When Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrated Goal With Apology to Fans After Missing Several Chances

When Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrated Goal With Apology to Fans After Missing Several Chances

Elijah Odetokun
June 16, 2023 at 3:25 PM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo spent nine seasons at Real Madrid and scored 450 goals in all competitions
  • He had many memorable moments in white, including winning four Champions Leagues and four Ballon d’Ors
  • He endeared himself to the Santiago Bernabeu fans with endearing moments and iconic celebrations

Cristiano Ronaldo spent nine seasons at Real Madrid and etched his name into the history books as possibly the greatest player in the club’s history.

He joined the club from Manchester United for a then-world record of £80m shortly after losing the 2009 UEFA Champions League final to soon-to-be rivals Barcelona.

Ronaldo had won the 2008 Champions League and Ballon d’Or before moving to Spain and won four more of each during his time in the Spanish capital.

Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, Malaga, La Liga, Santiago Bernabeu.
Gareth Bale encourages Cristiano Ronaldo after missing a goalscoring chance against Malaga in 2013. Photo by Denis Doyle.
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He departed in 2018 to join Italian giants Juventus, who paid more than Los Blancos paid for his services nine years earlier. His time in Italy was not as glowing as Spain’s but was not short of remarkable.

Ronaldo’s apology goal celebration

The 38-year-old is one of the most lethal forwards the sport has seen, with his ability to hit powerful shots on both feet and headers from any height.

According to BBC Sports, in 2013, he scored a last-minute penalty to wrap up a 2-0 victory for Madrid after new signing, Gareth Bale was fouled in the box.

The former Manchester United man had wasted many chances, and it looked like it was not his day before he scored from the spot. He then put his hands up and apologised to the fans for the chances he had missed.

Ronaldo scored 31 league goals in 30 games that season and assisted a further 11 goals as the club finished 3rd in La Liga. That season, they won their 10th UEFA Champions League trophy, famously dubbed La Decima, after beating Atletico Madrid 4-1, as reported by Bleacher Report.

Piers Morgan shades Messi

Ronaldo has amassed a cult following that includes his colleagues and celebrities from other spheres of life, one of which is British broadcaster, Piers Morgan.

Sports Brief reported that Morgan trolled Messi for his MLS move at age 35 after it emerged that the Argentine would be signing for Inter Miami after his Paris Saint-Germain contract expired.

38-year-old Ronaldo was the subject of mockery and criticism for moving to the Saudi Pro League in January after his Manchester United contract was mutually terminated.

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