Heejae Park and Carlos Resino
There is no doubt that the Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is one of the best footballers in history. He has currently won 5 Ballon d’Ors, 1 European Championship Title, 3 UEFA Best Players Award, 5 UEFA Champions League Titles, and 5 La Liga Santander Titles. Not only is he known as the King of Bernabéu (Real Madrid Home Stadium) with a record of 450 goals in 438 games, he is also famous for his good luck charm that is the golden noodle hairstyle.
A haircut surely can’t bring any luck towards the Portuguese forward’s favor, however, recent games proved that whenever Cristiano has his noodle haircut, he becomes an unstoppable goal-scoring machine in desperate times for his club.
To give some background behind Ronaldo’s iconic haircut, this was first displayed in front of millions of Madristas in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final against Juventus. At first, fans were laughing at how funny it looked, however, the former Real Madrid forward, converted those laughs into cheering for him, as he scored two goals in the finale of the UEFA Champions League, which secured Madrid’s UEFA Champions League title for the second time in two years.
The next season in 17/18, he brought back the iconic haircut in the rounds of 16 in the UEFA Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). It looked likely for PSG to make a comeback in the second leg of their match, however, Ronaldo was able to secure their progression towards the quarter-finals stage with a goal. Then, in the quarter-finals against Juventus, Ronaldo still had his iconic noodle haircut, which gave him the lucky charm to score one of the best goals in the history of football.
In the present day, the Juventus forward, Ronaldo turned up to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League with this haircut again, fans already knew that when CR7 gets this haircut, he becomes a monster in football. The game against Ajax on the 10th of March showed how the noodle haircut is indeed a lucky charm for Cristiano Ronaldo, as he was able to score a majestic header.
The history between decisive games and the noodle haircut show how Cristiano is indeed one of the best players that rise to the occasion when his team needs it.