In a career that’s seen him score over 400 goals so far, the 30-year-old has played in front of the biggest audiences in football and made himself vulnerable to criticism. However, the Portuguese superstar has impressed even the toughest of characters in football.
Today the Fan Park crew takes a look at some of the things he has said in his 13-year career, as well as what others have said about him.
Top Ronaldo Quotes
"I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans, but also to feel satisfied with myself. It is my conviction that there are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age."
“The high point of my career was winning the Champions League. No one will ever erase that from my memory, in the same way that no one will ever erase the fact that I did it in a Manchester United shirt.”
“People have to understand one thing: at the age of 18, I arrived at a dream club like Manchester United. It was a dream come true. But, even at that moment, I was thinking about playing in England for some years and then going to play in Spain. Even at that time I was thinking that way, and I always gave 100% everything.”
"Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable."
“My free-kick secret? I just look at the net and say 'Take the kick, Cristiano.'”
"If we can't help our family, who are we going to help?"
"I am living a dream I never want to wake up from."
What Other Big Names Have Said About Him
"I remember the first time I saw him play. It was for a Sporting CP youth team. I told my assistant, 'There goes Van Basten's son.' Ronaldo had great technique. He stood out."
Sir Alex Ferguson
"After we played Sporting last week, the lads in the dressing room talked about him constantly, and on the plane back from the game they urged me to sign him. That's how highly they rated him."
"There have been a few players described as the new George Best over the years, but this is the first time it's been a compliment to me."
Sir Bobby Charlton
"He is as tough as anything. You can crack him once, but he won't let it bother him. He's back on his feet in no time and getting on with it. He is a strong character and a great sight when he's heading for goal."
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