Cristiano Ronaldo Announces Global Football Competition Called 'The Game'

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent ISeptember 30, 2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - AUGUST 07:  Cristiano Ronaldo #7 of Real Madrid celebrates a goal during International Champions Cup  Championship match against Chelsea at Sun Life Stadium on August 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has announced a mysterious and unique competition coming this October called "The Game," which will feature real players, teams, matches and football, according to the competition's official Facebook page

The Game is being described as the first truly global football competition.

According to, the main character in the competition is you. The site also states that The Game is open to everyone and fans are encouraged to start building their team right away.

In recent Facebook posts, The Game has announced several "photo challenge" winners who have apparently received autographed memorabilia from Ronaldo himself. But it remains to be seen whether there's more to The Game than posting pictures and winning prizes. 

Ronaldo has announced via Twitter that the game will be "revolutionary:"

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With words like real, worldwide and revolutionary being tossed around, you've got to believe Ronaldo has something huge in store for football fans this fall. While it's extremely difficult to imagine exactly what The Game entails without more information, the competition's marketing strategy has certainly succeeded in creating quite a bit of buzz.

The Game's official Twitter account, which launched this past summer, already has 19,000-plus followers while the official Facebook page boasts nearly 75,000 likes. 

Clearly The Game has captured the imaginations of football fans everywhere, but will it live up to the massive hype generated by its secretive construction?

We'll have to wait and see.

Although there's tons of mystery surrounding The Game, football fans have got to be excited considering it's being endorsed by one of the biggest names in the sport.


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