Cristiano Ronaldo can overtake Messi to win more Ballon d'Or: Zidane January 20, 2015

    Paris: Zinedine Zidane insists that Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has more to give in the future and will end up winning more Ballon d'Or titles than rival Barcelona star Lionel Messi. "Ronaldo will win more Ballons d'Or," he told Goal.com on Monday. A week ago in Zurich, the 29-year-old Portuguese striker...
  • Irina Shayk denies Cristiano Ronaldo's family caused split January 19, 2015

    Los Angeles: Russian model Irina Shayk has confirmed her split from star Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, but denied his family was to blame for their break-up. The 29-year-old model made her acting debut along side Dwayne Johnson in the 2014 film Hercules, and the Real Madrid superstar dated for five years,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid beat Getafe January 18, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid moved four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring either side of a Gareth Bale strike in a 3-0 win at Getafe on Sunday. It was hardly a vintage performance from the European champions, who have stumbled at the start of...
  • Real Madrid stumble not down to fatigue, says Carlo Ancelotti January 17, 2015

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed suggestions the world and European champions' recent stumble is a result of the physical toll a packed calendar may have taken on his players. Real set a Spanish record for consecutive victories of 22 games in all competitions at the end of last year,...
  • Big guns ready to fire as La Liga reaches halfway mark January 17, 2015

    The Spanish football season reaches its halfway point this weekend with a crucial set of matches that could prove to be important tests for the top three teams in the La Liga points table. Due to their King's Cup commitments on Thursday, the top three teams - Real Madrid, FC Barcelona...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's brand worth 54 million euros January 16, 2015

    Madrid: Portuguese football phenomenon Cristiano Ronaldo, also known as CR7 (initials with jersey number), appears bent on breaking every record. Following the announcement earlier this week that the famed footballer had won the sport's highest honour, the coveted Golden Ball, the value of his CR7 brand shot up to a cool...
  • Fernando Torres back with a double bang against Real Madrid January 16, 2015

    Fernando Torres stole the show with a dramatic double as Atletico Madrid secured a battling 2-2 draw at Real Madrid on Thursday that dumped the holders out of the King's Cup 4-2 on aggregate. Back at his boyhood club after seven years of mixed fortunes in England and Italy, Torres stunned...
  • I'm not from another planet: Cristiano Ronaldo January 16, 2015

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo apologised to Real Madrid fans after his miraculous powers deserted him as the holders were knocked out of the King's Cup by city rivals Atletico Madrid on Thursday. Ronaldo showed off the third FIFA Ballon d'Or award he won this week to fans at the Bernabeu before kickoff...
  • Brazil's Ronaldo looks to get in shape for possible comeback January 15, 2015

    Former Brazil forward Ronaldo said on Wednesday he will try to get back into shape with an eye on coming out of retirement to play for North American second division club Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The 38-year-old three-times FIFA world player of the year, who last played professionally with Corinthians in 2011,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo says his son is a Messi fan January 14, 2015

    Cristiano Ronaldo's son Cris junior is a Lionel Messi fan the boy's father said after they met up with the Argentina captain at the Ballon D'Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday. After Ronaldo was named 2014 Ballon D'Or winner, beating four-time winner Messi into second place, the two players had a...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's rivalry with Messi useful: Portuguese coach January 14, 2015

    Lisbon: Portugal's national football team coach Fernando Santos has said that Cristiano Ronaldo's rivalry with Argentina's Lionel Messi over the Ballon d'Or award has proved to be "useful". Ronaldo left Barcelona forward Messi in the shade after he won the Ballon d'Or award for the second successive time at the FIFA...
  • Ballon d'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo deserves the glory he earned January 14, 2015

    It was a gala night in Zurich on Monday. The traditional FIFA Ballon d'Or awards were handed out to all the standout achievers over the past year. The world, however, was interested in only one contest - Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? The two superstars have created a divide among fans...
  • Regret voting for Ronaldo in FIFA Ballon d'Or, says Lewandowski January 13, 2015

    Munich: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has regretted his decision to vote Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo in the FIFA Ballon d'Or ahead of teammate Manuel Neuer. The Poland skipper picked Ronaldo ahead of his Bayern teammates Neuer and Bastian Schweinsteiger, but reflected the German goalkeeper would have been a better...
  • FIFA announces World XI 2014 January 13, 2015

    Arjen Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi all included in the team of the year announced by FIFA while David Luiz, rather surprisingly, made it to the team. ...
  • I want to match Lionel Messi in Ballon d'Or race: Cristiano Ronaldo January 13, 2015

    Zurich: After winning his second consecutive Ballon d'Or football award and third overall, Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on Argentine striker Lionel Messi's achievement of winning the coveted prize a record four times. "This is an unforgettable moment. I'm not going to stop here. I want to catch...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo: Factbox on 2014 Ballon D'Or winner January 13, 2015

    Factbox on Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the FIFA Ballon D'Or award on Monday. EARLY DAYS * Born: Feb. 5 1985 in Funchal, Madeira. * Played youth football at Nacional before joining Sporting Lisbon in 2002, arch-rivals to his boyhood favourites Benfica. MANCHESTER UNITED * United manager Alex Ferguson signs an...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2014 January 13, 2015

    Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2014 on Monday, earning the title of world's best football player for a third time. He easily beat four-time winner Lionel Messi and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in a vote of national team captains and coaches from FIFA's 209 member countries, plus...
  • Manuel Neuer aims to end Ronaldo, Messi grip on FIFA player award January 12, 2015

    World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer stands as the only barrier to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi extending their six-year domination of FIFA's player of the year award on Monday. Germany's Neuer is the latest third man on the shortlist trying to break the free-scoring superstars' grip on football's highest individual...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is not coming back to United: Di Maria January 6, 2015

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo's former Real Madrid team-mate Angel Di Maria has ruled out any possibility of Portuguese star returning to Manchester United. "I don't think he is coming back to Manchester," the Argentine winger, now plying his trade with the English soccer giants Awas quoted as saying by mirror.co.uk. Di Maria said...
  • Valencia end Real Madrid's 22-win streak, Barcelona stumble against Real Sociedad January 5, 2015

    Valencia ended Real Madrid's 22-game winning streak by fighting back for a 2-1 victory on Sunday, but the blow was softened by Barcelona also stumbling to a 1-0 loss at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league. Cristiano Ronaldo extended his stunning tally to 26 league goals in the 14th minute at...
  • Valencia beat Real Madrid 2-1 to end 22-game winning streak January 4, 2015

    Barcelona: Valencia ended Real Madrid's 22-game winning streak by fighting back for a 2-1 victory on Sunday that throws open the Spanish league title race. Cristiano Ronaldo extended his stunning tally to 26 league goals in the 14th minute at Mestalla Stadium when he stroked in a penalty kick following Alvaro...
  • AC Milan beat Real Madrid 4-2 December 31, 2014

    Dubai: Italian football club AC Milan registered a 4-2 victory over 2014 UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid in the Dubai Football Challenge at The Sevens Stadium. El Shaarawy scored twice in the 31st and 48th minute for AC Milan on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Jeremy Menez made an opening strike and...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Luke Shaw's landlord December 28, 2014

    London: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has become a landlord to Manchester United's teenaged defender Luke Shaw. The 19-year-old, who was bought by Manchester United for a whopping 30 million pounds from Southampton, rents Ronaldo's plush five-bedroom mansion in Alderley, Cheshire. According to Mirror Online, the Portugal international has kept his property...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo will retire at Real Madrid, says agent December 27, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has ruled out a Manchester United return, claiming the Portuguese winger will retire at Real Madrid. And Mendes, on Friday, even went so far as to claim that Ronaldo is the greatest footballer of all time, and his club should retire the famous number 7...
  • Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014 December 27, 2014

    Madrid: Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success. Ronaldo netted 51 goals in 47 appearances last season, setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of Europe's elite club...
  • Barcelona need goals to keep pace with Real Madrid December 20, 2014

    Madrid: With Real Madrid still playing at the Club World Cup in Morocco, Barcelona will have a chance to close the gap on the Spanish leaders on Saturday. Madrid was due to play Sevilla, but the match will be played at a later date because the Champions League winners have reached...
  • My girlfriend steals my boxers: Cristiano Ronaldo December 18, 2014

    London: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that his girlfriend, top Russian model Irina Shayk, has a crazy obsession with his 'CR7' boxers and steals them at the slightest opportunity. The former Manchester United forward was answering a question- 'What item in your wardrobe does your girlfriend steal?'. The Portuguese star...
  • Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid defeat Almeria 4-1 in La Liga December 13, 2014

    Two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid stretch their Spanish record winning streak to 20 matches as it beat Almeria 4-1 in the league on Friday. Madrid bettered the 18-game winning streak set by Barcelona in 2005-06 when they beat Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Tuesday. Francisco "Isco" Alarcon...
  • Real Madrid look to continue record winning streak in La Liga December 12, 2014

    Madrid: Fresh from setting a Spanish record with their 19th straight win, Real Madrid can take a step toward the overall record by beating Almeria on Friday. Madrid beat Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the Champions League, bettering the 18-game winning streak set by Barcelona in 2005-06. The world record of...