Ronaldo: The Obsession for Perfection [NOOK Book]

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From the author of the bestselling Torres and Messi, a revealing new biography of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. When a young Portuguese player with sublime abilities arrived at Manchester United in 2003, Alex Ferguson put the no. 7 shirt – once worn by Best, Cantona and Beckham – on his back without hesitation. The expectation was clear, and Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t disappoint. Ronaldo won the FIFA World Footballer of the Year in 2008, the first Premier League player ever to do so. Since his record-breaking ...

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Ronaldo: The Obsession for Perfection

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Overview

From the author of the bestselling Torres and Messi, a revealing new biography of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. When a young Portuguese player with sublime abilities arrived at Manchester United in 2003, Alex Ferguson put the no. 7 shirt – once worn by Best, Cantona and Beckham – on his back without hesitation. The expectation was clear, and Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t disappoint. Ronaldo won the FIFA World Footballer of the Year in 2008, the first Premier League player ever to do so. Since his record-breaking £80m move to Real Madrid, his goal-scoring flair has continued and made his on-going rivalry with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi even more intense. Luca Caioli tells the inside story of this global superstar both on and off the pitch, unveiling the life of one of modern football’s great players as never before.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906850333
  • Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 884,120
  • File size: 710 KB

Meet the Author

Luca Caioli is a renowned Italian sports journalist who crafted his reputation at L'Unita, Il Manifesto, La Repubblica, La Gazzetta dello Sporti and Rai 3 in Italy, ITV in Britain, and as chief editor of Euronews TV in France. He settled in Spain five years ago where he is correspondent for SKY Italia and writes for Il Corriere della Sera. He has also written bestselling biographies of footballers Ronaldinho and Zinedine Zidane.

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Table of Contents

1 Me 1

2 Football 4

3 'Abelhinha' 8

4 Far from the island 18

5 Seventeen years, eight months, two days 27

6 Festival 34

7 Number 7 41

8 Greek tragedy 52

9 Martunis: a special boy 61

10 The saddest day 65

11 A trap 70

12 'Give Ron one in the eye' 75

13 Champagne 85

14 A great season 91

15 Ballon d'Or 98

16 Rome 105

17 u80 million 111

18 Hysteria at the Bemabeu 122

19 Sir Alex and Cristiano 140

20 Zero titles 146

21 Spain v Portugal 165

22 Fatherhood 174

23 Autumn/Winter 2010-11 underwear campaign 179

24 53 goals 185

25 Cristiano and Leo 189

26 Cristiano and Mou 210

27 Passions and obsessions 223

28 The future 230

Facts and figures 243

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  • Posted September 10, 2012

    great read

    great read for kids as well.....

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Ronaldo

    Awesome christiano is really good but they should wrte a book on the rondo of brazil

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    FREAKING B#$%&*

    I HATE HIM UGHH JUST UGHH HE THINKS HES ALL THAT BUT HE DONT COME CLOSE TO MESSI

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Real madrid

    Real madrid is better than barca

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Ronaldo sucks

    Look at his retarted face stupi ronaldo curse you

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Great

    Such a selfish player

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    Posted October 24, 2012

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