Cristiano Ronaldo's latest dive is gloriously terrible 5 years ago

Cristiano Ronaldo's latest dive is gloriously terrible

You're better than that, mate.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the overwhelming favourite to win the Ballon d'Or after a very productive 2016. The Real Madrid superstar scored the winning penalty in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, and captained Portugal to Euro 2016 glory.


The 31-year-old wasn't at his best for either victory, and went off injured in the Euro 2016 final against France. But he made a telling contribution in the semi-final against Wales, scoring a towering header, and held his nerve in the decisive moment for his club.

Ronaldo could also add the Fallon d'Floor (an mock award given to the worst dive in football during a calendar year) to his third Ballon d'Or crown if no-one can top this dive before the end of the year. A dive that was so awful it's actually good.

During Sunday's 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, Ronaldo went on a dribble around 25 yards from the opposition's goal, and threw himself to the ground in theatrical fashion.


The referee was standing close-by and was completely unconvinced, despite Ronaldo's protests.

A truly terrible attempt. You're better than this, Ronaldo.

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