Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is annoyed that his client lost his crown as the UEFA Player of the Year to his former teammate Luka Modric on Thursday. At the UEFA Champions League draw in Monaco, the governing body handed out prices to best players in the past year.

KeylorNavas as named the best goalkeeper, Sergio Ramos was named the best defender,Modric was named the best midfielder and Ronaldo the best forward. Modric was handed the Men’s Player of the Year Award for his performance last season helping Real Madrid to their third straight Champions League title and then helping Croatia to the World Cup final.

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has not the hidden his personal wish to play at the top level well into a mature age in professional football. However, he seems to have now put a figure to the dream.

The 33-year old starsays he feels a decade younger and could play into his 40s at a top level. In a recent interview with a Spanish news outlet, the Portuguese said:

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Cristiano Ronaldo Is a Natural Winner, Claims Fernando Santos

Portugal national team coach Fernando Santos claims that Cristiano Ronaldo aims to become better and better as the years progress.

Ronaldo is on the verge of winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for a fifth time in the history. He is only trailing record holder of the title – Lionel Messi – by just one figure. Santos has seen Ronaldo achieve numerous success over the last 12 months. After having led Portugal to the Euro 2016, Ronaldo went on to win the league title and the Champions League with Real Madrid. As a result, he is expected to be crowned as the best player of the year. He is already coming close to the record held by FerencPuskas in terms of all-time goalscoring list in Europe.

Santos is that the characteristics of the Portuguese superstar is to become better and better with no hindrances. The 32-year-old has been able to score 75 goals in 143 games for the Portuguese national team. (more…)

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Although it borders mostly on the improbable, Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest drama triangle with the Spanish tax authorities and Real Madrid appears to have cooked up a chance for PSG to sign the one player they have admired since laying their hands on Petrodollars.

The Parisians have had a fair share of superstars join since signing the Portuguese seemed impossible. Edison Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and an impressive number of quality players have bought in to their gospel for the past 6 years.

That doesn’t mean they ever stopped burrowing through paper works and mathematical probabilities on the chances of signing the former Manchester United man.

For this summer’s transfer window though, it appears the current Best Player in the world of football did provide a loophole with which they can scoop him up. After being accused recently of evading taxes running into millions, Cristiano, after posting a lips-crossed picture of him urging his fans that “sometimes the best answer [is]to be quiet,” has appeared to have allowed the ever tempting freedom of speaking one’s mind, that comes from the vantage point of being away from the people who the message is directed at, get to him. (more…)

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as they defeated Sevilla to remain on course for a double this term. Madrid defeated their La Liga rivals 4-1.

Nacho Fernandez and Ronaldo scored a goal each to go 2-0 before the break. Immediately after resumption Sevilla star Stevan Jovetic pulled one back. Jovetic was constantly attacking in the first half, hitting the frame work twice. Ronaldo finished their opponents at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu when he scored the third for the league leaders. Toni Kroos completed the roué with a good strike.

Barcelona defeated Las Palmas 4-1 to remain in contention for the title. Madrid now have to remain focused for the final clash in order to land their first La Liga title in five years. They have Celta Vigo on Wednesday and Malaga next week to seal the title. No matter the result at Eibar, Barcelona would not be able to steal it. Only if they do what is required.

Madrid defences showed lapses that Juventus could take advantage of when they meet in Cardiff. The pairing of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane was shaky. They struggled to hold off their opponents. Varane is yet to hit top form after his injury. Ramos is untouchable so Pepe, who is set to return, would pair his captain in the Champions League final. (more…)

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Real Madrid superstar forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been reported as the world’s highest earning sportsman by Forbes Sports Money Index.

The Real Madrid forward was reported to have earned £70.5 million last year with £44.8 million in salary and prize money, and £25.6 million in endorsements.

His long term rival Lionel Messi comes in second place with £65.2 million. NBA star LeBron James is in third place, ahead of Australian Open champions Roger Federer. James earned £61.8 million from basketball, deals and endorsements while Federer pocketed £54.3 million.

The top ten has five different sport titans represented. Novak Djokovic joined Federer in the top ten to rep tennis with his accumulated £44.7 million last year. American football star Cam Newton earned £42.5 million to place seventh. The Carolina Panthers quarterback is the only American football player on the top ten. (more…)

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Recently, Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese and Real Madrid striker came off with another award after bagging the Balloon d’Or award last year.

Following a viewers’ vote, Ronaldo was elected the World Star of the Year by Eurosport – a sports TV Channel. Ronaldo is also considered the favourite to win FIFA Player of the Year award this January.

From the votes given by voters, Ronaldo received a total of 40 percent of the votes. Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter received 25 percent of the votes while Michael Phelps, US swimmer received 12 percent of the votes.

This is coming at a time in the player’s life when his number of accolades have been on the rise and international recognition has also been notable.

For instance, Ronaldo recently rejected an offer by a Chinese team which was to give him an annual pay check of €100 million while also offering to pay €300 million for his transfer fee.

Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent in an interview with Sky Sport Italia had revealed the news, saying:

“An offer from China of €300 million arrived at Real Madrid and another €100 million per year for the player,” Mendes said, without naming the club. (more…)

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Top two football stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are still the joint highest paid players in world football, according to reports.

Gareth Bale extended his deal with Real Madrid, yet the Welsh superstar is not the highest paid footballer as many would expect. The former Spurs player signed a deal worth a stunning £346,000 per week after tax. The deal would mean he gets a staggering £108 million over the next six years as agreed.

The pair of Ronaldo and Messi take home £365,000 in weekly wages after tax. That sums up to £19 million in annual payments. The Spanish income tax rate that players pay is c.45% meaning Real Madrid are forking out as much as £32.7 million annually to keep Bale to the Santiago Bernabeu. When extrapolated, it means the duo of Messi and Ronaldo earn £34.5 million per year. Reports say Real Madrid put the official price tag of the Bale around £18 million, but it is definitely a bit higher based on calculations.

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Zinedine Zidane reckons Gerard Pique has Right to Express

Zinedine Zidane reckons Gerard Pique is free to say what comes in his mind, but, winning while you are touring around the continent is itself a challenge, let alone the standard of the opposition you get to play.

Pique, while responding to someone’s question on social media, had hinted that he didn’t rate the triumph of the Whites in the continent that high as he reckoned they went untested, both through the group as well as through the knock-out phase.

Pique had elaborated in his reply that Madrid did not have to lock horns with the champions of any of the European leagues, not even the Runners up of the leagues at any stage. The team they got in the Round of 4 was Manchester City which was the lowest placed among all the Premiership teams qualified to Europe.

Pique is someone who has triggered intense verbal battle between the two bitter rivals in the past, but, Zidane chose to be an iceman on this occasion and didn’t react ferociously at Pique’s swipe.

Smiling wide, the Frenchman said, “We all know what it takes to do it in Europe, but, obviously there is no ban on expressing your views, different people, different views; it’s okay.” (more…)

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Interesting Discussion Between Ronaldo And Messi

For those who love to see discussions surrounding their favorite players, the recent discussion between Rory McIlroy, Sir Alex Fergusson and Lionel Messi proved to be a wonderful one for the fans. It was held at the Dublin convention center.

It was an evening that drew in a lot of fans, compared to a football match. There were about 2000 fans that were present at the Dublin Convention center. The event took place on Tuesday.

There was a debate between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo that made the discussion interesting. Sir Alex took part in it as well. The evening with Rory was proclaimed through posters outside the convention center in Dublin. Sir Alex Ferguson being brought in as a special guest probably had much to do with the crowd as well. There was an initial question and answer round with James Nesbitt, the actor. After that was over Alex came in and he talked about several subjects around football. He talked about concentration and work ethics as well as the complacency that becomes a disease. He also compared Messi and Ronaldo which was good listening to the fans. (more…)

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