Christiano Ronaldo

  • Cristiano Ronaldo looks to avoid Ballon d'Or curse June 2, 2014

    When Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded last year's Ballon d'Or in recognition of his dazzling achievements over the course of 2013, he naturally had plenty of reason to celebrate although one could forgive him for feeling apprehensive about his country's hopes at the World Cup in Brazil. Portugal will go...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit but Benzema, Pepe doubtful for Champions League final May 24, 2014

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid but forward Karim Benzema and centre back Pepe remain doubtful, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has a record 16 goals in the latest edition of Europe's elite club competition, has had a...
  • Atletico Madrid bid to outwit Real Madrid in Champions League final May 24, 2014

    Atletico Madrid have a chance in Saturday's Champions League final not only to claim their debut European crown but to deny their loathed and vastly wealthier neighbours Real Madrid a recordextending 10th. Atletico have already outperformed this season in securing a remarkable La Liga triumph, shattering the domestic dominance of Real...
  • La Liga: Xabi Alonso blames Real Madrid's attitude for title collapse May 8, 2014

    Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso has blamed Real Madrid's attitude after his team appeared to blow their La Liga title hopes, putting leaders Atletico Madrid in pole position with two games to go. After Atletico's defeat at Levante last weekend, thirdplaced Real Madrid could only muster a draw at home to Valencia...
  • Bayern look to count on home advantage for Real Madrid clash in Champions League April 29, 2014

    Bayern Munich seem to be going through a bumpy ride right in the crucial part of the season. Dominant until a few weeks ago, Pep Guardiola's team has been lessthanconvincing in some recent matches. In the Champions League, Real Madrid take a 10 lead into the second leg of the semifinals...
  • Real Madrid's path to 10th European crown blocked by Dortmund again April 2, 2014

    As Real Madrid struggle to maintain their La Liga title bid, a greater emphasis has been placed on winning a 10th European crown and on Wednesday they face a Borussia Dortmund side who famously blocked their path last season. As each year passes, the desire for Real to claim a 10th...
  • Real Madrid left reeling as European focus is found wanting April 25, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid's nightmare in Dortmund comes as a greater surprise than Barcelona's mauling in Munich, given coach Jose Mourinho has given up on La Liga to focus on the Champions League. The ninetime European Cup winners were overwhelmed 41 by a dynamic Borussia Dortmund in their semifinal first leg on...
  • Real under more pressure than United to succeed: Ronaldo January 14, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid's anxiety to win a 10th European Cup puts them under greater pressure to succeed than Manchester United when they meet in the last 16 of the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo said on Monday. The Spanish champions host the first leg on February 13 with the return at...
  • Ronaldo shocked by Boateng racism episode January 7, 2013

    Zurich: Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo said it was incredible that episodes of racism still happen in soccer stadiums after AC Milan abandoned a friendly in Italy last week because of offensive chants by spectators. However, the Portuguese forward was non-committal over Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng's decision to walk off the...
  • Ronaldo nets twice as 10-man Madrid beat Sociedad 4-3 January 7, 2013

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in a three-minute span to give 10-man Real Madrid a 4-3 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday, after coach Jose Mourinho's decision to drop goalkeeper Iker Casillas almost backfired for a second straight game. Despite heavy criticism after last round's loss, Mourinho again started rarely...
  • Clooney, Ronaldo witnesses in Berlusconi trial? November 24, 2011

    Milan: Actor George Clooney and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo are among potential witnesses in the trial of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, accused of paying for sex with a minor and holding sex parties dubbed 'bunga bunga'. Berlusconi, 75, is also accused of using his political office to cover...
  • India coach rules out IPL-style soccer event February 5, 2010

    New Delhi: National coach Bob Houghton virtually ruled out any IPL-style football event in India, saying such a concept is not possible in the country because of the exorbitant money involved in buying an international player and also it was against FIFA guidelines. "It could be a very inventive idea but...
  • Ronaldo ruled out of Bosnia World Cup playoff November 11, 2009

    Obidos, (Portugal): Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the two-legged World Cup playoff against Bosnia, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said in a statement on Tuesday. Ronaldo has not recovered from an ankle injury and will not play in the game in Lisbon on Saturday and in Zenica four...
  • Something going on between Paris Hilton and Ronaldo? June 13, 2009

    London: Less than 24 hours after she split with her American baseball player beau Doug Reinhardt, socialite heiress Paris Hilton has sparked rumours she is dating soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo - after she was spotted getting intimate with him. The occasional actress reportedly spent hours kissing the sportsperson after they...
  • Ronaldo makes £80 mn trip from ManU to Real June 12, 2009

    Liverpool: Footballer Christiano Ronaldo has made a world record going from Manchester United to Real Madrid for a whopping 80 million pounds. This bid comes just days after the Spanish giants signed Brazilian Kaka from AC Milan for the then record sum of 56 million pounds At 24, his transfer at...
  • Clash of the titans: Man U's Ronaldo vs Barca's Messi May 27, 2009

    New Delhi: The two best clubs in the world, Manchester United and Barcelona, will add to the spectacular sight of the world's two best players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, striding out on opposite sides at the Stadio Olimpico in the Champions League final on Wednesday night. For Barcelona, it has...
  • Real Madrid fans want Ronaldo, Villa and Iniesta March 21, 2009

    The Madridistas have spoken loud and clear, and they have a desire to see the Galacticos era return to the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid supporters and players alike still have bad memories of the final years of the disastrous Galacticos reign. However, after an equally disappointing period under Ramon Calderon, the fans...
  • India 360: Can celebs kiss and tell in India? July 17, 2007

    New Delhi: It’s an innocuous word, a simple gesture - a kiss is an act used by two people to show that they really care. However, a furore is created whenever celebrities are caught on camera or on public doing the same thing. Actress Bipasha Basu lip-locking with soccer star,...
  • Ronaldo scores with Bipasha, John 'Wonders' July 14, 2007

    New Delhi: The inclusion of Taj Mahal in the new Seven Wonders of the World list has clearly overjoyed Bipasha Basu like everyone else, but the actress is reportedly taking her revelry to new heights. Just days after the grapevine buzzed with the news of a split with her beau John...