Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Italy's sports minister thinks Ronaldo broke health protocol
    MILAN, October 16 (Reuters): Cristiano Ronaldo may have broken health rules when he returned to Italy after testing positive for COVID-19 in Portugal, Italy's sports minister said on Thursday. The Juventus forward flew back to Italy in a private jet on Wednesday to go into quarantine at home. Vincenzo Spadafora, the sports minister, was asked during a radio interview if Ronaldo might have broken health rules in doing so and he replied: "Yes, I think so, if there hadn'
  • We are all equally vulnerable, fans say after Ronaldo's positive COVID-19 test
    LISBON, October 14 (Reuters): Football fans in Lisbon were unsurprised after Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive COVID-19, saying it simply showed everyone was at risk of getting infected - and famous athletes were no exception. Portugal's Football Federation said in a statement on Tuesday the 35-year-old Juventus forward was asymptomatic and would miss Wednesday's UEFA Nations League game against Sweden as he self-isolates. In Portugal's capital L
  • Ronaldo nets 100th international goal as Portugal down Sweden
    STOCKHOLM, September 9 (Reuters): Cristiano Ronaldo rattled home a superb first-half free kick to become only the second male player to score 100 international goals as Portugal outclassed 10-man Sweden 2-0 in their Nations League A Group 3 game on Tuesday. Portugal's captain scored with a dipping set-piece effort just before halftime to join Ali Daei, who netted 109 times for Iran, on a century of goals. The 35-year-old was a constant threat to Sweden's back line in
  • My spirit & ambition are as high as ever: Ronaldo
    Turin, August 28 (IANS): Portugal and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is committed to the Italian giants and his aspirations are as high as ever. "As I'm getting ready for my third season as a bianconero, my spirit and ambition are as high as ever," Ronaldo wrote in an Instagram post. "Goals. Victories. Commitment. Dedication. Professionalism. With all my (strength) and with the precious help from my teammates and all of the Juventus staff, we
  • Ronaldo brace not enough as Olympique Lyon knock out Juventus
    TURIN, Italy, August 8 (Reuters): Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, including an unstoppable long-range goal, to give Juventus a 2-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League on Friday but it was not enough as the French side reached the quarter-finals on away goals. After both sides converted contentious penalties in the first half, Ronaldo struck from out of the blue on the hour but Lyon clung on for a 2-2 aggregate draw to set up a quarter-final with Manchester Cit
  • Ronaldo runs riot as Juventus crush 10-man Lecce
    TURIN, Italy, June 27 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored a thumping penalty and created goals for Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain as Juventus hammered 10-man Lecce 4-0 on Friday to stretch their lead over Lazio at the top of Serie A to seven points.   The 35-year-old Ronaldo had set out his stall in the first half with an acrobatic overhead kick, and when Lecce's Fabio Lucioni got a straight red card for a clumsy challenge after 32 minutes the visitors were left with
  • Ronaldo penalty sets up Juve win, lifts pressure off Sarri
    BOLOGNA, Italy, June 23 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo converted a first-half penalty as leaders Juventus resumed their Serie A campaign with a 2-0 win at Bologna on Monday, lifting some of the pressure off coach Maurizio Sarri.   After missing a spot kick in a Coppa Italia match against AC Milan 10 days ago, Ronaldo made no mistake in the 23rd minute and Paulo Dybala curled in a brilliant second before halftime to give the Turin side a comfortable win.   Juventus,
  • Ronaldo becomes football's first billionaire, pips Messi
    Turin, June 5 (IANS) Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has become football's first-ever billionaire one spot above his rival in the sport and Argentine star Lionel Messi, according to Forbes.   Juventus and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 35, is only the third athlete to hit the mark while still playing, following Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather, the report said.   "Ronaldo, the first to reach the earnings milestone in a team sport, has made $650 million on the pitc