Cristiano Ronaldo http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23669/all en Soccer-Ronaldo shocked by Boateng racism episode http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-ronaldo-shocked-boateng-racism-episode <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>ZURICH, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo said it was incredible that episodes of racism still happen in soccer stadiums after AC Milan abandoned a friendly in Italy last week because of offensive chants by spectators.</p> <p>However, the Portuguese forward was non-committal over Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng's decision to walk off the pitch over racist insults during the match against lower tier Pro Patria, saying it was a "personal decision."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-ronaldo-shocked-boateng-racism-episode" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Ballon d'Or Boateng Brazilian footballers CDATA Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA 100 FIFA World Cup Kevin-Prince Boateng Person Career Quotation Real Madrid C.F. Ronaldo Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731423 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Messi wins Player of the Year for fourth time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-1-soccer-messi-wins-player-the-year-fourth-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>ZURICH, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Argentina's Lionel Messi, still only 25, was named the world's best player for an unprecedented fourth year running on Monday.</p> <p>The award, officially known as the FIFA Ballon d'Or, came after the Barcelona player scored a remarkable 91 goals in 2012, a record for a calendar year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-1-soccer-messi-wins-player-the-year-fourth-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andrés Iniesta Association football Ballon d'Or Cristiano Ronaldo Employment Change FIFA Ballon d'Or FIFA World Cup FIFA World Player of the Year Football in Spain Josep Guardiola Lionel Messi Person Career Quotation Ronaldo Xavi Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731429 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Messi sweeps to fourth successive award http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/wrapup-1-soccer-messi-sweeps-fourth-successive-award <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>ZURICH, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Lionel Messi, still only 25, was named the world's best player for the fourth time in a row on Monday after a year in which finally produced his best form for Argentina as well as Barcelona.</p> <p>Messi was handed the FIFA Ballon D'Or award after a typically cheesy ceremony which featured a performance from a giant dancing armadillo named Fuleco, the mascot for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/wrapup-1-soccer-messi-sweeps-fourth-successive-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andrés Iniesta Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Employment Change FIFA Ballon d'Or FIFA World Cup Football in Spain Human Interest Josep Guardiola La Liga Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Person Career Quotation Radamel Falcao García Ronaldo Xavi Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731545 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-European roundup-First defeat for Barca, United drop points http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-european-roundup-first-defeat-barca-united-drop-points <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 20 (Reuters) - La Liga leaders Barcelona suffered their first league defeat of the season with a 3-2 loss at Real Sociedad despite the irrepressible Lionel Messi getting on the scoresheet again.</p> <p>Manchester United also let slip points in the Premier League when the leaders conceded a stoppage time goal at Tottenham Hotspur to draw 1-1. However, there were wins for Serie A table-toppers Juventus and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.</p> <p>SPAIN</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-european-roundup-first-defeat-barca-united-drop-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:30:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737029 at http://www.globalpost.com European roundup-Messi scores four, Spurs and Liverpool exit Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/european-roundup-messi-scores-four-spurs-and-liverpool-exit-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 27 (Reuters) - Lionel Messi was once again in rampant form as he slotted in four goals in Barcelona's 5-1 thumping of Osasuna while Cristiano Ronaldo also joined in the goal spree with a hat-trick as Real Madrid routed Getafe 4-0.</p> <p>Leaders Juventus were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Genoa in Serie A while in England, Premier League sides Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers were unexpectedly dumped out of the FA Cup in the fourth round.</p> <p>SPAIN</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/european-roundup-messi-scores-four-spurs-and-liverpool-exit-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Football in Spain Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:45:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740285 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-I never thought Ronaldo would get so many goals - Ferguson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-i-never-thought-ronaldo-would-get-so-many-goals-ferguson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Iain Rogers</p> <p>MADRID, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid displays have come as something of a surprise to former boss Alex Ferguson who described his form as "phenomenal" on the eve of Manchester United's Champions League tie at Real Madrid.</p> <p>Portugal forward Ronaldo, sold by United for a world record fee of 94 million euros ($126.57 million) in 2009, faces his old club for the first time in Wednesday's last-16 first leg tie.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-i-never-thought-ronaldo-would-get-so-many-goals-ferguson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Ferguson Association football Cristiano Ronaldo La Liga Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:59:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754386 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ronaldo kept under control by Man United - just http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-ronaldo-kept-under-control-man-united-just <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 13 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said he sought divine intervention whenever Cristiano Ronaldo was on the ball for Real Madrid on Wednesday but, apart from one graceful moment of magic from the Portuguese, his defenders coped on their own.</p> <p>Playing against Manchester United where he grew into one of the world's top players for the first time since leaving in 2009, Ronaldo was the driving force for his side in the 1-1 draw that left the Champions League last-16 tie finely balanced.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-ronaldo-kept-under-control-man-united-just" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:30:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755135 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Soccer-Real, Man United all square as Ronaldo steps up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-4-soccer-real-man-united-all-square-ronaldo-steps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Portuguese levels with superb header</p> <p>* United take the lead through Welbeck</p> <p>* Last-16 first leg in Madrid ends 1-1 (Adds Ferguson quotes)</p> <p>By Mark Elkington</p> <p>MADRID, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo showed he was equal to the biggest of occasions with a superb header for Real Madrid against former club Manchester United as their Champions League last-16 first-leg showdown ended 1-1 on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-4-soccer-real-man-united-all-square-ronaldo-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo English footballers Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:30:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755137 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Rooney wary of Ronaldo but makes United favourites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/football-rooney-wary-ronaldo-makes-united-favourites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says Cristiano Ronaldo is a massive threat for his side's Champions League last 16 return against Real Madrid but insists the Red Devils will have the last laugh over his former teammate and qualify.</p> <p>Ronaldo will face United at Old Trafford on Tuesday for the first time since his world record 80 million pounds (92 million euros, 120 million dollars) move to the Bernabeu three-and-a-half years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/football-rooney-wary-ronaldo-makes-united-favourites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA World Cup Wayne Rooney AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 19:15:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772296 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Resurgent Real Madrid travel to Man United in hope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/football-resurgent-real-madrid-travel-man-united-hope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Real Madrid's back-to-back victories over Barcelona have given them fresh momentum ahead of the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at Manchester United on Tuesday.</p> <p>Prior to the 1-1 draw between the teams three weeks ago, the season had appeared to be ebbing away from the Spanish champions, with Barca having assembled a seemingly unassailable 16-point lead in La Liga.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/football-resurgent-real-madrid-travel-man-united-hope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo José Mourinho AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 01:30:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772425 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Memories of another Ronaldo spur United http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-1-soccer-memories-another-ronaldo-spur-united <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* United hope to avoid a repeat of 2003 meeting with Real</p> <p>* Ferguson and Giggs expect plenty of goals (Writes through, adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Sonia Oxley</p> <p>MANCHESTER, England, March 4 (Reuters) - Painful memories of the damage a Real Madrid player by the name of Ronaldo can wreak on a Champions League night at Old Trafford loomed large on Monday as Manchester United prepared to avoid a repeat of events 10 years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-1-soccer-memories-another-ronaldo-spur-united" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Ryan Giggs Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773018 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ferguson warns against Ronaldo fixation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/football-ferguson-warns-against-ronaldo-fixation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Manchester United must not obsess themselves with trying to stop Cristiano Ronaldo when he returns to Old Trafford with Real Madrid on Tuesday, manager Alex Ferguson has warned.</p> <p>Ronaldo spent six seasons with United after signing from Sporting Lisbon, scoring 117 goals in 290 games and blossoming into one of the finest players in world football before leaving to join Madrid in the 2009 close-season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/football-ferguson-warns-against-ronaldo-fixation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Human Interest La Liga AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 02:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773425 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Ronaldo knocks out United after Nani sees red http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-soccer-ronaldo-knocks-out-united-after-nani-sees-red <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(adds Mourinho quotes, details)</p> <p>By Sonia Oxley</p> <p>MANCHESTER, England, March 5 (Reuters) - Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner as Real Madrid knocked out a Manchester United side controversially reduced to 10 men in the Champions League on Tuesday.</p> <p>Ronaldo secured a 2-1 win for Real and a 3-2 aggregate success after the match completely changed when United winger Nani was sent off for a clumsy, but not deliberate, high challenge on Real defender Alvaro Arbeloa in the 56th minute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-1-soccer-ronaldo-knocks-out-united-after-nani-sees-red" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo English footballers Entertainment FIFA World Cup Football in Portugal Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:24:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774362 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Soccer-Ronaldo knocks out United after Nani sees red http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-4-soccer-ronaldo-knocks-out-united-after-nani-sees-red <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Real Madrid into last eight with 2-1 Old Trafford win</p> <p>* Match turns after United winger Nani harshly sent off</p> <p>* Real substitute Modric and Ronaldo on target (Writes through, adds new quotes)</p> <p>By Sonia Oxley</p> <p>MANCHESTER, England, March 5 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo dealt his former club Manchester United a cruel blow by scoring the goal that put Real Madrid into the Champions League quarter-finals after the hosts were left distraught by Nani's harsh dismissal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/update-4-soccer-ronaldo-knocks-out-united-after-nani-sees-red" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo English footballers Entertainment Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774476 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Apologetic Ronaldo delights in Real's success http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/soccer-apologetic-ronaldo-delights-reals-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sonia Oxley</p> <p>MANCHESTER, England, March 5 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo has celebrated dozens of goals at Old Trafford but Tuesday's winner for Real Madrid against Manchester United was the first time he held up his hands in apology after scoring.</p> <p>The Portuguese, who spent six years at United from 2003, completed a 2-1 comeback win for Real who went through to the Champions League quarter-finals 3-2 on aggregate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/soccer-apologetic-ronaldo-delights-reals-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Football in Spain Real Madrid Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:46:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774500 at http://www.globalpost.com