Cristiano Ronaldo, the star player of Al Nassr, candidly revealed that one of the pivotal moments in his illustrious playing career led him to break his strict alcohol ban.
Ronaldo is widely recognized for his exceptional fitness regimen and clean-eating diet, a lifestyle choice that has been instrumental in maintaining his position among the world’s best players.
The 38-year-old Portuguese forward has openly expressed his disapproval of his eldest son, Cristiano Jr., consuming sugary drinks like Coca-Cola and eating snacks.
Coca-Cola, an official sponsor of Euro 2020, even prompted Ronaldo to encourage people to opt for water instead after he famously moved Coca-Cola bottles out of view during a Portugal press conference.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s father, Jose Dinis Aveiro, struggled with alcoholism and tragically passed away from a liver condition at the age of 52 in 2005.
Despite his firm stance against alcohol, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was compelled to change his position following Portugal’s remarkable triumph in Euro 2016.
Ronaldo experienced a heart-wrenching moment during the final against France when he had to be substituted in the 25th minute due to a knee injury sustained in a collision with Dimitri Payet.
The Portugal team captain was then relegated to the sidelines, helplessly watching as Eder’s sensational extra-time goal secured a 1-0 victory for his side at the Stade de France.
Ronaldo’s first major international honour with Portugal made him cry so much that he was left “dehydrated,” which led to him breaking his no-drink rule.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar had some champagne and revealed that the drink immediately “went to my head.”
He told Diletta Leotta in 2019, as per Goal: “The title of European champion with Portugal is the most important prize I have ever won.
“It was an incredible, unforgettable evening. I cried, I laughed, I suffered, I shouted, I got drunk.
“During that game, I cried so much that I was dehydrated. At the end of the game, during the celebrations, I drank a glass of champagne and immediately it went to my head.
“I never drink but that day was so special. The most important trophy ever.”