|Full Name||Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro|
|Place of Birth||Funchal, Madeira|
|Country of Birth||Portugal|
|Current Club||Manchester United|
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Who Is Cristiano Ronaldo?
Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional footballer from Portugal, he plays as a forward for Manchester United, a premier league club. In addition, he also plays the same position in Portugal’s national team, where he is the captain. He is mostly referred to as the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) and he is considered one of the best players globally.
Being the best player he has won five Ballon d’Or Awards and four Golden Shoes, which is considered the most for a European player. Moreover, in his career, he has won 32 trophies which include seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA National League. Currently, he is the world’s top scorer in the men’s league having scored 783 goals and still counting, in 1,074 appearances. Apart from being the top scorer, he is also one of the few players who has made over 1000 professional appearances.
Background & Early Life
Ronaldo was born in the Sao Pedro parish of Funchal, on the island of Madeira on February 5th, 1985. He grew up in Santo Antonio, where he grew up in an impoverished Catholic home sharing a room with all of his siblings. Having been born into a poor family, his mother at one time disclosed he wanted to abort him due to poverty and his father being alcoholic.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Family, Parents/Siblings
He is the son of Jose Dinis Aveiro and Maria Dolores. In addition, his father worked as a gardener and a part-time kit man while his mother worked as a cook. He has three siblings, one elder brother Hugo and two older sisters Elma and Liliana where he is the youngest in a family of four children. However, his father died at the age of 52 years due to alcoholism in 2005.
Cristian Ronaldo’s Girlfriend
Currently, he is in a relationship with Georgina Rodriguez, a Spanish model and the two have been together for over five years now. Initially, he was dating a Russian model Irina Shayk and in January 2015 Ronaldo announced they were no longer in a relationship.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Kids
Cristiano has four kids, his firstborn Cristiano Jr. was born on 17th June 2010 in the U.S. According to him, he has full custody of the kid. On June 8th, 2017, he welcomed twins daughter Eva, and a son Mateo through surrogacy. Six months later he welcomed his current last born Alana Martina on November 12th, 2017 with his current girlfriend.
Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth
Being one of the highest-paid players, he is the first active athlete to surpass $1 billion in career earnings. In a contract, he signed with Juventus he earns $64 million a year.
Cristiano Ronaldo Career
He started his career at a very young age playing for Andoronha between 1992 to 1995. At that time his father was as the kit man for that club. At the age of 12, he went on a three-day trial at Sporting CP. After the trial, he was signed for a fee of £1,500.
After joining Sporting CP Academy, he played for four years, and then he was promoted to the Sporting Youth team by then-first manager Laszlo Boloni. As a result of his hard work, he became the first player to play for the club’s under-16, under -17, and under-18 teams, the B team, and the first team in one season.
Cristiano made his debut in Primeira Liga on September 29th, 2002 against Braga. After one month, he scored two goals against Moreirense in their 3-0 win. The manager of Manchester United, Alex Ferguson became determined to sign him permanently, after he was impressed by him in a game where Sporting CP defeated Man United 3-1. Originally Manchester had plans to loan him for a year and then return him to Sporting CP.
Alex Ferguson paid Sporting CP £12.24 million, after the game. Ferguson termed the signing as one of the most exciting young players he has ever seen.
Manchester signed him before the 2003-2004 season, where they paid a transfer fee of £12.24 million making him one of the most expensive teenage players in English football history. In addition, he was the first Portuguese to be signed by Manchester United.
When he joined Manchester United he requested shirt number 28 which was his number at Sporting CP. However, he was given shirt number 7, which the previous holder included Eric Cantona and David Beckham.
He made his debut in the Premier League on 16th August 2003 as a substitute. His performance during the game was highly acclaimed by the best terming it as “undoubtedly the most exciting debut” he has ever seen. The game against Bolton Wanderers ended in a 4-0 home win. In addition, on November 1st, he scored his first goal for Manchester United in a match against Portsmouth which they won 3-0.
Moreover, he ended the 2003-04 season with an opening goal when Manchester won 3-0 against Millwall, during the 2004 FA Cup Final. The win earned him his first trophy. Furthermore, after the game, he was described as the star of the final by BBC pundit Alan Hansen.
Ronaldo had two of his best games During the 2004–05 season. Moreover, at the start of 2005, he scored and at the same time assisted against Aston Villa. In addition, he also scored two goals against rivals Arsenal.
Moreover, Cristiano played the entire 120-minute match against Arsenal in the 2005 FA Cup Final. However, the game ended in a goalless draw; despite Ronaldo’s penalty shootout goal, United lost 5–4.
On 29 October, Ronaldo scored United’s 1,000th Premier League goal in a 4–1 loss to Middlesbrough. In November, midway through the season, he signed a new contract that extended his previous deal by two years to 2010.
He earned his second trophy in English football, after scoring the third goal in the game against Wigan Athletic. However, during his third season in England, he encountered different incidents, including a one-match ban by UEFA for a “one-fingered gesture” against Benfica fans. In addition, he was also sent off during the Manchester derby for kicking Manchester City’s player Andy Cole.
2007 to 2008
During the 2006–07 season quarter-final, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League in his 30th match. Furthermore, he also scored in a 7–1 win against Roma in the. After that. he scored four minutes into the first leg of the semi-final against Milan, which ended in a 3–2 victory.
However, they were ruled out of the second leg, after United lost 3–0 at the San Siro. He also assisted United in reaching the 2007 FA Cup Final, which they lost 1–0 to Chelsea. On May 5, Ronaldo scored the only goal in the Manchester derby (his 50th for the club), and United won their first league title in four years.
Ronaldo’s efforts and performances left personal awards for the season amassed. This was after he won the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Player’s Player, Fans’ Player, and Young Player of the Year awards. In addition, he also won the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year award. Winning this award he became the first player to win the four main PFA and FWA hours at the same time. Moreover, his salary was increased to £120,000 a week as part of a five-year contract extension.
Moreover, During the 2007 Ballon d’Or, he was named runner-up to KaKa, and he emerged in third place behind Kaka and Lionel Messi in the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year Award.
Final Season 2008-2009
Cristiano underwent ankle surgery on July 7th, 2008 ahead of the 2008-2009 season. As a result of the injury, he was on the bench for 10 weeks. After his return, he scored the first of the two free-kick in a 5-0 win against Stoke City, totaling his goals to 100 in all Manchesters competitions.
Moreover, at the end of 2008, he assisted Manchester to win the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup against Liga de Quito in Japan. Even though he didn’t score in this game he provided an assist in the final goal. Cristiano was named as 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year and 2008 Ballon d’Or Winner. Being the winner of the two awards, he became the Manchester United player to win the award after Best won in 1968. In addition, he became the first player in the Premier League to be named the FIFA World Player of the Year. In addition, he scored his last goal for manchester on May 10th, 2009 in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford.
He joined Madrid before the start of the 2009-10 season. Madrid paid £80 million as a transfer fee at that time. In addition, his contract which ran until 2015, was worth €11 million per year, furthermore, it consisted of a €1 billion buy-out clause. During his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu, at least 80, 000 people. This number surpassed the 75,000fans who attended the Diego Maradona presentation. However, after joining Madrid he was given shirt number 9 as shirt number 7 was worn by Club captain Raul. After Raul left the club, Ronaldo was then given the number 7 shirt.
2009-2013 World Record transfer and La Liga
Cristiano was the only player in Madridhistory to score in each of his first four leagues and Champions League outings. In addition, he was runner-up to Lionel Messi in the 2009 Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year honors. During his first season, he scored 33 goals in all competitions, including a hat trick against Mallorca. In April 2011, he equaled his personal best of 42 goals after scoring twice in a historic four-game Clásico series against rivals Barcelona.
2013 – 2015
For 60 years the club had not had a non-Spanish captain, and he was the first person to captain Real Madrid in an Official match. During the game, he scored his 300th goal for the club. In addition, he assisted Real in reaching the 2013 Copa del Final after he scored two goals. The match marked the sixth successive match at Camp Nou. Moreover, during the Champions League, he faced his former club Manchester United for the first in the knockout stages, where he scored the equalizer in a 2-1 win.
In September 2015, Ronaldo became Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer in both La Liga and the Champions League. He had scored 252 goals in 228 La Liga outings by March 2016, making him the competition’s second-highest striker behind Lionel Messi.
He was voted UEFA Best Player in Europe for the second year in a row for his efforts throughout the season. Ronaldo scored his 500th club career goal in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals on December 15th. In the final, he scored a hat-trick in a 4–2 victory over Kashima Antlers of Japan. He became the first player in the UEFA club competition to score 100 goals in April.
2017 to 2018
During the 2017-2018 season, he became the first player to score in all six Champion League group stage matches. Moreover, on 18th March, he scored his 50th career hat-trick, and three other goals in a 6-3 win against Girona. Ronaldo won his fifth Champions League title after on 26th May 2018 after beating Liverpool 3-1.
On July 10th, 2018, Cristiano signed a four-year contract with Juventus, an Italian Club. The contract was worth a €100 million transfer fee which consisted of an additional €12 million in other fees and solidarity contributions to Ronaldo’s Youth Clubs. The contract was the highest paid for a player who is over 30 years. In addition, it was also the highest-paid by an Italian Club. Before signing the contract Ronaldo said he wanted a new challenge. However, he later cited the transfer as a lack of support he felt was shown by club president Florentino Perez.
Return to Manchester
After being out for over a decade, on August 27th, 2021, Manchester confirmed that they had reached an agreement to sign Ronaldo again. According to reports, the transfer deal was worth £12.85 million, with a two-year contract plus an optional year, the information about these details was released on 31st August. At the time of his return shirt number seven was being worn by Edinson Cavani. However, Cavani agreed to switch to shirt number 21.
Cristiano Ronaldo International Career
When it comes to an international career, he started his career as international career at the age of 15 when he played for under-15 in 2001. His effort and hard work have made him one of the best players internationally. Currently, he is the captain of the Portugal national team. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification group he was the second Portugal highest scorer. Moreover, at the age of 21, he became the youngest scorer for Portugal at World Cup Final.
Ronaldo has been named four consecutive times as the most famous athlete from 2016 to 2019. In addition, he was also named on the 2014 Times 100, the Times’ annual list of the Most Influential People in the world. Being the best footballer in Portugal, they created a statue in his hometown in Madeira which resembles his pose before taking a free-kick. At the moment he holds the record of the International top Scorer.
Cristiano Ronaldo Education
He attended Sporting Youth Academy, however, he stopped schooling at the age of 14 in order to concentrate on football fully.