Behind the label of "arrogant and cocky footballer", there are many unheard stories and unseen character of Cristiano Ronaldo. This is one of many stories which Cristiano we don't know about is made of.This is a story Cristiano tells about his childhood, when he was still a kid trying for the place in a proper footballing academy Adorinha, Madeira.
"I have to thank my old friend Albert Fantrau for my succes.
"We played together for the same team in the U-18 championship.
"When Sporting Lisbon's manager came to see us he said, 'Who scores more goals will be accepted in our academy'.
"We won that match 3-0. I scored the first goal, then Albert scored the second with a great header. The third goal was most essential for all of us.
"Albert was one on one against the goalkeeper, he skilled the goalkeeper and I was running in front of him.
"All he has to do was to score, but he passed to me and I scored the third goal , so I went to the Sporting Lisbon academy.
"After the match I asked him why he did that, to which he answered, "You are better than me"
When journalists went to Albert's house and asked him if it was a true story, he confirmed it. He also said his career as a player after the match ended and he now is unemployed.
"But how did you build this house so great? You have a car, you seem like a rich man. You also keep your family." - the journalists wondered. "Where did all this come from?"
Albert proudly replied: "It is from Ronaldo! "