Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best footballers to have ever played the game.
This article will tell you about his birthday, childhood, family, facts, career, awards and achievements, personal life, and net worth.
|Full Name||Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro|
|Nick Name||The Sultan Of The Stepover|
|Famous for||Football Player|
|Date of Birth||February 05, 1985 AD|
|Age||36 Years (as of 2021)|
|Father||José Dinis Aveiro|
|Mother||Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro|
|Siblings||Hugo Aveiro, Liliana Catia Aveiro, Elma Aveiro|
|Children||Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., Alana Martina dos Santos Aveiro, Eva Maria Dos Santos, Mateo Ronaldo|
|Net Worth||$500 million (estimated in 2021)|
Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese soccer player, is often seen as one of the best footballers to play the sport ever, and his performances over the better part of a decade have helped cement this belief among soccer fans. Ronaldo grew up in Madeira, a city in Portugal, but after graduating from Sporting CP, he was appointed by English club Manchester United as soon as his talent as a winger was discovered by their legendary coach Sir Alex Ferguson. Ronaldo spent six years at Manchester United and there he developed his game as a skilled, fast, and killer winger who could score goals and create opportunities for his teammates.
Cristiano Ronaldo won many titles for Manchester United and starred for the Portuguese before moving to Real Madrid as the most expensive player in the world. At Real Madrid, he shattered some of the most important scoring records he had held for many years and also led the club to major titles. Ronaldo is also the captain of the Portuguese national team and led them to victory in Euro 2016, his first victory in a major tournament. He has also won several individual awards which cemented his position as one of the best soccer players in the world.
Childhood and Early Life:
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985, in Madeira, Portugal, the son of Jose Denis Aveiro and his wife, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro. His father worked as a gardener in the municipality while his mother was a cook. Ronaldo was the youngest of four siblings. Others include a son and two daughters. He was always an enthusiastic soccer player and when he was 14 years old, he decided to focus on becoming a professional soccer player. Ronaldo has played with Andorinha since he was eight years old. In the year 1995, Cristiano Ronaldo joined the club “Nacional” in his hometown of Madeira, and after his good performance, he joined one of the biggest clubs in Portugal, “Sporting CP”, after passing an exam.
During his time at Sporting Club, Cristiano Ronaldo played at all levels, namely, Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Team B, and First Team before finally graduating from the first team in 2002. He scored two goals in a team for his debut in the League. His exploits with Sporting Lisbon brought him to the fore and some of the biggest clubs in England like Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester United started courting. Cristiano Ronaldo played in a UEFA Champions League match against Manchester United in 2003. His performance impressed English club manager Sir Alex Ferguson and brought him to the club in the same year. In his first season with Manchester United, Ronaldo scored three league goals and also scored in the FA Cup Final to help the club win the title. One year after joining Manchester United, Ronaldo scored twice in the European Championship with Portugal and finished the team second place at home.
Cristiano Ronaldo became one of the most important Manchester United players during his six years at the club, and during that time the club became one of the most successful clubs in Europe, winning three consecutive League titles in addition to the Champions League in 2008. In the 2006 World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo was an integral part of the Portuguese national team by reaching the semi-finals of the tournament; Ronaldo scored a goal in the tournament. The following year, he was named captain of the national team, but in the European Championships that followed the following year, he scored only one goal when the team smashed in the quarter-finals.
In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo became the most expensive player in the world after Real Madrid paid Manchester United £ 80 million to bring him to Madrid. He scored 33 goals in his first season. The following season, he finished the La Liga season with 40 goals, a record in league history, and helped Real Madrid win the Copa del Rey. Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but he played a quiet tournament, scoring just one goal, as the team knocked out in the round of 16 against Spain. Where he scored three goals to lead the team to the semi-finals of the European championship, but Portugal was knocked out of Spain again on penalties. In 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win the La Liga title and it turned out to be his first title with the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 60 goals in all season’s competitions as Real Madrid headed for the title with 100 points. He followed him with spoils of 55 goals in all competitions the following season. The seasons that started in 2013 have been particularly special for Ronaldo, as he has scored an impressive 51 goals this season while helping Real Madrid win their 10th UEFA Champions League title. In the Champions League, Ronaldo scored 17 goals that made him the all-time top scorer in one season of the tournament. In the 2014 World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo fought a disappointing tournament as Portugal was knocked out in the first round and scored just one goal. He has scored 50 goals for Portugal in his career and this is the highest number of any Portuguese player.
In the league seasons that began that year, Ronaldo was in great shape, scoring 61 goals in total, and also becoming the fastest player to reach 200 goals in La Liga. He reached it in 178 matches. He led Portugal in their Euro 2016 campaign and led them to victory. In the final against France, he was injured and taken off the field on a stretcher after only 25 minutes, but Portugal ultimately won the match. Ronaldo was awarded the Silver Shoe for being the second-highest goal scorer in the tournament. In the 2018 World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo became the oldest player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match. He scored a hat-trick against Spain. Portugal advanced to the Round of 16 and was knocked out after losing 2-1 to Uruguay.
Awards and Achievements:
Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d’Or (later known as the FIFA World Player of the Year award) in 2008 when he was a player at Manchester United. In 2013, he won the FIFA World Player Award and won it again the following year. Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for being Real Madrid’s top scorer with 338 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League with 89 goals so far. Forbes ranked him the highest-paid athlete in the world in 2016 and 2017.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s father, José Denis Aveiro, passed away in September 2005 from alcohol-related liver disease. His mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, was diagnosed with breast cancer in the year 2007 but eventually recovered successfully. Cristiano Ronaldo has four children, three of whom were born to surrogate mothers. He first became a father on June 17, 2010, when his son, Cristiano Jr., was born via surrogacy. Ronaldo did not unveil the identity of his son’s mother. On June 8, 2017, he fathered twins, daughter Eva and son Matteo, through surrogacy. He remained in a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk from 2010 to 2015. He is currently in a relationship with a Spanish model, Georgina Rodriguez, and the couple was blessed with a daughter, Alana Martina, on November 12, 2017.
Cristiano Ronaldo has an estimated net worth of almost $500 million (estimated in 2021).