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There is, potentially, nothing more difficult than identifying the "greatest player" in the history of an individual sport. In basketball, the great Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James argument looms large. In baseball, there is literally no unequivocally right or wrong answer, and in the NFL, it's Tom Brady vs. literally everyone else.
Soccer, unsurprisingly, is no different. Perhaps the biggest debate happening right now is Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi for the legitimate GOAT status. Throw the one-named wonders Pele and Ronaldinho into that mix, and you have a legitimate four-way battle of the greats.
Regardless of your own personal choice for the GOAT, there is no denying that Ronaldo was, and still is, an unbelievable player. Between his circus goals and mind-blowing athleticism on the field, he is, without a doubt, one of the most talented players to ever kick around a soccer ball. However, any REAL fan knows that in order to be considered a real fanatic, they'll need some high-quality Ronaldo swag. As a result, I've decided to compile a list of some of the best gifts for Cristiano Ronaldo fans, so that real fans of the GOAT can flaunt their stance on the debate.
It can only help your case, really.
Ronaldo #7 Soccer Crew Socks by Forever Fanatics
Nothing says "I absolutely love Cristiano Ronaldo!!!!" better than a pair of socks with the footballer on them. Here, we have a pair of Ronaldo crew socks with a high-quality image of the Juventus star scoring a goal.
On the back of the socks, we have Ronaldo's name and number, written in a jersey-like manner. If you're one for festive and colorful socks, this most certainly a no-brainer. And if you were pumped about the Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus news in the last offseason, even better.
Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Soccer Beanie by Forever Fanatics
Forever Fanatics really does do a hell of a job when it comes to digitally printing images onto their apparel. If you're as big of a fan of their Cristiano Ronaldo socks as I am, then you'll absolutely love this beanie from there. Some of Ronaldo's best days came with Real Madrid, where he played from 2009 up until just last year, so for an image of him in his heyday, this beanie is an excellent plus. It's also super warm, so there's that. You can be a fan and be comfortably warm when it's colder than a frozen scoreboard.
Cristiano Ronaldo Men's Sweatshirt by Smartzone
If you're looking for some apparel that is a little more noticeable than socks or a seasonal beanie, then you may want to opt for this sweatshirt from Smart Zone. It's made of some pretty high quality materials, and aesthetically speaking, it's a great way to show off your Ronaldo fanhood. Be careful, however—this particular sweatshirt runs a little small, so you might want to order one size up. I did, and it might be the best-fitting sweatshirt that I own.
Cristiano Ronaldo Signed 'The Overhead Goal' by Kicks
I'd love a signed photo from Ronaldo, but unfortunately, it's going to cost me a pretty penny. Instead, I opted for something a little (and by little I mean a lot) cheaper than an authentically-signed Ronaldo picture. There is, arguably, no more famous image of Ronaldo than a shot of him scoring an overhead goal against his current-club Juventus back when he played for Real Madrid. Any true fan should covet this photo—replica signature or not. The future of Juventus FC is looking bright, thanks to Ronaldo himself. Now get yourself a picture of him to show your gratitude!
Cristiano Ronaldo Men's T-Shirt by Smart Zone
Another product from Smart Zone, we have the t-shirt version of the hooded sweatshirt from before. Obviously, a hoodie like that can only be worn when weather permits, but this shirt can literally be worn in any type of weather. Made out of high quality fabric, this sleekly-designed shirt is literally the perfect gift for any TRUE fan of Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Soccer Jersey by P.F.A. Portugal
Jerseys are among the best gifts for Cristiano Ronaldo fans. As many Cristiano Ronaldo fans know, the footballer has been well-traveled over his career, making stops in Sporting CP B, Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and now, Juventus.
As a result, it's kind of difficult to grab one of his jerseys, considering he could be on the move at any moment—especially at this point in his career. I think the best course of action would be grabbing his jersey from the Portugese National team; this way, you can get a jersey that he's guaranteed to be associated with for the rest of his career. This authentic, high quality jersey from P.F.A Portugal will immediately make you feel like your Ronaldo himself. But obviously, once you hit the field, it will be a different story...
Ronaldo Soccer Ball by iSport Gifts
If you're a little bit of a younger fan, you may want to opt for a fun little ball like this. This premium soccer ball from iSport gifts is the perfect training ball for all the youth footballers out there, and the cool picture of Cristiano Ronaldo certainly helps. Well, if you're a Ronaldo fan that is. Those who think that Lionel Messi is the world's greatest soccer player might become a little jaded...
CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo Men's Basic Socks by Richard Chai
If you're not a fan of the flamboyant Cristiano Ronaldo socks from the first section, you might as well opt for something a little more... distinguished. These socks, from the CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo brand, are the perfect blend of casual, dressy, and they are among the most comfortable socks I have ever owned. Ronaldo collaborated with NY-based designer Richard Chai for his collection, so you know it's legit. This is a nice, classy gift for Cristiano Ronaldo fans.
2019 Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Figure by Luxury & Trendy
Bobbleheads always make a great gift—so long as you're actually getting said person a figure of a person they actually like. Well, what better bobblehead figure to get a Cristiano Ronaldo fan than... one of Cristiano Ronaldo.
That's not a trick question, by the way. Get this bobblehead. Immediately. He's just waiting to bobble around on your desk.
Cristiano Ronaldo CR7 Mug by Gio Gifts
My final selection for fans of the famous footballer caters to caffeine connoisseurs worldwide. This Juventus autographed ceramic mug is certainly one of the best gifts for Cristiano Ronaldo fans everywhere, so long as they like to drink hot caffeinated beverages. If not, well, you can always drink juice out of it or something like that. It's still a pretty nice freaking cup.