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Ronaldo Homelander Comparisons

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Ronaldo Homelander Comparisons refers to a series of memes and jokes that compare Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo with Homelander, a villainous superhero featured in The Boys comic books and TV series. Memes comparing Ronaldo with Homelander began making the rounds as early as 2022 with football fans noticing that Ronaldo's management and teams often set him up to succeed rather than prioritizing the team as a whole. Some fans also draw comparisons between Ronaldo's and Homelander's attitudes and brands. In July 2024, Ronaldo's inability to land any free kicks in a match against Slovenia during the European Cup and his emotional breakdown soon after the match renewed discussions that compared the footballer with Homelander.


The earliest known record of an internet user comparing Ronaldo with Homelander is a November 1st, 2020, comment on a /r/soccer[1] subreddit post in which Ronaldo refers to himself in the third person, saying, "Christiano's back, this is the most important." To this, Redditor /u/jonwinslol posted a comment that read, "Homelander shit lol," gathering over 60 upvotes in four years.

However, the earliest notable post comparing Ronaldo with Homelander is a June 9th, 2022, post by X[2] user @alexfrco that read, "Ronaldo gives strong Homelander vibes." The post gathered over 1,000 likes in two years (seen below).

Alex @alexfrco Ronaldo gives strong Homelander vibes 6:18 PM Jun 9, 2022


On July 26th, 2022, YouTuber[3] Monzi (Magic of Barca) posted a deepfake video showing Ronaldo's face edited onto the Homelander Gets Applause meme, gathering over 90,000 views in two years (seen below).

On October 31st, 2022, Bleacher Report Football posted an edit of Ronaldo as Homelander as well, only to delete the image soon after it was uploaded. This was noted by various football fans, including X[4] user @blondedcartier and the subreddit[5] /r/soccercirclejerk (seen below).


In July 2024, Portugal won a penalty victory against Slovenia during a European Cup match. Ronaldo missed all three of his free kicks, with his team only winning thanks to their goalkeeper blocking Slovenia's penalty kicks. Ronaldo could be seen getting emotional and crying after the match, causing soccer fans to draw more comparisons between Ronaldo and Homelander.

On July 1st, X[6] user @chiddyafc posted a tweet questioning other Portugal players for not attempting to take the free kicks instead of Ronaldo. The post received a quote tweet from X[7] users @_nosetalgia_, who wrote, "Why don't A Train and The Deep speak up against Homelander??" and gathered over 45,000 likes in two days (seen below, left).

The post was also quoted by X[8] user @OBolarin11, who posted a clip of Homelander threatening A Train, gathering over 33,000 likes in two days (seen below, right).

ezio auditore da firenze @_nosetalgia_ Follow "Why don't A Train and The Deep speak up against Homelander??" Chiddy @chiddyafc Jul 1 Replying to @chiddyafc Portugal players are bitches for allowing this man like Bruno and Bernardo are almost 30 and they can't speak up?? 4:36 PM ⚫ Jul 1, 2024 3.3M Views • • Killua @OBolarin11 Ronaldo when Bruno says "I should be taking them" From homelander reactions & clips Chiddy @chiddyafc Jul 1 Replying to @chiddyafc Portugal players are bitches for allowing this man like Bruno and Bernardo are almost 30 and they can't speak up?? • 4:51 PM ⚫ Jul 1, 2024 2.8M Views

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[1] Reddit – /r/soccer

[2] X – alexfrco

[3] YouTube – Magic Of Barca

[4]  X – blondedcartier

[5] Reddit – /r/soccercirclejerk

[6] X – chiddyafc

[7] X – nosetalgia

[8] X – OBolarin11

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