Regarding Xavi’s latest comments: “I read many articles that said that Cristiano was still above Neymar. No, it’s unfair. What did he do (vs PSG)? He scored a penalty and a knee goal. But what about the dangerous situations created by Neymar?” Here is an old Cristiano quote:
Did you know that one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s first advertising deals was with Coca-Cola in 2006 in China?
They really got in on the ground floor of using this sweet portuguese Beefcake to sell products. It was so early on, they didn’t even think to have him take his shirt off!!
He even had a line of custom soda cans with his 21 year-old babyface:
check out that #17 jersey, the number he wore when he first joined the Senior Squad. Coca-Cola was also one of the first brands to make Cris do deeply, wonderfully stupid things in commercials. Through some shady internet archive machinations that i won’t get into, I managed to track down and upload the solo commercial cris filmed for this campaign.
Here’s how he describes it in his 2007 book:
“We recorded for two days, during which I did a lot of ball juggling, sometimes wearing the Portuguese national football team shirt, and others wearing the trademark drink of that famous cold drink, the most popular in the world. The final result was amazing, with the can coming to life and hopping as it made moves… with ice cubes replacing the ball.”