Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest football players of all time, has had many emotional moments throughout his career. Here are some of the most notable ones:
- Winning his first Ballon d’Or in 2008: Ronaldo was visibly emotional when he won his first Ballon d’Or award, which is given to the best player in the world. He broke down in tears during his acceptance speech, thanking his family, friends, teammates, and coaches for their support.
- Scoring his first hat-trick for Manchester United: Ronaldo’s first hat-trick for Manchester United came in January 2008 against Newcastle United. He was overcome with emotion after scoring his third goal, dropping to his knees and covering his face with his hands.
- Winning the Euro 2016 final with Portugal: Ronaldo was forced to leave the field in the first half of the Euro 2016 final due to injury. He watched from the sidelines as his teammates battled on without him, and was visibly emotional throughout the game. When Portugal scored the winning goal in extra time, Ronaldo burst into tears and celebrated with his teammates.
- Breaking the all-time goal-scoring record for Real Madrid: In 2015, Ronaldo became Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer with his 324th goal for the club. He was visibly emotional after scoring the goal, and was hugged by his teammates as the crowd cheered.
- Receiving a standing ovation from the Juventus fans: In 2019, Ronaldo scored an incredible goal for Juventus against his former club, Manchester United, in the Champions League. Despite the goal being scored against them, the Juventus fans gave Ronaldo a standing ovation as he walked off the field.
- Paying tribute to his father after winning the Champions League: Ronaldo lost his father to alcoholism when he was just 20 years old. After winning the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2017, Ronaldo posted a photo on Instagram of himself holding the trophy next to a picture of his father, with the caption “For you, dad.”
These are just a few examples of the many emotional moments Cristiano Ronaldo has had throughout his career.