A golden role model
"The real Cristiano, the one I know, is the man millions of people saw at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala. A human, sensitive, humble, genuine person. And being Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t easy, nor is getting where he has, which he has done above all else through sheer professionalism.
Cristiano’s sacrifice, willpower, determination and dedication make him an example to be followed. Very few people are aware of the vital work he puts in on a daily basis, which takes place behind closed doors. From staying behind after training to perfect a particular aspect of his game to the extreme care he takes with his diet, getting the necessary rest at home and working at least two extra hours every day.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s commitment to his profession is such that, when he loses a match or things don’t come off the way he intends, he is down in the dumps for three days, which he spends trying to improve whatever didn’t work. He is always thinking about improving, because he is dissatisfied by nature. What better example can there be for young people than someone who sacrifices his personal life for his profession?
Ronaldo refuses to eat out on the majority of occasions because he is supremely aware of the demands of his profession. He also rejects 90% of the commercial deals that he is offered, as he has no interest in signing million-euro contracts every week. His bread and butter is football and that’s what he wants to focus on. How many others could say the same in his place?
Another example is his desire to help the needy, taking the initiative whenever is possible and, when it is up to him, never seeking out publicity for doing so.
For all these reasons and more, Cristiano Ronaldo is not just a worthy Ballon d’Or winner, but a golden role model.”
Beautiful words from someone who truly knows Cristiano, Cristiano’s agent since the beginning of his career. Mendes is also a father figure for Cristiano and the godfather of Cristiano’s son.
Chad-trolling at his best.
Next week he’ll be with his Barca-friends?
BTW: For those who always doubt that Cristiano really doesn’t drink, here is the conformation. Going dancing, but no alcohol.
Happy second birthday, little Cristiano!
Good omen for tonight’s match.
(By coincidence today it’s also my birthday)
Be prepared for cuteness overload …
In a documentary on Portuguese TV about Cristiano’s agent Jorge Mendes, Cristiano first talked in a very loving way about him:
"Jorge Mendes is a part of my family.
My family knows how important he is for me.
I consider him as an older brother, like a father. He always gave me good advice.
He’s the godfather of my son.”
Then for the first time, we can see authorised footage of him together with his son. My heart!