Cristiano Ronaldo will soon be showing a promotional film made with one of his many sponsors: Castrol Edge. To turn up the heat
Cristiano attends the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League Draw
Late last month, Cristiano also attended the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League Draw, where the inagural "UEFA Best Player in Europe" award was handed out. Cristiano Ronaldo was voted the 3rd Best player in Europe, after a decision from a poll of 54 sports journalists, who represent each of the countries registered and allowed to play in UEFA competitions. Lionel Messi from Argentina won the award and Xavi Hernandez got the 2nd place. Once again, the "titles won" factor seems to have been decisive for the final voting and both Messi and Xavi benefited from Barcelona having won the UEFA Champions League last season, beating Real Madrid who got in their way in the semi-finals.
Despite a tremendous individual season from Cristiano Ronaldo last season, Barcelona's Lionel Messi managed to play a big part of his team success in the Champions League, by scoring 12 goals in the UEFA Champions League, being elected the MVP in the Champions League final against Manchester United and having scored a total of 53 goals in all official competitions in 2010-2011.
On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the Golden Shoe award (European trophy awarded to the player who scores the most goals in an European League), with 40 goals in La Liga and a total of 53 goals in all competitions in 2010-2011, has to settle with a 3rd place for this new "UEFA Best Player in Europe" award. However, the Portuguese player only won one trophy with Real Madrid last season: the Spanish "Copa del Rey". Ronaldo scored the decisive and winning goal in the final against Barcelona. Here's the final poll table, with the voting count for each player:
1. Lionel Messi (ARG) - FC Barcelona (38 votes)
2. Xavi Hernández (SPA) - FC Barcelona (11 votes)
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) - Real Madrid CF (3 votes)
Besides the "UEFA Best Player in Europe award" decision, it was also time for the drawing of the UEFA group stages for the 2011-2012 season. Here are the 8 groups drawn,
including the one where Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo will compete:
Group A: Bayern Munich, Villareal, Manchester City, Napoli
Group B: Inter Milan, CSKA Moskow, Lille, Trabzonspor
Group C: Manchester United, Benfica, Basilea, O. Galati
**Group D: Real Madrid, Lyon, Ajax, Dinamo Zagreb (wow my madridistas i'm luvin the variety!)
Group E: Chelsea, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Racing Genk
Group F: Arsenal, Marseille, Olympiacos, Borussia Dortmund
Group G: F.C. Porto, Shaktar Donetsk, Zenit, Apoel Nicosia
Group H: Barcelona, AC Milan, Bate Borisov, V. Plzen
pictures from the event
video from the event
this just full of dumbass questions, some montages of cris, xavi, and messi, and messi winning the award. but that female presenter was gettin it @ 4:30. carpe diem, gurl, carpe diem.
"I shut people up all year."