French police scold Ronaldo for street wee

The superstar footballer Ronaldo has been warned by French police after was caught peeing in the street at the chic resort of St Tropez on the French Riviera.

French police scold Ronaldo for street wee
Ronaldo pictured up picking up the Ballon d'Or. Photo: AFP

As one of the world’s highest paid footballers, Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo is used to enjoying life’s luxuries and is currently enjoying a holiday in the chic town of St Tropez on the French Riviera.

But the Real Madrid striker was caught in a less than glamourous position this week when he was snapped relieving himself between two parked cars outside one of the French town’s most famous clubs.


Ronaldo was caught urinating outside Le Quai, nestled along the French town’s picturesque port, reported Spanish sports newspaper, Mundo Deportivo.

Police were soon on the scene and gave the footballer a talking to, telling him to move on from the port area, but stopped short of fining the Real Madrid star. 

In Paris, you can be hit with a €35 fine for urinating on a wall and there are stories of people being slapped with fines of up to €450 for relieving themselves in public. 

Ronaldo, who also has his own range of footwear and famously dabbles in modelling, has been on holiday with friends in the south of France for the past few days, perhaps hoping to put a woeful Real Madrid season behind him. 

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France’s Ribéry makes Ballon d’Or shortlist

France international forward Franck Ribéry has been shortlisted for this year's Ballon d'Or, along with Argentinian and Portugese superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

France's Ribéry makes Ballon d'Or shortlist
French international midfielder Franck Ribery has been shortlisted for this year's Ballon d'Or, along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo: Franck Fife

France's Franck Ribéry was shortlisted for this year's Ballon d'Or on Monday, along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the sport's world governing body FIFA and sponsors France Football magazine said.

French winger Ribéry was part of a Bayern Munich team that claimed an unprecedented treble of Champions League, German title and German Cup, as well as the European Supercup.

Barcelona forward Messi has already won the title four times but seems less of a hot favourite this year after an injury-hit season.

Real Madrid's Portugese striker Ronaldo won the 2008 Ballon d'Or and has been tipped to win the award this time around.

Although Ribéry plays in Germany, this year's long list for the award was seen as a sign of the growing power of French football, or at least the dominance of two clubs, with the country's Ligue 1 represented by four players, as opposed to just one last year.

French champions Paris Saint-Germain had a three-strong contingent in October's long list, including Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Brazilian defender Thiago Silva and Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani.

Monaco’s Radamel Falcao was the fourth player who plies his trade in France to make the list. 

Ribéry's former Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes is up against ex-Manchester United supremo Alex Ferguson and Jurgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund) in the male coach of the year nominees.

The Ballon d'Or will be presented in Zurich on January 13th.

More to follow.