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Never thought about leaving Real Madrid: Ronaldo
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Never thought about leaving Real Madrid: Ronaldo

Sep 15 2013, 9:30am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Sep 15 (IANS) Real Madrid confirmed Sunday that they have reached an agreement with striker Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his contract for a further three years until 2018.

Madrid, Sep 15 — Real Madrid confirmed Sunday that they have reached an agreement with striker Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his contract for a further three years until 2018. The club confirmed the...

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Never thought about leaving Real Madrid: Ronaldo

Sep 15 2013, 9:30am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Sep 15 (IANS) Real Madrid confirmed Sunday that they have reached an agreement with striker Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his contract for a further three years until 2018.

Madrid, Sep 15 — Real Madrid confirmed Sunday that they have reached an agreement with striker Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his contract for a further three years until 2018.

The club confirmed the agreement, which was reached a few weeks ago, in a packed press conference at the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium here Sunday lunchtime, reports Xinhua.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who presented the ceremony said the player had Real Madrid in his heart and that his intention had always been to stay at the Bernabeu.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo commented that he and Perez had reached a verbal agreement on the new contract at the end of last season and that it had never entered his head to leave the club.

"The president gave me his word at the end of last season and I gave my word to him. It is something I always wanted to happen and the president as well. Also the fans want it to happen and it was for them that I decided to carry on," he said.

The striker was thought to have negotiated a possible return to Manchester United over the summer, but denied that he had considered leaving Real Madrid.

"It never entered my head to leave Madrid, because I feel very happy here. The people treat me well and that is important," added Ronaldo.

Ronaldo's previous deal had been due to expire in 2015, meaning that had Madrid not moved to renew their agreement they could have been forced to sell him at a reduced price next summer or run the risk of seeing him leave on a free transfer at the end of the following season.

The Portuguese international joined Madrid on what had been a world record deal worth 96 million euros in the summer of 2009 from Manchester United and has scored 203 in 203 games for the club since then, The last of those goals came in Madrid's 2-2 draw away to Villarreal Saturday night.

"I hope to score another 200 goals in the coming years. I am very ambitious and I don't put any limits on myself," he said.

The club has now assured the services of the two most expensive players in the world: Gareth Bale and Ronaldo, for the next five years.

Although Real Madrid have yet to release details of the contract, it is thought he will remain at Real Madrid until 2018 and will become the highest paid player in the world with net earnings of around 18 million euros a year, which after tax will cost his club around twice that amount.

"It's not important if I am the highest paid player or not: there are more important things in life than money," said Ronaldo.

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Real Madrid's Champions League Assault Rolls On, but Bigger Tests Await

Oct 22 2014 7:06pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Real Madrid travelled to Anfield this week with a point to prove.  To many, of course, that may sound odd. These are the European champions after all, a group of players who made the grandest statement they could by lifting this very trophy as recently as May.  But Liverpool and Anfield are representative of a major blemish in Real Madrid's history. It was in the corresponding fixture in 2009 when the Reds dea ...
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Champions League: Ronaldo notches 70th in Real Madrid win

Oct 22 2014 6:47pm CDT | Source: CBC Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal and Mario Balotelli again failed to deliver as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win at Liverpool on Wednesday to take complete control of Group B with a third straight win. ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Promises Further European Success For Real Madrid

Oct 22 2014 6:04pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Cristiano Ronaldo is confident his team can continue to succeed in Europe... Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed his belief that his team can become the first side to ever retain the Champions League title, after a 3-0 win against Liverpool all but sealed their progression beyond the group stage. SEE MORE: Manchester United v Chelsea: Live Streaming Guide And Premier League Preview Swansea City v Leicester City: Live Streaming Guide And P ...
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UK Back Pages: Cristiano Ronaldo Is Amazing, Mario Balotelli Less so

Oct 22 2014 5:38pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Big news on the back pages of Thursday British newspapers—Cristiano Ronaldo is good at football.  The papers hailed the Portuguese man's impact, as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 victory over Liverpool.  Ronaldo scored the opening goal of the game before a Karim Benzema double had the match wrapped up by half-time.  MAIL SPORT: Real genius #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/tm20geJK9w — Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) October 22, 2014 TIMES SPORT: R ...
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Ranking The Prospects Of The English Sides In The Champions League After Gameweek Three

Oct 22 2014 5:16pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Check out our thoughts on the Champions League so far this season... CaughtOffside analyses and ranks the Champions League prospects of Europe's Premier League representatives: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City, who have had mixed fortunes in the competition thus far. SEE MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo Goal: Real Madrid take the lead Karim Benzema Goal: Spaniards double their advantage Sami Khedira Arsenal transfer set to be free! 4) Manchester City ...
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Balotelli an easy scapegoat in Real Madrid loss

Oct 22 2014 5:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Here’s what happened on Matchday Three of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, in case you missed it. The results Watch match highlights: Liverpool 0, Real Madrid 3 || Anderlecht 1, Arsenal 2 || Olympiacos 1, Juventus 0 || Galatasaray 0, Borussia Dortmund 4 || AS Monaco 0, Benfica 0 || Bayer Leverkusen 2, Zenit St. Petersburg 0 || Ludogorets 1, Basel 0 || Atletico Madrid 5, Malmo 0 Talking points Balotelli an easy scapegoat: It’s understandable to be upset with Mario Bal ...
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Balotelli an easy scapegoat in Real Madrid loss

Oct 22 2014 5:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Here’s what happened on Matchday Three of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, in case you missed it. The results Watch match highlights: Liverpool 0, Real Madrid 3 || Anderlecht 1, Arsenal 2 || Olympiacos 1, Juventus 0 || Galatasaray 0, Borussia Dortmund 4 || AS Monaco 0, Benfica 0 || Bayer Leverkusen 2, Zenit St. Petersburg 0 || Ludogorets 1, Basel 0 || Atletico Madrid 5, Malmo 0 Talking ...
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Balotelli an easy scapegoat in Real Madrid loss

Oct 22 2014 5:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Here’s what happened on Matchday Three of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, in case you missed it. The results Watch match highlights: Liverpool 0, Real Madrid 3 || Anderlecht 1, Arsenal 2 || Olympiacos 1, Juventus 0 || Galatasaray 0, Borussia Dortmund 4 || AS Monaco 0, Benfica 0 || Bayer Leverkusen 2, Zenit St. Petersburg 0 || Ludogorets 1, Basel 0 || Atletico Madrid 5, Malmo 0 Talking points Balotelli an easy scapeg ...
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´Proud´ Ronaldo not focusing on Raul record

Oct 22 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Soccer News

Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is not concerned by Raul’s UEFA Champions League goalscoring record after moving a ste ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo was so good that Liverpool fans applauded the Man United old boy off the pitch! [Pictures]

Oct 22 2014 4:50pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

What with the enmity between Manchester United and Liverpool and all, in a way Cristiano Ronaldo was heading back into enemy territory at Anfield tonight.As is often case with former players of a bitter rival, the Liverpool fans initially gave Ronaldo a bit of a frosty reception, but he gradually won them over through the night.After scoring a goal and putting in a dazzling performance for Madrid, the Anfield crowed were subdued into respect by Ronaldo, ...
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