Four Real Madrid players on UEFA Best Player in Europe shortlist {) | July 18, 2016

Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Pepe, and Cristiano Ronaldo have all made the 10-man shortlist for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award. 

Although he did not make the shortlist, Luka Modrić (16th) was also included in the initial poll.

The three finalists will be named on August 5 based off of votes received from journalists in UEFA’s 55 member associations. The winner will be announced at the UCL group stage draw in Monaco on August 25.



Cristiano: 🇵🇹

PT: ‘Olá, pessoal! Só para vos mandar um grande abraço, principalmente aos meus fãs, e dizer-vos que está tudo bem. Estou a recuperar bem e vou voltar ainda mais forte. Vá, pessoal, obrigado por tudo. E Viva Portugal! Um abraço!’

ENG: ‘Hey, guys! I just wanted to send you a big hug, especially to my fans, and tell you that everything’s ok. I’m recovering well and I’ll be back even stronger. Ok, guys, thank you for everything. And Viva Portugal! A hug!’

@cristianodaily asked for a translation, here you go baby ❤️

#Ronaldophobia: How Gay Slurs Toward Cristiano Ronaldo Speak Millions About Sports Homophobia


The highlights:

“Ronaldo is, by the way, not just a great football player—he’s one of the greatest of all time. He’s also currently the highest paid footballer in the world, which of course just makes him and his prettiness all the more intolerable. Ronaldophobia is perfectly understandable, really.”

“But then, probably nobody really believed that the [Badr Hari] photos proved Ronaldo was having a gay romance— they were just a way to have a phobic little faux scandal and chastise him again for being a free, affectionate spirit with loads of money and talent and no modesty.

“But however you interpret it, Ronaldo feels no need to deny rumors and the abuse or react to them at all. He really doesn’t give a shit what you or I think. Which is what drives so many of us—especially us English with our herd mentality—crazy.”

#Ronaldophobia: How Gay Slurs Toward Cristiano Ronaldo Speak Millions About Sports Homophobia