Real Madrid were rocked at the weekend due to an interview given by their star man Cristiano Ronaldo, in which he admitted being unhappy at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Portuguese did not celebrate after either of his two goals in Real’s 3-0 win over Granada on Sunday evening and admitted it was because certain things had happened at the club which had made him “sad”.
Ronaldo would not divulge what exactly was making him feel this way but claimed “the people in the club know why.”
It is an unusual admission for a professional footballer to make, but also as baffling is the fact that Madrid officials could allow a situation to develop where their best player is so unhappy.
Perhaps they need a little reminder of what he is so good, so GMF have picked out some of the best moments in his career. Here they are:
Ronaldo’s first trophy since joining Manchester United was the FA Cup in 2004, where they defeated Championship side Milwall 3-0 in the Millenium Stadium, with the young winger opening the scoring late in the first half. (©GettyImages)
He had to wait a while for his first Premier League title but it finally came in the 2006-07 season and ended up being the first of three in a row. (©GettyImages)
The second of those titles was part of a magnificent double year in 2007-08 where United beat Chelsea on penalties to win the Champions League and Ronaldo was named Fans’ Man of the Match. (©GettyImages)
2008 was also a fruitful year individually for ‘CR7’, as he was voted Ballon d’Or winner – well ahead of Lionel Messi in second – and FIFA World Player of the Year. These were added to pretty much every other individual award possible in the Premier League. (©GettyImages)
A year later in 2009, it was announced that Ronaldo would be joining La Liga side Real Madrid in a world record £80million transfer from Manchester United, with a buy-out clause worth a staggering €1billion. (©GettyImages)
Toppling the mighty Barcelona under Pep Guardiola is no easy feat and it took a whole season before Jose Mourinho’s Real could snatch any trophy from their great rivals' grasp. Ronaldo scored the winner in extra time of the 2011 Copa del Rey final against Barça. (©GettyImages)
The turnaround in dominance was finally complete last season when Mourinho’s side defeated Barcelona in the Nou Camp to all but cement their status as Spanish champions – no prizes for guessing which player scored the winning goal. (©GettyImages)
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