Cristiano Ronaldo: I was expelled from school for throwing a chair at the teacher
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was popular with other students at school - but not with the teachers.
'I was not thick but I was not interested in school,' he admits. 'I was expelled after I threw a chair at the teacher.
'He disrespected me.'
Cristiano's mum Dolores decided her son should focus entirely on football and it paid off.
The Real Madrid star, 26, now earns £400,000 a week.
'When I got to 14 I felt I had the potential. I thought I was maybe good enough at that time to play semi-professionally,' the soccer star tells the Sunday Mirror.
'It was not until 22 when I was with Manchester United that I started to believe I was the best.
'I'm determined, I'm strong, very quick and I'm very, very professional.'