Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer. The forward plays for Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He won EURO 2016 with his national team.
Football success has accompanied the Portuguese since childhood. Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals have already cheered the Old Trafford fans during his first matches in MU. His further professional biography confirms that great football career was meant for him. Thus, the football player’s personal record is just incredible. Basically, you can hardly find someone in the world who does not recognize this player’s talent.
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985. The Portuguese footballer, named after Ronald Reagan (40th US president) is the fourth family kid. Cristiano has an elder brother, Ugu and two sisters, Elma and Liliana Katia.
Since 8 years old, Ronaldo has been with CF Andorinha, where the future celebrity’s father worked. Then Cristiano played for the local club Nacional. Later on, he played in Lisbon Sporting youth academy. The Sporting forward debut took place in the match against Lisbon Atlético in August 2001. Ronaldo had scored that match after he substituted his teammate. The forward played for the Portugal national team at the same time participating in the European Youth Championship.
Technique, speed, and physical characteristics (height is 185 cm, weight – 80 kg) were the Portuguese forward main advantages on the football field. All coaches have a particular interest in his results and want to be the first to sign a legendary forward.
When the guy turned 18, Manchester United came to Portugal for some training. Alex Ferguson’s team lost that match against Lisbon Sporting. Cristiano played an important role in this victory over the Red Devils. And no wonder the football player’s transfer to the English club took place pretty soon. Manchester United paid £12.24 million for the forward.
Cristiano Ronaldo started to play for MU in 2003. It is noteworthy our guy immediately received a T-shirt with the number 7. Previously, “Seven” was worn by the recognized world football stars: Brian Robson, Eric Cantona, George Best and David Beckham. With a good understanding of the honor he was welcomed, Cristiano did not let them down meeting all expectations of the coach.
Manchester United representatives were absolutely confident in the made decision from the first matches. Later on, Ronaldo was recognized as the best young player of the year. The Portuguese efforts helped the “Red Devils” to win the English Premier League in 2007 and 2008.
The highest paid Manchester United player became the team’s captain in 2008. The first game as a captain was against Bolton Wanderers. This match made the Portuguese club’s record-breaker. Before that, only George Best managed to score 32 goals for a season.
Gradually the Portuguese became the best player of Red Devils. Ronaldo got his first significant awards – Golden Boot and Golden Ball in Manchester United.
The player’s transfer to the Spanish Real Madrid went next. The Ronaldo’s transfer amount was £ 80 million. It made Ronaldo the world highest-paid player.
Cristiano started playing for Real Madrid in 2009. Football analysts noted Ronaldo’s diverse game. The forward was excellent both as an attacking winger and a central forward. The footballer could work excellent with both feet almost any football situation. It helped Cristiano to become the best goalscorer in the 2012/13 season. He scored 200 goals in 197 games by that time.
Ronaldo scored the 500th goal in his career on September 30, 2015, and became the best club’s scorer again. The Portuguese scored 324 goals in 308 games and bypassed the legendary Raul, who had 323 goals in 741 games. Ronnie’s goals videos (Cristiano Ronaldo’s nickname) are gaining thousands of views on the Web even today.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Lionel Messi’s confrontation deserves a particular attention. Real vs Barcelona matches are called the battle of two modern football best players. El Clásico attracts millions of fans to the screens, and the fans closely watch exactly the gameplays of the Spanish football stars.
Ronaldo is really a very bright personality and a football star. Fans are eagerly awaiting new Cristiano Ronaldo’s matches with a hope for interesting and entertaining games, numerous goals and wins.
Cristiano Ronaldo captured new victories in 2016. The footballer became the European champion as part of the Portugal national team. It is noteworthy the final game against the French team was the first in the last 10 years, when Cristiano was substituted on the football field. The fact is that the forward was injured and left the field on a stretcher. Among other things, that year brought the player the fourth Golden Ball (from 2010 to 2015 – FIFA Golden Ball).
The Spanish media reported in 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo is going to leave Real Madrid. Nevertheless, such press reports were not confirmed soon. Cristiano signed a new contract with Real Madrid for 5 years in November 2016.
The football player signed a termless contract with Nike in 2016. He has repeatedly advertised the American sports brand. Some media assumed the annual payments under the contract was not less than the player’s income in Real.
$ 88 million is Cristiano Ronaldo’s income level in 2016. According to the American magazine Forbes, the part was paid fromReal Madrid and the Portuguese national team. The rest of profits were delivered thankfully to numerous advertising campaigns.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s personal life is full of rumors and gossip. The media call the Portuguese a real ladies’ man. One can mark Jordana Jardel, the younger sister of football player Mário Jardel, among all the representatives of female who had some relations with Ronaldo.
The Spanish model Nereida Gallardo is also Ronaldo’s admirer. The girl got acquainted with the football player’s mother, and also introduced him to her parents. Nevertheless, Cristiano and Nereida split up soon, cause of the Italian model Letizia Filippi Ronaldo started to date at the same time.
Paris Hilton, American model and actress, producer, Conrad Hilton’s, the owner of Hilton hotels chain. The heiress is also on the list of Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex-girls.
The press also discussed actively the football start and Russian model Irina Shaik relationship. The lovers were more than once recognized as the most beautiful couple. Cristiano and Irina photographs were on hundreds of magazines covers. Ronaldo reported of his son’s birth in early July 2010. Cristiano Jr. mother’s name remained under the strictest secrecy.
Ronaldo made a Christmas gift to fans: he conducted a tour around his house in the Madrid suburbs.
The Spanish prosecutors had opened a criminal case against Cristiano Ronaldo in 2017. He was accused of tax evasion for $ 14.7 million. Law enforcers are sure Ronaldo has hidden the real part of his income by applying a special business structure.
Some information appeared in the late May so the Portuguese decided to pay € 6 million voluntarily to avoid a criminal prosecution. Despite the problems with the Spanish law, the footballer fans heard good news in June 2017 as well. Cristiano Ronaldo became a father a second time. The twins, born on June 8th by a surrogate mother, were named Matthew and Eva.
Today the football player is the owner of numerous cups, awards and champion titles. Cristiano Ronaldo intends to make fans happy with his game in future as well.