Cristiano Ronaldo has recalled the time he sneaked into a club in fancy dress – but was caught out when the spoke Portuguese.
Football legend Ronaldo has given a revealing interview with Piers Morgan.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star – now with Juventus – opened up about his family, his career and also some of the controversies that have threatened to derail his illustrious career.
In one of the interview’s lighter moments, he recalled the time he and a friend sneaked into a nightclub in Portugal hoping not to be recognised.
The most recognisable figure in world football, Ronaldo wore a wig and moustache and decided to speak English for the whole night to throw potential star-spotters off the scent.
But he was caught out the one time in the night he spoke Portuguese and someone spotted him.
“One New Year’s Eve, I said to my friend Ricky that we have to go out, we have to go to a discotech,” Ronaldo told interviewer Morgan.
“We were out in Madrid in a wig and glasses, I said we are only going to speak English.
“I only spoke to Portuguese only to my friend Ricky when we went to get a drink, but a guy behind me said ‘I know you are Cristiano Ronaldo ’.
“He told the whole discotech.”
Despite this, Ronaldo insists it is still one of the greatest nights of his life.
Ronaldo also spoke with great fondness about his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, who is the mother of his twin children.
He described her as the greatest love of his life – but when asked about potential marriage, he began to stutter.
But when asked if he was going to announce if he was getting married, Ronaldo said: “Not now, not in this interview. It’s not the priority, but of course, why not? One day. I’m not… avoid that.”
Morgan said: “Hang on. You’re 34 years old. You’ve got four children. You have been avoiding it.
Ronaldo stuttered: “Don’t make me pressure, please.”
But Morgan persisted and said: “You’ve been avoiding it. Come on, Cristiano.”
To which Ronaldo responded: “One day. No, we’ll be one day, for sure. It’s my mum’s dream as well. So, one day. Why not?”