In an interview with TV channel Cuatro, the Real Madrid man was asked was to describe himself in one word.
For a man that has won the Ballon d’Or in 2008 and has scored a ridiculous 153 goals in 143 games for the Madrid side, the word chosen was a rather more low key one than you may expect from a player of such calibre.
“Normal. My attitude to life is normal. I try to do the right things, to do them well. I’m a footballer and I try to make people happy,” he responded.
However, when asked to rank his ability out of ten, the Portuguese captain’s answer told much of his striking level of self belief that is tied to an insatiable desire to improve.
“Nine. I always want to improve and 10 is the maximum. I’m not a 10,” replied the former Manchester United man.
“My mentality is one of playing well, training well, and that is the target.”
Ronaldo is often described as arrogant and selfish, but he was recently in the news appealing for a fan to be released without charge.
The Real Madrid star appealed to Florida officials to drop charges against an over-enthusiastic fan who was arrested during a match after rushing on to the field to hug him.
Ronaldo, one of the world’s highest-paid athletes, handled the incident calmly during a match in Miami in August, even chatting with the 19-year-old fan, and telling security officials to take it easy on him before he was carted away.