With speculation swirling that he might be leaving Spanish titans Real Madrid this summer, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo sparked additional interest on Monday when he posted a message on Twitter about “exciting news."
On Tuesday, the 30-year-old revealed that a documentary will be made about him. Entitled "Ronaldo," the documentary will be released in Aug. 2015, and will follow a year in the life of the three-time Ballon d'Or winner. Directed by Anthony Wonke and produced by Paul Martin, the documentary will be filmed on location in Madrid, Lisbon, Madeira, Brazil and the U.S., and will feature Ronaldo's inner circle.
After a successful career with Manchester United from 2003-2009, Ronaldo continued to establish himself as perhaps the most famous player in the world with Real Madrid, scoring 225 goals in 200 games for the famed European club.
Exciting news to share with you tomorrow. Can’t wait! pic.twitter.com/ESFtvzVfBg
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) June 8, 2015
Documentaries profiling professional athletes are nothing new. In Oct. 2013, "Linsanity" was released in theatres about Asian-American NBA player Jeremy Lin. A 54-minute documentary about Ronaldo was released in 2014, with actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the narrator.
Though he scored 61 goals across all competitions, Ronaldo is coming off a rather forgettable 2014-2015 season in La Liga. Talent-rich Real Madrid watched rivals Barcelona win the league title, the league cup and the Champions League title in the same season, completing the highly difficult "treble." Real Madrid was ousted from Champions League by Italian champions Juventus, and fell to local rival Atletico Madrid in Copa del Rey.
However, Portugal are on top of Group I in Euro 2016 qualifying, winning three of their four matches. Ronaldo scored two goals in three games for Portugal.