Cristiano Ronaldo

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Ronaldo Leaves European Soccer Behind

Unwelcome at Manchester United, star is out of Premier League

(Newser) - Unwanted by English powerhouse Manchester United after he publicly criticized its coach and owners, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed on a contract with a Saudi Arabian club. "The world's greatest athlete officially signed," Al-Nassr tweeted Friday afternoon. The deal is for $75 million per year for...

Morocco Stuns Portugal, Ronaldo
Morocco Stuns
Portugal, Ronaldo

Morocco Stuns Portugal, Ronaldo

World Cup semifinals will include an African national team for the first time

(Newser) - Morocco became the first African country to reach the World Cup semifinals by beating Portugal 1-0 on Saturday, likely ending Cristiano Ronaldo's chances of ever winning soccer's biggest prize. Youssef En-Nesyri scored the winning goal in the 42nd minute to continue Morocco's improbable run that has generated...

Portugal Rolls on 3 Goals by Ronaldo's Replacement

6-1 victory over Switzerland sends Portugal to quarterfinals against Morocco

(Newser) - With Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench, the superstar striker's replacement scored a hat trick to lead Portugal over Switzerland 6-1 and into the World Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday. Goncalo Ramos, a 21-year-old forward who made his Portugal debut as a substitute last month, started for the first time for...

Ronaldo Sets a World Cup Record
Ronaldo Sets a
World Cup Record

Ronaldo Sets a World Cup Record

Portugal striker is the first male player to score at 5 World Cups

(Newser) - Cristiano Ronaldo closed his eyes, took in a deep breath and then made World Cup history. The Portugal striker became the first male player to score at five World Cups with his 65th-minute penalty in a 3-2 win over Ghana on Thursday. Andre Ayew equalized for Ghana eight minutes later,...

After Controversial Interview, Soccer Star Is Out

Ronaldo is leaving Man U, huge news in world of soccer

(Newser) - Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United "with immediate effect," the Premier League club said Tuesday, days after he gave an explosive interview criticizing manager Erik ten Hag and the club's owners. It wasn't known where the 37-year-old Ronaldo will go next next after failing to secure...

No Rape Charges for Cristiano Ronaldo
Court Tosses
Suit Over
Hush Money

Court Tosses Suit Over Ronaldo Hush Money

Las Vegas judge says accuser's lawyer tainted the case

(Newser) - Update: A Las Vegas court has rejected an attempt to make Cristiano Ronaldo pay millions more in hush money involving a rape accusation in 2009, blaming the "bad-faith conduct" of the Nevada woman's lawyer. The judge decided she won't be allowed to refile the lawsuit, the AP...

Ronaldo, Partner Share Devastating News

Soccer star says newborn twin died

(Newser) - Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodríguez revealed publicly in December that the twins they were expecting were a boy and a girl. On Monday, they announced that the newborn boy has passed away, calling their loss "the greatest pain that any parents can feel," Page Six reports. "...

After 2 Goals, 'Viva Ronaldo'
Ronaldo Makes
Winning Return

Ronaldo Makes Winning Return

Back at Manchester United, star gives fans something to roar about

(Newser) - The leap, swivel, and landing with outstretched arms as the Old Trafford crowd roared: If anyone missed it the first time on Saturday—and it's hard to imagine when so many eyes were transfixed on Cristiano Ronaldo—they got another chance in the second half. Two goals, two chances...

Cristiano Ronaldo Snubs Coke, With Big Ramification

Coca Cola's market value fell $4B after soccer star touted water

(Newser) - When Cristiano Ronaldo sat down at a press conference at the UEFA European Championship in Budapest on Monday, he immediately took notice of two Coke bottles that had been placed in front of him. The Portugal soccer captain swiftly moved them to the side, out of view of cameras. "...

One of the World's Most Famous Athletes Tests Positive

Soccer star Ronaldo has COVID

(Newser) - Cristiano Ronaldo posted a photo on Instagram on Monday showing him at the head of a long table occupied by Portugal's national men's soccer team. The team appeared to be dining inside a restaurant, and no one was wearing a mask. That proved concerning on Tuesday because the...

She's the Most Admired Woman in the World
10 Most Admired
Men, Women in World

10 Most Admired Men, Women in World

Michelle Obama and Bill Gates lead their respective lists

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is not only the most admired woman in America , but also in the world, according to new poll. Market research firm YouGov asked 42,000 people in 41 countries to name the men and women they most look up to, and Obama's name came up a lot,...

Warrant Issued for Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA: Source

Las Vegas police reportedly want it for reopened 2009 rape investigation

(Newser) - Las Vegas authorities want Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA. After Kathryn Mayorga filed a lawsuit last year alleging the Portuguese soccer star raped her in Vegas in 2009, local police reopened the case, which Mayorga first reported to them on the day of the alleged assault. Now, they have issued a...

Ronaldo Accuser: He Raped Me, Said He's 'Usually a Gentleman'

Lawsuit brought by Kathryn Mayorga says soccer star sodomized her in Las Vegas hotel

(Newser) - "She was supposed to be invisible, damned to silence. … Her name is Kathryn." That's how this weekend's Der Spiegel article starts, and it's about Kathryn Mayorga, a 34-year-old American who filed a lawsuit Friday against Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, accusing him of raping...

2 Giants Exit the World Cup
2 Giants Exit the World Cup 

2 Giants Exit the World Cup

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo head home after failing once again to perform for their countries

(Newser) - Lionel Messi stared, hands on hips, pain etched across a face once boyish and filled with limitless joy, now hardened by unmet expectations for his nation. Four hours later and 950 miles away, Cristiano Ronaldo's eyes were wide in anger as he shouted in protest just ahead of the...

One of the World Cup Stars Just Came Through
What Ronaldo Did 
in World Cup: Just, Wow

What Ronaldo Did in World Cup: Just, Wow

He scores a hat trick, including a beautiful free-kick goal late to tie it for Portugal

(Newser) - Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the best soccer players ever, and he proved why on Friday. He scored three times, including one with about 2 minutes left in regulation, to lift Portugal into a 3-3 tie with Spain in their World Cup opener. The feat makes him, at age...

Brandi Chastain's Plaque Does Not Go Over Well
Brandi Chastain's Plaque
Does Not Go Over Well

Brandi Chastain's Plaque Does Not Go Over Well

People think image of soccer great looks more like Babe Ruth

(Newser) - The good news for Brandi Chastain is that she got inducted into the San Francisco Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame on Monday for her soccer prowess. The bad news is that much of the attention is focusing on her plaque, which bears an image of her that is, as...

Highest-Paid Celeb Can Thank Vodka for the Honor

Diddy tops 'Forbes' annual list

(Newser) - The highest-paid celebrity on Forbes' 2017 list managed to beat out Beyonce for the top spot—and he has vodka to thank for it. Sean "Diddy" Combs tops this year's annual list, having raked in $130 million pre-tax between June 2016 and June 2017. That's partially due...

Who Beat Out LeBron for Most Famous Athlete

That would be Cristiano Ronaldo, per ESPN ranking

(Newser) - Tom Brady who? The all-star NFL quarterback might be a household name in the US, but he doesn't even make the top 20 of ESPN's list of the most famous athletes in the world, reports the Boston Herald . The 10 most well-known athletes, based on social media followers,...

Cristiano Ronaldo Bust Strikes Terror Into Internet's Heart

The notoriously handsome athlete's bust is the exact opposite of that

(Newser) - Famous soccer player and handsome person Cristiano Ronaldo had an airport in his hometown renamed in his honor Wednesday, the Telegraph reports. That's good. Not so good (or handsome) was the bronze bust unveiled outside the newly minted Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport in Portugal. The bust, supposedly a...

Portugal Stuns France to Lift First Major Cup

They win Euro 2016 despite Ronaldo injury

(Newser) - Portugal's players crowded around Cristiano Ronaldo as he sat on the turf, but their tearful captain couldn't withstand the pain of his injury any longer. The Portuguese had to win their first major trophy the hard way on Sunday, stunning France 1-0 after extra time in the European...

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