Was Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration on the weekend for part of a new film based on his life?
Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration in the Champions League final on Saturday was performed as part of a new film based on his life, suggest reports.
Ronaldo scored Real Madrid’s fourth goal from the penalty spot in extra-time, and proceeded to remove his shirt and perform a ‘Hulk’ style celebration.
According to an article in the Daily Mail, rumours are rife in Spain that Ronaldo knew exactly where he must stand for the celebration to be perfectly filmed. His celebrating did seem over the top considering Madrid already had the game won late into extra-time.
The reported film that Ronaldo is currently in the process of making will be called ‘Ronaldo: The Movie’, and is likely to tell the rags to riches story of his glittering football career.
Ronaldo began his career at Sporting Lisbon, having won a trial with the Portuguese club, and moved there from his native Madeira Island. He was then recruited by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, where he spent six years with the club. Ronaldo won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a Champions League, World Club Cup and two League Cups during his time at Old Trafford.
He then became the most expensive footballer in history as he was bought by the club he supported as a boy, Real Madrid. His £80 million fee did not affect the star, and he still holds more goals scored than games played at the club, with 252 in 246 appearances.
Ronaldo will follow the likes of Eric Cantona and David Beckham into the film industry, but will instead boast a movie entirely dedicated to his life. Details about the film are yet to be made public, but if reports of its production are true, we can certainly bank on it being an entertaining depiction of a superstar’s life.