Cristiano Ronaldo’s Recovery, Contract Rumors, And His Staying Power

Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was at the Santiago Bernabeu Torphy Game Tuesday where he showed support for his team mates from the sidelines, still unable to get back on the field since his injury.

According to various reports, Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a knee injury during the Euro 2016 final and Bleacher Report wrote about his return to training last week.

Real Madrid News initially reported on the game between Real Madrid and Stade Reims on Tuesday beating them 5-3, where the article describes a party-like atmosphere in the beginning of the event, partly because it was Real Madrid’s first game in their home stadium in two months.

Of course, when the world hears the name Ronaldo, mostly because it is associated with “the best” soccer player in the world and prior to his transfer to Real Madrid, his former boss for Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson had something to say about the player.

Alex Ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo at the highlight of their careers.
(left) Real Madrid soccer forward Cristiano Ronaldo and (right) former boss from Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson at the premiere of a documentary based on the player in London. [Image by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP]

“I have nothing but praise for the boy. He is easily the best player in the world. His contribution as a goal threat is unbelievable. His stats are incredible. Strikes at goal, attempts on goal, raids into the penalty box, headers. It is all there.”

During his time with Manchester, Cristiano Ronaldo only got better and better with every year until the coach began to form the team around him.

His transfer made him the highest paid player of his sport at $160 million.

Now including outside deals, the 31-year old is currently said to have a net worth $350 million.

For that reason, he’s highly sought after by the soccer industry, and with his contract due to end in 2018, even at the age of 33, he has the opportunity to move on or perhaps even resign with the team for potentially much more. But there is no doubt that other football clubs will be lining up to get to him by that time.

Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo are good pals.
UFC fighter Conor McGregor in Las Vegas at a marital arts news conference. [image by John Locher/AP Photo]

BT Sport recently did an interview with UFC fighter Conor McGregor who mentioned his friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo, where he talks about when they met during holiday and the soccer player’s win in Portugal earlier in the summer.

“He’s a good friend of mine, I’ve been talking to him for a long time. He message me on Instagram a while back because I was wearing his (CR7) underwear during the weigh-in for the Brandao fight.”

When McGregor talks about their workout session and what they were improving in their workouts, he casually and jokingly said he would snap the head off of Cristiano Ronaldo.

But McGregor apparently leaked more than he probably should have when talking about his friend during a press conference when he said that Cristiano Ronaldo told him he signed or negotiated a contract extension with Real Madrid into 2020 or 2021, which would certainly be stretching him out for as long as physically possible in order to keep playing the game.

In any case, Cristiano Ronaldo already has a lot of social media, game and advertisement contracts to live off of as he is apparently the ambassador of a fashion brand called Sacoor Brothers, and he’s featured in an ad for the Portuguese label.

He’s certainly also current in his relationships with people who seem to always be at the top of the headlines; according to The New York Post, last August, Cristiano Ronaldo purchased a loft in New York’s Trump Tower which apparently set him back $18.5 million. Perhaps, this was done as part of a plan to negotiate a contract with an American football club.

The return of Cristiano Ronaldo to playing again after his complete recovery is unavoidable and his endurance into future seasons is without question and something for football fans to look forward to.

[Photo by Petr David Josek/AP Images]