Ronaldo

Ronaldo's milestone goal was gift from referee, says Ghana coach

Ghana coach Otto Addo complained bitterly about the officiating in his side’s 3-2 defeat by Portugal in the World Cup on Thursday and said Cristiano Ronaldo's history-making goal was a gift from the referee.

July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022

Ronaldo had Botox in his private parts?

At 37, Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo still has an enviable physique, something that has garnered him his fair share of attention.

June 4, 2019
June 4, 2019

Nations League finals a wide-open contest

Still something of a novelty, UEFA's inaugural Nations League tournament reaches its final stage with a four-team mini-competition in Portugal this week, which will be short and sharp and looks to be a wide-open contest.

July 1, 2018
July 1, 2018

Santos hopes Ronaldo will remain

Santos said his side had studied their opponents but that it was impossible to legislate for Uruguay's first goal, which featured a superb interaction between Luis Suarez and his strike partner Cavani.

April 19, 2018
April 19, 2018

Ronaldo special rescues Real

Another special Cristiano Ronaldo goal -- this time, a superb backheel -- comes to Real Madrid's rescue in La Liga on Wednesday, earning them a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.

March 27, 2018
March 27, 2018

Ronaldo's Portugal beaten by Netherlands

European champions Portugal suffer a first-half collapse in an embarrassing 3-0 World Cup warm-up defeat by the Netherlands on Monday.

October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017

Ronaldo, Messi lead Ballon d'Or nominees

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar headline an impressive 30-man shortlist unveiled on Monday for the 2017 Ballon d'Or world footballer of the year award.

June 29, 2017
June 29, 2017

Bravo heroics dumps Ronaldo's Portugal

Claudio Bravo is Chile's hero on Wednesday as they beat Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

April 16, 2017
April 16, 2017

Ronaldo refutes rape allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo's representatives have strenuously denied claims made in a report by German magazine Der Spiegel that the Real Madrid star paid a woman to cover up an allegation of rape.

March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017

Zidane defends under-fire goalkeeper Navas

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed goalkeeper Keylor Navas's contribution as the European champions leapfrogged Barcelona into top spot in La Liga despite the latest a series of blunders this season from the Costa Rican on Sunday.

March 3, 2017
March 3, 2017

WC fans will need special identity cards for matches

Fans at next year's World Cup and this year's Confederations Cup in Russia will need special identity cards before they can watch matches, soccer's governing body said Thursday.