Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't a great student

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was popular with other students at school – but not with the teachers.

‘I was not thick but I was not interested in school,’ he admits. ‘I was expelled after I threw a chair at the teacher.

‘He disrespected me.’

Cristiano‘s mum Dolores decided her son should focus entirely on football and it paid off.

The Real Madrid star, 26, now earns £400,000 a week.

‘When I got to 14 I felt I had the potential. I thought I was maybe good enough at that time to play semi-professionally,’ the soccer star tells the Sunday Mirror.

‘It was not until 22 when I was with Manchester United that I started to believe I was the best.

‘I’m determined, I’m strong, very quick and I’m very, very professional.’

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