Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and thePortugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal. He is ranked as one of the best player in the world, and the best Portuguese player of all time.
Ronaldo holds three Golden Ball (Ballon d'Or) (2008, 2013, 2014) and he is the only player to win four European Golden Shoe (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015).
In 2016, he became the highest paid athlete in the world. According to Forbes magazine his total income is equal to $ 88 million and advertising revenue - $ 32 million.
He was the subject of the most expensive association football transfer when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth €94 million ($132 million).
Ronaldo holds the record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season, having scored 17 goals in the 2013–14 season.
He is the only player in the history of football to score 50 or more goals in a season on six consecutive occasions.
Ronaldo is the all-time top goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League (96), and he also became Real Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer (368).
He is the second highest goalscorer in La Liga history (373) behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career riva (498).
In 2008, by age 23, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations.
He won the three FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2008, 2013 and 2014.
In 2015, Ronaldo scored his 500th senior career goal for club and country.
He is the only player to win four European Golden Shoe awards (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015).
One of the most marketable athletes in sport, in 2016 Forbes named Ronaldo the world's best paid athlete.
In June 2016, ESPN ranked him the world's most famous athlete.
He is paid €12 million per year and ranked as the most expensive footballer in history (2013).
His net wealth is estimated at $160 millon. In August 2015, Ronaldo bought an $18.5 million loft in Trump Tower in New York City.
Ronaldo made his international debut for Portugal in August 2003, at the age of 18. He is Portugal's most capped player of all time with over 130 caps, and has participated in seven major tournaments: four UEFA European Championships (2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016) and three FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010 and 2014).
At Euro 2016, Portugal won the tournament for the first time, following a 1–0 victory after extra time over the host team, France. Ronaldo scored 3 goals and equalled Michel Platini's all-time record for most goals scored (9) in European Championship finals.
Ronaldo began his club career playing for Sporting CP (2002–2003, league appearances 25, goals -3).
in 2003 at age 18 he signed with Manchester United (2003–2009, league appearances 196, goals - 84), (£12m).
He helped MU win three successive Premier League titles, a UEFA Champions League title, and a FIFA Club World Cup.
Currantly he plays for Spanish club Real Madrid (2009-, league appearances 240, goals -261), (€94m).
In Spain, he has since won one La Liga title, two Copas del Rey, two Champions League titles, and a Club World Cup.
Ronaldo became a father on 17 June 2010 following the birth of a son, named Cristiano. He was born in the United States, and Ronaldo announced that he had full custody. There's still a big mistery nowadays, on who is the mother of the Cristiano Ronaldo's son.
Cristiano now lives with his cousin, Nuno and his brother in law Ze. He is a very family oriented person and enjoys cooking. He speakes Portuguese, Spanish Ronaldo has previously dated Portuguese model and TV presenter Isabel Figueira, Indian actress Bipasha Basu, Colombian model Mirella Griseyl, Spanish model Nereide Gallardo, English models Alice Goodwin and Gemma Atkinson.
Since the start of 2010, he has been dating Russian model Irina Shayk. The couple ended their relationship in January 2015.
After splitting from Irina Shayk, after a five-year romance, he had enjoyed brief flings with Spanish TV presenter Lucia Vilyalon Puras, Colombian model Paula Suarez, and then the model of Ukrainian descent Yara Hmidan. In August 2016 his new choice was a blond fitness trainer and Instagram star Cassandra Davis.
In September 2016 the Spanish press reported that the Real Madrid striker has been dating "Miss Spain -2014" Desiree Cordero. She is 23 years old and she finished sixth in the Miss Universe contest «I don't like being alone», - said Ronaldo.