Exclusive! Cristiano Ronaldo On A Life In Sport And Its Most Valuable Lessons


Ahead of the world premiere of his documentary film, Kim Lim (aka Miss Whirlwind) sits down for an exclusive tête-à-tête with one of the world’s best footballers for Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore

cristiano ronaldo


What has football taught you about life?

I reckon that football, just like any other sport, has the same rules as life. It taught me that I could reach my objectives with hard work, perseverance and determination. It is possible to make your dreams come true if you are ready to commit yourself fully to them.


What drives and motivates you on and off the pitch?

Striving for excellence is my daily mantra and I always aim to surpass the goals that I have already achieved. I want to be the best in what I do, be respectful to everyone around me and lead by example—a man that football-loving children can look up to.



Based on your impressive career so far, what advice would you share with aspiring players?

Love the game. It is extremely crucial to train hard and stay focused on achieving your aspirations. Never give up and keep your feet firm on the ground. You might go through injury, obstacle or rejection but trust me, it will get better.

Having seen so much of the world, what do you think is special about Singapore in particular?


Definitely her modernity and cleanliness. Everyone is so warm and friendly, and I’m always awed by all the skyscrapers!

miss whirlwind cristiano ronaldo


What is your go-to anthem to sing in the shower?

At the moment, I’m really into hip-hop and reggaeton.

How do you define an attractive woman?

She needs to have a mixture of beauty, good taste and a positive spirit. To top that off, a good sense of humour and a carefree attitude are always a bonus too.


Describe your perfect off day.

Simply waking up and being with my son. I enjoy taking him to school and spending some quality time with my family after.

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you be?

My dream was always to play football professionally since young and I have to say that I’m truly contented that I get to realised that one, true ambition I had. I don’t know what else I’d be, but I’m sure life will open up many more doors when my football career is eventually over. There are still many seasons ahead for me and till then, I shall not think too much about it.

What’s next in the pipeline for you?

I like new challenges and projects, so I might expand beyond the clothing and grooming lines that I have now. I’m excited for what the future holds, you’ll have to wait and see!

Related Posts

15 Beautiful Rustic Garden Design Ideas – Trending

  While it’s easy to admire a formal garden, there is nothing more homey than a rustic garden. With an undone quality that looks organic and unplanned, rustic gardens have a relaxing and…

Read more

Cottage backyard ideas: 10 ways to add a rural, rustic feel to any garden plot.

Cottage backyard ideas offer a feast for the senses. Be inspired to turn your garden into a relaxed and inviting oasis. The appeal of cottage backyard ideas are rooted in…

Read more

10 Backyard Ideas to Transform Your Space Into Paradise

While we all love lounging in the living room or spending the day in bed, there’s just something extra relaxing about hanging out in the backyard. The best backyard ideas…

Read more

Couple who first met as ‘miracle’ babies in hospital now have child of their own

Jack Richardson and Bronwyn Tacey were both born prematurely and their families stayed in touch as they grew up. It was only in their late 20s that they realised they…

Read more

The Power of a Mother’s Love

I’ve always wanted to be a mom. For a while, I was focused on my career. But once work stopped being the main focus of my life, I realized I…

Read more

CrossFit gym in Waterford hosts Uniquely Abled, an exercise class for adults with disabilities

WATERFORD — Inside a Waterford warehouse is a unique exercise class. It’s called Uniquely Abled. It’s a CrossFit class for people with disabilities. It’s hosted inside Crossfit Syndicate’s gym. “We learn…

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

DMCA.com Protection Status