Football: Ronaldo splits with supermodel girlfriend

Football: Ronaldo splits with supermodel girlfriend
Ronaldo's management group confirmed to AFP on Tuesday that the couple, who had been dating for five years, had split up.

LISBON - World footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo and the Russian supermodel Irina Shayk have split up after a five year relationship, the Real Madrid star's management group told AFP on Tuesday.

Rumours had been rife about the state of the relationship since Shayk missed the Ballon D'Or ceremony last week and they were fuelled further when a representative of Shayk told the American press the couple had split.

Shayk, 29, made her name as a lingerie and swimwear model and starred in her first Hollywood movie 'Hercules' last year.

Ronaldo's third Ballon d'Or came in a year in which the 29-year-old Portuguese Real Madrid superstar scored 61 goals and helped the Spanish giants win their 10th Champions League trophy.

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