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.

Ronaldo 'attacks' Messi in WhatsApp text

Ronaldo 'attacks' Messi in WhatsApp text

Ronaldo 'attacks' Messi in WhatsApp text
Ronaldo names 1 player he does not want to play with again at Real Madrid, tells the club to sell him (photo)

Ronaldo names 1 player he does not want to play with again at Real Madrid, tells the club to sell him (photo)

Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly told Real Madrid coaching crew that he does not want to play with teammate Isco against Paris-Saint-Germain. Ronaldo believes the Spaniard slows his game down.

Ronaldo names 1 player he does not want to play with again at Real Madrid, tells the club to sell him (photo)
See the way Ronaldo is psyching himself up for the Champions League match against PSG

See the way Ronaldo is psyching himself up for the Champions League match against PSG

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo filmed himself throwing balls into a cup of water in a way of relaxing ahead of the Champions League match against Paris Saint Germain. Ronaldo scored a hat trick at the weekend in La Liga.

See the way Ronaldo is psyching himself up for the Champions League match against PSG
Ronaldo against Neymar as Real Madrid face PSG in tough Champions League, Porto host Liverpool (preview, kick off time)

Ronaldo against Neymar as Real Madrid face PSG in tough Champions League, Porto host Liverpool (preview, kick off time)

The Santiago Bernabeu in Spain will be the center of attraction tonight, February 14 as reigning European League champions Real Madrid will face Paris-Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

Ronaldo against Neymar as Real Madrid face PSG in tough Champions League, Porto host Liverpool (preview, kick off time)
Real Madrid tell Ronaldo that they will sign his bitter rival if he decides to leave the club

Real Madrid tell Ronaldo that they will sign his bitter rival if he decides to leave the club

Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo has been told to remain in Spain by Real Madrid chiefs who want him not to join any other club. Real Madrid say they will sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi should Ronaldo decide to leave.

Real Madrid tell Ronaldo that they will sign his bitter rival if he decides to leave the club
Ronaldo on fire, scores 3 goals as Real Madrid embarrass Real Sociedad in Spanish La Liga match

Ronaldo on fire, scores 3 goals as Real Madrid embarrass Real Sociedad in Spanish La Liga match

Reigning Spanish and European League champions Real Madrid produced astonishing performance on Saturday night, February 10 as they defeated visiting Real Sociedad 5-2 in Spanish La Liga match played at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo on fire, scores 3 goals as Real Madrid embarrass Real Sociedad in Spanish La Liga match
Zidane defends Ronaldo, hits back at his critics

Zidane defends Ronaldo, hits back at his critics

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has defended Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo despite his unimpressive performances this season in the Spanish La Liga. Ronaldo has scored eight La Liga goals so far this season.

Zidane defends Ronaldo, hits back at his critics
Messi is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo - former Real Madrid winger

Messi is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo - former Real Madrid winger

Paris Saint-Germain winger, Angel Di Maria, has revealed that he came really close to joining former rivals Barcelona last summer, the Argentine international was speculated to depart from Paris Saint-Germain before the start of.

Messi is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo - former Real Madrid winger
Barcelona legend Xavi reveals the 2 players who will replace Messi and Ronaldo

Barcelona legend Xavi reveals the 2 players who will replace Messi and Ronaldo

Barcelona legend Xavi has named Paris Saint-Germain duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as the players he thinks will replace Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the top, the veteran Spaniard, who now plays for Qatari side Al-Sadd.

Barcelona legend Xavi reveals the 2 players who will replace Messi and Ronaldo
Messi vs Ronaldo vs Neymar: who is the best?

Messi vs Ronaldo vs Neymar: who is the best?

★ Messi vs Ronaldo vs Neymar ★ who is the best football player amongst these three superstars? Take a look at the football background of all these players and find out who can be named the champion of champions in football!

Messi vs Ronaldo vs Neymar: who is the best?
Cristiano Ronaldo's private jet: what is it like?

Cristiano Ronaldo's private jet: what is it like?

It is reported that Cristiano Ronaldo PRIVATE JET cost about €19 million. It's no surprise that Christiano Ronaldo can afford it owing to his huge earnings from football, endorsement deals and so on. Learn more about it here.

Cristiano Ronaldo's private jet: what is it like?
Ronaldo sends powerful message to all his fans as the Real Madrid star clocks 33 (photo)

Ronaldo sends powerful message to all his fans as the Real Madrid star clocks 33 (photo)

A far as the game of football is concerned today around the world, there is no country, state, or community where the name of Ronaldo has not been heard considering what he has achieved in his career in football.

Ronaldo sends powerful message to all his fans as the Real Madrid star clocks 33 (photo)
5 reason why your child is destined to be a professional footballer like Ronaldo and Neymar

5 reason why your child is destined to be a professional footballer like Ronaldo and Neymar

If you happen to have a child (male or female) born on February 5, then as you exit this article rush to the nearest place you can get a pair of boots and buy one for that child, Why's you may ask? Well, there is a pretty good.

5 reason why your child is destined to be a professional footballer like Ronaldo and Neymar
See the embarrassing way Ronaldo reacted after being subbed off in Real Madrid surprise 2-2 draw at Levante

See the embarrassing way Ronaldo reacted after being subbed off in Real Madrid surprise 2-2 draw at Levante

Cristiano Ronaldo has poured his anger on the cameraman as he was hauled off in the 81st minute with Real Madrid leading 2-1, the Portuguese plodded towards the bench without even looking at manager Zinedine Zidane.

See the embarrassing way Ronaldo reacted after being subbed off in Real Madrid surprise 2-2 draw at Levante
Cristiano Ronaldo flops as Levante hold Real Madrid to embarrassing La Liga draw (photo)

Cristiano Ronaldo flops as Levante hold Real Madrid to embarrassing La Liga draw (photo)

Real Madrid seem to be far from sorting their current woes as they were held to an embarrassing 2 - 2 draw at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia in their La Liga matchday 22 clash, Zidane men came into the game high on momentum after.

Cristiano Ronaldo flops as Levante hold Real Madrid to embarrassing La Liga draw (photo)
Ronaldo reveals what he was doing with his girlfriend on the last day of the January transfer (photo)

Ronaldo reveals what he was doing with his girlfriend on the last day of the January transfer (photo)

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that he is not leaving the Spanish club despite being linked with a move away from the Spanish champions. He was heavily linked with a move back to Manchester United.

Ronaldo reveals what he was doing with his girlfriend on the last day of the January transfer (photo)
Father of 4 Cristiano Ronaldo gets serious warning for sending British model late night text messages

Father of 4 Cristiano Ronaldo gets serious warning for sending British model late night text messages

Former Coronation Street star Oliver Mellor has issued a warning to current world best player Cristiano Ronaldo, over the Real Madrid star’s alleged advances on his British-English model fiancée Rhian Sugden and late night texts.

Father of 4 Cristiano Ronaldo gets serious warning for sending British model late night text messages
Ronaldo to make sensational return to top Premier League club

Ronaldo to make sensational return to top Premier League club

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly considering making a return to the Premier League nine years after leaving Manchester United for the Spanish club. Alexis Sanchez' move to Manchester United blocked Ronaldo.

Ronaldo to make sensational return to top Premier League club
Ronaldo reaches another milestone as he scores brace in Real Madrid 4-1 emphatic win against Valencia

Ronaldo reaches another milestone as he scores brace in Real Madrid 4-1 emphatic win against Valencia

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two first half penalties as Madrid defeated Valencia 4-1 at the Mestalla on Saturday, January 27 in a battle between third and fourth in the La Liga. Ronaldo has now scored over 100 penalties in his career

Ronaldo reaches another milestone as he scores brace in Real Madrid 4-1 emphatic win against Valencia
Cristiano Ronaldo sends urgent and important information to PSG and Man Utd on his future at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo sends urgent and important information to PSG and Man Utd on his future at Real Madrid

Despite being recently linked with a move away from Spanish club Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo has stated emphatically that he wants to stay at the Bernabeu. Ronaldo has been heavily linked with a return to Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo sends urgent and important information to PSG and Man Utd on his future at Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo mocks Barcelona star Lionel Messi (video)

Cristiano Ronaldo mocks Barcelona star Lionel Messi (video)

Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano was caught mocking is age-long rival Lionel Messi to a mascot in the tunnel before Real Madrid's 7-1 victory over Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday, Ronaldo was caught telling the mascot Messi is bad

Cristiano Ronaldo mocks Barcelona star Lionel Messi (video)
We do not have money to pay you like Messi - Real Madrid tells Ronaldo

We do not have money to pay you like Messi - Real Madrid tells Ronaldo

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told five times Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo that there is no money at Madrid hence his request for a wage increase can not be granted, The Portugese want to be on the same wage with Messi

We do not have money to pay you like Messi - Real Madrid tells Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo left with bloody face after scoring stunning header, then does this (photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo left with bloody face after scoring stunning header, then does this (photos)

Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo, was left with a bloody face after his head collided with a Deportivo defender that left him with a broken nose, the Portuguese captain was left with face covered in blood as he stopped to head.

Cristiano Ronaldo left with bloody face after scoring stunning header, then does this (photos)
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