7 Interesting Facts About CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo Many People Don’t Know. No. 2 Will Shock You
Cristiano Ronaldo is no doubt one of the best players in the world today especially with his recent pattern of breaking records. Some may even argue that he is the best currently.
We bring you a few facts many people may not know about about the Real Madrid soccer star:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo never wanted the number 7 shirt.
Ronaldo who was offered the number 7 shirt after joining Manchester United back in 2002-03,became too worried about the pressure that the shirt that was worn by club legends like Johnny Berry, George Best, Steve Coppell, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham came along with.
“After I joined, the manager asked me what number I’d like,” he told The Sun. “I said 28. But Ferguson said ‘No, you’re going to have No. 7,’ and the famous shirt was an extra source of motivation. I was forced to live up to such an honour.”
He was later given the same number at Real Madrid when long-serving club captain Raul Gonzales left the club for Schalke.