Is Ronaldo About to Start an Acting Career?

It seems that being the best footballer in the world isn’t enough for Cristiano Ronaldo, as recent reports from Sky Sports News suggest that the Portuguese star is about to break out into the world of acting. Is the Real Madrid legend going to turn his back on football, or is he merely just adding another string to his bow?

Fans of watching the glittering talent of the 32-year-old maestro shouldn’t worry too much just yet. He has already stated that he wants to play football until the age of 40 - and his ability, strength, and fitness certainly don’t look to be wavering. He is currently third top scorer in La Liga with 14 goals at the time of writing, and has had less pitch time than Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez ahead of him. Ronaldo continues to be a key asset for Los Blancos, and is one of the reasons they are running away at the top of the table and 1/3 in the La Liga betting to lift the title.

Instead of giving up his footballing career for acting, it looks as though Ronaldo could start getting involved in a bit more screen work on the side. According to the Sky News report, the Galactico is set to star alongside Angelina Jolie in a TV drama about Syrian refugees called Hayat Koprusu. The focus will be on a Syrian family on their way to Turkey to escape the civil war and will feature appearances from numerous actors and actresses from all over the world.

This won’t be the first time Ronaldo has appeared on the big screen. There was of course the Ronaldo feature-length documentary back in 2015, and the fantastic forward has also featured in a number of other TV documentaries including Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success. He has been in a few pretty cool adverts as well (see video above). There is no question that the Euro 2016 winner is primed for the limelight, and being one of the most recognised stars in footballing history should easily fill him with the confidence required to make it in the acting world.

Being an iconic hero reminiscent of David Beckham means that Ronaldo is sure to be in the public eye for many years after his footballing career ends. But will he be able to climb to the top of the acting ladder as he did in football? There are not many professional footballers that have succeeded in the transition in the past. Vinnie Jones is the best-known case. The former Leeds United player has starred in blockbusters such as Gone in 60 Seconds (see clip above) and X-Men: The Last Stand. Others haven’t had as much luck. Does anyone remember former Arsenal striker Ian Wright’s acting turn in Sun of the Black Gun?

If Ronaldo does decide to make a serious switch to acting, he is sure to put 100% effort into it as he has in his career to date. Who knows, he could end up being the next Robert De Niro. nly time will tell.