VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo Stars in Portuguese Advert Showing His Amazing Rise to the Top

Alex Gidden
90Min

​Cristiano Ronaldo has played another starring role in a TV advert that follows his journey through football and shows how he went from young boy to Ballon d'Or winner. 

The Portuguese superstar spends some of his time away from football by working with MEO, a telecom company based back in his native homeland. 


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Ronaldo has starred in many of their adverts before, but the latest one released by the mobile phone provider centres entirely on the footballer's rise to the top. 

Starting with images of Ronaldo when he was younger, the minute-long advert shows the 2016 Ballon d'Or winner progress through the ranks at Sporting CP before joining Manchester United, where he worked with legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson for six years. 

The advert uses a mixture of actors and old footage of Ronaldo to show his progression before eventually finishing with him lifting the European Championship trophy last summer in France, where he captained Portugal throughout their successful tournament. 

Whilst purely a marketing tool, the clip shows the incredible journey that Los Blancos' main man has been on, as he recently celebrated becoming the first player to score 100 Champions League goals with a hat-trick against Bayern Munich that saw Madrid secure their spot in the semi-finals of a competition that Ronaldo himself has won a staggering three times before.


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