Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo did not have time to weep over a 3-2 loss against Sevilla as he premiered his new documentary “Ronaldo” at a glitzy West End affair in London yesterday.
Dressed like he was out of a James Bond movie, Ronaldo reunited with his former Old Trafford Manager Sir Alex Ferguson on the red carpet.
Before the launch, the three-time Ballon d’Or winner and recipient of four Golden Boot award tweeted, “If you’re in London come down to Leicester Square at 5pm this evening and say Hi! #ronaldofilm. Today is a very exciting day, the Premiere of @RonaldoFilm. Looking forward for tonight! “
Speaking at an interview during the launch Ronaldo says, “I love the pressure. When I do not feel the pressure, I want to take my boots, put them on the side and say: ‘that’s it.”
“It has always been about success and winning. If I had to choose one title then the Champions League would be the most important,” he said.
Made by James Gay-Rees, the producer of another ground-breaking sports documentary “Senna”, “Ronaldo” the movie was filmed across 14 months during which the film crew had unprecedented access to the Portugal superstar’s private and public life.
Aiming to show his fans who he really is, Ronaldo was previously quoted as saying, “My aim with this documentary is to be who I am, objectively for my fans. I think people will love watching this documentary because it’s not fictitious or manipulated – it’s something real.”
The film includes interviews close to the player and never seen before footage of his childhood days as well as collage of his career. At the end of the movie there is a scene where Ronaldo’s mother explains, “I wanted to have an abortion but God did not want that to happen. Cristiano was an unwanted baby but he’s given me so much joy.” (Source: SportsMail)
Apart from his son and mother in attendance, the premiere also saw the presence of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, Gary Neville, Chelsea striker Radamel Falco and his wife Lorelei Taron, English Television star Melanie Sykes, Ronaldo’s former United teammate Louis Saha and English women’s striker Eniola Aluko to name a few.