CRISTIANO RONALDO has revealed his iconic ‘Siu’ celebration was born against former Premier League rivals Chelsea.
The Portuguese superstar, now 37, is known for his distinctive leaps and twists – accompanied by his ‘Sii’ shout – when scoring a goal.
He now performs the unique celebration regularly, but it was fans in America who first witnessed the pose.
Speaking to YouTube channel Soccer.com, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner revealed he pulled off the now-classic move while playing for Real Madrid in a friendly against Chelsea.
Ronaldo recalled: “Well I was in the USA and we played Chelsea and I don’t know where that came from.
“But it was natural, to be honest.
“After that I started doing it and I feel like the fans, when they see me they’re like ‘sii’ and I was like, ‘Wow, people remember Cristiano because of the sii,’ so I just kept going like that.”
I feel like the fans, when they see me they’re like ‘sii’ and I was like, ‘Wow, people remember Cristiano because of the sii.’
On this day in 2013, Ronaldo actually scored twice for Los Blancos as they beat Chelsea 3-1 to win the International Champions Cup.
The Manchester United star, who told his former team-mate Nani he was retiring from MLS, tumbled home after goals from Marcelo and Ramires for the first of his two goals with a darting free-kick from 25 yards out.
But it was his second finish, a ballhead from close range, that Ronaldo pulled out as the first version of his ‘Sii’ celebration, sans the whirl.
The winger made headlines when he accepted the Ballon d’Or in 2015 for shouting the chant, which simply means ‘yes’ in Spanish.
In the same interview, Ronaldo also admitted that Portuguese legend Eusebio would be the only player he wanted to play with in his career.
He added: “In my eyes I have many players I want to play with, but I will mention one from my country who died a few years ago – Eusebio.
“He’s one of the sons of Portugal and I want to play with him because he’s Portuguese.
“He was an amazing person and I wish I could play with him for the national team.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/449046/cristiano-ronaldo-siu-celebration-chelsea-man-utd/ Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic ‘Siu’ celebration began in pre-season friendly against Chelsea – The US Sun