The Portugal and Real Madrid superstar is
looking to fire his country to their first ever World
Cup title in Russia
In their ranks was five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo,
with the Real Madrid superstar unable to add the ultimate trophy
to his glittering cabinet.
YOU may have noticed that you’ve very rarely seen CR7 wear a
And that’s because for around the last decade, Cristiano Ronaldo
has worn nothing but his now signature long-sleeves.
Through most of his time with Manchester United and then Real
Madrid, the Portuguese star has stuck to this – except for a few
No one is completely sure whether it is superstition, a fashion
statement or simply the jersey he feels most comfortable in.
But brand Ronaldo does have a certain ‘look’ – and this includes
the long-sleeve shirt.
Potentially the turning point could’ve been the painful Euro 2004
and World Cup 2006 campaigns, both of which ended with
Ronaldo in tears on the pitch.
He wore short-sleeves in the next two international tournaments,
which were a failure – before making the switch for Euro 2012,
where Portugal once again crashed out in a semi-final.
Whether it is superstition or fashion, Ronaldo’s legend continues to
grow thanks to his incredible exploits on the pitch.
His incredible hat-trick against Spain showed that he’s turned up
meaning business in Russia – and will be hoping to fire Portugal
past Uruguay and to the quarter-finals.
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