A brilliant player, the number one star in Portugal and Spain, the part related to Real Madrid fans and probably more,the current top scorer of the Spanish La Liga, scorer of plenty amazing goals in his football career, winger who scored 100 goals and more in his time in Manchester United, scorer of even more goals for Real Madrid. So what’s up with the world, and why do people hate/dislike him so much.

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Well, i’ll be honest, Cristiano is not my favorite player, hate me for saying so (to Cristiano fans), but i think i do have the right to pick my favourite one. Still, recently I come across to several news related to Cristiano Ronaldo, and guess what ? Neither of them were a positive ones. So i decided to look up over the internet and investigate, what is it with world to hate such a player. To my surprise, Google has a tons of related search queries, quite a shock for my start. By carefull reading I manage to gather a lot of information from various website, so i decided to point out only to one which were repeated many times.

The famous Wink – which followed Wayne Rooney’s sending off in the 2006 World Cup quarter-final, was unacceptable.

The Real Madrid-bound star got involved in a tussle with Rooney after the stamp on Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho, before winking at his bench after the England striker had been red-carded.

“Sometimes you do things because emotions are running high but Wayne is my good friend,” Ronaldo told News Of The World.

“I can’t regret it because I think the whole experience made me stronger.

The Real Madrid long saga ( Transfer from Man Utd)

An affair so desperate that even Darren Day would consider it demeaning, Ronaldo and Real Madrid’s ‘will they/won’t they’ carry on is the longest running.

This saga received a part two this summer, when Ronaldo prolonged signing of new contract with Real Madrid, and transfer rumors started to spark. Real Madrid fans were very frustrated as Ronaldo decided to go with silence trough the summer while offers from PSG, Monaco, Man Utd landed on his table. Drama which neither fan wants to go trough with his club and best player.

Let’s get a little back to my research, and results ..

    • Arrogance

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo thinks he knows why opposing fans boo and whistle at him during games.
“It is because I am handsome, rich and a great player, because I am envied. I have no other explanation,” he told Marca.com

On question , which top players have caught his attention this season.

“Myself, in the mirror,” he replied.

    • Diving

Man Utd

Real Madrid

    • Doesnt track back and doesn’t play for the team
    • Gets all the credit
    • Trying to play Real Madrid and United off each other to make more money
    • Hides in big matches often
    • Sick of hearing about him
    • People think he doesn’t deserve to be the best player in the world and that he is overatted
    • He is a primadonna
    • He played for Man United who are hated by most other supporters
    • He earns more in a week than most do in a year
    • He isn’t a ‘man’s’ player
    • Love-to-complain nature
    • He’s an eccentric

(Video from Portugal 1-0 Sweden FIFA World Cup Qualifying )

If you take your time and search about these, certainly you will find it over internet, but i don’t want to lose focus with it. Let me go once again a little back, but this time to the start of this article, and what I did read about Ronaldo recently and what catched my “eyes” exactly.

Probably we all have seen , Sepp Blatter´s speech where he makes fun of Cristiano Ronaldo, and picked up Messi for his favourite.

We didnt have to wait for a long time for Ronaldo´s reaction, the soldier !

The former striker, coach and sports director of Real Madrid, Jorge Valdano has caused a storm with his statement about Lionel Messi

“Messi is the best and the second best is injured Messi,” said the former Real Madrid striker, the Argentine Jorge Valdano.

On the other hand, Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff, who is known as the great critic of Ronaldo said it would be bad for the World Cup in Brazil that Portugal and its biggest star doesn’t reach it.

“It’s a shame that in Brazil we wont watch one of the two best players in the world – Ibrahimovic or Ronaldo. I do not prefer any of the two, they are different types of players, but if I had to choose, I’d prefer watching Ronaldo in Brazil, “said the big Dutchman.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, ahead of first match between Portugal and Sweden

“I think the World Cup needs me more that Cristiano .Excitement that I bring to the game and how i score goals, in that no one can compete with me: I respect Ronaldo as a player, there is no doubt that he is one of the best, but I think the fans want to see me in Brazil, more than anyone, ” said Ibrahimovic.

“I just need to make sure that in the next two games he is the one who will miss the World Cup, not me,” added popular Ibra.

If we take a look in Portugal, this is what currently happened

The Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for the second year in a row has not been declared for the best athlete of his country. This individual award for the 2013th went into the hands of Rui Costa the cyclist of Movistar, the current Road World Champion ..

If we add here, all those awards when Cristiano at the end was left behind Messi, things get much serious.

So, to bring this story to the end, what’s up with all these hatred towards Ronaldo ? Maybe people just got used to mock Ronaldo, and this started even before he became famous.

At a younger age, Cristiano revealed he was often ridiculed for his accent. He claimed he nearly quit football because of it. He said he “felt like a clown”, and admitted, “I cried with shame.” Now if I was trying to be rude, I would have said that I still think he is a clown. On top of that, I would’ve declared that I feel, had he stopped playing football, the world would be a better place.

Once again , why do people hate Ronaldo ? Is it because of his metrosexual style ? David Beckham had one too, and not so much haters. Jealousy? According to Google more than a few millions people associate Ronaldo more with his skills of diving, winking, crying, whining, and arrogance. Let’s be honest, even if you are a huge Cristiano fan, you have to admit: if another player did such stuff, you would hate them with all of your heart because it tarnishes the image of the beautiful game. Still, Messi, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic, Ribery, why to point fingers towards any of them when we  just can be glad that we have a chance to watch them play ?!

Do you know that Cristiano Ronaldo donates to poor,  that he donates his blood regularly, that he supports Palestine children, or, that he donated to the physical rehabilitation programme of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan ? So , how can anyone hate him knowing what he does off the pitch , while on the pitch he is often a scorer of amazing goals in which we all can enjoy!

Be sure to check back as we plan to cover Why do People hate Lionel Messi ?

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  1. Come on, lets be real here, great player, an amazing player, respect for donating…but no one likes to read about him everytime when they open newspaper, his complains, arrogants moves during the matches, watch his diving ( vs Juventus) , and each time someone else is guilty for him. Dont have anyting against him, and i do feel a little bad for him because of all these things..Like you said, me 2 just enjoying watching these players play..

  2. I am a huge fan of Ronaldo! Yes he does knows to be arrogant or eccentric even to me, he is the best player and i dont expect anything less :D While lot of players are earning a lot, he gives money to poor , that says enough! Cr7 4 ever

    1. yes, Cr7 is arrogant but without the arrogance he is nothing because that is what makes him…He would be boring to watch ..Arrogance comes from confidence and it shows ….THAT IS WHY HE IS SO EXITING

  3. great article! i’m from argentina and I hear a lot of times ronaldo’s complain against messi, and I don’t know why. would he just shut up and play futbol? and when he scores one goal would he celebrates screaming and jumping one in a while at least? he’s a great player but if he would be more humble and grateful he would be a legend for sure.

  4. He is a top player, fast and scores
    goals, but his attitude let him down. He is kind of egomaniac. He will never
    get that kind of personality glow like Ronaldinho, Messi or Zidane and with him it more about him than the team. He acts
    too much like an attention seeker child. When you know you are good, you don’t have to shout at the crowd, hey! look at me!, look at me! look what I did and how good I am.

  5. It is really astonishing how that thin vague line between “Being Popular” &” Being the best at something” is globally misinterpreted. This is not only related to football, but also to music, arts, and most common practices. However, never in my life I witnessed such a controversy about a Footballer that is thought of to be the “Best”. First we need to define what makes a footballer the best. Is it Good looks? Is it sprinting with the ball? Is it just scoring and fancy dribbling tricks? – If that is it, then Yes Christiano Ronaldo is the best by far! However, this is not how my logic works. To me, being the best is a combination of (Attitude, humbleness, team-player qualities, passing skills, pace making, shooting with precision, creating chances for him and others on the team, Impact on the over-all team moral and performance, etc). If you are convinced that Christiano Ronaldo is the best at all of these attributes, then my advice to you is to watch more football games and players. Getting paid that much $ for someone like CR7 is a solid proof that we live in a world that values popularity more than skills and this will never change unless if the 101 laws of marketing change. If Ronaldinho looked prettier than CR7, then my theory would make more sense to those who are not yet convinced. CR7, you are very skilled as a footballer. But also, you are a lucky man and a blessed person and if I were you, I would thank every female/homosexual fan that contributed the most to your fame in this game. History and generations to come will be the judge of everything I said.

  6. I do have to admit, it does get annoying when he dives or does fancy tricks all the time, but i still he’s a good player!

  7. he is the best player in the world and u guys shouldent worry about his atitude u should judge him on his playing ability.And he is the best player in the world

  8. He is the best player than other, so the other fan who have a fucking brain will hate him. Isnt must if you love one, so you must hate the other one. Fuck you ronaldo haters. Fuck you. If we met. I’ll kill you. Fuck you. Fuck

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