Cristiano Ronaldo quote

"For me Sir Alex was my father in football. He was crucial in my career and, outside football, was a great human being with me. Talent isn't everything. You can have it from the cradle, but it is necessary to learn the trade to be the best."

Cristiano Ronaldo

Born: February 5, 1985

Occupation: Soccer player

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Why lie? I'm not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.

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When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult.

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I'm living a dream I never want to wake up from.

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To me, being the best means proving it in different countries and championships.

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I never promise anything. I don't promise anything to my mum. I don't promise anything to the supporters.

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I'm aware that, whatever the circumstances, there will always be speculation about me.

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I have practically no private life. I'm already used to this and ready for it. Yes, sometimes it is hard, but it is the choice I made.

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Lots of young players have triumphed at United, so why can't it happen to me? I'm not worried I'm young - it's an incentive to do the best I can.

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I have two Golden Boot awards at home. It would be nice to win another, but I wouldn't mind it if I didn't.

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The high point of my career was winning the Champions League. No one will ever erase that from my memory, in the same way that no one will ever erase the fact that I did it in a Manchester United shirt.

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I am very happy to be signing for the best team in the world and especially proud to be the first Portuguese player to join United.

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I want to consistently play well and win titles. I'm only at the beginning.

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People have to understand one thing: at the age of 18, I arrived at a dream club like Manchester United. It was a dream come true. But, even at that moment, I was thinking about playing in England for...

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We don't want to tell our dreams. We want to show them

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The number 7 shirt is an honor and a responsibility. I hope it brings me a lot of luck.

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I have a few tricks and dribbles which I use a lot and when I am playing well, it is natural that they become easier. But the tricks I use are the ones that will hopefully benefit the team. What I do as...

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I want to be one of the best players around in two or three years time, to be a decisive footballer.

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I don't think about one trick or the other, they just happen.

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Some fans keep booing and whistling at me because I'm handsome, rich and a great player. They envy me.

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I don't understand referees. It appears like some players can't even be touched, but in my case, everyone can hit me as hard as they can.

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The one thing that I really dislike, is being alone.

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When my family isn't alright, I get restless. It just doesn't seem right to me.

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We've had some great players at this club in my 20 years, but he's up with the best.

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After we played Sporting last week, the lads in the dressing room talked about him constantly, and on the plane back from the game they urged me to sign him. That's how highly they rated him.

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He's six-foot two, brave as a lion, strong as an ox and quick as lightning. If he was good looking, you'd say he has everything.

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The kid makes you sick. He looks the part, he walks the part, he is the part. He's six-foot something, fit as a flea, good-looking - he's got to have something wrong with him....Hopefully he's hung like...

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When Ronaldo gave that little wink everyone interpreted it that he had got his team-mate sent off. You felt then that he would become a much criticised figure. But that's not really what happened. So for...

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He's a gift from heaven, he is truly a gift from heaven. Whatever he touches turns to gold.

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When you've got a player who does what he does at that pace this late in the game than you know you've got an invaluable talent.

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I'm running out of words to describe this lad.

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The great thing about him, is that he will not quit.

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We saw that he plays with his heart too. He obviously loves the game so much and was distraught to lose in the final. Seeing him cry nearly got me going too.

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He does things I have never seen from any other player and it really is marvellous to watch. It takes a great player to grab the bull by the horns and make things happen, but he has done it repeatedly....

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He is as tough as anything. You can crack him once, but he won't let it bother him. He's back on his feet in no time and getting on with it. He is a strong character and a great sight when he's heading...

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For me, he is an exceptional player.

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Ronaldo can do whatever he wants as a footballer. There are some things he does with the ball that make me touch my head and wonder how he did it.

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English fans love spectacular players like Alan Shearer and that is exactly what United have now signed. He has magic in his boots. The first thing you notice about him is that he is incredibly quick and...

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When you see someone like him coming on, with his great pace and desire to take someone on, it is a boost.

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I have never played against anybody like that in my life and I was pleased to be taken off.

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I'm ready to lose my life if that's what Portugal needs to win. I'll play vs USA even if I play with one leg.

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I feel endless need to LEARN, to IMPROVE, to EVOLVE, not only to please the coach and the fans, but also to feel SATISFIED with myself

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Sharing the cover with Irina means a lot. Irina is the most beautiful woman in the world and working with her was a surprise and something very special. It was the first time we did something together....

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Manchester United is still in my heart. Disappointed they didn't win the title but they are still the kings of Premier League.

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I've never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best

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Tuesday will be a tough night for me. It's like to return to the family who have not seen you for a long time. I spent a wonderful time there.

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It gives me the happiest feeling in the world. I just love scoring. It doesn't matter if it's a simple goal from close range, a long shot or a dribble around several players, I just love to score all goals.

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I prefer other people to make judgments about the way I play and to characterize me, rather me describe myself.

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There is no harm in dreaming of becoming the world's best player. It is all about trying to be the best. I will keep working hard to achieve it but it is within my capabilities.

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Scoring goals is a great feeling, but the most important thing to me is that the team is successful - it doesn't matter who scores the goals as long as we're winning.

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But I don't want to be compared to anyone like to impose my own style of play and do the best for myself and for the club here.

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I want to be remembered as part of the group of the greatest players ever.

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I spent six years at United and I owe them everything that I am today. I made history at United and won many trophies. It was a pleasure to play at Old Trafford.

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When I win awards, I think of my father.

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I would be very proud if, one day, I'm held in the same esteem as George Best or Beckham. It's what I'm working hard towards.

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I know If I score we're going to win the match.

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If we can't help our family, who are we going to help?

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We should make the most of life, enjoy it because that's the way it is!

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Maybe they hate me because I'm too good!

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My free-kick secret? I just look at the net and say take the kick, Cristiano.

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No one did what I did last season and for this I deserve the Golden Boot and why not the best World Player.

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There have been a few players described as the new George Best over the years, but this is the first time its been a compliment to me.

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Without football, my life is worth nothing.

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I don't have to show anything to anyone. There is nothing to prove.

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Today there are opportunities that no one knows if they will come round again in the future.

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I was saluted by Alex Ferguson when I was subbed and that made me very happy.

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I'm proud to play for Real Madrid because I have fun; when you no longer have fun it's a sign that it's time to leave. For now though, I'm happy here at the greatest club in the world.

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I have my flaws too, but I am a professional who doesn't like to miss or lose.

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I know I'm a good professional, I know that no one's harder on me than myself and that's never going to change, under any circumstances.

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I still learn, but I think it's the best thing in life to have a kid.

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Dreams are not what you see in your sleep, dreams are things which do not let you sleep.

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I don't like being alone.

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I know who likes football likes me

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I feel bad only when I play badly. Fortunately, that happens rarely.

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Iker has never stopped being one of the best goalkeepers in the world. For me, Iker is a top goalkeeper and has never not been.

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I don't consider myself as the best player in the world. I'm not obsessed with individual titles. I'm much more interested in being part of a team which wins trophies.

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I do not exchange my shirt with ASSASSINS

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I'm no longer thinking of Madrid. That dream is dead. The only thing I dream about now is Manchester United and winning the Champions League again in Rome.

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If you think you're perfect already, then you never will be.

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Mesut Ozil made me the worlds best striker

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What I do as an individual player is only important if it helps the team to win. That is the most important thing.

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