Cristiano Ronaldo is probably used to the insults, now; you imagine that the Real Madrid superstar can’t go to supermarket without people of all ages calling him some sort of gay-based slur.
Actually, scrap that; you certainly can’t picture CR7 going to the supermarket; he’d get his entourage to go or Gareth Bale.
The latest girl in Cristiano Ronaldo’s life is way out of everyone’s league
Jesus Christ, seems like a good choice from Ronnie. Source: Marisa Mendes Instagram
Yes, she is the one taking the selfie, and not the second from left. Source: Marisa Mendes Instagram
Ok, the 25-year-old looks great here, but that bikini is also bloody lovely. Source: Marisa Mendes Instagram
Seems like a caring young lady as well. Tick box exercise. Source: Marisa Mendes Instagram
Night out for de gallssss. Looks like London as well, you can reach me on... 0711 278 3920. Source: Marisa Mendes Instagram
Some gym kit. Christ, feel sorry for the chaps who were trying to workout. Source: Marisa Mendes Instagram
Wow. Although, probably prefer the brunette hair. Source: Marisa Mendes Instagram
Loves a lace number. The speed bumps looks like they're about to pop out. Source: Marisa Mendes Instagram
Doesn't exactly look bad in her Sunday best. Source: Marisa Mendes Instagram
Absolutely lovely Marisa. Good luck in your new marketing role. Source: Marisa Mendes Instagram
It isn’t just insults from us mere mortals that the former Manchester United renegade has to deal with, though. Ronaldo has to fend off less than complimentary words from his fellow professionals, too.
After having to contend with this, during the recent Madrid Derby…
…it has been revealed that one of Ronaldo’s opponents on the night of the derby, a certain Antoine Griezmann, had recently told Cristiano that..
“It’s funny because shortly after the final, while I was on vacation in Miami, I met Antoine Griezmann in a restaurant where he was dining with his fiancee.
He came to see me at my table and told me, with a cheeky smile, ‘Cristiano, I hate you!'”
Somehow we can’t imagine it was tongue-in-cheek from the Euro 2016 top goalscorer. However, we do fully believe that the three-time Ballon d’Or winner believes it was – when you spend 12 hours a day in front of the mirror, saying compliments to yourself, you certainly would build up high levels of delusions and self belief.
Commenting upon the actually game, itself, Ronaldo had the following to say:
“We won purely because I morphed into a better looking Sir Alex Ferguson on the sidelines. Sometimes I think I taught Fergie everything he knew”
Ok, he didn’t actually say that – although you wouldn’t put it past Ronaldo. Here’s what the Portugal talisman actually had to say:
“I was convinced that serenity was the key to everything. We knew we had a big advantage in that we were not the favourites.
“When we started warming up on the pitch, I felt the French looked a bit too relaxed. They were smiling a lot. You have the right to smile before a game but they all seemed very happy.
Take a look at the Ballon d’Or winners if Messi and Ronaldo didn’t exist…
2008 – Fernando Torres
It's one of those situations where, on one hand, you're devastated that such a talent disappeared, almost overnight. However, on the other hand, you're so pleased that it was Chelsea who got left with an expensive flop. Source: This Is Anfield
2009 – Xavi
The Barcelona icon never winning the prestigious individual honour is up there with Thierry Henry never winning it. Baffling. Source: The Blog FC
2010 – Andres Iniesta
Once the scapegoat at Barcelona, now the epitome of what they represent. And at 2010 the Spaniard had the world at his feet. Source: Goal
2011 – Xavi
Always the bridesmaid never the bride.
2012 – Andres Iniesta
Honestly, how did neither of the Spanish midfield maestros never win it?! Source: arjyomitra94
2013 – Franck Ribery
Something of a forgotten man, now. However, 2013 was a vintage year for the France winger; the ultimate winger for 12 months. Source: Media
2014 – Manuel Neuer
I know keepers have as much right as anyone winning it. But it just feels a bit underwhelming, if they do. Source: Perform
2015 – Neymar
When Messi and CR7 step aside, you can just see the Brazilian and Gareth Bale dominating the world's best player awards for years. Source: Herald