Cristiano Ronaldo presents Florentino Pérez with a replica of his Ballon d’Or | 27.8.2014

"After the first session of the week at Ciudad Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo presented Florentino Pérez with a replica of his last Ballon d’Or. The Portuguese player took the opportunity to show his affection and gratitude to the president of Real Madrid. “To Florentino Pérez. With all my affection. Cristiano Ronaldo”, said the inscription on the trophy’s plaque." x

Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview for Marca | 28.8.2014 x

Q. You weren’t fully fit towards the end of last season. Did you push too hard to play the final in Lisbon and the World Cup?
I obviously did. I wasn’t fully fit and I pushed it, but it went well for me at club-level. Things were more complicated with Portugal. Things can’t always turn out ok. I’ve learned from what happened with my injury, but I don’t regret doing it because I got to play for Real Madrid- who pay me and give me everything- and Portugal, which is my homeland.
Q. How was 2014? Was it your best year to date? 
Maybe. In terms of individual and team honours but if you look at the last six or seven years, I’ve played at more or less the same level. I’m obviously thrilled because this year I had the most individual and team success, it was a dream year.
Q. Ancelotti says you have a better team than last season. Is that true? 
We’ll see at the end of this campaign whether this Real Madrid team is better or worse than last season’s. You can buy the top 40 players in the world and still not have a great team. I’m not saying that the players Real Madrid have bought aren’t world-class, but you can’t take stock until the end of the season.
Q. Is the relationship between Ancelotti and his players as good as it appears? 
It’s perfect. The gaffer is doing an outstanding job, he’s a great guy, a great coach and we’re all doing very well with him. 

"I’m really happy so I must say thanks to my team-mates because without the team, individual awards would not be possible." - Ronaldo about winning UEFA Best Player in Europe

On wearing the Real Madrid shirt
“It’s the greatest thing for any footballer; to pull on the Madrid shirt, and defend the club crest (…) It’s a great honour to wear this shirt. It demands responsibility and discipline.”

On not playing the CL final
“All of us who were not out on the pitch really suffered. I expected to suffer, but not that much! As it turned out, there’s probably no better way of suffering. It was the greatest feeling.” x

"Angel Di Maria, I know you will never read this, but  I will try to show my feelings even in words. First of all, I want to thank you for everything that you did to our club, our home and our family. Few years ago you were just a player but then you became even bigger than this. You became stronger person and player. After all, you became one of the biggest part of Real Madrid. I will never forget your ambition, the way you were trying and your emotions after winning the Champions League in Lisbon. I will never forget you name “angel” wich will always remind me the wings you had in every match. I will never forget you as a player. You will always be our #22 and this club will always be yours.  You will never be forgotten. Every madridista wish you a good luck. Goodbye Angel Di Maria”

teamcristiano:

My cycle at Real Madrid has come to an end. Impossible to write down what I felt here. I want to share my feelings. In these four years I had the honor to wear this shirt, I felt nothing but pride. Today I have to go, but I want to make clear that it has never been my desire to leave Real Madrid. I only asked for fair things. I value many things, money isn’t one. I’ve been lucky enough to share a dressing room with fantastic players, who have been even better companions. I want to apologize for the times I was wrong, on or off the pitch. It was never my intention to harm anyone. I sweated for this shirt every game as if it was my last game. I want to thank Spain for everything they gave me and especially for allowing my daughter to be born. My wife, daughter and I will be forever grateful. I wish that Real Madrid has a great season and achieves all their objectives. I will never forget the game at the Bernabeu in the Supercopa where I received an immense ovation.

Hala Madrid until forever!”

- Angel Di Maria (x)

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I am all the days
That you choose to ignore

You are all I need

I can’t believe this, she was my friend.


We will always be grateful for everything you did for us, and we will never forget each perfect moment you gave us at the pitch. Moments where we lost our patience and faith and you were always there, making us believe. What is a counter attack without you? What is our midfield now without you? We wish you all luck in the world wherever you may be because that’s what you deserve. Now you’ll have your name chanted by another crowd, in another stadium. But in our hearts you remain forever as one of us. Gracias, Fideo!

We will always be grateful for everything you did for us, and we will never forget each perfect moment you gave us at the pitch. Moments where we lost our patience and faith and you were always there, making us believe. What is a counter attack without you? What is our midfield now without you? We wish you all luck in the world wherever you may be because that’s what you deserve. Now you’ll have your name chanted by another crowd, in another stadium. But in our hearts you remain forever as one of us. Gracias, Fideo!