Cristiano Ronaldo: I’d vote for myself

This is the perfect quote for Election Day in the U.S. Cristiano Ronaldo gives his thoughts on the Ballon d’Or competition, which is awarded to Europe’s best player.

If I could, I’d vote for myself.

I am what I am and I’m happy with that. Being too humble isn’t good. In Portugal we say that too much humility is vanity.

~ Cristiano Ronaldo, 6 Nov 2012

What about just a regular amount of humility? Is that good? He’s only saying what every one else is thinking.

Jose Mourinho on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

 All I know is that talking about who is the best player in the world should be banned because they are both from another planet.

Debería estar prohibido elegir quién es el mejor jugador del mundo porque estos dos son de otro planeta.

~ Jose Mourinho, 7 October 2012


After Real Madrid and Barcelona drew the latest El Clasico 2 -2, Jose Mourinho gave the great quote above about the two best players in the world, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored all four goals in the match. I’m not sure that football fans realize how good we have it. These two are quickly becoming the planet’s biggest superstars and we are watching it unfold.


ManCity and Real Madrid were beyond rational explanation

The frantic final 10 minutes were beyond any rational explanation.

~Michael Cox, 18 September 2012

Real Madrid and Manchester City played one of the most entertaining 45 minutes of football you’ll ever see in their group stages match of the Champions League. The final score was 3-2 in favor of Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the winner in the 89th minute. The Guardian’s Michael Cox perfectly summarizes the frantic pace of the last 10 minutes in his post game analysis. Football is most engaging when the players move into a zone where instinct and training take over. The hours of meticulous planning by the coaches had been left behind. It was the experience and ability of the players that brought incredible drama and a thrilling finish.


Cristiano Ronaldo is Feeling Sad

I am sad and the club knows it, that’s why I didn’t celebrate the goals. The people in the club know why.

~Cristiano Ronaldo, 3 September 2012

He’s rich, he’s famous, he’s handsome, and he’s sad. Cristiano Ronaldo did not celebrate two goals scored against Granada because he is sad. Hopefully his bout with depression is quickly cured with some therapy, but I’m guessing the only fix will be a fat new contract.