Cristiano Ronaldo who currrently plays for Juventus has finally explained the origin of his famous Siii celebration style which he is known for by millions of football fans.
Ronaldo finally came forward to explain the motivation behind his celebration and it dates back several years.
The 34-year old since leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2009 became a household name not only in Spain, but the world over and many young upcoming players looked up to him.
Over the years with Los Blancos, Ronaldo became famous for his goal-scoring prowess and his high jump celebration while issuing a celebratory scream.
In an exclusive interview with DAZN, the Portuguese superstar revealed he derived the mid-air pirouette celebration from Real Madrid fans.
"I started saying it when I was at Real Madrid," he said in a snippet of the interview.
According to Ronaldo, Spanish fans were slightly different from those in England as they had a tendency to scream “Sii” which is Spanish for “Yes”.
"When we all won, they said 'siiii!'. I started saying it, I don't know why. It came naturally to me,” he said as quoted by Goal.
He went on to reveal that following the connection with the Madrid fans, his celebration that followed the Sii slogan came naturally after that.
"People asked me: 'why did you do it?' I don't know. I did it, I turned around, but naturally, because I always say that the best things happen in a natural way." Ronaldo, who recently won Serie A player of the year, further explained.
During the 2014 Ballon d’Or award ceremony, Ronaldo vocalized the celebration after winning the coveted award, and fans have associated him with the shout ever since.
At 34, the Sii celebrations are set to continue as Ronaldo is still in sparkling form , and it was exhibited once again in Juventus 2-1 win over Sampdoria on Wednesday, December 18.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Moroccan footballer Medhi Benatia saluted Cristiano Ronaldo's dedication and commitment to football considering what he witnessed before he left Juventus.
Before joining Al-Duhail in Qatar, Medhi Benatia spent six months with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.
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