6 Sad Moments for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2022

  • Publish date: Sunday، 08 January 2023
6 Sad Moments for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2022

Perhaps the year 2022 is one of the worst years for Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo, if not the worst ever.

Where the happy moments of the historic football scorer were rare throughout the year, which saw the evaporation of the dream of being crowned the World Cup title for the first time in his career.

March 15, 2022: Out of UCL

6 Sad Moments for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2022

Ronaldo received a moral blow before the end of the 2021-2022 season, after Manchester United were eliminated from the 16th round of the European Champions League by Atletico Madrid.

Everyone waited for Ronaldo's usual goals against Atletico, especially in the second leg, but Atleti managed to emerge victorious from Old Trafford, depriving the "Don" of continuing in his favorite tournament.

April 19, 2022: His Son Passed Away

6 Sad Moments for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2022

The 37-year-old received sad news a few weeks before the end of last season, with the death of his son, who was waiting for him after his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, became pregnant with twins.

Ronaldo was then forced to miss the Manchester United match against Liverpool, but the Reds fans did not miss the moment and decided to show solidarity with him and console him by cheering him on and raising his shirt in the stands of Anfield.

May 7, 2022: Not Qualified for UCL

6 Sad Moments for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2022

Manchester United players tried to correct the team's course in the last rounds of the English Premier League, but that did not happen, and the team suffered a humiliating four-goal loss against Brighton.

The defeat in the thirty-sixth round officially denied United a qualification for the Champions League qualifiers two rounds before the conclusion of the English Premier League, which prevented Ronaldo from qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in his career.

July 4, 2022: Absent of Man Utd’s matches

In the first week of last July, Manchester United began its preparations for the new season without the presence of its first scorer in the past season. Rumors abounded about the reasons for Ronaldo's absence from the pre-season, despite Dutch coach Eric Ten Hag's announcement that the player was absent for family reasons.

After many months, it became clear that Ronaldo's absence from the pre-season was due to his daughter's illness, which he announced in the recent television interview with Piers Morgan.

Cristiano confirmed that he lived through a difficult period due to his daughter's illness, in addition to questioning his credibility by the club's management, coach and some media.

October 19, 2022: Excluded from Starting 11

6 Sad Moments for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2022

After losing 4-0 to Brentford at the start of the season, Ten Hag decided to sacrifice some of his mainstays in his squad for the derby against Liverpool on 22 August.

The surprise came with the exclusion of Ronaldo from the starting line-up that night, after which the player began to sit back up in most matches, by decision of the Dutch coach.

From that moment on, Ronaldo's worst moments in his professional career began, after he turned into a substitute for the first time in his career.

Ten Hag continued to provoke Ronaldo by leaving him on the bench for major matches. Cristiano Ronaldo sat on the bench in the Tottenham Hotspur match, then was surprised by his coach's desire at the time to bring him into the pitch in the last 3 minutes, which Ronaldo immediately refused.

The Portuguese legend did not hide his anger, to decide to leave the stadium before the end of the regular time, without waiting for the match to end.

It did not end there, as Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in a television interview with Piers Morgan, during which he decided to attack the club's management and Ten Hag, saying that he "does not respect the coach who does not respect him."

That famous TV interview prompted Manchester United to announce the termination of Ronaldo's contract by mutual consent between the two parties.

December 10, 2022: Out of the World Cup

6 Sad Moments for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo tried to forget his sorrows throughout 2022 by achieving his dream with Portugal in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

But Ronaldo found himself living a repeated scene with Portugal with the start of his team's career in the World Cup knockout stages.

As Portugal coach Fernando Santos made Ronaldo sit on the bench against Switzerland and Morocco, respectively.

On the tenth of December, Portugal suffered a loss against Morocco, which eliminated Ronaldo's comrades from the tournament.

As soon as the final whistle was blown, Ronaldo left the match stadium after his dream evaporated, to fail to cohesion and crying in front of the cameras in his possible last World Cup appearance.