• ‘I knew he’d be better than Eusebio and Figo’ – The man who launched Ronaldo’s career

    ‘I knew he’d be better than Eusebio and Figo’ – The man who launched Ronaldo’s career

    Laszlo Boloni has spoken of the superstar’s first steps into the professional world and said he was always confident he had the quality to make it to the very top.

    Laszlo Boloni will be remembered as the coach who launched the professional career of Cristiano Ronaldo at Sporting CP.

    Speaking to Goal, the 63-year-old coach has recounted his part in the tale of the Goal 50 2016 winner. It was 2002 and no-one knew the Funchal native, yet it was the departure […]

  • Ronaldo and Luis Figo back Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or

    Ronaldo and Luis Figo back Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or

    Former Real Madrid stars Ronaldo and Luis Figo have both backed Cristiano Ronaldo to win the 2016 Ballon d’Or.

     

    Ronaldo established himself as the favourite to win a fourth career Ballon d’Or when he won the Champions League with Madrid and Euro 2016 with Portugal, but his below-par start to the 2016-17 campaign could hinder his hopes.

    Speaking on his induction into the FIFA-recognised World Football Hall of Fame in Mexico, former Brazil international Ronaldo told Marca that — based on trophies […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo could join Barcelona if they paid his release clause

    Cristiano Ronaldo could join Barcelona if they paid his release clause

    Luis Figo became one of football’s greatest traitors when he moved from Barcelona to Real Madrid, and he’s suggested Cristiano Ronaldo could in theory do the same.

    The Portugal legend described football as a ‘free market’, and says that if Barca were to meet Ronaldo’s buy-out clause then he could well move in the opposite direction.

    Despite the great rivalry between the two Spanish giants, there have been several high-profile players to turn out for both sides in controversial deals.

    Ronaldo, 31, has […]