Cristiano Ronaldo – Famous Portuguese football player

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
(5 February 1985, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal)
Nationality: Portugal
Category: Athletes
Occupation: Football (Soccer) Players
Unique distinction: He is a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and captains the Portugal national team. He is considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Playing position: Forward. Squad Number: 7.
Height: 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight: 85 kg (187 lb)

Gender: Male

Ronaldo Quotes:
1. Without football, my life is worth nothing.
2. I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.
3. I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best.
4. I see myself as the best footballer in the world. If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of.
5. There is no harm in dreaming of becoming the World’s best player. It’s all about trying to be the best. I will keep working hard to achieve it, but it is within my capabilities.
6. It gives me the happiest feeling in the World. I just love scoring and It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple goal from close range, a long shot or a dribble around several players, I just love to score all kinds of goals.”
7. Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable. I’m not going to change the world. You’re not going to change the world. But we can help – we can all help. We should make the most of life, enjoy it because that’s the way it is!
8. The number 7 shirt is an honour and a responsibility. I hope it brings me a lot of luck.
9. When I win awards, I think of my father.

Contributions and achievements:

Social and professional position: Portuguese professional footballer, (Soccer) Player.
The main contribution to (Best known for): Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and captains the Portugal national team. He is ranked as one of the best players in the world.

Contributions and achievements:

Ronaldo holds 5 Golden Ball (Ballon d’Or) (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) and he is the only player to win four European Golden Shoes (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015), the most by a European player.
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).
In 2008, by age 23, he won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations.
In 2015, Ronaldo scored his 500th senior career goal for club and country.
Ronaldo holds the records for most appearances (181), most goals (140) and assists (42) in the Champions League, most goals in the European Championship (14), most international goals by a male player (115), and most international appearances by a European male (184).
He is one of the few players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances and has scored over 800 official senior career goals for club and country (on October 2021).
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 the European Championship finals.

In June 2016, ESPN ranked him the world’s most famous athlete.
Financial success
In 2016, he became the highest-paid athlete in the world. According to Forbes magazine, his total income is equal to $ 88 million and his 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).
One of the most marketable athletes in the sport, in 2016 Forbes named Ronaldo the world’s best-paid athlete.
He is paid €12 million per year and ranked as the most expensive footballer in history (2013).
In early June 2020, according to Forbes, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first dollar billionaire football player in history.
Major works:  He won the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017. He is the only player to win four European Golden Shoe awards. In 2015, Ronaldo scored his 500th senior career goal for club and country.

Career and personal life:

Origin: Ronaldo was born in Santo António, a neighbourhood of Funchal, Madeira, the youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener. The family was staunchly Catholic. Ronaldo has one older brother and two older sisters: brother: Hugo (b. 1975). Sisters: Elma (b. 1974), Sister: Liliana Cátia (“Ronalda”, singer, b. 1976). Ronaldo’s father died of an alcoholism-related liver condition at the age of 52 when Ronaldo was 20.
Education: He studied at a secondary school in Funchal (the island of Madeira).

Career highlights:

 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.
Currently, he plays for the 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.
On August 31, 2021, it was announced that Ronaldo had joined Manchester United for £12.8m. On September 11, 2021, he already played against Newcastle United, making a “double” in the match.

Personal life:

Ronaldo has four children. He became a father on 17 June 2010 following the birth of a son, named Cristiano. His son was born in the United States, and Ronaldo announced that he had full custody.  There’s still a big mystery nowadays, on who is the mother of Cristiano Ronaldo’s son.
Ronaldo has previously dated Portuguese model and TV presenter Isabel Figueira, Indian actress Bipasha Basu, Colombian model Mirella Griseyl, Spanish model Nereide Gallardo, and 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 Villalon 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. «I don’t like being alone», – said  Ronaldo.
In September 2016 the Spanish press reported that the Real Madrid striker has been dating “Miss Spain -2014” Desiree Cordero. Ronaldo then became father to twins, daughter Eva and son Mateo, born on 8 June 2017 in the United States via surrogacy.
He is in a relationship with Spanish model Georgina Rodríguez, a former shop assistant, who gave birth to their daughter Alana Martina, on 12 November 2017.
In October 2021, Ronaldo announced the family would be expecting a second pair of twins.

Zest: He was named after Ronald Reagan, one of his father’s favourite actors. Nicknames: Cris, Ron, Ronnie, The Sultan Of The Stepover, CR7. His idol is Luis Figo. Ronaldo’s height varies from 185 to 189 centimetres, different sources give different information.
Both Cristiano and Ronaldo are the names of a footballer, not a first and last name.
For a long time, Cristiano lived with his cousin, Nuno and his brother-in-law Ze. He is a very family-oriented person and enjoys cooking.
In August 2015, Ronaldo bought an $18.5 million loft in Trump Tower in New York City. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English.