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Football: CR7 unveils Hotels in 3 Countries

Current World Footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo is really living to the standard expected from him.

Reports have it that he is expanding his ‘CR7’ hotel portfolio by opening new franchises in New York, Madrid and Marrakech, his associate revealed.

Real Madrid star Ronaldo has already opened CR7 hotels, alongside Portuguese hotel group Pestana, in Lisbon and Funchal in his homeland.

The first new hotel to open, within 18 months, will be in Marrakech, site of a bizarre story a couple of years ago where Ronaldo was said to regularly visit a Dutch kick-boxing friend.

CR7 hotels offer guests the chance to sip a Ballon d’Or cocktail and pose for pictures with a hologram of the Portugal captain. Ronaldo’s CR7 marque also includes clothing and footwear lines.

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FOOTALL: Why Ronaldo is the best player in history

Image result for Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo says he is the “best player in history” after winning his fifth Ballon d’Or.

The Real Madrid forward scooped the award, which is organised by magazine France Football, for the fifth time to tie level with Lionel Messi’s tally.

Ronaldo, who helped his side win the Champions League and La Liga last season, also won the best male player prize at the 2017 Best FIFA Football Awards in October, and believes he is now the greatest to have played the game.

“I’m the best player in history, in the good moments and the bad ones,” he told France Football.

“I respect everyone’s preferences, but I’ve never seen anyone better than me. I have always thought about that. No footballer can do the things I can. There’s no player more complete than me.

“I play well with both feet. I’m quick, powerful and good with the head. I score goals and I make assists. There are guys who prefer Neymar or (Lionel) Messi. But I tell you: there’s no-one more complete than me.

“No one has won as many individual trophies as me. And I’m not speaking just of the Ballon d’Or. That says something, doesn’t it? It’s not just a result of the work I do in the gym, like some people think. It’s the sum of many things.

“Legends like Floyd Mayweather and LeBron James don’t get to their perfect level by chance. Many factors coincide. To be at the top and to stay there, you have to have more talent than the others.”

Ronaldo admitted he was “sad and angry” when Messi scooped the Ballon d’Or on four consecutive occasions from 2009 to 2012, and said he had no interest in going to ceremonies to accept second place.

“I won the Ballon d’Or before Messi, then he overtook me and won four in a row. I’m not going to hide from you that I was sad and angry,” he said.

“I went to the award ceremonies and I never won. At one point, I was even demotivated. I had no desire to go. To be there for the photo didn’t interest me.

“Then, little by little, thanks to those close to me, I told myself that in life there is a beginning and an end. And in football what counts is the finish, not the start. I was patient. And I won four other Ballons d’Or.”

Ronaldo’s ‘leaked’ boots appear to show he has won fifth Ballon d’Or by Nike

Image result for Cristiano RonaldoPopular sports wera, Nike have accidentally dropped a hint that Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d’Or on Thursday.

One set of boots – the Mercurial Superfly V Quinto Triunfo CR7 – even reads “fifth triumph” when translated from Portuguese. That set are white and gold and also have the years Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or – 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 – written inside them as well as 2017.

Ronaldo has also announced himself that he is releasing Air Force 1 CR7 trainers and the colour scheme of white and gold matches the new boots. France Football, a French publication, will announce the winner of the Ballon d’Or on Thursday afternoon.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez recently insisted Ronaldo would pick up the trophy this season. Despite going through a rough patch of form of late, it is thought Real Madrid’s success in La Liga and Champions League will edge him over fellow nominees Messi and Neymar.

World Best, Cristiano Ronaldo in happy mood over new born baby

Cristiano Ronaldo & girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez welcome their daughter, Alana MartinaWorld best footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo and his 24-year-old girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez are the happiest couple on earth as you are reading this piece.

They have welcomed their daughter, Alana Martina. The Real Madrid superstar took to Instagram to break the news and share a photo of the new family, including his eldest son Cristiano Jr.

This would be the fourth and only child not born through surrogacy for the Real Madrid superstar.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA player of the year a record 3 times

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for a second consecutive season.

The Real Madrid forward saw off competition from Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to claim the award for the third time overall.

Ronaldo struck 25 goals in La Liga last term, and 12 in 13 matches during Real Madrid’s Champions League-winning campaign.

Previous winners of the award include Messi and Barca team-mate Andres Iniesta, who claimed the prize in the 2011-12 campaign ahead of the Argentina international in second.

Elsewhere, Buffon was named the goalkeeper of the season, Sergio Ramos the top defender, and Luka Modric the best midfielder, while Ronaldo was also named UEFA forward of the year, beating Paulo Dybala and, again, Messi for the award.

 

Ronaldo may face long ban for unprofessional display

 Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid ref SupercopaCristiano Ronaldo was the hero and also the villain. The Portuguese forward started the Spanish Supercopa Clasico on the bench, but he will dominate the headlines following his great goal, a ridiculous red card and then a petulant push on the referee that should see him handed a lengthy ban.

This was the first Barcelona match of the season, the first under Ernesto Valverde and the first since the departure of Neymar. Over in France, the Brazilian was making his debut for Paris Saint-Germain against Guingamp and impressed with a goal and an assist.

 The manner of Neymar’s departure means he is not a popular player at Camp Nou now, but Ronaldo remains much more disliked by Barca’s supporters and, left out of the starting line-up, he was greeted with loud boos when he started to warm up early in the second half.

Those became almost deafening when he finally made his entrance for Karim Benzema after 58 minutes. By that point, Madrid were a goal up after Gerard Pique scored past his own goalkeeper, but Lionel Messi later levelled with a controversial penalty after Luis Suarez initiated contact with Keylor Navas.Gerard Pique, Barcelona

It looked like a dive from the Uruguayan and Madrid’s defenders were furious, but it was perhaps somewhat clumsy from Navas as well with the ball heading out of touch. In any case, there was much more drama to come.

Ronaldo silenced Barca’s fans with a superb  strike which nestled in the top corner, before taking his shirt off and holding it up to the crowd as Messi had done at the Santiago Bernabeu back in April. That brought a booking and just two minutes later, he was sent off after the referee adjudged he had dived in the area in an attempt to win a penalty,

The decision was definitely harsh, but Ronaldo’s reaction was unforgiveable. The Portuguese pushed the official in the back before walking off and the incident will definitely feature in the referee’s report following the match.

Real Madrid celebrate Supercopa

Unfair or not, it is simply unacceptable to push the referee and the Portuguese could now be in for a lengthy ban. By way of comparison, Italian forward Paolo Di Canio received an 11-match suspension for pushing the referee in action for Sheffield Wednesday in a Premier League game back in 1998.

Ronaldo is unlikely to be given such a long ban. However, his actions were inappropriate and unacceptable from a professional player of his standing.

Madrid went on to win 3-1 after Marco Asensio hit a stunner late on and the result raises serious doubts over Barcelona this season, especially with Neymar now departed, no replacement brought in, Andres Iniesta unable to last for 90 minutes and new signing Paulinho unlikely to transform the team’s fortunes.

Ronaldo tried to stop Neymar from leaving Barcelona

 They may have been on different sides of the most famous rivalry in world club football but it has emerged that Cristiano Ronaldo reached out to Neymar Jr to warn him off a possible transfer to Paris Saint-Germain before the deal sailed through.

The Brazilian forward was on the cusp of a mega-money move to the French capital but according to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, Ronaldo sent Neymar a message via a sponsor they both share.

The Portuguese reportedly told Neymar he understands his desire to escape from Lionel Messi’s shadow but nevertheless he’s making a mistake by joining PSG.

Ronaldo himself has been linked with a move to the French team but nothing came out of it.

Apparently his advice was not heeded as Neymar has since made the switch in a mouth-watering £196m monster transfer deal that will earn him a reported £515,000 a week.

Neymar scored more than 100 goals in four years with the La Liga club but will now wear the famous No. 10 shirt previously won at the club by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and fellow Brazilians Ronaldinho and Rai.

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