Cristiano Ronaldo is still leading the pack but his stats have dropped considerably. He is the star of the Juventus team as they push for continental glory. It eluded them last term and they would not have it easier in the current term as well.
The 34-year old has spoken many times of playing up to 40 if possible but that would not be at the top Italian club. Analysts hint that after two more years of winning the Serie A and not making significant in-roads in the Champions League, the Ronaldo-Juve marriage would be over.
At 36, Ronaldo would have numerous options in the Major League Soccer (MLS) or in Asia. He could still pull the most salary for a footballer because of his huge brand capital.
Gianluigi Buffon recently compared Ronaldo to Rafael Nadal and Lionel Messi as Roger Federer. Buffon opined that just like Federer is class, Messi is the same. He added that as Nadal is more of a product of perseverance and work aside talent, Ronaldo is the same. Both tennis stars have led the sport in this generation, as the two soccer stars.
Buffon himself at 41 has refused to give up. In truth Ronaldo could go as for as long as possible but having won almost everything out there, it would be safer not to soil his legacy. As his productivity drops significantly at Juve, it would be time to exit elite football for retirement plans. This is realistically two years.Read More
Cristiano Ronaldo has said he would like to have dinner sometime with his arch rival Lionel Messi. The pair was seated next to each other as UEFA held the draw for the Champions League this term.
The former Real Madrid man spoke affectionately of their 15-year rivalry and how they pushed each other to be better. Both men have won five Ballond’or awards apiece, ruling the game for a decade. With Virgil van Dijk winning the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, it is likely the Dutch would win that of FIFA later on.
Messi won the Champions League Forward of the season though, while his teammate Frenjkie de Jong got the nod for the midfield. Liverpool’s Alisson Becker won the Goalkeeper of the season while Virgil retained the award for the defence role.
While Ronaldo and Messi play in different leagues now, the Portuguese admitted to missing the La Liga. They would always meet at the Champions League though. The mutual respect was obvious as they agreed they both pushed each other to be better versions of themselves.
With Juventus drawing Atletico Madrid again, the player has asked to be treated with more respect compared to last season. They met at the knockout stage last term with Atletico fans chanting abuses against Ronaldo. Coach Diego Simeone also joined with a provocative celebration involving his groin. Ronaldo scored a hat trick to knock them out in the return leg in Turin, copying Simeone’s celebration.
Juventus was eventually knocked out in the next stage by a surprise youthful Ajax side. Now there are fresh legs, a new manager and renewed dream of continental success after going close several times in recent years.Read More
According to Pirlo Andrea, Cristiano Ronaldo is planning to come back to United Manchester but even he is not sure about this. The first session that finished with a Serie name of the Portuguese megastar Held at Jove, even though they were able to make only up to the quarterfinals of the fame Italia Copa and were set back by Ajax in League of Champions of the previous eight.
Juventus have been one of the top teams in Italy having won the Scudetto for the past seven seasons. The Italians spent a record £100 million on Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer with the aim of challenging for the Champions League this season.
Real Madrid is a club that adheres to standards that are universally accepted to be winning titles every season. The Spanish giants have managed to win the biggest of them all the UEFA Champions League for the past three years in a period of unprecedented dominance not seen since the 60s.
There are very high chances that Cristiano Ronaldo could very well be stripped of his 2 honorary titles which were conferred on him in his own country i.e. Portugal after he was handed over with a 2-year suspension sentence (prison) for the fraud of tax.
The Portuguese megastar finally comments on his poor beginning to the 2018/19 tournament and encountering most displeasing UEFA Champions League of all times which assembles the best teams from around the continent to face each other for the biggest trophy in Europe. Ronaldo, who is a 5-time Champions League winner, was in tears as he witnessed his first Champions League red in Juventus’ 2-0 winning match against Valencia at the Mestalla, Spain. Ronaldo, a potential Juventus superstar in spite of being the highest goal scorer of the entire competition in the last six seasons, he just scored one goal in the group 2018/2019. The 33-year-old football star concluded his successful reign of nine-years at Real Madrid as he transferred to Juventus in a €100m record shift in July.
Cristiano Ronaldo spoke fondly of his tenure at Manchester United and how he played alongside Wayne Rooney. He made revelations that he wishes to play with Rooney once more before he takes his retirement from football. The Manchester United duo played jointly for duration of 6 years at Old Trafford and also they were a part of the renowned club’s sides. They were guided by Sir Alex Ferguson who the legendary manager of that club. In addition, to achieve the Premier League Titles during the tenure in England, the manager also played a significant role when United achieved the Champions League in the year 2008.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s movement to Juventus from Real Madrid this summer was a great move indeed. The former director of Real Madrid, Jorge Valdano shared a few words about the Juventus forward to the press. Valdano said it’s difficult to imagine Real Madrid without Ronaldo as he has been the best and unbeatable so far. He is someone who always believed in scoring goals and now Real Madrid is not the same anymore without him. The club has been suffering without his presence as per Valdano and is doubtful if the club will succeed without him. The Juventus forward was the first 10 nominees for the Ballon d’Or trophy for men, which was awarded to the world’s best player by France Football magazine.
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.