Forget Messi… Ronaldo heads to the studio in bid to be as big as The Beatles
15:29 GMT, 8 November 2012
Seemingly not content with taking the football world by storm, Cristiano Ronaldo has threatened to unleash a Real Madrid super-band on music lovers everywhere.
And he even hopes to use the song to get the team in the zone before their big matches.
The Ballon d'Or nominee this week joined club and international team-mate Pepe in a music studio in Spain. But on first listen, after Ronaldo put some vocals and even attempted to beatbox over the tune, we don't envisage a change in career any time soon.
Scroll down to see video of Ronaldo and Pepe in the music studio
Career change Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't look as comfortable with a guitar as he does on the pitch
Reflecting on his time behind the mic, the Portugal star said: 'Music is part of me and part of the people I am close to. Without music, we wouldn’t live so happily. I love music.
'At times you have to break from the routine of football a little. I like to do other things that are not just football, football, football.
'It’s nice to experience new things so I thought coming into a music studio with some friends would be a great way to relax and have some fun.
'I told the guys we could spend a whole day here putting music together and we’d come up with something good for sure.
'This is the first time that I have been in a recording studio and the guys are great.
'We all love music so we decided to come here and have a jam session, do a little rap which I think came out well. It’s been great fun. I enjoyed it a lot.'
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Asked if he'd consider creating the pre-match music at the Bernebeu, he said: 'Yes, if they ask, I’ll put together a track for them.'
Ronaldo's stint in the studio was part of the advertising campaign for his new boots, the CR Mercurial Vapor VIII, as well as as own range within Nike brand of clothing and training kit.
Covered by the slogan, 'Love to win, hate to lose', Ronaldo's image is of a heart – to symbolise a love of winning – slashed by an X – representing a hatred of losing.
Discussing those, he added: 'It’s very nice. The small details are lovely. You see for example the heart with the cross through it, which is a phenomenal idea. It’s a symbol that reflects my way of being.
'I am a person who likes to compete, who likes to win and who hates to lose. And that’s what the symbol represents for me. I am very pleased to be part of a select group of athletes who have their own range within a brand like Nike. It makes me very proud.
'The boots are personal and I like to be involved. I always give Nike my feedback on them so that the designers know what I like, how I feel wearing them, and whether they are comfortable.'