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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Ronaldo

All time
# irreplaceable
Barcelona will have to retire No.10 jersey when Messi leaves - Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho believes that Barcelona star Messi is the “best in history.”
# Investment
Brazil legend Ronaldo buys majority share in La Liga club
The World Cup winner has become the majority owner of Real Valladolid.
# El Salvador
Ronaldo set to acquire La Liga club for €30m
The Brazilian great is set to wipe out Real Valladolid’s €25m debt and become club president.
# Get Well Soon
Former Brazil striker Ronaldo hospitalised with 'bad flu' in Spain
But the 41-year-old has reassured fans he will be out in a day.
# R9
Ronaldo reckons referees need to do a better job of protecting Neymar
“When people repeatedly hit me I would feel a sense of unfairness. Criticism is nonsense.”
# It's handsome or bust
Controversial Ronaldo bust swapped at Madeira airport
The original was swapped on Friday.
# Stars Align
'Cristiano doesn’t own Real Madrid' - Ronaldo can't block Neymar move, says Marcelo
‘If Cristiano stays, does that mean that Neymar can’t come?’
# jogo bonito
Nike's Brazil World Cup ad sees Ronaldo recreate iconic airport scene from 1998
Hard to believe it’s 20 years since the original.
# Ronnie
'It was nice to be at Real Madrid' - Ronaldo casts doubt over future after Champions League final
The Portugal superstar said he would explain his future plans in the coming days.
# documentary
Ronaldo, Fergie, Gazza, Guardiola and Mourinho star in new film about Bobby Robson
‘More Than A Manager’ is set for release this June.
# Crystal Ball Gazing
Poll: Who do you think will be this year's Champions League finalists?
The semi-final action starts tonight at Anfield.
# Call of the Royal
'The King' called to congratulate Ronaldo on Juventus wondergoal
The 33-year-old’s overhead kick against Juventus last week got the royal seal of approval.
# Baby Names
TV, sport and music had some amount of impact on Irish baby names through the years
Did you know that there were 39 Rihanna’s were registered in Ireland in 2009?
# El Fénomeno
Brazilian legend Ronaldo wants to buy a football club in England or Spain
The World Cup winner is eager to get into ownership and has set his sights on the Championship or La Liga 2.
# The Original
'We were all treated badly' - Ronaldo claims Barca 'always had issues with Brazilian players'
The striker spent a year at Camp Nou before leaving for Inter.
# back on track
Crucial Ronaldo winner settles Bernabeu thriller as Madrid put Malaga to the sword
Real Madrid salvaged a narrow but entertaining victory over Malaga, closing the gap to leaders Barcelona and Valencia above them.
# Holding Steady
Marco Asensio stunner sees Madrid roll over Las Palmas to calm crisis talk
Real Madrid beat Las Palmas to close the gap on Barcelona to eight points.
# Poll
Who should be crowned the world's best footballer at the Fifa Awards ceremony tonight?
Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to beat Lionel Messi and Neymar to the prize.
# CR7
'My numbers speak for themselves': Ronaldo takes on critics after Dortmund double
The Portuguese star was also noncommittal about a possible contract extension, although he has a deal at Real until 2021.
# long reads
How to write GAA articles like Jim McGuinness and the week's best sportswriting
Also, an Olympian’s struggles with retirement and has football in London lost its soul?
# the money game
20 years after Ronaldo joined Inter, here's how record football transfers have changed
A PSG deal for Neymar would be an increase of 121% on what Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba just 12 months ago.
# bronzed and beautiful
This godawful bust of Cristiano Ronaldo has just been unveiled at a Portuguese airport
He’s taking it well though.
# Early scare
Stunning Casemiro volley caps Real's comeback win at home against Napoli
The Spanish giants went behind to an exquisite Lorenzo Insigne effort but rallied well to take control of the tie.
# dream team
The FifPro World XI is basically an El Clasico composite
10 of the 11 named played their football for the Spanish giants last season.
# Claim
Ibrahimovic: Cristiano Ronaldo is not a natural talent
The Manchester United attacker was asked what separates the Real Madrid star from his namesake and Ronaldinho.
# Offshore Accounts
Mourinho and Ronaldo deny hiding millions from taxman
An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.
Portugal release footage of Ronaldo's emotional speech after Euro 2016 triumph
The PFF have made public a behind-the-scenes video of the Ballon d’Or winner rallying his side after their famous win.
Cristiano Ronaldo joins Conor McGregor at Las Vegas training camp ahead of UFC 202
Messi was always a fan of the Diaz brothers.
# The Twitterati
Shane Lowry's flippers, Gordon D'Arcy's sandals - It's the sporting tweets of the week
Paddy Barnes, Paul Murphy, Cristiano Ronaldo and Carl Frampton also make the cut this week.
# the big final
TV3 may have had Martin O'Neill on their team, but RTÉ still beat them in the ratings battle for Euro 2016
An average of 782,100 viewers tuned into RTÉ2, compared to an average of 116,000 on TV3.
# Revenge is sweet
Fourth time lucky? Portugal's tournament record against France makes for grim reading
Can Cristiano Ronaldo inspire this Portugal side to a historic victory over the Euro 2016 hosts?
# The North
We've stopped Ronaldo, we can deal with Bale - O'Neill
The Northern Ireland coach says his side have already shown they can quell world-class talents ahead of turning their attentions towards the Wales superstar
# missed chances
Missed penalty, disallowed goal the lowlights on a bad night for Ronaldo and Portugal
The Real Madrid attacker had a night to forget.
# essential reading
Watching Rocky II with Muhammad Ali and more of the week's best sportswriting
Also, a tribute to the late Kimbo Slice and partying with Ronaldo in Bolivia at Copa America ’97.
# Crystal Ball Gazing
Open thread: Who is your Euro 2016 tip for Player of the Tournament?
Pogba? Ronaldo? De Bruyne? Let us know.
# read the game
Respect Ronaldo, the Spillanes and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
Outside? Are you mad? Stay in with the best sportswriting the internet had to offer this week.
# Claim
'Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid for final big deal'
The 30-year-old has repeatedly pledged his future to the club, but he has again been tipped to depart the Bernabeu.
# No deal
Former Brazil star Ronaldo ends association with UFC over 'unfair' Reebok deal
His marketing company had represented a number of fighters.
# Cut
Cristiano Ronaldo is being paid €19.3 million NOT to appear in Martin Scorsese's new movie
The Real Madrid star is unwanted but his apartment is very much in demand.
# Confusion
Real Madrid are still celebrating a goal-scoring record Ronaldo may not have actually set
The attacker received a made-up award and posed with all his trophies.