No wonder Cristiano Ronaldo is considered the GOAT. His work ethics and desire for perfection will not be matched by anyone. He is a gift in the sport, especially in the manner in which he has led by example.
The Portuguese spent six years at Manchester United, and played 292 games for the Red Devils.
From there on, he moved to his dream club Real Madrid, and spent 9 seasons in Spain, scoring a club-record 451 goals. The 33-year-old joined Juventus this summer, and is expected to do great things in Turin as well.
Ronaldo’s stories as a footballer has been amazing to read, and now, a bizarre piece of information that highlights why he is such a perfectionist has surprisingly emerged.
Back in 2007-08, Ronaldo won his first ever Champions League with Manchester United in a penalty shootout against Chelsea. But while everyone partied and celebrated the victory in Moscow, a 23-year-old Ronaldo back then returned to Manchester and started training.
According to Ronaldo’s cousin Nuno Viveiros, the former United number 7 player returned to Manchester and went to train despite winning the UCL.
“Do you know what Cristiano did when we got back to Manchester that night? He went to train. He went to train after becoming a champion. European Champion at the age of twenty-three, he is like that, he’s a real son of Madeira.”
Ronaldo spent another year at Old Trafford before moving to Madrid. This work ethic is a prime example example of why his focus and determination made him an all-time great.