Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH is a Portuguese footballer playing for the Portugal national team and Real Madrid. He serves as captain of Portugal national team. When Ronaldo was 22 years old, he was nominated for FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or awards. In 2008, he finally won his first FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or awards. In 2013 and 2014, he won the FIFA Ballon d’Or awards. In 2015, Ronaldo scored 500th Career Goal for both the country and the club.
He is ranked as the greatest football player of all time. The Portuguese Football Federation titled Ronaldo as the “Best Portuguese Player of All Time” while commemorating its 100th anniversary. He begged 4 European Golden Shoe awards and he is the first player of its kind. Ronaldo has won one La Liga, one FA Cup, three Premier Leagues, two Football League Cups, two UEFA Champions Leagues, two Copas del Rey, one Spanish Super Cup, one FA Community Shield, one UEFA Super Cup, and two FIFA Club World Cups for Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Full Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of Birth: 5th Feb 85
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Professional Footballer
Net Worth: $280 Million
Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
Source of Income: Soccer
Hobbies: Music, Fashion, and Collecting Cars
In August 2002, Ronaldo played for Sporting CP and started his club career. He signed the contract for £12.2 million (€15 million) with Manchester United in 2003. He won his first FA Cup in 2004. Ronaldo was titled as the FWA Footballer of the Year in 2007 and 2008. He became the most expensive player of the world after moving to Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 with the transfer of $132 million.
He became the first footballer who scored against every team in La Liga’s single season in May 2012. In 2013-14 season of UEFA Champions League, Ronaldo has recorded highest number of goals. He became the most aggressive player for scoring surprising 200 goals in La Liga in December 2014. He is also the only player in football history who scored up to 50 goals in single season on 5 consistent events. In the UEFA Champions League, he became the top goal scorer of all time on September 2015.
Born in Santo António, Funchal, Madeira, Cristiano Ronaldo is the youngest of child of José Dinis Aveiro (a municipal gardener) and Dolores dos Santos Aveiro (a cook). Ronaldo is named after Ronald Reagan, ex-US president, who was the favorite actor of his father. He has two older sisters Liliana and Elma, and one older brother, Hugo. He hails from resolutely Catholic family. Later on, Ronaldo claimed that he grew up in a poor family, shared a room with his sisters and brother. When he was 14, he realized that he has potential to play semi professionally and he ended his education to focus on football completely.