He earns around £15M a week and he’s one of the most eligible bachelors in footballing world.
But ex-flame Gemma Atkinson has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo tried to woo her with tea and Only Fools And Horses, instead of fast cars and fancy restaurants.
The former Hollyoaks actress, 31, joked this week that her first date with the international footballer was ‘really, really glamorous’ as she revealed details of their short-lived fling, seven years ago.
‘I don’t know if he’s into it now, but it was on the telly. Only Fools And Horses and cups of tea, he seemed to enjoy it then but I’m going back about six or seven years.’
The British comedy about happless Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter and starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst is an unlikely choice for the Portuguese professional.
He was at the height of his international career at the time, having made his debut for native Portugal in August 2003.
Gemma, meanwhile, was five years out of Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks in which she played Lisa Hunter for four years, until 2005.
The actress previously admitted that her fling with the footballer ‘just sort of ended’ when he was ‘caught [sleeping] with prostitutes,’ according to The Sun.
Superfit Gemma could certainly give the footballer a run for his money in the strength stakes, after spending the last decade honing her physique.