LiveScore’s newest global brand ambassador and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo sat down with the real-time sports update provider to discuss all things career defining games, his best goals and his celebrated national career.
When asked to single out some of the most prominent games of his career, of which the Portuguese international has clocked over 1,000 appearances for club and country, he struggled to pick out just one.
“It’s difficult to mention one or two, or three in this case,” he said. “I did so many games and I won so many titles that the people are always waiting for the games that you win titles, like the Champions League or Euro Cup, but I can mention the Champions League final and the Euro Cup final where you win an unbelievable trophy.”
When Portugal stormed to victory in the 2016 UEFA European Championships, it was a rollercoaster of emotions for the forward, who was forced off with injury in the 25th minute of the final against France.
However, Ronaldo’s side soldiered on without the former Manchester United star and sealed the silverware in a narrow 1-0 victory.
“As you know, in the beginning that game was good and after I was sad because I was injured, and after I was crying with happiness,” Ronaldo recalled. “So, three types of feelings but at the end of the day, it was unbelievable and probably the most important trophy that I won in my life.”
But when it comes down to his most favoured strike, the 36-year-old had little doubt in his mind about his overhead kick for LaLiga giants Real Madrid against his current employers.
“I scored 778 goals, I think!” he exclaimed. “Unfortunately, I have to mention that I scored my favourite goal against my team, which is Juventus, and my great friend Buffon. It’s probably my best and favourite goal.”