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Messi wins FIFA player of the year as Ronaldo skips ceremony

Sep 24, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Lionel Messi edges out Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk for the 2019 FIFA Men's Player of the Year award

WORLD'S BEST. Lionel Messi wins his sixth FIFA Men's Best Player of the Year award.  File photo by Lluis Gene/Rappler

Ronaldo 'embarrassed' by rape allegations

Sep 17, 2019 - 11:17 AM

'I just changed the channel for Cristiano Jr not to see that they speak bad about his father about a very bad case,' says Ronaldo

'EMBARRASSED'. Cristiano Ronaldo wants to shield his family from his rape allegations.  Photo by Filippo Monteforte/ AFP

K-League blasts Juventus 'deception' over Ronaldo no-show

Aug 02, 2019 - 2:16 PM

The Korean football league says it felt 'cheated' after Italian champion Juventus benched superstar Ronaldo in a friendly match

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up prior to the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Bologna on September 26, 2018 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Show me the money: Korean football fans to sue over Ronaldo benching

Jul 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Organizers say the contract with Juventus obliged Cristiano Ronaldo to suit up for at least 45 minutes, but he did not play a single second

DISAPPOINTED. Cristiano Ronaldo has been the subject of backlash from Korean fans. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP


Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in US

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:53 AM

A district attorney in the state of Nevada says it would not prosecute Cristiano Ronaldo for the alleged rape case

FREE. Cristiano Ronaldo strenuously denies the rape accusations. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Portuguese police interview Cristiano Ronaldo over 'Football Leaks'

Jul 07, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The Juventus striker is one of the main targets of Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto

TARGET. Cristiano Ronaldo becomes a witness to a police case against a Portuguese hacker. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo still hungry for more glory with Portugal

Jun 10, 2019 - 2:53 PM

The Juventus superstar helps Portugal seize the inaugural Nations League crown

LOVE FOR NATIONAL TEAM. Cristiano Ronaldo says he still has the same enthusiasm for the national team he had when he was a teenager. File photo from FIFA.com


Ronaldo not enough as Juve extend Italy reign but fall short in Europe

May 27, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Juventus suffer another Champions League failure despite the sensational signing of the Portuguese superstar

DIFFERENT TEAM, DIFFERENT RESULT. Cristiano Ronaldo misses on the chance of winning a fourth straight Champions League crown. File photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP


Ronaldo '1,000% committed' to 8-straight titlist Juventus

Apr 21, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Ronaldo claims his first Serie A title with powerhouse Juventus

HISTORIC. Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player to win the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP

WATCH: Ronaldo not enough as Juventus crashes out

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:55 PM

For the first time since 2010, Ronaldo will not be in the Champions League semifinals

UPSET. A young Ajax teams stuns Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinals. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Mbappe leads France rout, Ronaldo injured in Portugal draw

Mar 26, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Young football sensation Kylian Mbappe scores one and sets up two more goals to lead France over Iceland

DOMINANCE. Reigning World Cup champion France continues its bid for 2020 UEFA European Championships. Photo from Kylian Mbappe's Twitter

WATCH: Ronaldo fined for crotch-grabbing celebration

Mar 22, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo escapes ban but gets slapped with a 20,000-euro fine for his Champions League celebration

CONTROVERSIAL. Ronaldo mimics Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone's controversial gesture. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo ban would be 'crazy', says Juventus teammate

Mar 20, 2019 - 1:08 PM

The Portuguese superstar faces UEFA charges for 'improper conduct' for his 'cojones' celebration

COMPOSED. Cristiano Ronaldo is 'calm and relaxed,' says Juventus teammate Federico Bernardeschi. Photo from Juventus' Twitter account (@juventusfcen)


Ronaldo rests as Juventus absorb 1st Serie A loss

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:21 PM

The Portuguese star sits one game out after firing Juventus to the Champions League quarterfinals

BIG IMPACT. Juventus crash to their first loss after going undefeated in 27 Serie A games this season with Cristiano Ronaldo resting. File photo by Marco  Bertorello/AFP


Ronaldo late winner pulls 'worst' Juventus

Jan 28, 2019 - 12:58 PM

An eighth straight Serie A title awaits Juventus, who maintained an 11-point lead in the standings

HERO ROLE. Cristiano Ronaldo saves the day for Juventus. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP


Ronaldo avoids jail but hit by hefty fine for tax fraud in Spain

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:06 PM

(UPDATED) The court sentences Cristiano Ronaldo to a two-year jail sentence that it immediately reduces to a fine of 365,000 euros

FINE. A court orders Cristiano Ronaldo to   pay 3.57 million euros for committing tax fraud when he was at Real Madrid. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Ronaldo will not serve his 23-month jail sentence as Spain does not enforce this for first-time offenders in non-violent crimes

TAX FRAUD. Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Madrid for a trial on his tax fraud. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Ronaldo 'not obsessed' by individual trophies

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The Portugal and Juventus superstar has missed on winning the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA and UEFA's player of the year trophies

WE NOT ME. Cristiano Ronaldo says the most important thing is winning "collective trophies." File photo by Jose Jordan


Ronaldo double seals new record for voracious Juventus

Dec 29, 2018 - 11:53 PM

The Italian champions end 2018 on a high behind the five-time Ballon d'Or winner

BACK OF THE NET. Cristiano Ronaldo once again stars for Juventus. File photo by Marco Bertorello


Ronaldo rescues point for 10-man Juventus

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus unbeaten in Serie A after powering the reigning champions to a draw versus Atalanta

SANDWICHED. Juventus' superstar Cristiano Ronaldo eyes the ball as he gets sandwiched by the Atalanta crew during their Italian Serie A football match. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

End of the Messi-Ronaldo era? Football rings changes in 2018

Dec 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

2018 football features a thrilling World Cup final, Luka Modric ending a 10-year Messi-Ronaldo era in the Ballon d'Or, and so much more

ICONIC. France's forward Kylian Mbappe (L) greets Argentina's forward Lionel Messi at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

'Try something new, come to Italy,' Ronaldo urges Messi

Dec 10, 2018 - 9:17 PM

The Juventus star, though, says he does not miss the Barcelona icon

RIVAL. Cristiano Ronaldo wants Lionel Messi to 'accept the challenge like me'. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP


Modric ends 10-year Ronaldo-Messi reign in 2018 Ballon d'Or

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Luka Modric is crowned after an outstanding year of helping Real Madrid retain its third Champions League title and dragging Croatia to its first ever final of the World Cup

WORLD'S BEST. Luka Modric tops the Ballon d'Or for his fourth major individual award in 2018. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Ronaldo keeps Juve flying high with 'important' win over AC Milan

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The defending seven-time Serie A champions gets back on track after suffering their first defeat of the season

BACK OF THE NET. Cristiano Ronaldo fires a goal to cap off an emphatic win by Juventus. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP


Mbappe: Ronaldo, Messi still best but won't win Ballon d'Or

Nov 09, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Croatia's Luka Modric remains the favorite to cop football's top individual plum, but teen sensation Kylian Mbappe hopes a Frenchman wins it

FOOTBALL'S FUTURE. France's young superstar Kylian Mbappe makes a strong case for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

'I was no longer indispensable' at Real Madrid, says Ronaldo

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:20 PM

The Portuguese superstar left the Spanish club for Juventus since he felt he was 'no longer considered in the same way as I was at the beginning'

FRESH BEGINNING. After a fruitful nine-year stint with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo jumps ship to Juventus. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP


Ronaldo helps Juve sink Manchester Utd as Real Madrid wins

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Juventus comes out too good for Manchester United in the Champions League

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo falls to the ground under pressure from Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young during their Champions League match. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Ronaldo out to heap pressure on old club United

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:51 PM

'To return here to Manchester for me is a huge emotion. When we were drawn together I remembered the history I made here,' says Cristiano Ronaldo

RETURN. Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford after scoring the winning goal to edge a contentious Champions League last-16 tie in favor of Real Madrid in 2013. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is an 'example' amid rape allegations

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:49 AM

The Juventus star has been accused of raping American model Kathryn Mayorga in 2009

Amid the turmoil, Ronaldo looks to pick up where he left off

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM

It's business as usual for Ronaldo as he braces for next week's trip to his former club Manchester United in the Champions League

FOCUSED. Despite the rape allegations, Cristiano Ronaldo helps Juventus keep its perfect record after 8 games. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Real Madrid sues newspaper over Ronaldo 'rape' saga report

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:43 PM

The football superstar's former club team has filed a lawsuit against a Portuguese newspaper that claims Real Madrid hushed up an alleged rape case

NO KNOWLEDGE. Real Madrid denies forcing Cristiano Ronaldo to pay the victim hush money. File photo from FIFA

Ronaldo insists sex was 'completely consensual'

Oct 11, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Lawyer Peter Christiansen says 'documents that allegedly contain statements by Cristiano Ronaldo... are pure invention'

EMBATTLED. Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegations thathappened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Juve sporting director: 'Ronaldo's not easy to replace'

Oct 09, 2018 - 12:16 PM

Juventus continues to support Cristiano Ronaldo who is currently under investigation for a rape accusation

IRREPLACEABLE. Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici says that Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to play for Juventus from the get-go. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP

Modric vs Ronaldo rematch as Ballon d'Or nominees unveiled

Oct 09, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Croatia's Luka Modric looks to solidify his place as the world's best with a first Ballon d'Or award

RAINING STARS. Luka Modric is on his way to bagging his second straight award in 2018. Photo from Twitter (@lukamodric10)

Embattled Ronaldo scores to keep Juventus perfect

Oct 07, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Amid damaging rape accusations, football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo leads Juventus past Udinese

IN CONTROL. Juventus' star forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during their Italian Serie A football match versus Udinese Calcio. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Juventus supports Ronaldo but Nike 'deeply concerned' by rape allegations

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Ronaldo's club team says the rape accusations 'do not change their opinion' of the football superstar

EMBATTLED. Ronaldo denies accusations that he raped a former model in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009.  Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo denies hotel sex attack, calls rape 'abominable'

Oct 04, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The case has threatened the reputation of the Portuguese football superstar

FIRM DENIAL. Cristiano Ronaldo says his conscience is clear. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

'Fake News': Ronaldo denies rape claim

Oct 02, 2018 - 10:21 AM

The police reopen an investigation into a former model's rape accusation that the football star attacked her in 2009

DENIAL. Cristiano Ronaldo denies the rape accusations made against him by former model Kathryn Mayorga. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Former model accuses Ronaldo of rape, football star calls it 'fake news'

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:57 AM

Kathryn Mayorga alleges in a lawsuit that she was pressured to sign a nondisclosure agreement to keep the alleged rape secret

TOUGH ACCUSATIONS. Football star Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly anally raped Kathryn Mayorga after she refused to perform oral sex. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP


Ronaldo gets one-game Champions League ban

Sep 27, 2018 - 9:42 PM

The Juventus superstar will get to see action against his former club Manchester United

SIDELINED. Cristiano Ronaldo will serve his one-game suspension when Juventus plays Young Boys at home next week. Photo by Isabella Bonotto

Ronaldo turns to Juventus challenge after FIFA best player snub

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:32 AM

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner loses to former teammate Luka Modric for the award this time

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano FOCUSED. Ronaldo celebrates after he scored his first goal since he joined Juventus during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Sassuolo on September 16, 2018 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Modric threatens to end Ronaldo-Messi era as world's best

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:43 AM

For the first time in 12 years, Messi is not even nominated among the 3 finalists for the FIFA Player of the Year award

RIVALRY. Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and Lionel Messi's (middle) decade-long battle at the top is threatened by Luka Modric. File photos by Philippe Marcou/AFP (Ronaldo), Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP (Messi) and Johannes Eisele/AFP (Modric)


UEFA to review Ronaldo red card next week

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo will find out on September 27 whether his one-match ban is extended

DISBELIEF. Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo (left) reacts next to teammate Federico Bernardeschi after receiving a red card during their UEFA Champions Leagua match against Valencia. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Tearful Ronaldo sent off on Champions League debut for Juventus

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:53 AM

A controversial red card for Cristiano Ronaldo overshadows Juventus' victory over Valencia

CONTROVERSIAL. Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the UEFA Champions League match between Juventus and Valencia. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

No Messi in shortlist for FIFA best player award

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The Argentine star has been omitted from the top 3 for the first time since 2006

SNUBBED. Lionel Messi dominated the award with rival Cristiano Ronaldo over the past decade. File photo Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP


Ronaldo 'furious' as Modric bags UEFA player of year

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Real Madrid and Croatia midfield star Luka Modric cops the top individual honor over football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo sprinkles star dust on Juventus in intimate opener

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Nearly 5,000 fans who went to see the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner are rewarded with a goal

STAR QUALITY. Cristiano Ronaldo displays his firepower for new team Juventus. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP


World Cup stars dominate FIFA best player award shortlist

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:49 AM

French World Cup champions Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane headline the 10-man list

ON TOP. Just weeks after ruling the World Cup, the French players again dominate the list of candidates in the FIFA awards. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

'Different' Ronaldo aims for Champions League success with Juve

Jul 17, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Football is not over yet for the 33-year-old superstar

NEW CHALLENGE. Cristiano Ronaldo faced Juventus in the quarterfinals in the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League, winning on a 4-3 aggregate. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Deep striker: FIFA World Cup 2018 best scorers

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Check out the top 5 contenders for the Golden Boot award

FRONTUNNER. England's Harry Kane leads the top Golden Boot candidates. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP