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Cristiano Ronaldo News LIVE: Ronaldo Breaks European Championship Records as Portugal Register 3-0 Win Over Hungary

Mudeet Arora
Jun 15, 2021, 11:54 PM GMT+5:30
Ronaldo has become all-time top goalscorer in the history of European championship
Ronaldo has become all-time top goalscorer in the history of European championship / Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Welcome to our hub of all the latest news and developments relating to Manchester United, Real Madrid and Portugal legend, Juventus hitman Cristiano Ronaldo.

This section will cover all the daily news and updates related to Ronaldo.

Here we go!

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes becomes the all-time top goalscorer in European Championship history

Ronaldo scored two late goals in Portugal 3-0 win over Hungary, and that took the 36-year-old's Euro goal tally to 11, two more than the second-placed Michel Platini.

Ronaldo also became the first player to feature in five Euro tournaments, having played in all edition of the tournament since his first in 2004.

Ronaldo insists transfer rumours 'doesn't even bother' him

Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted the transfer rumours and speculation surrounding his future at Juventus does not bother him. "I've been playing at the highest level for 18 years, that doesn't even bother me," Ronaldo said, as quoted by Marca.

"Whatever happens, it will be for the best. Regardless of whether I stay [at Juventus] or leave, that's not the most important thing at the moment.

"I'm focused on my national team, because you don't play a competition of this magnitude every day. It's my fifth European Championship, but in my mind it's as if it's my first."

Jose Mourinho has jokingly made a 'leave Italy now' transfer plea to Cristiano Ronaldo. "He should leave Italy now and leave me in peace.!" Mourinho joked on talkSPORT when asked about Ronaldo. He added: "Everybody says, and I say the same, he’s not 25 any more. He’s 36. He doesn’t score 50 goals, but how many did he score? 35.

“The record is incredible, the numbers speak by itself."

Cristiano Ronaldo as motivated as he was in 2004 heading into Euro

Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he is as motivated as he was in Euro 2004 heading into Euro 2020. "I'm as motivated, or more, than I was back in 2004," Ronaldo said in an interview for the Portuguese federation [via Marca].

Rio Ferdinand rules out Manchester United return for Ronaldo

Ferdinand believes Manchester United will not sign Ronaldo, who has been linked with a move away from Juventus this summer. "I don't think Ronaldo will happen," Ferdinand told The Sun. "That chapter has been written and it's closed so I don't think there's any chance of that happening."

Cristiano Ronaldo takes international goal tally to 104

Ronaldo took his international goal tally to 104 as he scored Portugal's second goal in their 4-0 win over Israel in a friendly match ahead of Euro 2020.

Jose Fonte warns rivals of Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal centre-back Jose Fonte has warned Euro rivals to expect to nothing but greatness for his international teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. "He's our leader, our captain," Fonte told talkSport. "As usual he's preparing in the best way. He's one of the best professionals around.

"The numbers speak for themselves. He's still going, he’s still a beast, so expect nothing else but greatness."

Sami Khedira names Cristiano Ronaldo as the best he has ever played with

Former Real Madrid and Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has named Cristiano Ronaldo as the best he has ever played with. The now 34-year-old German has shared dressing room with some of the most decorated names in football, and he considers Ronaldo as the best of the lot.

"Yes [Ronaldo is the best I've ever played with], he is an incredible goal scorer. His goals and his numbers say it all," Khedira told Marca.

"But I have also had incredible goalkeepers like Gigi Buffon and Iker Casillas, who are legends of football. Buffon is also one of the best people I have met in the world of football, it is incredible what a good guy he is.

"I've played with Ramos, one of the best centre-backs in the world and of all time. And Ozil's three years at Madrid? Let people take those three years and review what he did and how he played football. What Mesut did at Madrid was wonderful, the best I've ever seen."

Man Utd, Real Madrid and PSG contacted over Cristiano Ronaldo transfer

Based on ESPN's report stating Cristiano Ronaldo's agents are taking matters into their own hands and reaching out to clubs for a transfer, there have been calls made to Manchester United, Real Madrid and PSG stating that the Portuguese legend will be available at the right price this summer.

3 replacements outlined if Ronaldo leaves Juventus

Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that Juventus have shortlisted three players to choose from if they lose Cristiano Ronaldo in the transfer window and they are Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic
and PSG's Mauro Icardi.

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly checking transfer interests despite Juventus talks

ESPN have reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's representatives are continuing to check interest from some of Europe's top clubs despite holding talks with Juventus over the Portugal captain's future. Ronaldo now has a year left on his contract with Juventus

Juventus linked with move for Cristiano Ronaldo's replacement

Italian giants Juventus have been linked with a move for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus as their replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

La Gazzetta dello Sport via  Juvefc that Ronaldo's future would play an important role in how the Bianconeri will operate in the next transfer market. The Bianconeri has added Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus to their list of potential replacements if Ronaldo leaves the club.

Atalanta Striker Says There Won't Be Anyone Like Ronaldo and Messi for Another 100 Years

Speaking about Ronaldo as well as Messi, Ruslan said, "We all know what players Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi are, there won’t be any like them for another 100 years!"

Ronaldo tops Premier League legends list of greatest EURO player ever

Premier League greats Alan Shearer and Micah Richards had a detailed discussion and have ranked the 10 best strikers at the Euros during an episode of the Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast.

These are their rankings

10. Alan Shearer (England): Shearer: 10th & Richards: 8th

9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden): Shearer: 8th & Richards: 10th

8. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands): Shearer: 9th & Richards: 9th

7. Antoine Griezmann (France): Shearer: 7th & Richards: 7th

6. Wayne Rooney (England): Shearer: 6th & Richards: 6th

5. Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany): Shearer: 5th & Richards: 5th

4. Gerd Muller (West Germany): Shearer: 4th & Richards: 4th

3. Thierry Henry (France): Shearer: 3rd & Richards: 3rd

2. Marco van Basten (Netherlands): Shearer: 2nd & Richards: 2nd

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal): Shearer: 1st & Richards: 1st

Robert Lewandowski beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win maiden European Golden shoe award

Robert Lewandowski has beaten the likes of footballing legends, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the 2020/21 European Golden Shoe - which is the first time he has won the honour in his career.

Bruno Fernandes admits to taking inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal and Manchester United star, Bruno Fernandes has admitted to taking inspiration from fellow countryman and footballing legend, Cristiano Ronaldo from all areas of his game with the midfielder following in his footsteps at Old Trafford.

Read the full article: Manchester United Star Bruno Fernandes Has Once Again Revealed How Cristiano Ronaldo Inspired Him

Juventus want Cristiano Ronaldo off their books

The Old Lady want the Portuguese superstar off their books. for Financial Fair Play reasons, according to Duncan Castles.

"Juventus want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo, or if they can't sell him get him off their books for the coming season. They need to do that for FFP purposes," Castles said on Transfer Window Podcast.

"They won't state that publicly but that has been the plan for some time and they've been working to find somewhere that is acceptable to Cristiano Ronaldo."

Castles added Massimiliano Allegri would prefer using Ronaldo's wages in 'different areas'. He said: "Allegri's arrival, and Allegri being given control and authority over transfers, has not changed that.

"Again my understanding is that Allegri, he will not say this publicly, but he would prefer it if Ronaldo's salary is removed from the books and he is able to use that salary in different areas."

Ronaldo not a transfer target for Man United this summer

Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Juventus, but Manchester Evening News report the Portuguese international is not a transfer target for the Red Devils, and a return to Old Trafford is unlikely for the 36-year-old.

Conor McGregor reacts to beating Ronaldo in highest earner list

UFC great Conor McGregor has revealed beating Ronaldo was the icing on the cake, after the fighter was named last year's highest earning athlete.

“I’m glad I pipped Ronaldo this year,” McGregor told Forbes . He added, “I know a lot of these athletes on this list, you know they make so much from their sport, so much from their endorsements. I’m probably the complete opposite. I’m an outlier. I’m a disrupter."

Back in 2016, McGregor told Ronaldo during a meeting ahead of his match against Nate Diaz that he would beat the Portuguese on top in a few years. Ronaldo laughed in reaction.

McGregor had said, "You were number one on the Forbes list," McGregor noted, after a discussion about owning a private jet. "I was like number 35 or something. Thirty eight I think I was. I'll get up there, maybe next year I'll get you."

Well, it happened!

Ronaldo could leave Juve this summer if good bid arrives

According to Nico Schira of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus will happily sell Cristiano ROnaldo if a good bid between the range of €25 million to €30 million arrives this summer.

Manchester United's stance on Ronaldo's rumoured return

Manchester Evening News has revealed that Ronaldo is a player that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admires, but a return this summer is very unlikely.

The Red Devils have established their primary targets including Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane and any Ronaldo developments are unlikely until these two players are bought.

Ronaldo used Manchester United 'as an apprenticeship'

Former Old Trafford backroom staff member Mike Cleff has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo used Manchester United as an 'apprenticeship' towards becoming an 'absolute genius.'

Clegg was power development coach at United when a future superstar arrived and has told on the BBC documentary 'Cristiano Ronaldo: Impossible to Ignore', "My office was in the gym so I was always available for anyone whenever they wanted to talk. It's listening to the player and finding out what they need in their minds that is key."

He added, "I'd seen him play over in Portugal. I'm back in Carrington in my chair in the gym and this young lad turns up early in the morning. He comes in and says 'I've heard about you and I know you do a lot of work individually with the players. Then he said 'I'm going to be the best player in the world."

Clegg then spoke what United meant for Ronaldo as he said, "The thing about Cristiano at United is that I know he came to use United as an apprenticeship. I remember watching him in matches and he would make a mistake, or get caught, he’d fall down and then you’d have the crowd shouting at him, players shouting at him. But it didn’t bother him. Then he would know, ‘This is the bit I need to work on’, and he would go and work on it."

Bruno Fernandes hails Ronaldo

While speaking about Ronaldo to Manchester United's official website, Fernandes said, "Growing up, everyone knows Cristiano was my favourite player"

He added, "I think it was a little bit of everything. When Cristiano began to take his first steps in the national team, it was in the Euros in our home country [Euro 2004], so I was nine years old. That year stays with everyone because we lost the final in Portugal, we saw him crying after the final, he was a young boy who was starting to shine and from there I started to watch him."

Fernandes further said, "It wasn’t because he plays in my position because that wasn’t the case, but it was the way he worked every day, the mentality he had, the capacity he had to give 100 per cent in every game at a high level, for me it was like a motivation, like you always have to do better. He was scoring goals every game, but game after game he was still trying to improve, get better."

He concluded, "My mentality comes a little bit from understanding what sort of player you want to be. Do you want to be that player who has a good season, and maybe goes up and down, up and down, or do you want to be the player who always wants to be at the top? Okay, you will have bad games for sure, everyone has – Cristiano has had bad games, 100 per cent – but the point is, coming back from a bad game."

Ronaldo picks his most important title and favourite goal

Cristiano Ronaldo has said winning the Euro with Portugal is his most important title in his career. "It (Euro 2016) is probably the most important trophy that I’ve won in my life." he said.

Picking his most important goal, Ronaldo said, "I have to mention that I scored my favourite ever goal against my current team, Juventus, and past my great friend Gianluigi Buffon! I would say that is my best and favourite goal that I’ve ever scored in my career."

CR7's future discussed at Juventus summit involving Max Allegri

Allegri has reportedly held a transfer summit with Juventus' staff on Thursday to discuss potential incomings and outgoings this summer.

Cristiano Ronaldo's future was said to be the major part of the whole discussion. The Portuguese maestro has one year left on his current contract and the report claims Juve officials are exploring options.

Ali Mabkhout beats Lionel Messi and Sunil Chhetri to go second behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the active goalscorers list in international football

UAE striker Ali Mabkhout is now second on the all-time active goalscorers list in international football with just Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of him.

Mabkhout scored a brace against Malaysia on Thursday to take his tally to 73, 30 goals behind Ronaldo. He moved ahead of Sunil Chhetri who has scored 72 goals for India.