| Last updated
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed how his trademark 'sii' celebration came about and why he has stuck with it.
Speaking to the YouTube channel Soccer.com, the 35-year-old Portuguese superstar said that he first used his unique celebration when he played against Chelsea in the US.
"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!'" he recalled.
"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."
The entire Juventus Stadium erupted into the sii scream when Ronaldo scored against SPAL last season.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star used the celebration when he picked up the Ballon d'Or in 2015, too.
And Ronaldo said at the time that the Madrid players knew that he shouted sii when he scored or his side won.
"The scream? The players know I always do that shout when I score a goal or when we win -- it's our team shout, from Real Madrid," he told Spanish TV station Cuatro.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, the scream became popular by Madrid players in 2011 and sii translates to 'yes' in Spanish.
Ronaldo also admitted that the legendary Eusebio would be the one player who he wanted to play alongside in his career.
"In my mind, I have many players I wish to play with, but I'll mention one from my country who died a few years ago -- Eusebio," he explained.
"He's one of the sons of Portugal and I wish to play with him because he's Portuguese.
"He was an unbelievable person and I wish I could play with him in the national team."
Featured Image Credit: PA
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read