Cristiano Ronaldo has been recalling the origins of his now world-famous goal celebration on the near six-year anniversary of its first outing.


The sight of the Portuguese running towards the corner flag, jumping, turning and mid-air and then landing to face the way he came, shouting “Sii!” has become one of the most common sights in top-level football in the past few years, and it all began in Miami, Florida on August 7, 2013.

Ronaldo’s Real Madrid were facing Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in a pre-season friendly back then, and after Brazilians Marcelo and Ramires had traded early strikes, a brace either side of half-time from Ronaldo settled the game and thrilled the Miami Gardens crowd.

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“It was when we were playing Chelsea in the USA and I really don’t know how it came about,” Ronaldo told the YouTube channel.

“I scored and it just came out. It was completely natural, to be honest.

“Afterwards, I realized I enjoyed it and started to do it more often. I saw that the fans liked it and that they’d remember it so I carried on doing it.”


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