Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985), commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and who serves as captain of the Portuguese national team.

Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer worth £80 million (€93.9 million/$131.6 million). In addition, his contract with Real Madrid, in which he is paid €12 million per year, makes him one of the highest-paid footballers in the world, and his buyout clause is valued at €1 billion as per his contract.

Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Andorinha, where he played for two years, before moving to C.D. Nacional. In 1997, he made a move to Portuguese giants Sporting Clube de Portugal. Ronaldo caught the attention of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, who signed him in 2003.

Ronaldo was the first player to win all four main PFA and FWA awards, doing so in 2007. In 2008, Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or. He placed second in the Ballon d'Or in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. He was awarded the European Golden Shoe in both 2008 and 2011. In 2008, he won three of the four main PFA and FWA trophies and was named the FIFPro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, Onze d'Or, and the FIFA World Player of the Year. In 2007 and 2008, Ronaldo was named FWA Footballer of the Year. Ronaldo was the inaugural winner of the FIFA Puskás Award in 2009.

Ronaldo holds numerous former and current scoring records, including records for most goals scored in a season for Real Madrid, most goals scored per minute in La Liga, first top European league player to reach 40 goals in a single season in two consecutive years, fastest Real Madrid player to reach one hundred league goals, and the first player ever to score against every team in a single season in La Liga. In January 2013, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 300th club goal.

Ronaldo is a Portuguese international and made his debut against Kazakhstan in August 2003. He has since participated in five major tournaments; UEFA Euro 2004, the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

In October 2012, he became the first sportsperson to reach 50 million 'likes' on Facebook.

Personal life

Ronaldo's father, José Dinis Aveiro, died of an alcoholism-related liver condition in September 2005 at age 52 when Ronaldo was 20. Ronaldo's mother and Manchester United coach have stated that he does not drink alcohol as a result.

Ronaldo announced that he had become a father on 3 July 2010. His official Facebook and Twitter pages reference the birth of his son and request privacy. The child, named Cristiano is in full custody of Ronaldo.

Ronaldo has previously dated English models Alice Goodwin and Gemma Atkinson, and since the start of 2010, he has been dating Russian model Irina Shayk.

Zidane finally explains what Real Madrid will do in the row between Ronaldo and Ramos

Zidane finally explains what Real Madrid will do in the row between Ronaldo and Ramos

Zidane reacts to the rift between Ronaldo and Ramos, makes big statement
Like father like son! See the amazing thing Cristiano Ronaldo and his son was spotted doing (photos)

Like father like son! See the amazing thing Cristiano Ronaldo and his son was spotted doing (photos)

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo shared a heartwarming photo of himself and his son at Real Madrid training on Friday, during the international break.

Like father like son! See the amazing thing Cristiano Ronaldo and his son was spotted doing (photos)
See stunning photos of Cristiano Ronaldo and his son in new photoshoot

See stunning photos of Cristiano Ronaldo and his son in new photoshoot

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and his son posed shirtless to launch the new CR7 Denim Junior collection, Ronaldo jnr was tagged a natural after the shoot.

See stunning photos of Cristiano Ronaldo and his son in new photoshoot
Serious trouble for Cristiano Ronaldo as popular tv star claims he cheated on his girlfriend with her (photos)

Serious trouble for Cristiano Ronaldo as popular tv star claims he cheated on his girlfriend with her (photos)

Real Madrid star attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly cheated on his pregnant girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez with a reality TV star Natacha Rodrigues.

Serious trouble for Cristiano Ronaldo as popular tv star claims he cheated on his girlfriend with her (photos)
Cristiano Ronaldo shows off interior of stunning private jet as he heads for business trip (photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off interior of stunning private jet as he heads for business trip (photos)

Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo looked being in relaxed mood on his private jet as he skipped Portugal duty to fly away on a business trip.

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off interior of stunning private jet as he heads for business trip (photos)
Sergio Ramos finally reveals reason some Real Madrid players do not like Cristiano Ronaldo

Sergio Ramos finally reveals reason some Real Madrid players do not like Cristiano Ronaldo

Sergio Ramos has suggested that the reason some of his Real Madrid teammates do not like Cristiano Ronaldo is because of his attitude on the pitch of play.

Sergio Ramos finally reveals reason some Real Madrid players do not like Cristiano Ronaldo
Sergio Ramos disagrees with Ronaldo Real Madrid's summer transfer activity

Sergio Ramos disagrees with Ronaldo Real Madrid's summer transfer activity

Sergio Ramos disagrees with Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese said Real Madrid are missing Alvaro Morata and other stars sold during the summer.

Sergio Ramos disagrees with Ronaldo Real Madrid's summer transfer activity
Lionel Messi reportedly believes Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer a top player

Lionel Messi reportedly believes Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer a top player

Barcelona star Lionel Messi reportedly believes he will dominate the football landscape as Cristiano Ronaldo has endured a nightmare start to the season.

Lionel Messi reportedly believes Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer a top player
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘very angry’ at teammate for not thanking him for assist

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘very angry’ at teammate for not thanking him for assist

Cristiano Ronaldo is 'very angry with his Real Madrid teammate Isco' after he failed to thank him for assisting his goal in Los Blancos' win over Las Palmas.

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘very angry’ at teammate for not thanking him for assist
More frustration for Ronaldo as he is set to lose huge bet to teammate for this embarrassing reason

More frustration for Ronaldo as he is set to lose huge bet to teammate for this embarrassing reason

Cristiano Ronaldo has made a rather risky bet with his Real Madrid teammates, according to reports from Spain and it seems the Portuguese might lose the bet.

More frustration for Ronaldo as he is set to lose huge bet to teammate for this embarrassing reason
Neymar's father spotted in meeting with Florentino Perez as talks of Real Madrid move gathers pace

Neymar's father spotted in meeting with Florentino Perez as talks of Real Madrid move gathers pace

Neymar's father hasmet with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez about replacing Cristiano Ronaldo who will be 33-year-old when the 2018/2019 season starts.

Neymar's father spotted in meeting with Florentino Perez as talks of Real Madrid move gathers pace
Sergio Ramos reveals the main reason Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘very upset’ despite Real Madrid 3-0 victory over Las Palmas

Sergio Ramos reveals the main reason Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘very upset’ despite Real Madrid 3-0 victory over Las Palmas

Spanish giants Real Madrid defeated Las Palmas 3-0 in their La Liga clash on Sunday, November 5, but Cristiano Ronaldo still went home ‘upset' after the tie.

Sergio Ramos reveals the main reason Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘very upset’ despite Real Madrid 3-0 victory over Las Palmas
Ronaldo, Neymar and 3 other rich athletes who own beautiful private jets (photos)

Ronaldo, Neymar and 3 other rich athletes who own beautiful private jets (photos)

Neymar spent a reported $10 million on his private jet which he has used for a variety of purposes beyond just traveling to and from his football-related trips.

Ronaldo, Neymar and 3 other rich athletes who own beautiful private jets (photos)
Cristiano Ronaldo reveals what he will do when he finally retires from football

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals what he will do when he finally retires from football

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he does not plan to become a coach when he retires adding that he likes 'to live in the present'.

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals what he will do when he finally retires from football
Cristiano Ronaldo finally receives his world’s best goalscorer for 2016 award (photo)

Cristiano Ronaldo finally receives his world’s best goalscorer for 2016 award (photo)

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has added another trophy to his already stacked collection after being crowned the IFFHS world’s best goalscorer for 2016.

Cristiano Ronaldo finally receives his world’s best goalscorer for 2016 award (photo)
Cristiano Ronaldo admits the one player that can save Real Madrid from current woes

Cristiano Ronaldo admits the one player that can save Real Madrid from current woes

Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo believes the return of Gareth Bale and his other injured teammates could reignite Real Madrid's faltering season.

Cristiano Ronaldo admits the one player that can save Real Madrid from current woes
Out-of-form Cristiano Ronaldo dropped from latest Portugal squad

Out-of-form Cristiano Ronaldo dropped from latest Portugal squad

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has been unexpectedly left out of the Portugal squad for the friendly matches with Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Out-of-form Cristiano Ronaldo dropped from latest Portugal squad
All my goals are on google - Angry Ronaldo tells journalists who raised questions about his form

All my goals are on google - Angry Ronaldo tells journalists who raised questions about his form

Cristiano Ronaldo was very vocal after Real Madrid's uninspiring performance at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspurs on Wednesday November 1, 2017......

All my goals are on google - Angry Ronaldo tells journalists who raised questions about his form
Cristiano Ronaldo makes stunning excuse for Madrid's defeat to Tottenham as he declares his team didn't deserve to lose

Cristiano Ronaldo makes stunning excuse for Madrid's defeat to Tottenham as he declares his team didn't deserve to lose

Real Madrid were taught a footballing lesson by English outfit Tottenham Hotspurs, a master class performance from Mauricio Pochettino 's men sent a message

Cristiano Ronaldo makes stunning excuse for Madrid's defeat to Tottenham as he declares his team didn't deserve to lose
Cristiano Ronaldo reveals why Real Madrid are suffering this season

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals why Real Madrid are suffering this season

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that his side are now a weaker team following the departure of some star players like Morata and Pepe.

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals why Real Madrid are suffering this season
Cristiano Ronaldo: I don't want to renew my contract at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo: I don't want to renew my contract at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo denied that he is seeking an improved Real Madrid contract after seeing his side defeated by Tottenham in Wednesday's Champions League clash.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I don't want to renew my contract at Real Madrid
Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games

Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games

Real Madrid vs Tottenham is the star match while Manchester City's clash with Napoli is billed as a match up between the two best goalscoring teams in Europe.

Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games
Brazilian star Neymar could be making a stunning return to Spain

Brazilian star Neymar could be making a stunning return to Spain

The biggest transfer in football history saw Barcelona ace Neymar Junior dump Nou Camp for Paris when he joined PSG for a staggering 198 million pounds.

Brazilian star Neymar could be making a stunning return to Spain
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