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Real Madrid 3-0 Apoel: Cristiano Ronaldo bags a brace

Ronaldo was straight back in the goalscoring groove as Real began the defence of the trophy (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo took just 12 minutes to mark his return to the Real Madrid side with a goal as the holders made light work of Cypriot champions Apoel in a 3-0 win. Ronaldo was his usual rambunctious self, later raging against the goal-line referee when he correctly adjudged his shot had not crossed the line and smashing in a penalty ...

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Ronaldo outright second on all-time list of international scorers

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) kicks the ball to score the opening goal during the WC2018 qualifying football match Portugal vs Faroe Islands at the Bessa stadium in Porto on August 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG        (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has moved clear of Sándor Kocsis in second place in the list of Europe’s all-time leading marksmen. The Real Madrid forward struck Portugal’s opener in tonight’s European Qualifier against the Faroe Islands, taking him to 76 for his country and ahead of Kocsis, and Ronaldo then completed a hat-trick. His tally of 78 is even one ahead of ...

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Ronaldo named 2016/17 Men’s Player of the Year

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award for the 2016/17 season. The 32-year-old Portuguese international – who last term helped the Spanish team to their second successive UEFA Champions League title and 12th overall in European football’s premier club competition – received the award at the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in ...

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Buffon, Messi and Ronaldo on Player of the Year shortlist


Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, Juventus), Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid) are the three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 24 August. The shortlist of three players was selected by a jury comprising the ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo handed five-match ban for red card against Barcelona


Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a five-match ban following his red card in Real Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup first leg 3-1 win over Barcelona. The Portugal international was ordered off after picking up two yellow cards, one for taking his shirt off after putting Real 2-1 ahead with 10 minutes remaining, and a second for diving after referee Ricardo De ...

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Ronaldo, Messi make UEFA Champions League awards shortlists


The top goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and forward in last season’s UEFA Champions League will be named on 24 August – find out the three-man shortlist for each positional accolade. Real Madrid dominate the positional awards for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season, providing six of the 12 shortlisted players. Shortlisted players (in alphabetical order): • Goalkeeper of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in court on tax charges


Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is due to appear in a Spanish court later today, accused of evading millions in tax. Prosecutors allege Ronaldo, reported to be the world’s highest paid athlete, has evaded €14.7m ($17.3m; £13.1m) in tax since 2010. The Real Madrid star has previously denied the allegation, saying his “conscience is clear”. Ronaldo, 32, is the latest in a ...

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Florentino Perez to speak to Ronaldo after Confederations Cup

Perez brought Ronaldo to Real Madrid in 2009 for a then world-record fee (Image credit: AFP)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he has not spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about his future, but will do so after the Confederations Cup. Ronaldo, 32, is said to want to leave Spain after being accused of tax fraud. The forward, with the Portugal squad in Russia, signed a new five-year contract in November 2016, but has been linked with ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid during the Champions League final (Image credit: GETTY IMAGES)

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014. The world’s highest-paid sports star had previously said he was ...

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