Cristiano Ronaldo Transformation – Then and Now [Video]
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most extraordinary footballers in the world, not just in terms of his scoring streaks but also for his royal life style. The richest footballer in the world enjoys the luxury life courtesy the hard work he’s done in past. Remembering his childhood Cristiano Ronaldo explains;
“I was quite popular in school but I’ve not kept in touch with one person. I was not thick but I was not interested in school. I was expelled after I threw a chair at the teacher”. Why? “He disrespected me.”
Cristiano Ronaldo family had very normal life style before the striker shone in professional soccer. Living in a small house barely fulfilling the basic needs the striker narrates; “It was a small space. But I didn’t mind. I’m incredibly close with my brother and sisters and we loved being together. For us it was normal, it was all we knew. Everyone around us lived the same way and we were happy.”
It was the Manchester United who gave the Portuguese striker a break. Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson merged together to become the most dominant force in world football.
“It was the first time I’d ever been on an aero-plane,” he says. “This was when I knew I had made it as a footballer.”
Moving on from Old Trafford Cristiano Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history. The Portuguese captain joined Real Madrid for a record 80 million deal. The white club being the best one in world proved to be even more auspicious for Cristiano Ronaldo as he came up with record-breaking figures in history. The all-time top goal scorer for Real Madrid is more than just a player when it comes to his day. As best described by his former teammate Gary Neville;
“When you’re playing against Cristiano Ronaldo you can plan all you like for it, but on his day he can do something special; a free-kick from 40 yards, something ridiculous on the ball”.