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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH, (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɾɨʃtiˈɐnu ʁuˈnaɫdu]; born 5 February 1985), commonly known as Cristiano ... More »Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH, (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɾɨʃtiˈɐnu ʁuˈnaɫdu]; born 5 February 1985), commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a winger or a forward for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and is the captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo is the most expensive player in football history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer deal worth £80 million (€94m, US$132m). In addition, his contract with Real Madrid, in which he is to be paid £11 million per year over the following six years, makes him the highest-paid football player in the world, and values him at €1 billion as per his buyout clause. Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Andorinha, where he played for two years, then moved to Nacional. In 1997, he made a move to Portuguese giants Sporting Clube de Portugal. Ronaldo's precocious talent caught the attention of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and signed the 18-year... [ Wikipedia ]

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo out for Copa del Rey final vs. Barcelona

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo out for Copa del Rey final vs. Barcelona Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will be in warmup gear again on Wednesday, failing to recover from a leg injury in time for the Copa del Rey final against rival Barcelona MADRID (AP) - Real Madrid will be ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo likely to miss Copa del Rey final vs. Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo likely to miss Copa del Rey final vs. Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo, left, sat out Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund this week and looks set to miss the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona next Wednesday. MADRID (AP) - Real Madrid forward ...

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Copa del Rey final: Real Madrid tops Barcelona on Gareth Bale goal

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) - Gareth Bale's late gallop and goal sealed Real Madrid its 19th Copa del Rey title on Wednesday in a thrilling 2-1 win over Barcelona, as the Welshman filled the void left by the injured Cristiano Ronaldo to claim his first career trophy. Ronaldo's extra-time ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Star in New Emirates Airlines Ad Aimed at Windows 8 Devices

Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Pele will appear aboard Emirates’ flagship aircraft, the Airbus A380, the Redmond-based software giant said today, as part of the campaign which already started on March 28 and ends on April 21. “For this digital campaign, we were looking at reaching as many ...

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Gloom Gets Darker for Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo was in the stands, a model of high fashion rendered inactive because of injury. His rival as the outstanding player in all of soccer, Lionel Messi, seemed at times almost as inert. Where is the Messi of previous years, the genius who can put a smile on any occasion? ...

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Bayern Munich to face Real Madrid, Atletico to meet Chelsea

FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to watch on injured as Real Madrid almost let a 3-0 first-leg lead slip at Borussia Dortmund. The German side won Tuesday's second leg 2-0, meaning Real reached the semifinals of Europe's premier club competition for the 25th time. ...

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Alex Ferguson's wine collection up for auction

Just what did former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson think about Wayne Rooney, Roy Keane, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo? Read on...... England striker Wayne Rooney joined Manchester United from Everton in 2004. "Wayne Rooney is a slow learner and he struggles to stay fit," ...

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Atletico Madrid embracing life at top

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are dueling for a scoring title. Four clubs remain in the running for European crowns. Vicente del Bosque is eyeing another major trophy this summer with his almost-invincible national team. This year’s script, though, is being rewritten by the ...

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Champions League: Atletico stifles Barcelona, Bayern survives Man Utd

Real Madrid has awesome forward power: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale and technically gifted, quick, powerful and direct on the flanks, and Karim Benzema has found a way of offering a focal point without obstructing either. The problem is at the back, where weaknesses were shown up ...

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Barcelona's week goes from bad to worse with league loss

Real Madrid replaced Barcelona in second by defeating Almeria 4-0 at home later Saturday but was still without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid has 79 points to match Atletico, though trails through head-to-head record and has played a game more. A combination of inspired ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo GF Irina Shayk Swims With the Pigs

By Rachelle Corpuz | April 17, 2014 12:43 PM EST Would you swim with the pigs like what Cristiano Ronaldo's Supermodel Girlfriend Irina Shayk did? The 28-year-old Russian hottie surely wouldn't mind getting wet with her swine friends. Irina was in the Bahamas to shoot for what she called ...

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Children's stories trump on-field results at Street Child World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO -- From the old timers in the Brazilian boteco reminiscing about when Pele and Garrincha ruled the world, to the kid in the Bronx telling his buddies about the wonder goal he saw Cristiano Ronaldo score on cable the night before, soccer is a game of stories. And nowhere ...

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Ex-Ghana FA boss Juwula backs Kwarasey's bid to be No.1 for World Cup

Ex-Ghana FA boss MND Jawula has backed Adam Kwarasey to be the country's number goalkeeper at the 2014 World Cup, claiming veteran Richard Kingson cannot deal with powerful strikes from Portuguese super star Cristiano Ronaldo while admonishing 'nobody will hand over his life into the ...

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Chelsea, Real Madrid Reach Champions League Semis

With Real star Cristiano Ronaldo sidelined by a left-knee injury, Real's Angel Di Maria's 17th-minute penalty kick was saved by Roman Weidenfeller after a hand ball by Lukasz Piszczek. Dortmund closed on goals by Marco Reus in the 24th and 37th, and Dortmund wasted several excellent ...

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English Premier League

Suarez is one goal shy of the record goal tally for a 38-game Premier League season, held jointly by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo. Norwich, which is two points above the relegation zone with three games left after this fourth straight loss, made life difficult in the second half ...

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Atletico Close on Title With Win Over Stubborn Elche

Costa was felled by Elche defender Cristian Sapunaru, who earned a second yellow card and was sent off, in the 90th minute and the Brazil-born forward stroked the ball into the net for his 27th La Liga goal of the campaign, one fewer than leading marksman Cristiano Ronaldo of Real ...

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Barcelona stumbles 1-0 at Granada after Champions League exit

Madrid was three points behind Atletico before it hosted Almeria later without injured forward Cristiano Ronaldo. ''It's a step back,'' said Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, whose late shot trickled by the post with Granada bunkered down in its area. ''It hurts more given how few ...

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Atletico wins again, but Diego Costa is injured vs. Getafe

And after Codina blocked his penalty kick, Costa kept hustling and got his chance to pull to within two goals of league leader Cristiano Ronaldo when he slid to meet Adrian Lopez's cross. The goal came at a high price, with his cries heard across the pitch at Alonso Perez Coliseum ...

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