As you know, the star jumped ship from Manchester United to Real Madrid. An interviewer asked Ronaldo what he would miss the most after leaving the United Kingdom. The totally unexpected response came in the form of “apple crumble and custard”!
While being renowned for healthy eating habits, Cristiano developed a deep passion for the English dessert. Some say his sweet tooth grew while he was a resident in the United Kingdom. The real juicy story here, though, is the fact that he did not mention any players!
Aye, aye, Captain! Cristiano Ronaldo took the helm of his team, Manchester United, as captain on the 19th of March 2008. In true Cristiano fashion, he ensured that this momentous occasion would go down in history in more ways than one.
Cristiano blazed across the field, scoring two goals that ultimately took the match for Manchester United that day. Cristiano beat the record previously held by George Best by scoring his 33rd goal during the match just to add icing to the cake.
Keeping It Real Madrid
After captaining Manchester United and leading a bountiful season, Cristiano quit while he was ahead and decided to pursue opportunities with other clubs, intending to join the ranks of Real Madrid specifically. Manchester United was, expectedly, not going to let their star player go without a fight and decided to lay a complaint with FIFA against Real Madrid with accusations of poaching.
FIFA head, Sepp Blatter, snapped back and said any player should be permitted to change clubs at will.
Cristiano Ronaldo wears his name proudly. However, most are unaware that Cristiano’s last name is not Ronaldo but dos Santos Aveiro. The legend’s middle name, Ronaldo, has an extraordinarily peculiar and somewhat funny history.
Cristiano was born when Ronald Regan was president in the United States. When he was an actor, his parents were fans of Regan and were impressed by Ronald’s “strong sounding” name. They decided to christen the infant as “Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro”!
You’ve Got a Friend in Me
When you are a world-famous football player with every resource and convenience at your disposal, how do you best show your love and admiration for your friends? By buying an entire island for them in the Greek Isles, of course!
Close confidante and agent of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jorge Mendes, requested that Cristiano be the best man at his wedding. Cristiano took the gesture so to heart that he bought Jorge a wedding gift in the form of a private island. Wouldn't you want to be Ronaldo's friend?