During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, in a match against Ivory Coast, Ronaldo was tackled by an opposing player. An argument developed, and both players received yellow cards. Portugal requested the yellow card to be withdrawn the following day.
They claimed that Ronaldo was drawn into the argument. FIFA stuck to their guns on this one, and the yellow card stayed in place. As you can imagine, our star player was not a fan of this decision.
Ronaldo has a museum dedicated to him. Museu CR7 is in Madeira, Portugal features a bronze statue and a few more life-like mannequins. The museum was his brother Hugo’s idea.
Hugo suggested it as a place for all his trophies to be displayed. Why not? There are a lot of them, and it beats having them scattered around. A plaque near the bronze statue says “Melhor Jogador Do Mundo,” which means “Best Player in the World.”
Haters Gonna Hate
Need it to be said that Ronaldo is an incredibly accomplished athlete? Still, there’ll always be haters. Ronaldo has been accused of being a bit stubborn. He admits to not being the most humble person in the world. He has also said that negative comments only make him want to push to become a better player.
That being said, Ronaldo admits that he wouldn’t be where he is today if it weren’t for those around him.
Footballers are known for their agility, speed, and flexibility. They are also known for their jumping ability. Jump power is measured in G-Force. Ronaldo’s jump force measures in at an incredible 5G! It has also been reported that Ronaldo can jump higher than most NBA basketball players.
His incredible jump power probably points to natural ability, but there is a lot to be said about his rigorous training, which is a significant contributor.
Kicks Like a Mule
It is hard to say precisely how fast the ball travels when it leaves his boot, but it's safe to say it's an almost inhumane speed! In a Documentary called Ronaldo, the star kicked a ball through three panes of glass.
One of the scientists on set said, “80mph of unadulterated speed”. This is fast even for a car. Watch out, critics — you wouldn't want to find yourself on the wrong side of his boot!