[The Busby Babe] - In addition, Wayne Rooney had exceeded all expectations in his new role as an out-and-out striker to become United's talisman -- it was a season that followed the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez. The Englishman arrived in Germany with
[The Star] - Cristiano Ronaldo could make a spectacular return to English football in the summer. Also: England's Chris Robshaw held aloft the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield last night and hailed a perfect start to his tenancy as captain. Roy Keane is ready to return
[Cottagers Confidential] - You only have to look the way of Cristiano Ronaldo to prove as much. What Johnson did gives the referee little to work with, though. The winger has moved his leg out intentionally to trip over Chris Baird but the officials have no time at all to view
[The Busby Babe] - This is a shape whose effectiveness has been inconsistent for United since they lost the interchangeability and versatility of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez -- this was a big key to the lethal counterattack United exhibited in 'big games' during
[FootballFanCast.com] - Obita stood over a free kick 30 yards out, and lined up to hit as if he was Cristiano Ronaldo. The power he got behind the shot was incredible and I'm surprised that the Barn Park goalposts did not snap as the ball slammed against the crossbar and
[Telegraph.co.uk] of £117m paid out in cumulative transfer fees for the striker over his career, including the £56.5m Barcelona shelled out for him in 2009, a figure second only to the £80m it took to convince Manchester United to part with Cristiano Ronaldo.
[Manchester Evening News] - Ferguson hasn't made a marquee signing since the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez in The Premier League champions' only other major 'signing' last month was Paul Scholes, who made the shock decision to come out of retirement after
[Evening Standard] - Bale admitted he has modelled his game on the world's most expensive player, Real Madrid's £80m striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who took his game to new heights after converting from a winger to a more central role. The Welshman has made the same move for
[Oxford Student] - There was also something to be said for the kind of player emerging; one of the fines issued to Ashley Cole was for 'involvement in a confrontation with Cristiano Ronaldo after the final whistle', a phrase that makes the skin crawl.
[FootballFanCast.com (blog)] - However, we've seen the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani exceed all expectations at United simply because of the faith Ferguson has showed in them. Could the same be said for Mikel at Chelsea? Michael Essien has returned from injury
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Robinho were among the big names who played in the game Brazil won 6-2 with a hat-trick from Luis Fabiano. Folha said the Ailanto Marketing firm charged almost twice the normal room rate in booking accommodation for the
[Here Is The City] - The two leading candidates for this 'title' are Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. Footballers and fans alike around the world rarely question the outstanding talent both posses, both have won a haul of trophies
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Marcelo equalised for Real with a splendid finish before two second-half penalties from Cristiano Ronaldo and a late José María Callejón strike saw off a spirited Bilbao side, who had Oscar De Marcos sent-off. Brazilian playmaker Kaka was handed a
[Here Is The City] - If Ronaldo does return to Old Trafford- it won't be in a United shirt for now. Perhaps he will come back in a few years, when he will not cost as much. Or perhaps he will be there next season in a Manchester City shirt? Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Real Madrid top the standings with 58 points after a 4-2 comeback win at home to Levante on Sunday, when Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick. Jose Mourinho's men opened up a 10-point lead over faltering champions Barcelona in second, who slumped to a
[Here Is The City] - So imagine the hysteria a new 'Welcome to Manchester' campaign would cause, with former United star Cristiano Ronaldo in sky blue. This would be the scene if City splash out a world record £100 million fee for Ronaldo this summer.
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - The visitors soon settled into their rhythm in the strong windy conditions, however, and were unlucky not to take the lead when Cristiano Ronaldo was clearly fouled in the box by Daniel Diaz a quarter of an hour in. The referee did not spot the
[Here Is The City] - Three players, Robin van Persie, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo are battling it out to win Europe's Golden Shoe. Van Persie is level with Messi on 22 goals, but both trail Ronaldo who is on 27. But when it comes to the Ballon D'or in December
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)] - FOREIGN VIEW: Cristiano Ronaldo's two penalties in Sunday's win over Malaga took his tally for the season up to a highly impressive 23 goals - one more than Lionel Messi. Mind you, that pair cannot hold a candle to the man with the most top-flight
[Here Is The City] - One criticism faced by superstars Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo was that they did not do it in the big games. Both of those players cast aside their detractors eventually, but no such criticism could ever be directed at Wayne Rooney.
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)] - Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more, and it's better than anything Fernando Torres, Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan could manage at Atleti in their first season. Nor should the goals be taken for granted - Atletico only scored in
[PSFK] documents the trials and tribulations of Jimmy Jump, a 37-year-old Spanish man who has a very unusual ambition in life: to jump onto a football field and put his barretina (a traditional Catalan red hat) on Cristiano Ronaldo's head.
[Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)] - The Valencia keeper has an exemplary record from 12 yards, conceding only 30% of spot-kicks he has faced, and is now the only man ever to save penalties from both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. In Italy, Juventus remain a point clear at the top of Serie
[Premiership Talk] - While many Manchester United fans still name Cristiano Ronaldo as the best and most complete player in the world, Charlton has hailed the qualities of Barcelona's Lionel Messi. “Messi would be great for anybody,” he said. “I doubt very much whether
[TheGamersHub] - To celebrate the landmark, Konami have got Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the new face of the Pro Evo series to record a message for the fans of the game. Also, they are also holding a competition where five fans can win a Real Madrid jersey signed by
[Bet Asia] - They will be hoping for some magic from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, but their squad lacks the depth of some of the leading contenders, and it is hard to imagine them going past the semi-finals.
[Here Is The City] - So many young players from Theo Walcott to Cristiano Ronaldo had problems in their early years with adding an end product to their games. Oxlade-Chamberlain looks to have nailed it already. Critics would suggest Walcott is yet to master it
[Sport.co.uk] - Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil scored for Real but Pep Guardiola's Barca could not find a way past an inspired Diego Lopez in the Villarreal goal as even Lionel Messi was unable to produce anything to break the stalemate.
[The Week UK] - The current world record for a transfer is the £80m that Real Madrid paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo, so City would have to stump up nearly twice as much for the livewire Lilywhite. The Mirror doesn't speculate on whether City will make a