Monday, July 6, 2009

Cristiano Ronaldo's Presentation at the Bernabeu: Whats all the fuss about?

I was watching Lost as I usually do on a Monday evening, when during an ad break I decided to quickly check out goal.com. I was quite surprised to see a Live Feed for Ronaldo's unveiling as a Real Madrid player but what really took me by surprise was the big fuss that was being made about this event.
Image:Goal.com

According to reports 75 000 Madrid fans made their way into the Santiago Bernabeu, the scene of Real's embarrassing 6-2 defeat against Barca, which some believe sparked Perez' quest to rebuild the Galactico Era.

The Portuguese winger was given a huge welcome which has only previously been seen at Diego Maradona's unveiling at Napoli. Which begs the question. What exactly has Ronaldo done to deserve this type of ceremony? That's a question for another day though as I'm sure I'll only come across as a bitter 'pool supporter for questioning Ronaldo's status as a football 'God'.

Ronaldo's first words as a Real Madrid player were somewhat low key, the player looking intent on just enjoying his special moment. You know, the one he's dreamed about since he was a wee toddler.
"Good evening. I just want to say, I told my friends that I was going to be very natural. Well, I'm just so happy to be here. For me, I have made my childhood dream a reality, which was nothing less than playing for Real Madrid."

"I didn't expect a jam-packed stadium. This is truly impressive!

"Thank you very much, and I'm going to ask you all to say with me - I'm going to count to three - to say Hala Madrid. Ready? One, two, three - HALA MADRID!"

So touching....

He has been handed the number 9 shirt(Raul wears number 7) and said that he was not too concerned about keeping his number 7, which has earned him the moniker CR7. It turned out to be quite an occasion tonight but I still don't see what all the fuss was about, after all Manchester United now posses arguably one of the most feared goalscorers in Europe in the form of Michael Owen.

Good luck to Ronaldo on his new adventures in the Spanish La Liga, the Premier League will miss you....well so I've been told.
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5 comments:

  1. ronaldo is a good player but abit of tit
    when he complains to much when gets tackled
    he is a like drogba in that sense!!
    i think ronaldo would be worth this 80mil
    if he tracks back
    good luck ronny

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  2. tevez signs for city 25m much better team
    player than ronaldo i carnt wait till the new season
    city look like they could rock the top 4 with the star players we now have
    dont player hate united fans use spent 25m for rooney 30-32m for veron ferdinand 28m

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  3. tevez signs for city 25m much better team
    player than ronaldo i carnt wait till the new season
    city look like they could rock the top 4 with the star players we now have
    dont player hate united fans use spent 25m for rooney 30-32m for veron ferdinand 28m

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  4. He is a very good player, probably the best in the world right now. That's why there was so much fuss. THat and the £80m price tag.

    Top site you have here by the way. Really enjoy reading it.

    Would you be able to email me when you get the chance?

    Thanks a lot,

    Thomas

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  5. He was the best at Manchester but all that can change in no time, fun thing happen sometimes when player change teams

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