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“He Was Torturing Poor John O’Shea” – Silvestre On First Ronaldo Encounter

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Former Manchester United defender and France international, Mikael Silvestre, has recalled his first encounter with Cristiano Ronaldo and how he immediately knew that Alex Ferguson’s side needed to sign him.  Silvestre, who made 249 appearances for Manchester United between 1999-2008, spoke about his former side’s 2003 pre-season friendly with Sporting Lisbon where a teenage Ronaldo played an instrumental role in …

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Forbes Release 2020 List Of The World’s Highest Paid Athletes

Business magazine Forbes have released their 2020 list of the world’s highest paid athletes with tennis player Roger Federer claiming the top spot. Federer beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to the number one spot respectively after he earned a total of $106.3m over the past 12 months including $100m in endorsements alone. Ronaldo and Messi earned a combined $209m …

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Wayne Rooney Explains Why He Would Choose Lionel Messi Over Cristiano Ronaldo

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Wayne Rooney has opened up on his favourite players to watch while also discussing why he’d choose Lionel Messi over former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.  Rooney and Ronaldo spearheaded Man United’s attack for six seasons before the Portuguese star moved to Real Madrid for a then-world record fee of £80m. Writing in his Sunday Times column, the United and England legend …

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Rio Ferdinand Recalls Story Of How John O’Shea Met Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players to ever grace a football pitch.  His exploits over the course of the last decade have gone down in history with the Portuguese goal-machine securing domestic titles in England, Spain and Italy while he’s also added five Champions Leagues and five Ballon d’Or awards to his repertoire. Ronaldo’s rise to greatness began …

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Klopp: “I Think It’s Normal That A Lot Of People See It Slightly Differently”

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Jurgen Klopp feels Virgil van Dijk would have been a worthy winner of the Ballon d’Or but understands why Lionel Messi was rewarded for a record sixth time.  The Dutch international was in stellar form last season as Liverpool added to their European legacy by winning another Champions League crown. Many thought the towering central defender deserved the award for …

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“I Could Have Been Mentioned In The Same Breath As Ronaldo & Messi”

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Former Netherlands star Wesley Sneijder believes he could have been mentioned in the same breath as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had he been more committed. The former Ajax, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Galatasary and Nice star retired back in August finishing his career with a short-spell in Qatar with Al-Gharafa. The 35-year-old won domestic titles in five different countries …

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10 Years On: When Tallaght Stadium Welcomed Real Newboy Ronaldo

10 years ago today, Cristiano Ronaldo donned the famous white of Real Madrid for the first time following his then world record £80 million move from Manchester United. One of the finest players of this generation, the Portuguese phenom would go on to spend nine incredible seasons at the Bernabeu scoring 450 goals in just 438 games, winning four Champions …

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Ronaldo Seals Italian Super Cup For Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal to hand Juventus their first trophy of the season with a 1-0 win over ten-man AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo – signed by the Italian giants last year from Real Madrid as they target a first Champions League title since 1996 – headed in a 61st-minute …

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Ramsey Set To Become Juventus Second-Highest Earner

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to seal a money-spinning move to Italian champions Juventus when his contract expires with the Gunners in the summer, according to reports on Thursday. The Welsh international will bring to an end 10 years at Arsenal at the end of the season after talks over a new deal broke down with the Premier League …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Insists He Is “Not Obsessed” By Individuals Awards

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Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he is “not obsessed” by individual trophies, having missed out on winning this year’s Ballon d’Or for the sixth time. The Juventus striker also missed out on FIFA and UEFA’s player of the year trophies as former Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric, a World Cup runner-up with Croatia, swept all before him. “I’m …

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Breaking: Luka Modric Wins The 2018 Ballon d’Or

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Luka Modric has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or at an awards ceremony in Paris tonight.  The award caps off an incredible year for the 33-year-old Croatian who helped his country reach the World Cup final in Russia in addition to winning a Champions League with Real Madrid. Modric’s win means that 2018 will be the …

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Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Slams ‘Disgraceful’ Higuain After Meltdown

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini criticised Gonzalo Higuain on Tuesday for the AC Milan forward’s meltdown after he was sent off for verbally abusing a referee. In Sunday’s 2-2 draw with his parent club Juventus the on-loan Argentinian responded aggressively to being shown a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Medhi Benatia. That led referee Paolo Mazzoleni to …

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