Ronaldo “Siu” celebration beginning
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that his iconic “Siu” celebration was born against former Premier League rivals Chelsea.
The Portuguese superstar, now 37, is renowned for his trademark jump in the air and swivel move – accompanied by him shouting “Sii” – whenever he scores a goal.
He regularly performs the unique celebration now, but it was fans in America who first witnessed the pose.
Speaking to the YouTube channel Soccer.com, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner revealed he whipped out the now-classic move while playing for Real Madrid in a friendly against Chelsea.
Ronaldo recalled: “Well, I was in the US and we played against Chelsea and I don’t know where it came from. I just scored and I went, ‘sii!’
“But it was natural, to be honest.
“After that, I started doing it and I feel like the fans, when they see me they’re like ‘sii’ and I was like, ‘wow, people remember Cristiano because of the sii,’ so I continued like that.”