Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional Portuguese footballer of brilliant talent. He is renowned for his speed, precision, and strength. Ronaldo is one of the most terrific strikers in the world of football.
In his career as a professional footballer, he has won 32 trophies including one UEFA Nations League, one UEFA European Championship, five UEFA Championship leagues, and seven league titles making him one of the most decorated footballers of all time. From when he began his career in the early 2000s, he was used by the Portuguese national team because of his skills and ability.
In addition, he is Portugal’s top scorer in all-international competitions with more than 115 goals from 182 appearances. Several publications have ranked him amongst the top 3 footballers of our generation, including The Guardian, which listed Zlatan Ibrahimović and Lionel Messi among the top football stars.
Cristiano Ronaldo Biography
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on 5th February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal to Jose Dinis Aveiro and Maria Dolores dos Santos. Ronaldo has two older sisters, Liliana Cátia and Elma, and one older brother by the name Hugo, which makes him the youngest in the family.
The football legend has admitted to growing up in a tiny tin-roofed house that overlooked the ocean. Ronaldo has openly disclosed that his family was poor and he had to share a room with his other siblings. His father did menial jobs to provide for the family, while his mother worked as a cleaner and cook to make ends meet. The father also worked as an equipment supervisor for Andorinha, a small team. This is where Cristiano was introduced to football and by the age of 10, he was phenomenal.
He spent 2 years playing for Nacional, a local club, and soon after left for a 3-day trial with Sporting Lisbon, who ended up signing him for only £1,500.
Cristiano Ronaldo Wiki
|Full name||Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro|
|Nickname||Rocket Ronaldo, Cris, Ron, CR7, C.Ronaldo|
|Date of birth||5th February, 1985|
|Birthplace||Funchal, Madeira, Portugal|
|Height||6 ft. 2 inches|
|Current club||Manchester United|
|Eye color||Hazel Brown|
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Cristiano Ronaldo Career
Before he was selected to join the senior team, Cristiano Ronaldo represented the B team Under-18, Under-17, and Under-16 teams at Sporting. In his debut for the club, the playmaker scored 2 crucial goals to earn his place in the first team. His world-class talent as Sporting made Ronaldo a target for England’s largest clubs including Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool.
A football match between Manchester United and Sporting was held in 2013 and the following year, Ronaldo was picked by Sir Alex Ferguson to join the Red Devils. During his 6-year stint at Manchester United, Ronaldo won 3 consecutive league titles and the UEFA Champions League scoring 84 goals in 196 appearances.
In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo signed an £ 80 million contract with Real Madrid, which made him the most expensive player in the world. In his first season at Real Madrid, he scored 61 goals. In 2016, he helped Portugal win the Euro Cup title.
In 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Juventus in a transfer worth £88 million, again making him the most expensive player for an Italian Club.
On 27th August 2021, Manchester United agreed with Juventus to re-sign the Portuguese striker, subject to medical, visa, and personal terms. Ronaldo made his second debut for Manchester United on 11th September 2021. He has since been very sensational in helping the Red Devils win games that they would otherwise not have.
Ronaldo started his international career in 2001 with Portugal under 15. During his international career as a young man, he represented Under 17, Under-21, and Under 23 national teams, scoring 18 goals and amassing 34 youth caps.
A day after his 22nd birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo captained the national team in a friendly match against Brazil. To date, Ronaldo is Portugal’s top scorer with more than 115 goals from 182 appearances.
Who Is Cristiano Ronaldo’s Wife?
Although Ronaldo isn’t officially married, he lives with his long-term girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his 4 children. Although it isn’t known who’s the mother of Ronaldo Jr. or the twins’ (Mateo and Eva); both Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano have one child together.
Cristiano Ronaldo Awards
Ronaldo has got an impeccable record with a cabinet full of trophies for himself with many collective and individual trophies and honors, which include:
- 2 community shields
- 3 UEFA Supercups
- 1 Portuguese super cup
- 1 Italian super cup
- 2 scudettos
- 2 Spanish super cups
- 1 FA Cup
- 2 Copas del Rey
- 2 La Liga Titles
- 2 English League Cups
- 1 UEFA Nations League Title
- 5 UEFA Champions League Trophies
- 2 Best FIFA Men’s Player awards
- 5 Ballon d’Or Awards
Cristiano Ronaldo Contact Details
The football star has an official site where he does his business. Moreover, he is also present on Instagram and Twitter.
Cristiano Ronaldo Instagram
The outgoing footballer is pretty active on Instagram with an amazing 3204 posts and 377 million followers.
Cristiano Ronaldo on Twitter
Ronaldo is also present on Twitter with 96.1 million followers. You can follow him here to see exactly what he has been up to.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Net Worth
As of 2021, Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is estimated to be around $450 million. Besides his annual salary of $531,000 per week, he also earns $40 million from endorsement deals. Some of the endorsement companies that he works with include Castrol, PokerStars, Armani, Herbalife, Samsung, Toyota, Tag Heuer watches, Monster Headphones, Sacoor Brothers suits, Nike sneakers, among others.