Video: Castrol EDGE Presents #RonaldoLIVE

Posted on May 26, 2012 by

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Sport-locker.net normally goes mad when we post a video of Cristiano Ronaldo showing off his skills – so here’s another one for all his fans!

In an online world-first, fans from around the globe were able to put the skills of one of the world’s greatest footballers, Cristiano Ronaldo, to the test in a live challenge that was streamed on Facebook!

Castrol EDGE Presents #RonaldoLIVE challenge was created to celebrate the release of Castrol EDGE Presents Ronaldo Tested to the Limit free on iTunes.

The award-winning documentary was first released last year and showcased the Portugal and Real Madrid forward’s strengths in a series of captivating challenges in the most scientific examination of a player ever undertaken.

In the challenge, Castrol EDGE Presents #RonaldoLIVE, fans enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime chance to test Ronaldo’s lightning quick reaction speed, shooting accuracy and strength under pressure as they challenged him to control and successfully strike a barrage of footballs at multiple targets. 

With balls falling from chutes in the ceiling, fans who connected to the Castrol EDGE Presents #RonaldoLIVE Facebook app to watch live were selected at random to take part in the action by choosing Ronaldo’s target from a choice of four goals.

During the live 15 minute broadcast more than 180 countries were represented.  From Mongolia to Madagascar and Luxembourg to Lesotho, thousands of fans vied to take on their hero live in the world’s first interactive football challenge. The #RonaldoLIVE hash tag reached over 22.1 million people over three days. 

Cristiano Ronaldo, Castrol EDGE global ambassador said: “For me Castrol EDGE Presents #RonaldoLIVE is amazing because I can connect with so many people around the world and show them some of my skills live like this. It’s a new challenge for me, to be tested by my fans, but I always try to be the best and I hope that they enjoyed it.” 

Fans can download Castrol EDGE Presents Ronaldo Tested to the Limit as a free podcast on iTunes now by visiting: http://bit.ly/testronaldo

What do you think of the #RonaldoLIVE challenge? Don’t forget to join in the conversation on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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