Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer. He currently plays for Real Madrid. He is one of the modern-day greats. He has lived up to the name Ronaldo. He has won 3 Ballon D’or during his career. Cristiano Ronaldo is also one of the highest paid athletes in the world. He is the all-time top scorer for Portugal in international matches. He was once the most expensive player in the world with €94 million. The record was broken by fellow teammate Gareth Bale.
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5 1985 in Madeira. He was born to Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro. His name Ronaldo is after U.S President Ronald Reagan. Cristiano Ronaldo said that he lived in poverty as a child. At the age of 14, he decided to completely focus on Football. He was signed to Sporting CP as a child. During his time at Sporting, he showed tremendous potential. He even caught the eye of major clubs like Arsenal and Liverpool. But he was signed by Manchester United. Sir Alex Fergusson was impressed with Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance in a friendly match in Lisbon in 2003 he was transferred for £12.24 Million. After the signing, he was given the no.7 jersey. No. 7 represented the likes of George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. He initially wanted the no. 28 because of the pressure of no. 7 jersey. But he lived up to the greats of no.7. Cristiano Ronaldo took on the role of David Beckham. He became a free kick specialist at Manchester United. He won all the major trophies available with Man U. He won the English Premier League, The FA Cup, Community Shield, Capital One Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and The FIFA Club World Cup. He also won personal awards such as European Golden Shoe and Ballon D’or.
Cristiano Ronaldo Biography
- Full Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
- Birthdate: February 5th, 1985
- Birthplace: Funchal, Madeira – Portugal
- Height: 186 cm (1m 86cm)
- Weight: 84 kg
- Field position: Left/right winger, striker/forward
- First professional club: Sporting Clube de Portugal
- Career debut: October 7th, 2002, against Moreirense
- Current club: Real Madrid (since 2009)
- International team: Portugal
- International debut: August 20th, 2003, against Kazakhstan
- Nicknames: CR7, CR9, Ronny
In 2009 Cristiano Ronaldo became the most expensive player in History. He was signed by Real Madrid for €94 million. At this time he was frequently compared to Lionel Messi of Barcelona. The two became the best players in Spain. The El Classico was regarded a rivalry between the two players. Real Madrid and Barcelona always had a fierce rivalry but it was boosted by Ronaldo and Messi. Ronaldo kept on performing with Real Madrid. He became the first person to score back to back 40 Goals in a season. With Real Madrid he achieved everything he had to achieve. He won the La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and The FIFA Club World Cup. He won two Ballon D’or awards at Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t drink Alcohol. He is very close to his family and friends. Ronaldo has been an attraction in the Media. He was involved in sports and outside of sports in the news. His relationships with high profile celebrities were always a talking point. Ronaldo was in a relationship with Irina Shayk since 2015. He broke the relationship in 2015 when Irina didn’t want to attend his mom’s birthday party. He doesn’t have any tattoos because it will prevent him from donating blood.