Cristiano Ronaldo has played for multiple soccer clubs throughout his career. The Portuguese star is one of the few soccer stars who have proved themselves in different soccer leagues in the world. As a result, Ronaldo can speak several languages. While he primarily speaks his mother tongue, Portuguese, Ronaldo can be considered to be a polyglot.
According to reports from SPORTbible, Cristiano Ronaldo can speak as many as five different languages. One of the first languages that Ronaldo learned other than Portuguese was English. After completing his move to Manchester United back in 2003, Ronaldo was forced to learn the English language. Although he struggled with the language in his initial days, his former Manchester United teammates helped him out.
However, currently, Ronaldo does speak almost perfect English. While the former Manchester United star did enjoy a six-year spell of incredible success under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, learning English became another achievement for Cristiano Ronaldo back then. Although, Ronaldo once rather amusingly admitted that in spite of learning English, he still fails to understand Sir Alex Ferguson’s thick Scottish accent.
Does Cristiano Ronaldo’s son also speak English?
Not only Cristiano Ronaldo but also his children seems to be well-versed in English. Ronaldo’s eldest son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr has also been seen speaking English almost perfectly. In a video released almost 3 years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo Junior can be seen fluently speaking in English. The video was Ronaldo Junior’s first post to Instagram.
In the video, he says, “Hi guys. This is my new Instagram account. I hope you enjoy. Take care.” However, surprisingly, Ronaldo’s son effortlessly proceeded to say the same in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. His multilingualism surely comes from his father, Cristiano Ronaldo, who himself is well-versed in five languages.
What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s first language?
Cristiano Ronaldo’s primary language is Portuguese. Being born in Portugal, it is natural that the Al-Nassr star’s first language or mother tongue is Portuguese. However, during his early days at Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo once had to face extreme humiliation because of his accent. Ronaldo, being born in Maderia, had a thick Madeiran accent.
Ronaldo was teased by the other children back at the Sporting Lisbon academy because of his accent. He once even rather infamously threw a chair at one of his teachers who had ridiculed him for the accent. As per the reports, Ronaldo was so sick of this humiliation that he used to cry every day for months. It was only when he decided to quit school that he was finally able to focus on soccer and become the player that he is today.
Can Cristiano Ronaldo speak Italian and Spanish as well?
In addition to English, Cristiano Ronaldo can speak Italian and Spanish as well. After leaving Manchester United in 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo made the headlines for his world-record move to Real Madrid for $131 million. Following his move to La Liga, Ronaldo smashed multiple records, including becoming the all-time top scorer for Real Madrid with 450 goals in just 483 games.
Ronaldo at Real Madrid:
Major honours: 16#UCL 🏆: 4 (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)#UCL ⚽: 105
UEFA Best Player: 3 (2014, 2016, 2017)
UEFA Team of the Year: 9 (2009-2017)
Ballons d’Or: 4 (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
Golden Shoe: 3 (2010-11, 2013-14, 2014-15) pic.twitter.com/Vvc4JBik7F
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 10, 2018
It was during his time at Real Madrid that Ronaldo learned to speak Spanish. The former Real Madrid star can fluently speak Spanish, as seen on several occasions. In 2018, Ronaldo decided to leave Real Madrid for Juventus in another big-money move. While Ronaldo was unsuccessful in leading Juventus to Champions League glory in his three-year stay at the club, he had managed to learn yet another language, Italian.
However, Ronaldo’s multilingualism doesn’t just stop there. Despite being able to speak English, Italian, and Spanish, the former Manchester United star can also speak Russian. While this news may shock a lot of soccer fans, it is true that Ronaldo can speak in broken Russian. It might have been possible that Ronaldo learned Russian from his ex-girlfriend, Irina Shayk, who is Russian.
What language do Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina speak to each other?
Cristiano Ronaldo has been dating his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, for more than five years now. While Ronaldo is Portuguese, Georgina is Argentine-Spanish. Since Georgina’s native language is Spanish, it appears that Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez speak to each other in Spanish.
It was further proved during a Netflix documentary about Georgina Rodriguez titled, ‘I am Georgina.’ In the documentary, there are several clips in which it can be seen that Ronaldo and Georgina speak to each other in Spanish. However, Georgina can also speak Portuguese, as seen in some of her interviews. Moreover, Georgina also can speak English fluently, which she learned during her time in Bristol, England.
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