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Former Manchester City Player Trevor Sinclair Believes He Created Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘SIUUU’ Celebration

Jack Kenmare

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Former Manchester City Player Trevor Sinclair Believes He Created Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘SIUUU’ Celebration

Trevor Sinclair has bizarrely claimed that he was the one who created Cristiano Ronaldo's iconic 'SIUUU' celebration.

The former England international, who played for Manchester City between 2003 and 2007, made a total of 82 appearances for the Citizens, scoring six times from midfield.

And two of those goals came in Manchester derbies. He netted once in a 3-1 win at Maine Road in January 2006 and another on March 14, 2004 - a game where he celebrated in memorable fashion.

Sinclair has recently opened up about that goal celebration.

In fact, when asked if he did score against United in an interview with talkSPORT, he said: “I did actually, thank you! It’s actually when the ‘Siu’ celebration was created.

“I scored, just ran off, took my shirt off, I was absolutely ecstatic. And as I ran towards the sideline, I just spun and all the lads sort of ran into me. 

“But I genuinely think that is where Ronaldo’s ‘SIUUU’ celebration was born.” 

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

So where did the celebration come from, according to Ronaldo? He explained the meaning behind "SIUUU" in 2019.

“I started to say ‘si’, it’s like ‘yes’, when I was in Real Madrid," he said. “When we would win, everyone would say ‘siiiii’ and so I started to say it. I don’t know why, it was natural.

“I was in the USA and we played against Chelsea [in 2013] and I don’t know where this is coming from, the celebration.

“I just scored the goal and it just came out. It was just natural, to be honest. Since that, I started to do it more often and I feel like the supporters and the fans see it and they’re like ‘Cristiano, siiiiiiuuuu’.

“I’m like ‘wow! People are reminded of me because of it!’ So it’s good, and I’ll continue doing it like that.”


Last month, Cristiano Ronaldo was told he is doing his 'SIUUU' celebration too often

Former England international Peter Crouch said he needs to save them and "leave the punters wanting more".

"I think this needs saying as a public service announcement: the key to a good celebration is not doing it too often," Crouch wrote in his Daily Mail column.

"You don’t want anybody turning round saying: 'Oh, here he goes again.'

"I only did the robot three times on a pitch (more at weddings, obviously!) — in England friendlies against Hungary and Jamaica and, with Stoke, when I scored my 100th Premier League goal.

"You have to save them. Leave the punters wanting more. Think on, Cristiano."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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