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Real Madrid 4-0 Alaves: Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Ball all get their names on the scoresheet as ... - Daily Mail

Gareth Bale was smiling again at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday after scoring and assisting in Real Madrid's 4-0 win over Alaves. Benched against Paris Saint Germain and again against Leganes in Madrid's last league game, he was back in the team and ...

Neymar: PSG star tells Real Madrid he wants more money than Cristiano Ronaldo to join - Express.co.uk

PSG star Neymar has told Real Madrid he wants more money than Cristiano Ronaldo to seal a stunning move to the Bernabeu. By Jack Otway. PUBLISHED: 20:07, Sat, Feb 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 20:37, Sat, Feb 24, 2018. Neymar PSG Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo ...

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane praises Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gesture - SkySports

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane lauded Cristiano Ronaldo's 'incredible' gesture after he surrendered the chance for a hat-trick against Alaves by letting under-fire team-mate Karim Benzema take over penalty duties. Ronaldo looked to have been handed ...

Has Cristiano Ronaldo reached 300 La Liga goals? Incredible stat explained - Express.co.uk

The Portuguese forward netted a brace in a 4-0 win over Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu to extend his current goalscoring hot-streak to 12 goals in just seven games. And some sources, including Real Madrid themselves, reported that the second goal of ...

Zinedine Zidane: 'Cristiano Ronaldo is a team player' - Sports Mole

The 33-year-old was already on a brace for the afternoon when he handed penalty duties over to Karim Benzema for the last of his side's four goals at the Bernabeu. Gareth Bale was also on target, meaning that Madrid's famed 'BBC' forward trio all ...

Cristiano Ronaldo's Karim Benzema message to Real Madrid's fans - 101 Great Goals

Real Madrid's excellent 2018 continued on Saturday with a comfortable home win in La Liga over Alaves. Los Blancos are third in the Spanish top flight, while they've confirmed their top four place in recent weeks. With Barcelona a shoo-in to win the ...

Cristiano Ronaldo passes up chance to bag 50th career hat-trick and lets Karim Benzema score from the spot - The Sun

CRISTIANO RONALDO struck twice as Real Madrid thrashed Alaves 4-0 but selflessly gave up the chance for a hat-trick by handing over penalty duties to Karim Benzema. It would have also been his 50TH career hat-trick, which makes the selfless act all the ...

Ronaldo's selfless penalty gesture pleases Real coach Zidane - Belfast Telegraph

But Real's regular penalty-taker opted to pass on the opportunity to Benzema, who has found himself facing increasing criticism and pressure during a season which had seen him net only three league goals before today. Benzema, who had impressed in the ...

Cristiano Ronaldo scores brace as Real Madrid beat Alaves 4-0 in La Liga - Hindustan Times

Benzema used a subtle touch with the back of his heel to leave Ronaldo in position to drill the hosts' first goal into the net in the 44th minute. The French striker helped to double the lead less than 30 seconds into the second half after he stole ...

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star chooses between Harry Kane or Robert Lewandowski deals - Express.co.uk

... the end of the season and, though the 33-year-old has toiled, he is expected to remain at the Bernabeu. Los Blancos have made a new striker a priority having failed to replace Alvaro Morata, while Karim Benzema has managed just seven goals all ...

The penalty that Cristiano Ronaldo didn't score is the one that actually sums him up - SportsJOE.ie

We've all seen that penalty Cristiano Ronaldo scored against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. That famous volleyed spot kick was a bit of a fluke. He didn't magic the ball into the air before striking it. He didn't deliberately make it rise ...

Zinedine Zidane lauds Cristiano Ronaldo selflessness after Real Madrid crush Alaves - The National

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane hailed Cristiano Ronaldo's selflessness after the forward gave up the chance of a hat-trick by allowing Karim Benzema to take a late penalty in Saturday's 4-0 thrashing of Alaves. Zidane restored Gareth Bale to the ...

Ronaldo is a team player - Zidane hails Real Madrid star's Benzema gesture - Sportstarlive

Ronaldo added a superb third but cleared the way for Benzema to convert an 89th-minute penalty after Victor Laguardia brought down Bale. "I'm happy for Cristiano's nice gesture with Karim," Zidane told a post-match news conference, having watched his ...

Cristiano Ronaldo recovers his form in front of goal in 2018 - AS South Africa (blog)

Across Europe's top leagues, only Neymar and Agüero (12 goals apiece) have found the net more times than the Real Madrid forward this year. Carlos Forjanes Seguir · Update: 24 February 2018 20:53h SAST. On Matchday 12 of this year's LaLiga campaign, on ...

Zinedine Zidane hails Cristiano Ronaldo for Karim Benzema penalty gesture - ESPN

MADRID -- Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed a "lovely gesture" from Cristiano Ronaldo after he turned down a hat trick chance by giving a penalty to Karim Benzema, allowing him to score in Saturday's 4-0 home win over Alaves. Ronaldo opened the ...

Fans love what Cristiano Ronaldo unselfishly did for Karim Benzema in Real Madrid's victory over Alaves - Mirror.co.uk

Cristiano Ronaldo produced an unselfish gesture for Karim Benzema in Real Madrid's 4-0 victory over Alaves on Saturday - and fans were blown away. The 33-year-old scored a brace either side of a Gareth Bale strike to take his tally to 28 for the season ...

Cristiano Ronaldo nets two as Real Madrid beat Alaves 4-0 - The Indian Express

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema added goals as Real Madrid beat Alaves 4-0 in the Spanish league on Saturday. Benzema set up both Ronaldo's opener and a quick second goal by Bale to put the result beyond doubt seconds ...

Real Madrid 4 Alaves 0: Ronaldo at the double as 'BBC' delight - Sportstarlive

Cristiano Ronaldo passed up the chance to complete a hat-trick and allowed Karim Benzema to wrap up a 4-0 win over Alaves with a late penalty as Real Madrid's 'BBC' reunited to fine effect. Ronaldo struck either side of Gareth Bale's strike 28 seconds ...

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice but leaves last-minute penalty to Karim Benzema as Real Madrid rout Alaves - The Independent

But while Bale and his 'BBC' counterparts Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema all found the net in this scintillating win, the Welshman played in a different role as Zidane tinkered with his side's shape ahead of the second leg of their Champions ...

Ronaldo strikes twice as Real thump Alaves - The Peninsula Qatar

Madrid: A Cristiano Ronaldo double and Gareth Bale's first goal in seven matches helped Real Madrid thrash Alaves 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday to strengthen their grip on a top-three spot in La Liga. The reigning champions' title hopes are ...

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, ComM, GOIH ">[kɾiʃ'tjɐnu ʁuˈnaɫdu], born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal. In 2008, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. Ronaldo then won the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2013 and 2014. He received his fourth Ballon d'Or in 2016, the most for a European player in the history of the award. One year earlier, Ronaldo had scored his 500th senior career goal for club and country.

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo with Real Madrid in 2015
Personal information
Full name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of birth (1985-02-05) 5 February 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 7
Youth career
1992–1995 Andorinha
1995–1997 Nacional
1997–2002 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Sporting CP B 2 (0)
2002–2003 Sporting CP 25 (3)
2003–2009 Manchester United 196 (84)
2009– Real Madrid 247 (270)
National team
2001 Portugal U15 9 (7)
2001–2002 Portugal U17 7 (5)
2003 Portugal U20 5 (1)
2002–2003 Portugal U21 10 (3)
2004 Portugal U23 3 (2)
2003– Portugal 136 (68)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:06, 3 December 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, ([kɾiʃ'tjɐnu ʁuˈnaɫdu], born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal. In 2008, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. Ronaldo then won the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2013 and 2014. He received his fourth Ballon d'Or in 2016, the most for a European player in the history of the award. One year earlier, Ronaldo had scored his 500th senior career goal for club and country.

Often ranked the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation, during its 100th anniversary celebrations in 2015. He is the only player to win four European Golden Shoe awards. One of the most marketable athletes in sport, in 2016 Forbes named Ronaldo the world's best paid athlete. In June 2016, ESPN ranked him the world's most famous athlete.

Ronaldo began his club career playing for Sporting CP, before signing with Manchester United at age 18 in 2003. After winning his first trophy, the FA Cup, during his first season in England, he helped United win three successive Premier League titles, a UEFA Champions League title, and a FIFA Club World Cup. By age 23, he had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. He was the subject of the most expensive association football transfer when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth €94 million ($132 million). In Spain, he has since won one La Liga title, two Copas del Rey, two Champions League titles, and a Club World Cup. Ronaldo holds the record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season, having scored 17 goals in the 2013–14 season. In 2014, Ronaldo became the fastest player to score 200 goals in La Liga, which he accomplished in his 178th La Liga game. He is the only player in the history of football to score more than 50 goals in a season on six consecutive occasions. In 2015, Ronaldo became the all-time top goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League, and he also became Real Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer. He is the second highest goalscorer in La Liga history behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career rival.

Ronaldo made his international debut for Portugal in August 2003, at the age of 18. He is Portugal's most capped player of all time with over 130 caps, and has participated in seven major tournaments: four UEFA European Championships (2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016) and three FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010 and 2014). He is the first Portuguese player to reach 50 international goals, making him Portugal's all-time top goalscorer. He scored his first international goal in Euro 2004 and helped Portugal reach the final. He took over captaincy in July 2008, and he led Portugal to the semi-finals at Euro 2012, finishing the competition as joint-top scorer. In November 2014, Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in the UEFA European Championship (including qualifying) with 23 goals. At Euro 2016, he became the most capped player of all-time in the tournament, the first player to score at four consecutive European Championship finals, and also equalled Michel Platini's all-time record for most goals scored in the competition. Ronaldo lifted the trophy after Portugal defeated France in the final, and he received the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament.