Cristiano Ronaldo opens a new fashion boutique in Madrid

| Thursday, March 26, 2009

Winger will have somewhere to go after training next season

Last summer we were the first to tell you about CR7, the fashion boutique that Cristiano Ronaldo opened in Madeira and gave to his sister Elma. Since then, the Manchester Utd star has opened another CR7 in Lisbon, and the Spanish press are today getting their knickers in a twist over the location of the next store: Madrid.

The front page of sports paper Marca says he is to bring his fabulous fashion sense to the Spanish capital, and that this is yet another indication of his strong desire to play for Real madrid next season.

Marca also suggests that the store may be named ‘CR9′, as the only way he could wear a number seven shirt at Real would be if he pried it from Raul’s cold, dead hands. It just so happens that he has also trademarked the CR9 name.

While C-Ron has made little attempt to disguise his desire to play in La Liga, The Spoiler has discovered that the new store opening may not be as indicative of a summer transfer as Marca believe. According to the official CR7 site, there are plans to open stores in Paris, Milan, Madrid, London, Berlin, Prague, Tokyo and Los Angeles. (Sorry Manchester, no silver hotpants and Freddie Mercury jackets for you.)


Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Gabriela Entringer confirms romance


Brazilian fitness trainer opens up about relationship

Cristiano Ronaldo's latest squeeze Gabriela Entringer has admitted they're seeing each other.

The Manchester United hunk hit it off with the Brazilian fitness trainer when they met at a nightclub six weeks ago.

But until now, Cris, 24, and Gabi, 28, have stay tight-lipped about the romance.

‘Everything’s happened very quickly,’ she says. ‘Cristiano won me over. I feel very passionate about him.’

But Gabriela’s mum Rosana and police officer dad Jadson are worried about the media attention she's getting.

‘Jadson has become a bundle of nerves over this,’ Rosana tells the Daily Star.

‘He thinks Gabi should stay clear of Cristiano because he’s going to turn a lot of things upside down in her life. Their relationship has been all over the Brazilian press.

‘There has even been talk that Brazil’s Playboy is ready to offer nearly £200,000 to put Gabi on their front page. Jadson would have a heart attack if that ever happened.’


Capello: Rooney is a crazy man


England manager Fabio Capello has branded hot-headed striker Wayne Rooney "a crazy man" after his antics at Craven Cottage last weekend.

The 23-year-old was one of two Manchester United players to see red in the 2-0 defeat by Fulham last Saturday - receiving two yellow cards after midfielder Paul Scholes had been sent off earlier for a deliberate handball.

Rooney received his marching orders from referee Phil Dowd for hurling the ball back at the official when he demanded that it be re-taken from the correct spot.

After remonstrating with Dowd, Rooney stalked off in a rage and punched a corner flag on his way to the dressing room, which prompted cheers from the home crowd and led to speculation that he could face a further rap from the FA.

However, despite being spared a personal hearing - and receiving a standard one-match domestic ban for his two yellows - renowned disciplinarian Capello gave Rooney a dressing down as the squad met up ahead of this weekend's friendly against Slovakia at Wembley.

"What were you doing punching the corner flag?" the Italian queried in front of the rest of the squad.

"You're a crazy man, a crazy man."

Capello also reminded the rest of the squad of their responsibilities in the public eye after a spate of recent off-field problems for England internationals.

Ashley Cole was recently held in a police cell after abusing officers while on a night out in London, while Steven Gerrard has been in court after being charged with assault and affray relating to a recent nightclub incident.

The charge of assault was later dropped, although he still faces a trial over the second charge.


'Ronaldo would enjoy himself in Madrid'


Claude Makelele has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to join Real Madrid next summer.

Manchester United star Ronaldo would be a happy man if he was to seal a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, according to Makelele.

The former Real midfielder has claimed that the Portugal international is made to play in Spanish football and would make the most of all the space allowed by Primera Liga defenders.

“If he was to arrive, he would enjoy himself a lot,” Makelele told As when asked about Ronaldo possibly moving to Madrid.

“He is very quick. In England, running away from the defences is difficult but here [in Spain] there is much more space.

“If they signed him he would bring a lot.”

- Setanta

Henrik Larsson Blasts 'Diver' Cristiano Ronaldo Ahead Of Portugal - Sweden Clash


One iconic No. 7 is going to have a word with the referee ahead of Sweden's forthcoming game with Portugal...

Sweden striker Henrik Larsson has claimed that his former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is inclined to hit the ground a little too easily when tackled, and is warning his team-mates not to fall into the tricky winger's traps.

He also revealed that he will be speaking to the referee ahead of the Swedes' World Cup qualifier with the Portuguese in Porto on Saturday, as he fears that his nation's qualification hopes are under real threat from the Red Devil.

"I intend to speak with the referee before the match to warn him about Ronaldo diving," English tabloid The Daily Mail reports Larsson as telling reporters in Portugal earlier.

"We must be careful, as a team, not to get caught out by that, but so must the referee. I will be having a word with him and telling him to keep an eye out for it."

Ronaldo has become notorious in England for his alleged theatrics when tackled, though his club manager Alex Ferguson has pointed out that the player is subject to some excessively rough treatment from defenders, and referees should be offering the player more protection.


Ferdinand backs Vidic for award


Rio Ferdinand thinks fellow Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic can win the PFA Player of the Year award.

The Serb, 27, was an ever-present during a run of 14 consecutive league clean sheets earlier this season.

Ferdinand told BBC Radio Manchester: "He'll definitely be in the running for Player of the Year.

"He's probably been our most consistent player, with Ryan Giggs and Edwin van der Sar. Those three have been stand-out. He's a top player."

Fellow Red Devils star Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award for the last two years.

Only one defender, Chelsea's John Terry, has been named Player of the Year in 15 years.

"Attacking players normally get the awards and the accolades," said Ferdinand.

"JT won it a couple of years ago but not many centre-halves have won it so it would be nice."

- BBC Sport

Bulgaria Shoot Down Berbatov Conspiracy Theories


There'll be no miracle recovery for Berba for what already amounts to a must-win qualifier for his country in Dublin on Saturday...

The latest word from the Bulgarian national team camp is that there is absolutely no way that Dimitar Berbatov will be able to take part in the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at Croke Park this weekend.

Rumours had been swirling that the superstar striker would somehow be able to overcome the ankle injury he picked up on the weekend, after his Manchester United team-mate John O'Shea warned his Irish colleagues to not be surprised if Berbatov suited up this Saturday.

But Bulgaria boss Stanimir Stoilov has responded to these reports, which have been gathering steam in the Emerald Isle, by discrediting them completely.

"Berbatov's leg has been immobilised, it will take him 10 to 14 days to recover," he insisted to local reporters.

"After that, he will start light training sessions. He can fly to Dublin to watch the match if the United management lets him go. Our national team doctor has received all of Berbatov's medical tests and x-rays. Hardly anybody questions his injury."

Bulgaria are desperately short up-front for a game that they simply cannot afford to lose, with Manchester City's Valeri Bojinov and Hertha Berlin's Valeri Domovchiyski both set to be sidelined as well.