SSR Volume 14 Foreword
Volume 14 of Stars Soccer Review (SSR) Volume 14 magazine is called 4-REAL CR7 Attributes. It is an exclusive look at Portugal and Real Madrid's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo. The CR7 concept is an incorporation of Cristiano Ronaldo's initials and the number 7 on the jersey he wears while playing for his teams. He is the most popular athlete in the world for a third straight year as reported by ESPN World Fame top 100 list.
His critics seem to suggest that he is not a natural footballer although he won his fifth FIFA Player of the Year (POY) award for the 2016/2017 season. His five POY awards moved him into a tie with Lionel Messi, who many consider to be the best player on the planet. It was also his fourth POY award in the last five seasons and it shows that Ronaldo deserves to be among the top footballers. Any cooked up story about a rivalry between him and Messi is another failed attempt to undermine his creditability.