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Why Cristiano Ronaldo wears long sleeves? All you have to know

Cristiano Ronaldo is always attentive to his business. despite the heat, he is more concerned about the cameras that follow him closely for his own film.

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal

Why does Cristiano Ronaldo always wear long sleeve shirts?

You may have noticed that you've very rarely seen CR7 wear a short-sleeved shirt. And that's because for around the last decade, Cristiano Ronaldo has worn nothing but his now signature long-sleeves.

Through most of his time with Manchester United and then Real Madrid, the Portuguese star has stuck to this - except for a few rare occasions.

No one is completely sure whether it is superstition, a fashion statement or simply the jersey he feels most comfortable in. But brand Ronaldo does have a certain 'look' - and this includes the long-sleeve shirt. Potentially the turning point could've been the painful Euro 2004 and World Cup 2006 campaigns, both of which ended with Ronaldo in tears on the pitch.

He wore short-sleeves in the next two international tournaments, which were a failure - before making the switch for Euro 2012, where Portugal once again crashed out in a semi-final.

In Portugal's Euro 2020 game against Germany however, Cristiano Ronaldo decided to break with tradition. Eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed the five-time Ballon d'Or winner wearing a long sleeve shirt in the first half and a short sleeve shirt in the second half.

However, it was over 30 degrees in Munich that day so his choice of clothing seemed understandable. Whether it is superstition or fashion, Cristiano Ronaldo legend continues to grow thanks to his incredible exploits on the pitch.

Cristiano Ronaldo analyzes the season

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus striker, considered, in an analysis of his season, that he achieved "the goal" he set himself since his arrival in Italian soccer, that of winning all the domestic trophies, Serie A, the Super Cup and the Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo wrote a long message on his Instagram account, followed by 289 million users, to analyze the recently completed campaign, in which Juventus finished fourth in Serie A and won the Supercopa and Italy Cup. The striker was also Serie A's top scorer with 29 goals.

"The life and career of all great players are marked by ups and downs. Year after year we measure ourselves against great players and ambitious challenges, so we always have to give our best. This year we couldn't win Serie A, congratulations to Inter for a well-deserved title. However, I have to give value to everything we achieved this season with Juventus on a team and personal level," Cristiano Ronaldo wrote.


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