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Friday, 15 September 2017


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       What basically characterises Ronaldo is his professionalism and consistency. Critics and neutrals have argued that Ronaldo is not naturally talented as Messi. Which makes the fact that he has stayed at the top for so long even more impressive. For the past 11 years, the gong for the best player in the world has been shared between Ronaldo and Messi. The last player to win it asides from them was Kaka in 2007. Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid football club and the portuguese national team, which he captains. Ronaldo has evolved over the years. He first game to the fore as a speedy winger who tormented Alex Ferguson's charges in a friendly game. The Manchester United players allegedly persuaded Ferguson to agree the deal there! During his first few years at manchester united, Ronaldo was more of a dribbler, a trickster and this often got him in the wrong books with some of his team mates (Van Nisterooy once had a training ground bust up with him for show boating). As the years rolled by, Ronaldo started working on himself, improving his game and started developing into the ruthless goal machine that we all know today. At Manchester United, Ronaldo really had a breakthrough season, scoring 40+ goals for the first time in his career. From then there was no looking back. He also won the Fifa best player in the world, along with the balon d'or, having previously finished in second place. In 2009, he signed for Real Madrid football club and came in second place in the balon d'or, behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career rival. Ronaldo grew from strength to strength and has had a stunning run, having scored 40+ goals in real Madrid for the past six years and still counting. In 2013, Ronaldo won the Fifa balon d'or having previously finished runner-up to Messi 4 times! He also retained this gong in 2014 after guiding real Madrid to là decimà, scoring 17 goals. Ronaldo also helped Madrid win the 2016 champions league scoring 16 goals. He wrote his and madrid's name in the history books with a 12 goal campaign (including 2 in the final) which helped Madrid retain the champions league, making them the first team in the modern era to do so! Ronaldo is notorious for breaking and setting records at a ridiculous rate, most especially in terms of goal scoring. Some of his note worthy achievements are; fastest player to score 150 goals in Spain, fastest player to score 250 goals in Spain, all time goal scorer for Real Madrid, 2nd all time goal scorer in the history of là liga, most penalties scored in là liga, top scorer for the portuguese national team, highest assist provider for the portuguese national team. Ronaldo is regarded as the king of the champions league, here are some reasons why; first player to score 100 champions league goals, most goals in a single champions league campaign, highest goal scorer in the champions league, highest assist provider in the champions league, most gongs for best player in Europe. Ronaldo also has a host of personal awards which includes; 4 fifa balon d'ors, he is widely expected to win it again this year which will see him equal Messi's record. Not one shy from the spot light, Ronaldo has been involved in a number of controversies and some see him as conceited and proud. He is a purpose driven person and will make sure to hit any target he sets for himself. Ronaldo is seen as a hero in his native portugal, with the portuguese government recently naming an airport after him! Ronaldo is a fierce and courageous leader and he is a footballer that should be considered as not only the best in the world but the greatest of all time

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