A video of Cristiano Ronaldo is going viral where he talks about one of his superstitions. He said that he never touches a trophy before winning it.
“I never touch the trophies, never,” Ronaldo said in the video. “It brings you bad luck.”
The video further goes on to show players who entered the field in a final match and touched the trophy. Those players went on to lose the final and the trophy. This is in reference to Ronaldo’s ‘not touching the trophy before winning it’ policy.
The video is actually a conversation Ronaldo had with FIFA’s representative. Further in that interview, where he was moving away from the Confederations Cup trophy in 2017, he said, “I would like to win it, it would be a dream but there is still a lot of work to be done. The dream must always be there, now we will see.
“How the team will be by then and how luck plays its part. It depends on many factors.
“I hope Portugal is lucky enough to win yet another trophy for the first time in history. It would be beautiful.”
Portugal, however, lost in the semi-final against Chile 0(0)-0(3). They finished third after beating Mexico 2-1 in the third-place play-offs.
What other superstitions does Cristiano Ronaldo follow?
Ronaldo, who has won several trophies in his career, is not a man who shies away from such superstitions. Even one of the greatest players in the world needs lady luck smiling on him. One of his habits that has been there since the very beginning and has been noticed by a lot of fans is that he comes last out of the tunnel when going into a game. He is always seen coming out of the tunnel with a high jump.
When it comes to stepping out onto the pitch, he apparently places his right foot on the turf. This is a very prevalent superstition that has been seen in amateur soccer players as well.
There was also a temporary superstition phase of Ronaldo where he posted a specific picture before a UEFA Champions League game. He posed in a suit with Marcelo and Casemiro before many UCL game weeks in the 2016/17 season. It is notable that Real Madrid won the tournament that season.
I BELIEVE IN FULL SLEEVES RONALDO SUPREMACY pic.twitter.com/vazQqG5t7H
— Sabee 🍉 (@sabeerose_) September 13, 2021
Another instance that is generally seen as a superstition of Ronaldo is his full-sleeve attire. The Portuguese has been wearing a full-sleeve jersey since his first stint at Manchester United. He continued it at Real Madrid, Juventus, and again at United. He wears it for Portugal as well. It continues to be the same as he wears it for Al-Nassr now.
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