Career years: 2002-Present
Ronaldo stans are essentially a hybrid of two pre-existing sets of stans. They have the same characteristics as Beckham stans because of Ronaldo's play, looks, and celebrity lifestyle, but with the hidden inferiority complex of Kobe stans. They'll mask over the fact that their man used to be No. 1 and has been knocked off his perch by someone better *cough* Messi *cough* by performing a series of mental gymnastics. And if you dare to confront a Ronaldo stan in a Ronaldo vs. Messi debate, they'll quickly go on the defense, declare, "But Ronaldo is tall and hot and Messi is an imp!" and then log off to cuddle with their Ronaldo blow-up doll.