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87 Inspiring Cristiano Ronaldo Quotes

The diva of soccer, Cristiano Ronaldo, is not only a fashion model and an ambassador for the sport, but he is also one of the most competitive and talented players in the game. He loves to win in every area of his life, and from these quotes, his self worth is a huge reflection of that. Winning has always been ingrained in Ronaldo's mind from as young as he can remember.

Nothing came easy either, as he was born poor, and had a lot of opposition. His teacher, and even his father (who is Ronaldo's biggest inspiration) didn't believe that football could be a realistic life goal. However, the only person who needed to believe it from within, was Ronaldo himself, and he understood that fact. From these 87 inspirational quotes, it was very evident that Cristiano Ronaldo was destined for greatness.

1.) A Cristiano Ronaldo Quote About His Father And His Dream:

"When I was 7, I told my dad I want to have a house like Micheal Jackson's one. And then he said to me that dreams are only dreams, that's a privilege of the rich people. I have grown up now and my dream came true, but I feel sad that my father can't see that and what have I reached in my life. But I know he's watching me from the sky." - Cristiano Ronaldo

2.) Using Hate As A Fuel:

"Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable." - Cristiano Ronaldo

3.) Don't Ever Settle:

“If you think you are perfect already, then you never will be." - Cristiano Ronaldo

4.) Prove To Yourself ONLY:

“I don't have to show anything to anyone. There is nothing to prove." - Cristiano Ronaldo

5.) The Dream Is Real:

"I'm living a dream I never want to wake up from." - Cristiano Ronaldo

6.) Self Worth Will Determine Your Actual Worth:

"I see myself as the best footballer in the world. If you don't believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of." - Cristiano Ronaldo

7.) Work Ethic:

"Talent without working hard is nothing." - Cristiano Ronaldo

8.) The Bigger Picture:

"I'm not going to change the world. You're not going to change the world. But we can help - we can all help." -Cristiano Ronaldo

9.) Continuous Growth, Forever:

“I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans, but also to feel satisfied with myself. It is my conviction that there are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age." - Cristiano Ronaldo

10.)  Walking The Talk:

We don't want to tell our dreams. We want to show them." - Cristiano Ronaldo

11.) Cristiano Ronaldo's Inner Purpose:

“But I hope to maintain my credibility after I stop playing. Because, yes of course, now I play and I score goals and children all over are mad about me. Not just poor children - all children. We can make them really happy by the way we play, though I have to say that it's the poor ones that I think of most, the ones who can't come and watch the games at the stadium. We mean so much to them. That's why I'm so committed to this work. Later, after you've stopped playing, it's harder to have the same impact. But I will give it a go. I want to continue doing this kind of work for ever." - Cristiano Ronaldo

12.) A Fan First:

"I will never reject an autograph, hug or photo. I was also a fan of football." - Cristiano Ronaldo

13.) Aim Extremely High:

“My aim is to go down in history as one of the best." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"Madrid and United are the two biggest clubs in the world and it’s a real 50-50. It could go either way. Manchester was my home and still is in my heart. I love it. Because when people treat you very well you never forget that. And I will never forget United, the people who work there and the supporters. So I am so happy to be going back to Manchester." - Cristiano Ronaldo

15.) Relentlessness:

"I'm ready to lose my life if that's what Portugal needs to win. I'll play vs USA even if I play with one leg." - Cristiano Ronaldo

16.) Accepting The Pressure:

"When you are nominated for the best player in Europe, the Ballon d'Or, playing in the Champions League, there is so much pressure. You don't know what will happen. This pressure is inside you - you always have it." - Cristiano Ronaldo

17.) Needs VS Wants:

"I have no reason to envy Lionel... I don't compare myself to others. I am Cristiano Ronaldo and I can win more medals than anybody else. I don't want to relax. the fans want to see a great Cristiano Ronaldo, so i try to never disappoint." - Cristiano Ronaldo

18.) Knowing What He Deserves:

"I am very happy to be the most expensive player in the world." - Cristiano Ronaldo

19.) Owning The Responsibility:

“I've always had a sense of responsibility, whether I've been captain or not. But I must say that I'm both pleased and proud to be Portugal captain, despite how young I am, because I know what it means. My job is still the same though. I need to do what I do best out on the pitch, and that's score goals and help my team win.” - Cristiano Ronaldo

20.) A Beautiful Quote About Dreams:

“Dreams are not what you see in your sleep, dreams are things which do not let you sleep." - Cristiano Ronaldo

21.) Mental Strength:

"I am mentally prepared to tolerate anything my rivals throw at me. They cannot provoke me anymore." - Cristiano Ronaldo

22.) Striving Is The Key:

“There is no harm in dreaming of becoming the world's best player. It is all about trying to be the best. I will keep working hard to achieve it but it is within my capabilities." - Cristiano Ronaldo 

23.) He Attracted His Journey:

"People have to understand one thing: at the age of 18, I arrived at a dream club like Manchester United. It was a dream come true. But, even at that moment, I was thinking about playing in England for some years and then going to play in Spain. Even at that time I was thinking that way, and I always gave 100% everything." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"The high point of my career was winning the Champions League. No one will ever erase that from my memory, in the same way that no one will ever erase the fact that I did it in a Manchester United shirt." - Cristiano Ronaldo

25.) Give And Take Is A Reciprocal Process:

“My father always taught me that when you help other people, then God will give you double. And that's what has really happened to me. When I have helped other people who are in need, God has helped me more." - Cristiano Ronaldo

26.) Imperfection:

"I have my flaws too, but I am a professional who doesn't like to miss or lose." - Cristiano Ronaldo

27.) Excellence:

"I'm always trying to be the best, on and off the pitch, is also very important. I've always taken things very seriously, since I was very young, and that's reflected in my career. Always being nominated, winning trophies for the club or individual awards, that's the culmination of many years of dedication, hard work and professionalism and that makes me very happy." - Cristiano Ronaldo

28.) A Team Player:

"I don't consider myself as the best player in the world. I'm not obsessed with individual titles. I'm much more interested in being part of a team which wins." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"I have a few tricks and dribbles which I use a lot and when I am playing well, it is natural that they become easier. But the tricks I use are the ones that will hopefully benefit the team. What I do as an individual player is only important if it helps the team to win. That is the most important thing." - Cristiano Ronaldo

30.) Turn Perspective In Your Favour:

"Some fans keep booing and whistling at me because I'm handsome, rich and a great player. They envy me." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"When I win awards, I think of my father." - Cristiano Ronaldo

32.) A Cristiano Ronaldo Quote About His Passion For Scoring:

"It gives me the happiest feeling in the World. I just love scoring and It doesn't matter if it's a simple goal from close range, a long shot or a dribble around several players, I just love to score all kind of goals." - Cristiano Ronaldo

33.) Loves Winning:

"Winning - that's the most important to me. It's as simple as that." - Cristiano Ronaldo

34.) Hate Is Motivation:

"I don't mind people hating me, because it pushes me." - Cristiano Ronaldo

35.) Be Genuine:

"Why lie? I'm not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do." - Cristiano Ronaldo

36.) Be Optimistic:

“Lots of young players have triumphed at United, so why can't it happen to me? I'm not worried I'm young - it's an incentive to do the best I can." - Cristiano Ronaldo

37.) Set Your Goals High:

"I would be very proud if, one day, I'm held in the same esteem as George Best or Beckham. It's what I'm working hard towards." - Cristiano Ronaldo

38.) Passion Is The Ultimate Motivation:

"I'm proud to play for Real Madrid because I have fun; when you no longer have fun it's a sign that it's time to leave. For now though, I'm happy here at the greatest club in the world." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"I know If I score we're going to win the match." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"Maybe they hate me because I'm too good!" - Cristiano Ronaldo

41.) Keep Setting The Bar Higher:

"Every season is a new challenge to me, and I always set out to improve in terms of games, goals, assists." - Cristiano Ronaldo

42.) Be Opportunistic:

"We should make the most of life, enjoy it, because that's the way it is." - Cristiano Ronaldo

43.) A Cristiano Ronaldo Quote About Wearing No.7:

"After I joined, the manager asked me what number I'd like. I said 28. But Ferguson said 'No, you're going to have No. 7,' and the famous shirt was an extra source of motivation. I was forced to live up to such an honour." - Cristiano Ronaldo

44.) Ambition:

"I am an ambitious player with only one objective: victory of my team.” - Cristiano Ronaldo

45.) Unselfishness:

“Scoring goals is a great feeling, but the most important thing to me is that the team is successful - it doesn't matter who scores the goals as long as we're winning." - Cristiano Ronaldo

46.) No One Can Determine What YOU Feel:

"Just because Fifa says you are the best player in the world, doesn't mean you are." - Cristiano Ronaldo

47.) Seize The Moment:

"There's no point in making predictions. It's not worth speculating because nothing is set in stone and things change all the time in football. Today there are opportunities that no one knows if they will come round again in the future." - Cristiano Ronaldo

48.) A Cristiano Ronaldo Quote About His Hero, His Father:

"My father was always in good spirits, he loved football. It makes me a bit sad because if he could enjoy seeing me now, what I have achieved, that would be a highlight in his life...But I am sure that he watches over me from above." - Cristiano Ronaldo

49.) Never Care What Others Think:

"We cannot live being obsessed with what other people think about us. It's impossible to live like that." - Cristiano Ronaldo

50.) On Lionel Messi:

"To be honest, there are no problems between me and Messi. People have their own opinions about who they think is the better player. It is what it is, but there is no rivalry beyond games and what happens on the pitch." - Cristiano Ronaldo

51.) A Ronaldo Quote About His Real Self That People Don't See:

"Many people look at me and think they know me but they don't at all. This is the real me. I am a humble person, a feeling person. A person who cares about others, who wants to help others." - Cristiano Ronaldo

52.) His Mental Strength:

"I was ironing my own clothes when I was 11 years old. My mental strength goes back to those days." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"If we can't help our family, who are going to help?" - Cristiano Ronaldo

54.) Accountability Keeps Us In Check:

"At Real, psychological pressure on the players is much more serious than at United. This is good. At many clubs, you don't know the consequence of playing badly." - Cristiano Ronaldo

55.) A Cristiano Ronaldo Quote About Being Hard On Himself:

"I know I'm a good professional, I know that no one's harder on me than myself and that's never going to change, under any circumstances." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"I never promise anything. I don't promise anything to my mum. I don't promise anything to the supporters." - Cristiano Ronaldo

57.) Accepting The Bitter With The Sweet:

"I have practically no private life. I'm already used to this and ready for it. Yes, sometimes it is hard, but it is the choice I made." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"I want to consistently play well and win titles. I'm only at the beginning." - Cristiano Ronaldo

59.) His Definition Of Winning:

"To me, being the best means proving it in different countries and championships." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"I still learn, but I think it's the best thing in life to have a kid." - Cristiano Ronaldo

61.) Grateful To Man-U:

"I spent six years at United and I owe them everything that I am today. I made history at United and won many trophies. It was a pleasure to play at Old Trafford." - Cristiano Ronaldo

62.) Letting His Game Speak For Itself: 

"I prefer other people to make judgments about the way I play and to characterize me, rather me describe myself." - Prince

63.) On Performing At The Highest Level:

"The only thing I am sure about is I want to continue at the level I've reached and aim to improve even more." - Cristiano Ronaldo

64.) On Sir Alex Ferguson:

“For me Sir Alex was my father in football. He was crucial in my career and, outside football, was a great human being with me. Talent isn't everything. You can have it from the cradle, but it is necessary to learn the trade to be the best.” - Cristiano Ronaldo

65.) A Die Hard Passion For The Game:

"Without football, my life is worth nothing." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"This game has given me so many great moments of joy." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"I'm aware that, whatever the circumstances, there will always be speculation about me." - Cristiano Ronaldo 

68.) Relying On Instincts Only:

"My free-kick secret? I just look at the net and say 'Take the kick, Cristiano." - Cristiano Ronaldo

69.) Incomparable To Anyone Other Than Himself:

“But I don't want to be compared to anyone – I'd like to impose my own style of play and do the best for myself and for the club here." - Cristiano Ronaldo

70.) Struggles Build Us Up:

“I feel I have grown up. I am a man. It's important in my football too. When everything is good, I don't think you grow up fantastically, I think maybe you need a few problems to grow up. It is good if people in England have started to admire me. I think I have changed a little since the World Cup. I am stronger with my mentality and with my game as well." - Cristiano Ronaldo


“I want to be one of the best players around in two or three years time, to be a decisive footballer." - Cristiano Ronaldo

72.) Family Is Priority:

"When my family isn't alright, I get restless. It just doesn't seem right to me." - Cristiano Ronaldo

73.) Extroverted:

“The one thing that I really dislike, is being alone." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"When you're surrounded by flowers, you breath better." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult." - Cristiano Ronaldo

76.) Trusting His Intuition:

"I don't think about one trick or the other, they just happen." - Cristiano Ronaldo

77.) Beat The Odds:

"I still remember when my teacher told me that football wouldn't give me anything to eat." - Cristiano Ronaldo

78.) A Gentleman About Irina Shayk:

"After dating for five years, my relationship with Irina Shayk has come to an end. We believed it would be best for both of us to take this step now. I wish Irina the greatest happiness." - Cristiano Ronaldo

79.) His Inspiration, Luis Figo:

"Figo really is an example for me. I played alongside him for Portugal, and he is not only a great player but also a great man." - Cristiano Ronaldo


“Sir Alex has a special place in my life. In fact, he was the main man. I was not famous, I was not a star. I arrived at Old Trafford as just another young talent. He was the one who told me to do all the right things. He gave me the opportunity to play in one of the biggest clubs in the world. So he is one of the most important people in the world for me. I worked with Sir Alex for a few years and I know he deserves ­everything that he has achieved in his career. He works so hard, he is clever, he has experience, he is a human guy." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"The number 7 shirt is an honor and a responsibility. I hope it brings me a lot of luck." - Cristiano Ronaldo


"I am always motivated. I am ambitious and I want to always improve. " - Cristiano Ronaldo


"I feel bad only when I play badly. Fortunately, that happens rarely." - Cristiano Ronaldo

84.) On The Importance of Rest:

“I think sometimes the best training is to rest." - Cristiano Ronaldo

85.) On Keeping His Circle Small:

"In football, I don't have a lot of friends. The people who I really trust, there are not many... Most of the time, I'm alone." - Cristiano Ronaldo

86.) His Formula For Getting Back Up:

"To pick myself up, I choose Brazilian music." - Cristiano Ronaldo

87.) On Why He Always Wanted To Play For Real Madrid

"Real Madrid has always had the best players in the world, Zidane, Raul, Figo ... and Ronaldo? It is a mythical club and it has won all of the titles you can win. That is why I wanted to play for Real Madrid one day." - Cristiano Ronaldo

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