Jun 022016
 

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Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has surprised his fans by how he chose to ‘spend’ his Champions League bonus of nearly £500,000.

According to reports from Spain, the Portuguese footballer NEVER touched the money. Instead, he asked agent Jorge Mendes to give the huge haul to ‘the needy’.

Spanish journalist, Pipi Estrada revealed that, before last week’s final, the Real Madrid superstar “had spoken with (agent) Jorge Mendes and asked him to take charge of distributing the money to the needy”.

Three-time world player of the year Ronaldo sparked doubts over his fitness with a muted display in the showpiece against Atletico Madrid in Milan, although he fired the penalty shootout winner.

But any short-term criticism he receives might be overshadowed by the long-term good his donation of 600,000 Euros (£463,000) will do.

The Sun UK reports that “Last year Ronaldo, 31, was third on the Forbes rich list of sporting competitors, reportedly earning £34million from pay and bonuses PLUS £17m from endorsements.

“That total of £51m pipped the £47.5m reputedly accrued by Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

“But even their combined earnings were eclipsed by two boxing legends, Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao picking up £103m and American Floyd Mayweather £193m.”

Ronaldo has however insisted that none of that matters to him. He won three Premier League titles and the Champions League with United, before taking the Spanish crown and twice more Europe’s top domestic competition with Real.

Oct 292015
 

messi vs ronaldoIn a recent poll carried out in Brazil where 25 top coaches where asked ho they would prefer to sign if given the chance between the two players, Lionel Messi got an amazing 20 out of 25 votes. the four time Ballon D’Or winner who is most likely to lift a fifth one in his career if he wins the next one was the favorite to also win the best player award if only Brazilian coaches had to vote. The remaining five coaches picked Ronaldo over Lionel Messi, according to them they prefer him because he was more goal oriented than his rival.

Lionel Messi has been on the sidelines since for the past three weeks due to an injury he sustained and is poised to return on time for his team’s clash against Real Madrid in November. Himself and his father are also facing tax charges by the Spanish football federation for tax evasion, although it seems that he is off the hook but his father is not. while all these has been happening with the Argentine ace, his rival Cristiano Ronaldo was recently awarded the European golden boot award for his goal scoring exploits in the last season. He also went on to become Real Madrid’s all time highest goal scorer toppling Raul’s 323 goals for the club and doing so with even fewer matches.

Sep 302015
 

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has earned the title “the ultimate goal scoring machine” after he scored his 500 career goal in their match against Malmo on Wednesday night. The former Manchester United man also went on level terms with Madrid legend and all time highest goal scorer Raul. He was the only goal scorer for Madrid on their Champions League night out in Sweden and his two goals meant Madrid retained their spot at the top of the table ahead of Paris Saint Germans (PSG) who also won their match. Now Ronaldo would have the chance to surpass Raul if he is able to score against city rivals Atletico when both teams meet this weekend.

Real Madrid were without key players such Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez and defender Danilo while the coach also dropped some players from his first eleven in preparation for the vital league match at weekend.  Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal came through a counter attack by the team in the 29th minute of the game and the Portuguese attacker made sure to poke this one home. Malmo had their chance in the game but it couldn’t amount to much. Though Ronaldo was made to wait till the final minutes of the game for his second as Malmo’s goal keeper Johan Wiland pulled off some wonderful saves to deny the attacker another goal in the first half. He finally had his time in the 90 minute as he converted a square cross from team mate Vazquez to score his 323 goal for Madrid.

Sep 252015
 

On the last day of the transfer market, we saw Manchester United roll out a massive 36 million pounds to sign a certain young Monaco striker who has been dubbed to be the next Thierry Henry. A lot was said about why United was willing to shell out such an amount for potential and not experience but I guess we have all seen why on the pitch. Anthony Martial just arrived United and already has four goals to his name. His composure in front of goal just shows how good a marksman he is.

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has now claimed that he has known and followed Martial since he was a child but decided not to sign him because he thought he was a winger. Questions about his preferred role are behind everyone as Old Trafford has already recognized him as one of their goal heroes. The 19 years old agent, Philippe Lamboley has said that he doesn’t think Wenger comments is justifiable for a coach who has watched the player closely, adding that in football, there are people who just follow players and people who sign them.

This is not the first time Wenger is missing out on a Manchester United player, he also missed out on the opportunity to sign Angel Di Maria for free when the Argentine was just 17 years old. He also missed on great players such as Xabi Alonso, Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Lionel Messi and even former United player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Whether Anthony Martial would become one of the great players Wenger nearly signed is still unknown but I guess we would have an answer to that statement at the end of the season.

Sep 242015
 

Real Madrid are the now top of the La Liga table with two strikes from French striker Karim Benzema. He was the only goal scorer for the visitors in San Mames on Wednesday night with a goal from each half of the game to secure all three points for his team. Real Madrid was without a host of key players including current team captain Sergio Ramos. James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale are also sidelined due to injuries but goals from Karim Benzema ensured that the visitors left with all three points. The victory took Madrid to the top of the table on level points with Celta after their victory over Barcelona. Benzema was on fire all night for the visitors as he saw two blazed two efforts off-target in the opening 15 minutes. But he was rewarded for his efforts 4 minutes later as he latched onto a failed back passed and slotted home from close range. Atletic Club was the better team when the second half started and they were able to draw back on level terms through Sabin Merino. This happens to be the first goal Madrid has conceded this season, but Benzema was there again to give Madrid the lead again with his second for the night. On the other end of the pitch, Keylor Navas was called upon to make a series of saves which shows the goal keeper is not ready to available

Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo went into the game hopeful of making history with his 500th career goal for both club and country but he cut a frustrating figure as he could not convert all the chances made available to him. This victory sees Madrid secure top spot with 13 points from 5 games.

Sep 222015
 

Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson made a series of revelation in his new book titled leading. The book was published on Tuesday talks about his leadership skills and time at old Trafford which saw him lift a lot of silver wares. He left the club in 2013 and was replaced by fellow scot David Moyes, although he has now revealed that Moyes wasn’t his first choice and that he was picked because all the world class managers were unavailable at the time. He also mentioned that he spoke with Guardiola after the Spaniard quit Barcelona and told him to left him know before accepting any other job but that didn’t go according to plan as Guardiola accepted the coaching role at Bayern later that year.

Sir Alex also mentioned that he has only coached four players who he regards as being world class. First off, is Eric Cantona who he described as a catalyst upon his arrival to united, scoring goals that led the team to being crowned league champions that year. Next up were Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs who he regarded a lot for their consistency and longevity. According to him, no other player has performed so well for a long time like the two. Last on the list was Cristiano Ronaldo, who he also described as simply brilliant. He said that Ronaldo’s ego has helped him achieved all he ever wanted.

He also talked about how he went on to become the highest paid coach after he signed a new deal with united in 2010. According to Sir Alex, he was called by the club’s owners and asked about how he felt about Wayne Rooney’s new deal which would see him earn double his previous salary and the manager responded by saying he does not think any player should earn more than he is earning. That was it, simple as that and the deal was agreed.

Sep 142015
 

Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have gotten up from his goal drought during Real Madrid’s slaughter of Espanyol by a 6-0 defeat this weekend. Of the six goals scored by Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo scored five of the goals.

The five goals he scored has led him to becoming Real Madrid’s all time la liga scorer. He achieved this on his fourth goal of the match after a cross from Gareth bale. The fourth goal made his total goal tally at the time to become 229 which is more than Raul’s 208 all time record.

The special thing about the Portuguese’s forward’s record is that he broke this record in just 203 appearance for Real Madrid. This is in contrast to Raul whose 208 goals came after a whopping 550 games.

The first goal of the match was scored by Ronaldo after he got an assist from Luca modric. He got the second goal after Alvaro Vasquez tackled Gareth bale in the 18 yard box, granting a penalty which Ronaldo aptly finished. The third goal was scored by Ronaldo after a cross from Gareth bale from the left wing was volleyed into the net by Ronaldo. It seemed however that Ronald wasn’t to do all the scoring. This is as he gave an assist to Benzema to get the fourth goal.

The record breaking 229th goal was Ronaldo’s fourth and was also an assist from Gareth bale. His fifth goal wasn’t too long in coming as substitute Luca Vasquez provided this assist for Ronaldo.

From all this, it would be safe to assume that Ronaldo doesn’t seem to be slowing down as he is always ready to break records and set new ones.