Cristiano Ronaldo has scored all sorts of goals, from free-kicks to tap-ins and 30-yard thunderbolts to bullet headers.
In fact, it’s hard to come up with a type of goal he hasn’t scored. He’s even scored an own goal, for Real Madrid against Granada in 2013.
But the three-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has scored over 500 times in his glittering career, has revealed the one goal that he’s always dreamed of celebrating.
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Ronaldo described it as a “PlayStation goal”, and that is perhaps the best name for it considering it’s never been done in mainstream media before.
Ever given the ball to your goalkeeper on the FIFA video game and attempted to dribble past all 10 opposing players before beating the ‘keeper?
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Of course you have.
And that’s exactly what Ronaldo wants to do, as he announced at a press conference while showing off his new aftershave.
The 31-year-old was quoted by Goal as saying: “I’ve scored a lot of beautiful goals.
“What I dream of going is being able to score after beating all 11 opponents. It’s a PlayStation goal, I think it’s almost impossible to do, but we’ll see.”
It’s highly unlike Ronaldo will attempt the mazy goal in a Real Madrid shirt. After his post-game comments in the loss to Atletico Madrid last Saturday, the last thing his teammates want to see is Ronaldo trying to beat the whole team by himself.
Ronaldo later backtracked on his claim that Los Blancos might be top of La Liga if the rest of Madrid’s players were at his level, but here’s hoping he stays true to his word about his “PlayStation goal”.
Watching the winger take on 11 players would make for great TV. He’d probably fail - unless he was taking on a bunch of young kids - but for the sake of entertainment let’s hope it happens one day.
It would go down as his greatest effort if he pulled it off, surpassing the 40-yard rocket against Porto in 2009 that won him the Puskas Award.
He's scored some bangers
When his playing days are over, Ronaldo’s montage of greatest goals will probably extend close to an hour. For two reasons, one) he’s scored so many and two) there have been such a variety of beauties.
The swerving free-kick against Portsmouth. The instinctive heel flick against Valencia. The sharp backheel against Rayo Vallecano. The list goes on.
The Portuguese star has scored 35 goals in all competitions this season - 23 in the league - although an asterisk must be added to his numbers.
Eight of his league goals arrived against Espanyol, who are 14th in the table, and another six came in the Champions League double-header against Malmo.
The numbers remain impressive but look a little closer and you’ll see his performances are starting to wane.