Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed how he came about his famous ‘Siuu’ goal celebration.
Regarded as one of the most iconic celebrations in football history, the Portugal captain, currently playing for Al Nassr, explained that ‘siuu’ is derived from the Portuguese word for ‘yes.’
In an interview with LiveScore, Ronaldo expressed his joy at seeing other players imitate his celebrated goal celebration, indicating that it brings him happiness to witness such homage from fellow professionals.
“It seems to have grown into its own global phenomenon, and I love when I see other players doing it, or people send me videos of people in other sports doing it or little kids doing it, it’s great. It means, yes, very simple but meaning it strongly!
“I started to say ‘si’, it’s like ‘yes’, when I was in Real Madrid. I was in the USA and we played against Chelsea 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.’”
He concluded by saying that he will continue to carry on the famous goal celebration when he scores.
“I’m like, ‘Wow! People are reminded of me because of it!’ So, it’s good, and I’ll continue doing it like that.”