Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) celebrated the global release of biographical movie “Ronaldo” (UPIE) on Monday by attending a huge premiere and greeting hundreds of fans in Leicester Square, London.
On the red carpet, Guinness World Records adjudicator Mark McKinley presented the Real Madrid player with honorary certificates for his many incredible world record achievements.
These included: Most goals in a UEFA Champions League season by an individual (17), Most FIFA World Player of the Year awards (3) and Most Liked Person On Facebook (Male), Most followed athlete on Twitter (with 37,831,159 followers as of 15 September 2015) and Most hat-tricks in a La Liga career (25) - a remarkable record that secured Ronaldo a spot in the Guinness World Records 2016 book.
Endeavouring to add another title to his impressive collection, the footballer invited his fans to help him attempt the record for the Most self-portrait photographs (selfies) taken in three minutes.
Unfortunately the record attempt was not successful, but it nevertheless thrilled many of his fans who got the opportunity to stand cheek-to-cheek with the famous sportsman.
Ronaldo's failed attempt means Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (USA) keeps hold of the title which he accomplished at the premiere of San Andreas (Warner Bros; USA) in London, UK, on 21 May 2015 with an unmatched 105 selfies.
Filmed over 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport, “Ronaldo” is directed by Emmy® Award winner Anthony Wonke and produced by Paul Martin, who both joined the star on the red carpet last night. Executive Producers Asif Kapadia and James Gay Rees likewise attended to represent the film.
A host of celebrated football names were present including Gary Neville, Radamel Falcao, Louis Saha, Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ronaldo’s son Cristiano Jr, his mother Dolores and agent Jorge Mendes, who all appear in the film, were also in attendance.
Last night’s premiere was a truly global event, with the film being live simulcast into 289 cinemas in 13 countries, allowing Cristiano’s legions of fans around the world to watch the film at the same time.
The film is available everywhere now on digital download, as well as DVD and Blu-Ray.