Ronaldo calls 2018 'probably worst year' of his life

Soccer Aug 22, 2019

Ronaldo calls 2018 'probably worst year' of his life

Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him was an attack on his honor and led to one of the worst years of his life. Ronaldo was accused of raping a woman in Las Vegas more than 10 years ago but won't face criminal charges ...

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi nominated for top FIFA award

Soccer Aug 1, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi nominated for top FIFA award

Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were among the 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award announced Wednesday. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. Ronaldo and Messi were joined by three Liverpool players, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van ...

Title conquest sets Ronaldo apart from peers

Soccer Apr 23, 2019

Title conquest sets Ronaldo apart from peers

The breakthrough under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Then the coronation at Real Madrid. And now another title at Juventus. If ever there was a need to emphasize Cristiano Ronaldo's impact as a soccer player, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner did it again last weekend ...

Manchester clubs post big wins ahead of derby

Soccer Nov 8, 2018

Manchester clubs post big wins ahead of derby

It was Manchester's night in the Champions League as United stunned Juventus with late goals and City routed Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliant goal — a volley from a long pass that dropped into his path over his right shoulder — was set ...

Ronaldo, Salah, Modric finalists for top FIFA honor

Soccer Sep 4, 2018

Ronaldo, Salah, Modric finalists for top FIFA honor

Lionel Messi was left off the shortlist for the FIFA's men's player of the year award on Monday as his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo was named alongside Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah. Messi has dominated the award along with Ronaldo over the past decade, but ...

Juventus drawn with Man United in Champions League

Soccer Aug 31, 2018

Juventus drawn with Man United in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo is going back to Manchester United and Paul Pogba will return to Juventus after the storied teams were drawn together in the Champions League group stage on Thursday. After winning four titles at Real Madrid, and one with United, Ronaldo aims to end ...

Cristiano Ronaldo powers Real Madrid to Club World Cup title

Soccer Dec 17, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo powers Real Madrid to Club World Cup title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free-kick as Real Madrid claimed its third Club World Cup title after beating Brazilian team Gremio 1-0 Saturday. The Ballon d'Or winner fired his right-footed shot between two players in Gremio's defensive wall, leaving goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe no hope of ...

Ronaldo describes ban as 'persecution'

Soccer Aug 17, 2017

Ronaldo describes ban as 'persecution'

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as "persecution." Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram account on Wednesday that "it is impossible to remain silent in this situation, 5 games!! It ...