Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that a film, documenting a year in his life, will be released this autumn.
The 30-year-old set tongues wagging on social media yesterday by stating he had news to announce, which certainly got some Manchester United supporters excited, and now his fans can look forward to watching a feature-length film about their hero.
Ronaldo announced the news via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - posting the same picture of his young son on each, alongside the caption: “I’m happy to confirm that there’s a film being produced about me. Stay tuned for more info.”
A newly-formed Twitter account - @RonaldoFilm - gives a little more detail about the movie.
“Ronaldo’ is a powerful documentary following a year in the life of the world’s best footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo,” the bio reads. “Released worldwide Autumn 2015.”
Best in the world?
One suspects the people who pay to watch the Ronaldo movie in cinemas are those who believe that Ronaldo is, indeed, the world’s best footballer.
As the most-recent winner of the Ballon d’Or award, Ronaldo can certainly claim to be the best player in the world at present.
However, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has enjoyed a fabulous first half of 2015 and is the current hot favourite to win what would be his fifth Ballon d’Or award in January.
A film about Messi was released last year but only Spanish-speaking countries have been able to watch it.
Like the upcoming Ronaldo film it’s a documentary movie, but ‘Messi’ details the key moments of the Argentina international’s life from childhood to the present day.
Real Madrid fans will hope the ‘Ronaldo’ film features the 2014 Champions League final win over local rivals Atletico Madrid in Lisbon.
Ronaldo famously ripped off his shirt after scoring Real Madrid’s fourth and final goal deep into extra-time - and it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that he celebrated, what was effectively a meaningless additional goal, so emphatically because of the extra drama it would have in his own film.
Ronaldo deserves credit
It’s no secret that Ronaldo is a bit of an egomaniac - the statue outfit his own museum in Funchal, Madeira confirms that - but there’s no question the former Manchester United star has made the absolute most of his talent and potential through hard work.
Few players - if any - are as dedicated to their profession as Ronaldo, a terrific role model for aspiring footballers.
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