The Day I saw him first...
I still remember that day.
It was the first Football match I ever watched on a TV. Before that, I just liked to play football. Wasn't much interested and neither knew about the famous players and football clubs around the world. I was watching some cartoon at first ; got bored, so changed to a sports channel. It was a highlight of the UCL match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. That time, I didn't even knew what is UCL, which is Real Madrid and all because none of my friends had discussions about all these competitions. We just used to play and enjoy the game ourselves.
So, anyways, I was watching this match and found it quite interesting. My eyes went on a particular player ; Cristiano Ronaldo. He scored 2 goals in that match and Real Madrid won 4–0. I don't know how, but for the first time, I remembered any player's name. In fact, I cheered on his 2nd goal. In short, I found joy.
From that day, I started to know about this player named Cristiano Ronaldo.
My Football Journey Starts...
I started to watch more matches of Real Madrid because of Ronaldo. I started to learn more about the Football World. I learnt about all the best clubs, which leagues they play, the best players of the league etc.
I grew the knowledge of Football because of Ronaldo. I researched a lot about him, his childhood, his struggles, his earlier clubs and all. In fact, I got to know about Ronaldo-Messi rivalry because of Ronaldo. I didn't knew Messi before that. I saw people comparing them. Messi had won 4 Ballon D Or at that time and Ronaldo only one. I saw some of Messi's matches but still never got that joy feeling that I got when I watched Ronaldo. Although I found Messi to be fascinating too.
Anyways, I started to gain more knowledge about football and became a die hard Ronaldo fan and a Real Madrid fan. I supported Portugal in every international tournament though they never had a good team at that time.
Ronaldo inspired me to study. I pasted a Ronaldo poster in front of my study table with the quote :
"Without hardwork, talent is nothing"
That guy made me awake to study just to watch an important Real Madrid match later in the night. My father has said me, if I wanted to see any match late at night, I will have to study till that time XD. So, Ronaldo kept me motivated.
I was so happy that Ronaldo soon equaled Messi's record of 5 Ballon D Ors. Its just amazing that from 1–4 it became 5–5 which is now 5–7 (Ronaldo should have won in 2018 and made it 6–7 but anyways, he will do it soon).
Iconic Ronaldo Moments
Thank You, Cristiano...
Why I love Cristiano?
- Because he made me fall in love with the beautiful game of football.
- Because he taught me to never stop dreaming and keep working hard to achieve your dreams.
- Because he taught me to always have a mindset of being the best. Not good; best in whatever field you go.
- Because he taught me that you shouldn't argue with whoever criticizes you. You have to show them what you truly are and silence them.
Thank You, Cristiano.