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Ronaldo reflects on 'spectacular' party lifestyle in Madrid

The Brazilian forward was part of the 'Galactico' set up of the early 2000s and said the players enjoyed celebrating after a win

 
10:38am on Thursday 10th September 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Ronaldo says some of the stories about his extravagant partying lifestyle while at Real Madrid are exaggerated, but admit he did have spectacular times, especially after Los Blancos won.

Despite a career dogged by injuries, Ronaldo remains one of the greatest and most devastating strikers of all time, and enjoyed some outstanding years while in the Spanish capital.

He has a reputation for enjoying a party or two off the pitch, also, but he insists he always tried to remain in shape while as a pro.

"There is a legend around what it was like. [They'd say] I had 'one party too many', but it was not like that. I have always been very responsible, I always tried not to damage my physique," he told Movistar.

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"After the matches were won, I did like to celebrate - and as we always won, it was a problem! But there was much more exaggeration than what it was really like.

"It was a spectacular time. Real Madrid and Madrid is the best combination of city and team that one can find in life."

Ronaldo played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe during his career including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter, Milan, and PSV but failed to win the Champions League.

At national level, he has won two World Cups with Brazil and was previously the greatest goalscorer in the tournament before he was surpassed by Germany's Miroslav Klose.

Individually, he has won three FIFA World Player of the Year trophies.

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