The Spanish-speaking world is obsessed with Fútbol.

A little knowledge of the beautiful game is a great way to strike up a conversation. The hot topic at the moment is Cristiano Ronaldo.

He just won this year’s balón de oro. That makes him arguably el mejor futbolista del mundo. (the best football player in the world.)

Personally, I prefer Lionel Messi from Argentina.

However, there is a lot more to talk about with Cristiano “el arrogante” vs. Lionel “el humilde.” (Humble.)

See why people find Cristiano a bit over the top:

¿Se cree mucho? – (Is he full of himself?)

While you pick up some interesting Spanish phrases about fútbol, you’ll also hear Ronaldo describing himself in Spanish with words like gifted, rich and great.

Too bad he doesn’t say he is modesto.

He is a good-looking lad, sin duda (without a doubt). He’ll even tell himself how handsome he is.

Let me know if you think he’s as good looking as he thinks he is.

Here are the Spanish phrases in action.