Zurich [Switzerland], Jan.10 :Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's best player for the fourth time at the FIFA's annual awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland.
Ronaldo, who inspired Zinedine Zidane's side to the Champions League glory and Portugal to the European Championship 2016 trophy, defeated perennial rival Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann to win the coveted prize.
Jubilant with his feat, Ronaldo admitted that 2016 was a dream year for him because he led both Madrid as well as the national team to the title.
Madrid [Spain], Sept 15 : Explaining his subdued celebration against Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he didn't celebrate his Champions League goal against his boyhood club as a mark of respect.
Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata's late strikes help Real avoid an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Sporting in their Champions League opener at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Sporting looked set to pull off a stunning upset victory over the reigning champions, thanks to Bruno Cesar's 47th-minute goal, but Ronaldo dampened his boyhood club supporters' spirits by curling in an 89th-minute free-kick.
London, Jan 27 - Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo could reportedly be banned for almost twelve matches after being sent off for punching an opponent during Real Madrid's La Liga clash against Cordoba.
The World Player of the Year kicked and hit out at Cordoba defender Edimar and was shown a straight red card during Saturday's La Liga clash.
A Spanish newspaper has reported that Ronaldo could be booted out of the league for as many as twelve games if found guilty of excessive aggression when a disciplinary panel meets on Wednesday.
London, Jan. 21 : Cristiano Ronaldo has wished his former girlfriend, Irina Shayk, the "greatest happiness" in life following their split after five years together, as the footballer is now linked with linked to Lucia Villalon .
The 29-year-old Real Madrid star has insisted that the decision to break up was mutual and insists there are no hard feelings between him and the Sports Illustrated model, the Mirror reported.
It was reported that the couple broke up over the Christmas period in 2014, with the striker already being linked to Spanish TV presenter. (ANI)
London, Jan 16 - Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed his split with Russian model gal-pal Irina Shayk .
The duo sparked the rumors of split recently when Shayk unfollowed the Real Madrid footballer on Twitter, the Daily Express reported.
The 29-year-old model also sparked split rumors when she did not mark her attendance in Zurich, Switzerland, when Ronaldo, won his third prestigious FIFA Ballon d'O award.
The duo's split appeared to be confirmed after leading Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha, claimed he had told his family that his relationship with Shayk was over.
London, Jan 14 : Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he still thinks about his former club Manchester United and also misses coaching icon Sir Alex Ferguson.
The now three-time Ballon d'Or winner left Old Trafford for the Bernabeu in a then-world record deal in the summer of 2009, and despite penning a new long-term deal with Real Madrid only last year the striker has been consistently linked with a big money move back to United one day.
Sydney, Jan 13 : Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo may give American singer Adam Levine a run for his money, as the footballer's owl hoot on winning his third Ballon d'Or sent the internet in shock even more than the ' Maroon 5' singer's howl in his hit single 'Animals'.
Ronaldo, who was voted the world's best football player for the third time, is hoping that the honour brings him closer to being remembered as one of the greatest of all time, but all anybody would remember from the day was how he closed out his victory speech.
Ronaldo claimed that he never thought that he would win the award on three occasions, News. com. au reported.
London, Dec 25 : Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted as the number one footballer in the world overtaking Argentina skipper Lionel Messi for the top spot.
The Guardian reportedly revealed it's top 100 footballers' list in the world 2014 in its entirety and the battle for the top spot was once again between Ronaldo and Messi.
It turned in Ronaldo's favour as 74 percent of 73 judges drawn from 28 countries, which included Hernan Crespo, Didi Hamann, Slaven Bilic and Gilberto Silva among the expert panel, voted for the Real Madrid star.
Johannesburg, Dec 22 - Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly returned to his hometown Funchal in Madeira on Sunday in order to attend the unveiling of a statue that has been sculpted in his honour.
The World Player of the Year footballer travelled back home to the Portuguese island from Marrakech where he helped Real Madrid lift the Club World Cup, their fourth trophy, on Saturday.
An emotional Ronaldo, who was joined by family members and thousands of fans at the ceremony, said that this is a very special moment, to have a statue of himself, Sport24 reported.
Ronaldo's mother Dolores Aveiro said that her son has never forgotten his origins.
Beijing, Nov 08 : World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is of the opinion that he would be considered one of the greatest footballers of all time in history by the time he retires.
On Wednesday Ronaldo picked up the third Golden Boot award of his career for being the top scorer in Europe last season and he is also the odds-on favorite to win the Ballon d'Or for a third time in January.
And, while insisting he still has plenty of years at the top left in him, the Portuguese is confident his place among the game's all-time greats is assured, China Daily reported.
London, Oct 26 : Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has backed Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal to bring the Premier League title back to the English club.
Ronaldo believes that the Premier League club he served from 2003-2009 has finally found a manager capable of living up to the standards laid down by Sir Alex Ferguson.
It is Ronaldo's former employers against his old Real boss at Old Trafford on Sunday, and while the Portuguese reckons Jose Mourinho's Chelsea would finish top of the Premier League this season, the striker says that Dutchman Van Gaal would restore United's fortunes, The Mirror reported.
London, Oct 10 : Portuguese football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo's agent has revealed that the forward would play out the rest of his career at Real Madrid, shunning reports of return to Manchester United.
Ronaldo has been linked with a sensational return to United in the past few weeks after reportedly growing frustrated at the Bernabeu. However, his agent Jorge Mendes said insists that his client is happy in Real and aims to stay until his playing days are over.
London, Sep 21 : Real Madrid thrashed Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 in their La Liga clash, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's hattrick and winger Gareth Bale's support.
Real were 3-0 up at halftime as Portugal forward Ronaldo found the net either side of James Rodriguez's stunning goal. Midfielder Haris Medunjanin scored a penalty for Deportivo six minutes into the second half before Bale scored twice.
Ronaldo then completed his hattrick, and there was still time for Deportivo's Jose Verdu Toche to score before Javier Hernandez's late double sealed Real's 8-2 victory over the hosts, The BBC reported.
London, Sep 04 - Affirming his confidence in his team, Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly declared that Real Madrid can win the Champions League again this season.
None of the teams has ever won the tournament twice in a row. However, Ronaldo thinks that his team can make history this time. He also added that the team has to improve because the tournament is one of the most difficult competitions, reported The Mirror.
The football star made the statement during a TAG Heuer promotional day outside Madrid. (ANI)
London, Aug 13 - Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to help his Spanish club Real Madrid claim their first European silverware of the season with a 2-0 Super Cup win over Sevilla in Cardiff.
Ronaldo, starting alongside new recruits James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, tapped in a cross from Cardiff-born Gareth Bale to give Real the lead.
The Portuguese doubled his side's advantage with a drilled shot from the left when played in by Karim Benzema.
It was the first of six trophies Real are hoping to win this season, reports the BBC.
London, August 7 : Cristiano Ronaldo has starred in the ' Facial Fitness PAO' advertising campaign.
The Real Madrid footballer is seen promoting a device which you put in your mouth while nodding your head for a face and neck workout to strengthen the muscles, in the Japanese advertisement, Metro. co. uk reported.
The 29-year-old Portuguese star was recently named the world's fittest man by Men's Health magazine and has also launched his own brand of designer underwear. (ANI)
London, Aug 5 - Cristiano Ronaldo's brand CR7 is promoting its second collection of underwear by projecting his bare-chested images wearing the skivvies around seven major cities.
Giant posters of the 29-year-old footie ace's hot body, which have been shot by designer Rankin, has graced high-rise buildings in London, Milan, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Madrid and New York, showing off red and blue designs, the Daily Star reported.
The Real Madrid star said that he is really proud of his second CR7 Underwear collection and wanted to launch it in a way that was personal to him, and to have some fun with it.
Melbourne, June 27 : Cristiano Ronaldo confessed that he would never get his skin inked as he wanted to continue donating blood.
The 29-year-old Portugal footie ace, who reportedly gives blood twice a year, doesn't feel the need to get a tattoo, as in many countries, people with new tattoos can cause risks of cross-contamination and hepatitis while donating blood.
The Real Madrid star, who had also started donating bone marrow, said that he started the noble act when he learned about his teammate Carlos Martins's son's suffering, News. com. au reported.
London: Portgual and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is the wealthiest footballer to be competing in the FIFA World Cup, with England having the maximum representation in the rich list.
With an estimated net worth of USD 230 million, Ronaldo`s personal fortune accounts for nearly one-quarter of the combined net worth of the 10 players in the Wealth-X World Cup rich list, beating other high-profile players such as Lionel Messi of Argentina and England`s Wayne Rooney.
Johannesburg, Apr 26 : Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that it would be a dream to play a final in Lisbon as the club faces Bayern Munich during the second leg of Champions League semi-final next week.
Ronaldo is reportedly of the opinion that the club will defeat titleholders Bayern to reach their first Champions League final in 12 years and is even more desperate for Real to make it to the finals, as European football's major showpiece will take place in his homeland Portugal at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on May 24.