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LONDON---The most important date
of the year for Cristiano Ronaldo has
nothing to do with Real Madrid s big
"clasico" games against Barcelona.
Or crucial Champions League match-
es. Or representing Portugal on inter-
According to Ronaldo, it s when he
takes a private jet on the annual January
trip to Zurich to discover if he will be
crowned the world s top player at FIFA s
Ballon D Or extravaganza.
"It s a card inside an envelope that
can change so much," Ronaldo says in
a new documentary about his life that
was premiered Monday in London.
"It s the climax of a year s work."
Ronaldo s obsession with winning
football s top individual honour is a
major theme in the 92-minute doc-
umentary, which opens with the 2014
gala and closes with the 2015 triumph.
What Ronaldo is less keen to talk
about is the governing body behind
the coveted golden ball or the pres-
ident---Sepp Blatter---who has present-
ed him with it three times.
Promoting his film in London on
Monday, a news conference moderator
initially tried to cut off questions to
Ronaldo about FIFA and what the star
player expects from the scandal-bat-
tered organisation which runs the
But Ronaldo, perhaps sensing he
was being seen as weak, quickly cut
in: "I am not afraid of nothing ... I
answer what I think."
Only he didn t.
"Of course I m not going to speak
about that because when Cristiano
says something it s creates like a huge
thing," Ronaldo said, referring to him-
self in the third person. "I m not going
to be involved in these kinds of prob-
Pressed further on why players are
seen afraid of speaking out on the state
of FIFA, Ronaldo was no more reveal-
ing. "What do you expect me to say?
I m so happy? Of course I m a little
bit sad because of yesterday," he said,
referring not to FIFA but Real Madrid s
first loss of the season.
"I don t want to (think about) yes-
terday on this day because it s such a
special day for me. It is one of the
most important days in my life."
For Ronaldo getting his own film
premiere in London s Leicester Square
seems to be an occasion on par with
Champions League finals---and Ballon
D Or galas.
Already the player with one of the
biggest egos in the game---justifiably
given his goal scoring exploits at Man-
chester United and now Madrid---
Ronaldo is elated at becoming a silver
screen star thanks to the team behind
movies about Formula One driver Ayr-
ton Senna and troubled songstress
This is a film, though, that s unlikely
to win Ronaldo any cinematic honors
to join the vast collection of football
medals---unless awards are given for
shots of footballers preening in the
showers and shaving.
But there are touching scenes with
Ronaldo seen as a doting father, playing
with Cristiano Jr. in his Madrid home.
Recent media reports are used in
the film to highlight the mystery over
the identity of his son s mother. Ronal-
do has full custody of Cristiano Jr. and
says that when he is older "then I will
tell him what I did."
Cristiano Jr. is seen living a closeted
life, never mixing on camera with other
children. His father lives a similar exis-
"In football I do not have a lot of
friends ... most of the time I am alone,"
Ronaldo says. "I consider myself to be
an isolated person ... disconnected
from the world."
...but won't discuss FIFA
Ronaldo says he's
afraid of nothing
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo controls for the ball during their
La Liga football match against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez
Pizjuan stadium, in Seville, Spain on Sunday. AP PHOTO
Perhaps Ronaldo s tender care for his
son is because his own troubled upbringing
with a father who drank himself to death
10 years ago.
"I wanted a different father," Ronaldo
says in a rare revealing moment in the film
that isn t about self-promotion.
His father figure now is agent Jorge
Mendes, whose fortune has been built by
representing players like Ronaldo---including
his then world-record 80 million-pound
(then $120 million) switch from United to
Madrid in 2009. Much of the film morphs
into a homage to Mendes, the super-agent
in the sharp black suit, black tie and shades.
Ronaldo s biggest fan, though, seems to
"If we had two or three Cristiano Ronal-
dos in the (Portugal) team I would be more
comfortable," he said, reflecting on last
year s World Cup group-stage failure. "But
we don t have." (AP)
NEW YORK---Patrick Vieira has
been hired to coach New York City
FC, which finished eighth in the
MLS Eastern Conference in its debut
season and then fired Jason Kreis.
Vieira signed a three-year contract
and will begin work New Year s Day.
NYCFC was 10-17-7 in its first
season. The club is partly owned by
Manchester City of the English Pre-
mier League and the New York Yan-
kees. It played its home games at
Vieira is a 39-year-old former
French star who retired in 2011. He
has been coaching a developmental
squad since 2013.
Vieira says he was drawn to
NYCFC because of its "established"
organisation and "passionate" fan
base. He adds that he knows the
New York area well, making the job
an "unparalleled opportunity that I
am delighted to seize with both
hands. I cannot wait to get started."
Vieira hired as coach
of NYCFC in MLS
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