Tag "Cristiano Ronaldo"

    Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win 6th Italian Cup

Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win 6th Italian Cup

Napoli on Wednesday night defeated Juventus on penalties to claim their sixth Coppa Italia trophy in Rome, Italy. Napoli became the 5th club in Serie A to have won the Coppa Italia after beating Juventus 4-2 on penalty. The first major cup final since football returned after the worst of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe took place at the Stadio Olimpico and [...]

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    Forbes: Ronaldo becomes first footballer to earn $1bn

Forbes: Ronaldo becomes first footballer to earn $1bn

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    Federer tops Ronaldo, Messi on Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list

Federer tops Ronaldo, Messi on Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list

Roger Federer, Swiss professional tennis player, is the world's highest-paid athlete for 2020, according to the annual Forbes list released on Friday. The 38-year-old tennis legend, who ranked fifth on last year's list, overtook Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, two football stars, to take the number 1 spot -- a feat that makes the Swiss the first player from his sport to top the list. Federer’s $106.3 million earned [...]

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    Troost-Ekong: I’ve played against great players but Messi is special

Troost-Ekong: I’ve played against great players but Messi is special

As the debate on who is the better player between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continues, William Troost-Ekong, Super Eagles defender, says the Argentine star player is "special". In an Instagram live chat with Super Eagles official handle, Troost-Ekong, while airing his opinion, said having played against both players, Messi stood out for him. "Messi. He is special," the Eagles vice-captain said. "I have [...]

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    Ronaldo and Juventus teammates agree 4-month pay cut amid coronavirus crisis

Ronaldo and Juventus teammates agree 4-month pay cut amid coronavirus crisis

Juventus, Italian Serie A champions, have agreed a deal with the first team squad to freeze their remaining salaries of the season’s calendar to help the club successfully navigate financial woes accrued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The club disclosed this on Saturday in a statement on its official website. The statement said both players and coaches agreed to the deal. “Juventus [...]

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    Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea winger, tests positive for coronavirus

Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea winger, tests positive for coronavirus

Chelsea have confirmed that Callum Hudson-Odoi, England winger, tested positive for coronavirus. The first-team squad, coaching staff and some members of the club's backroom staff are to self-isolate after Hudson-Odoi's positive test result was confirmed on Thursday night. Despite the result, Chelsea said the 19-year-old was "doing well". Hudson-Odoi displayed symptoms of cold on Monday morning and has stayed away from the club [...]

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    Ronaldo quarantined in Portugal after teammate tests positive for coronavirus

Ronaldo quarantined in Portugal after teammate tests positive for coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo is in quarantine in Portugal after Daniele Rugani, his teammate at Juventus, tested positive for coronavirus. The Portuguese star had returned to Madeira, his hometown, to visit his mother, who recently suffered a stroke, before news broke out on Wednesday night that Rugani has contracted the virus. The Italian defender had taken to his official Twitter page to say that he was fine, [...]

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    Ronaldo missing as Messi wins record 6th Ballon d’Or

Ronaldo missing as Messi wins record 6th Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi has been awarded the 2019 Ballon d’Or as Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed this year's edition of the awards. The Barcelona star won the award for a record sixth occasion, after previously lifting the prestigious individual trophy in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. He saw off strong competition from the likes of Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and the Juventus star, who was one of the [...]

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    Messi beats Ronaldo, Van Dijk to win 6th FIFA Best Men’s player award

Messi beats Ronaldo, Van Dijk to win 6th FIFA Best Men’s player award

Lionel Messi, Barcelonian forward, has set a record of winning the FIFA best male footballer of the year six times. The 32-year-old was announced the winner at a ceremony on Monday; beating his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk, who was recently named UEFA player of the year. Having missed the cut last season, Messi scored 36 league goals to clinch [...]

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    Ronaldo: I deserve to win more Ballon d’Or awards than Messi

Ronaldo: I deserve to win more Ballon d’Or awards than Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese professional football player who also plays for Juventus, says he has to win more Ballon d'Or awards before he retires. This, he said, would ensure he retires as the greatest player of all time; ahead of Lionel Messi, an Argentine footballer who also plays for Barcelona. The Ballon d'Or is an annual football award presented by France Football, [...]

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    Van Dijk beats Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Player of the Season award

Van Dijk beats Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Player of the Season award

Virgil van Dijk beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the men’s UEFA Player of the Year award. The winner was announced on Thursday night during the Champions League draw ceremony in Monaco. The talismanic centre-back helped guide the Reds to European Cup glory, keeping a clean sheet as Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid. Messi, the top scorer in [...]

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    Ronaldo’s Portugal defeat Netherland to win maiden UEFA Nations League

Ronaldo’s Portugal defeat Netherland to win maiden UEFA Nations League

Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, have won the maiden edition of the UEFA Nations League with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands at the Estadio do Dragao, courtesy of Goncalo Guedes second half strike. Portugal, hosting the semi-final and final of this league’s playoff which included the four countries that topped their respective seeded groups, Portugal delivered to win another trophy, [...]

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    Ronaldo seals Italian Super Cup for Juventus

Ronaldo seals Italian Super Cup for Juventus

Juventus won the Italian Super Cup with a 1-0 victory over AC Milan thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s second half header at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The win makes Juventus the most successful club in the competition with eight triumphs, surpassing Milan’s seven. Despite the many controversies trailing the decision to play this year’s edition in Saudi Arabia, [...]

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    Again, Modric breaks Messi-Ronaldo duopoly, wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

Again, Modric breaks Messi-Ronaldo duopoly, wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

Croatia and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric broke the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo ten-year supremacy once again as he clinched the 2018 Ballon d'Or on Monday. Messi and Ronaldo were the two who had won football's top individual prize for the last decade but Modric changed it all this year. He helped Croatia get to their first ever World Cup final in Russia during [...]

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    UCL: Juventus pip United on Ronaldo’s return, City dominant in Ukraine

UCL: Juventus pip United on Ronaldo’s return, City dominant in Ukraine

Manchester United were pipped 0-1 at Old Trafford by Italian champions, Juventus, thanks to Paulo Dybala's goal. On his return to Old Trafford where he became a mean machine under Sir Alex Ferguson's tutelage, Ronaldo was given a hero's welcome by the fans but provided the cross which put Jose Mourinho's team to the sword. Juventus took the lead on 17 minutes [...]

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    Ronaldo on rape allegation: What happened in Las Vegas was consensual

Ronaldo on rape allegation: What happened in Las Vegas was consensual

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus striker, and his alleged rape victim had consensual sex, says the Portuguese forward's lawyer. Peter Christiansen, who represents the former Real Madrid attacker, says the 33-year-old "vehemently denies all accusations in this civil action," noting that the documents being paraded by the alleged rape victim and her lawyer are "completely fabricated". Kathryn Mayorga had alleged that the five-time Balon [...]

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