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Cristiano Ronaldo’s extra ankle bone helps him score stunners… Seriously?

May 27, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

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Okay, put this story right up there with random, bizarre and flat out peculiar.

According to a recently published book called ‘CR7′ that is all about Cristiano Ronaldo, it claims that the Portuguese superstar and reigning FIFA World Player of the Year has an obvious advantage over his competitors.

Ronaldo has an extra bone in his ankle.

Yeah, you read that right.

The 28-year-old Real Madrid forward has a bone in his ankle which only 10 percent of humans beings have, thus allowing him the ability to create his famous free kicks and shooting from distance. The power, dip and accuracy Ronaldo generates from kicking his foot up and down on the ball puts spin on the ball and helps it to deceive goalkeepers.

Isn’t that just good technique that Ronaldo has perfected after hours of hard work on the training ground?

Perhaps.

Yet this book’s claim may also play a big part in one of the most stunning shots the soccer world has ever seen, as a free kick or free shot outside the box from Cristiano gives opposition goalkeepers sleepless nights.

  1. talgrath - May 28, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    The only info I can find on an extra bone in the ankle area is this: http://www.foothealthfacts.org/footankleinfo/os_trigonum_syndrome.htm

    Basically Os Trigonum Syndrome sounds like it should cause a lot of injuries and sprains in the ankle, not give you better service and shots.

  2. xsorethumbx - May 28, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Didn’t jimmy the Greek lose his job saying this ?

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