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14th Jun 2023

Cristiano Ronaldo explains meaning behind ‘Siuuuu’ celebration

Callum Boyle

Cristiano Ronaldo

What’s a Ronaldo goal without a ‘Siuuuu’ celebration these days?

After all these years, Cristiano Ronaldo has finally explained the origins behind his iconic ‘Siuuuu’ celebration.

‘Siu’ means ‘yes’ in Portuguese and fans around the world have watched the 38-year-old perform the celebration after each one of his many goals for a long time but it first believed to have started back in 2014.

After winning the Ballon d’Or in 2014, Ronaldo is believed to have shouted ‘Siu’ after collecting the coveted prize however the forward has revealed what he thinks about his own celebration and what it means.

Speaking to LiveScore, he said: “It seems to have grown into its own global phenomenon – and I love when I see other players doing it, or people send me videos of people in other sports doing it or little kids doing it – it’s great. It means yes – very simple but meaning it strongly!”

Previously, Ronaldo has admitted that there was no genuine thought process to the celebration, which was given it’s first run out during a pre-season game against Chelsea in the Untied States.

“I started to say ‘si’, it’s like ‘yes’, when I was in Real Madrid. I was in the USA and we played against Chelsea and I don’t know where this is coming from, the celebration,” he added.

“I just scored the goal and it just came out. It was just natural, to be honest. Since that, I started to do it more often and I feel like the supporters and the fans see it and they’re like ‘Cristiano, siiiiiiuuuu’. I’m like ‘wow! People are reminded of me because of it!’ So it’s good, and I’ll continue doing it like that.”

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