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Cristiano Ronaldo: ping pong's loss
Daily Mail (UK), November 20th, 2009 1PM

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Cristiano Ronaldo revealed that his second favorite sport is ping pong and that while a youngster a ping-pong coach tried to persuade him to quit soccer to focus on the smaller ball: "One day the coach of the Sporting table tennis said, 'I've seen you play and I think you can become a good table tennis player. Want to get in the team?' 'No, no thanks,' I replied without hesitation. 'I want to be a soccer player. Ping pong is a hobby, not a sport in which you want to be professional.' He tried to persuade me again and again."

 

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