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Ronaldo created curse number 7 at the Bernabeu

Eden Hazard is just in the process of finding himself again. But the person who is wearing the number 7 shirt at Real Madrid is far (perhaps never) to reach the level and influence of the Bernabeu as Cristiano Ronaldo did.

In the summer of 2009, Real Madrid shocked the football world with the super “blockbuster” deal Cristiano Ronaldo. Just a year after owning the 2008 Golden Ball, President Florentino Perez did not hesitate to push captain Raul Gonzalez to Germany, and handed the No.7 shirt to Ronaldo.

And the fact that it was right with his owner, Cristiano Ronaldo made the No.7 shirt a new legend at the Bernabeu. Before Ronaldo, when it comes to number 7 at Real, people almost only talk about “Lord of the Ring” Raul, although before that they have many other famous players. But Ronaldo changed everything.

The number 7 shirt once associated Ronaldo with MU before he came to Real Madrid. After George Best is Eric Cantona, following British legend David Beckham, and after Beckham, no one made this shirt number more glorious than Cristiano Ronaldo. But during the past 11 years, no number 7 has brought the passion for “Red Devils” as CR7 has done.

At Real Madrid when Ronaldo arrived, the number 7 shirt really became more valuable than any other shirt in the past, with what has been associated with the Portuguese striker during the nine brilliant seasons. It is not only the responsibility, but also the “art of football” as Cristiano Ronaldo described the number 7 when he was playing football at Old Trafford.

Two years after Ronaldo left Real Madrid, this team became confused in finding someone to “fit” the number 7 shirt just like MU. Remember, after closing the sale of Ronaldo, President Florentino Perez confirmed that he would bring the Bernabeu to extraordinary players, and one of them was the one who received the shirt number from Ronaldo.

Two players who have been wearing the number 7 shirt at Real Madrid after Ronaldo, are Mariano Diaz and Eden Hazard. In the 2018/19 season, Mariano Diaz wore the number 7 shirt, but all that season the Brazilian striker scored 4 goals for Real with 3 in La Liga and 1 in the Champions League after 19 games. Meanwhile, in the 2017/18 season, Ronaldo, while still wearing the number 7 shirt at Real, scored 44 goals in 44 matches.

Unable to be more patient, President Perez decided to spend 150 million euros (total achievable value) to buy Eden Hazard from Chelsea even though the player has only 1 year contract. But after a season and a half, the number of goals for the number 7 in Real is … 3! Hazard has not and perhaps never reached Ronaldo’s level at Real. The Belgian star is simply finding his image as he did with Chelsea.

It is not easy to fit the number 7 shirt at Real, after all that Ronaldo has created in nearly a decade of dedication to the Royal Spanish team. Wearing the number 7 shirt at the Bernabeu at this time is probably more difficult than becoming a Real Madrid player.

Apparently the Portuguese striker is leaving a curse for this shirt number at the Bernabeu, as he has left at Old Trafford for the past 11 years.

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Rounded 20 years Ronaldo Nazario suffered terrible injuries

20 years ago, Ronaldo Nazario suffered a terrible injury that created a turning point for his flourishing career.

Messi lags behind Ronaldo in the top goalscoring and assists for a decade

In 2000, Ronaldo was considered the best player in the world at the time. But he broke his right knee kneecap in the first leg of the Italian Cup final between Inter and Lazio.

Just minutes after coming off the bench in the second half, Ronaldo tried to dribble past Fernando Couto but suddenly collapsed and hugged his knee in pain.

According to Dr. Guillen, this is the most serious injury because the tendon allows the knee to run, kick, dribble and when it is broken, everything ends.

Dr Gerard Saillant, who once treated Ronaldo, said: “Miracles do not exist. He needs at least 8 months to recover before playing again. Even then, me and no one could say that he would play again. In any case, it will be a long and difficult process”.

Indeed, Ronaldo’s knees have been repeatedly questioned. Only 144 days before, on 11/11, he also blocked tendons in the match Inter – Lecce. At Christmas 1996, he had a rare disease in his knee that led to permanent tendonitis. Corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs have become an inseparable companion since Ronie also played at PSV Eindhoven.

“It’s all the fault of PSV. They allowed him to assimilate as a child. As a result, his muscles do not match the bone structure of the knee”, said Bernardino Santi, former anti-doping coordinator of the Brazilian Football Federation.

This time, until March 8, 2001, Ronaldo was discharged from the hospital and had to wait until November 4 to play the first official match against … Lecce.

In 2018, Diego Maradona once declared, if not for injury, Ronaldo would be the greatest player in history. Indeed, when the kneecap was broken, Ronaldo was only 23 and 3 months, scoring 233 goals, more than Messi (148) and Cristiano Ronaldo (115) at the same age.

“I suffered two very serious injuries that took away my 3-year career, which made me suffer the consequences and anticipate the end of my career,” Ronaldo lamented.

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List of World Golden Balls over the years

List of Golden Balls. Update details and a complete list of World Golden Balls over the years.

The World Ballon d’Or (Ballon d’Or) is an annual award initiated and organized by France Football Magazine for the best player of the year. In early December 2019, Lionel Messi overcame Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronald to win the 2019 Golden Ball.

This is the 6th time in El Pulga’s honor to receive this noble award, thereby becoming the player who owns the most golden balls in history (5 previous Golden Balls in 2009 and 2010 respectively, 2011, 2012, 2015).

The first person in history to be awarded the Golden Ball is the English legend – Sir Stanley Matthews (1956). At the time of playing, he was called “The witch of dribbling” or “Magician” for his skill of passing ball and passing outstanding people.

With the same 7 players, the Netherlands and Germany are the two countries with the most individuals owning the Golden Ball. In terms of clubs, Barca and Real Madrid are the most successful team, when there are 21 players ever received this noble title.

List of Golden Ball World over the years:

1956: Stanley Matthews (England, Blackpool)

1957: Alfredo Di Stéfano (Spain, Real Madrid)

1958: Raymond Kopa (France, Real Madrid)

1959: Alfredo Di Stéfano (Spain, Real Madrid)

1960: Luis Suárez (Spain, Barca)

1961: Omar Sívori (Italy, Juventus)

1962: Josef Masopust (Czechoslovakia, Dukla Prague)

1963: Lev Yashin (Soviet Union, Dinamo Moscow)

1964: Denis Law (Scotland, MU)

1965: Eusébio (Portugal, Benfica)

1966: Bobby Charlton (UK, MU)

1967: Flórián Albert (Hungary, Ferencváros)

1968: George Best (England, MU)

1969: Gianni Rivera (Italy, AC Milan)

1970: Gerd Müller (Germany, Bayern Munich)

1971: Johan Cruyff (Netherlands, Ajax)

1972: Franz Beckenbauer (Germany, Bayern Munich)

1973: Johan Cruyff (Netherlands, Ajax)

1974: Johan Cruyff (Netherlands, Barca)

1975: Oleg Blokhin (Soviet Union, Donamo Kiev)

1976: Franz Beckenbauer (Germany, Bayern Munich)

1977: Allan Simonsen (Denmark, M’gladbach)

1978: Kevin Keegan (England, Hamburg)

1979: Kevin Keegan (England, Hamburg)

1980: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Germany, Bayern Munich)

1981: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Germany, Bayern Munich)

1982: Paolo Rossi (Italy, Juventus)

1983: Michel Platini (France, Juventus)

1984: Michel Platini (France, Juventus)

1985: Michel Platini (France, Juventus)

1986: Igor Belanov (Soviet Union, Donamo Kiev)

1987: Ruud Gullit (Netherlands, AC Milan)

1988: Marco van Basten (Netherlands, AC Milan)

1989: Marco van Basten (Netherlands, AC Milan)

1990: Lothar Matthäus (Germany, Inter Milan)

1991: Jean-Pierre Papin (France, Marseille)

1992: Marco van Basten (Netherlands, AC Milan)

1993: Roberto Baggio (Italy, Juventus)

1994: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria, Barca)

1995: George Weah (Liberia, AC Milan)

1996: Matthias Sammer (Germany, Dortmund)

1997: Ronaldo (Brazil, Inter Milan)

1998: Zinedine Zidane (France, Juventus)

1999: Rilvaldo (Brazil, Barca)

2000: Luis Figo (Portugal, Real Madrid)

2001: Michael Owen (England, Liverpool)

2002: Ronaldo (Brazil, Real Madrid)

2003: Pavel Nedvěd (Czech, Juventus)

2004: Andriy Shevchenko (Ukraine, AC Milan)

2005: Ronaldinho (Brazil, Barca)

2006: Fabio Cannavaro (Italy, Real Madrid)

2007: Kaka (Brazil, AC Milan)

2008: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, MU)

2009: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

2010: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

2011: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

2012: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

2013: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)

2014: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)

2015: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

2016: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)

2017: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)

2018: Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid)

2019: Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barca)

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Ronaldo saved Juventus in the Italian Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s last-minute penalty helped Juventus draw 1-1 in the semi-final first leg against Milan.

Milan started the match with a slightly better position. Franck Kessie, Ante Rebic and Davide Calabria are constantly given the chance to test goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Ibrahimovic also started, but only played a role to attract Juventus defense. At the end of the first half, the Swedish star was shown a yellow card from the jump situation to hit the face of Matthijs De Ligt. Since he received two cards from the beginning, he will be absent in the second leg.

Before the game and the psychological advantage for Milan, Juventus had almost only one chance in the first half. Juan Cuadrado put a right foot and forced keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to save.

Milan is still a better team after the break. After much effort on the ball, the red and black striped shirt paid off with an opening goal in the 61st minute. From Samu Castillejo’s cross, Rebic volleyed a little into the left corner to beat Buffon. This is a complete achievement for Milan – the team has launched 21 shots and 11 goals towards this match, while the Juventus numbers are only 14 and 4 respectively.

After receiving the goal, Juventus played harder. Coach Maurizio Sarri also tried to wake up the team by launching Rodrigo Bentancur, Gonzalo Higuain and Rabiot.

71 minutes, they have the advantage when Milan lost Theo Hernandez. The French defender received a second yellow card after a challenge on Paulo Dybala.

Taking advantage of opportunities, the visitors attacked more strongly, but also thanks to luck to escape. In the 89th minute, Ronaldo launched a volley to hit the ball with Davide Calabria. This is a controversial situation, because the Milan player is standing back to the ball, in a completely passive position. After consulting with VAR, the referee decided to give Juventus a penalty. Since then, CR7 stretches the table, rescuing Juventus.

Ronaldo extended the scoring chain for Juventus

The two teams will play the semi-final second leg on March 1, on Juventus field. But before that, Ronaldo and his teammates will have two important matches with Lyon (Champions League) and Inter (Serie A).