Manchester United

Throwback to the time Ronaldo blocked Transfermarkt after not being happy with his valuation

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo is one of the greatest players in football history
Ronaldo is one of the greatest players in football history / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of football, with the striker winning numerous professional and individual honours during his career so far, including five Ballon d'Or awards.

Ronaldo is known for his dedication to the sport and is not known to react well to criticism, which was seen in the past as he blocked football website, Transfermarkt last year after they put out his current value.

And now, the story that Ronaldo had blocked the website has now been confirmed by staff in an interview with the Athletic, with Daniel Busch, Transfermarkt’s UK manager, confirming that the player privately messaged the site when he felt his value was lower than it should have been.

"He sent a message first to our social media guys. They answered him, explained why, and told him, The people in your own age group, you are by far the number one. I think it was £30-50 million difference (between Ronaldo and the next player on the list), and then he sent some smilies, and then he blocked us," Christian Schwarz, Transfermarkt’s coordinator of market value revealed.

This goes to show just how competitive the player is despite being 36-years-old, which is one of the reasons why he he has enjoyed a stellar career.