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.

Cristiano Ronaldo gets exotic Audi car for breaking his own Champions League record (photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo gets exotic Audi car for breaking his own Champions League record (photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo gets exotic Audi car for breaking his own Champions League record (photos)
Tottenham face out of form Dortmund, Real Madrid, face APOEL, Liverpool face Sevilla in titanic UCL clash

Tottenham face out of form Dortmund, Real Madrid, face APOEL, Liverpool face Sevilla in titanic UCL clash

The Champions League match day five starts on Tuesday, November 21 with Real Madrid in action, Liverpool travel to Sevilla and Dortmund welcome Spurs.

Tottenham face out of form Dortmund, Real Madrid, face APOEL, Liverpool face Sevilla in titanic UCL clash
5 things we learnt from top European leagues this weekend

5 things we learnt from top European leagues this weekend

Club football returned after the intense international break and yes, it did leave up to the expectations.Here are 5 things we learnt from top European leagues.

5 things we learnt from top European leagues this weekend
Zidane reacts to the rift between Ronaldo and Ramos, makes big statement

Zidane reacts to the rift between Ronaldo and Ramos, makes big statement

Real Madrid gaffer Zinedine Zidane has admitted that there is a growing rift between captain Sergio Ramos and Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo.

Zidane reacts to the rift between Ronaldo and Ramos, makes big statement
Cristiano Ronaldo posts another video of son scoring goals for fun in youth team game

Cristiano Ronaldo posts another video of son scoring goals for fun in youth team game

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to post a video of his 7-year-old son scoring goals for fun during a game for his youth team.

Cristiano Ronaldo posts another video of son scoring goals for fun in youth team game
Ronaldo misfires once again as Real Madrid survive Madrid derby against Atletico

Ronaldo misfires once again as Real Madrid survive Madrid derby against Atletico

Diego Simeone and Zinedine Zidane saw their side execute a tactical masterclass as Atletico and Real played a goalless draw in this season's first Madrid derby.

Ronaldo misfires once again as Real Madrid survive Madrid derby against Atletico
Atletico vs Real Madrid: Preview, team news, injuries, kick off, possible lineups

Atletico vs Real Madrid: Preview, team news, injuries, kick off, possible lineups

Real Madrid are away to Atletico in La Liga in the first Madrid derby of the season and Los Blancos will be eager to avoid losing further ground on Barcelona.

Atletico vs Real Madrid: Preview, team news, injuries, kick off, possible lineups
Ronaldo reveals the number of times he must win the Ballon d'Or before he will retire

Ronaldo reveals the number of times he must win the Ballon d'Or before he will retire

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he wants to win seven Ballon d'Or and also have seven children before he hangs up his boots.

Ronaldo reveals the number of times he must win the Ballon d'Or before he will retire
Investigation reveals 4 major reasons Cristiano Ronaldo will quit Real Madrid next summer (photos)

Investigation reveals 4 major reasons Cristiano Ronaldo will quit Real Madrid next summer (photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo is planning to leave Los Blancos at the end of this season, and has already told the club, according to El Chiringuito football show.

Investigation reveals 4 major reasons Cristiano Ronaldo will quit Real Madrid next summer (photos)
Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriquez finally shares adorable photo of her new baby

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriquez finally shares adorable photo of her new baby

The Spanish model became a first time mother on Sunday, November 12, 2017 to a little baby girl whilst Ronaldo welcomed his fourth child to the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriquez finally shares adorable photo of her new baby
Ronaldo finally tells Real Madrid the day he will leave the club in 2018

Ronaldo finally tells Real Madrid the day he will leave the club in 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly rejected a new contract at the club and he is said to have told the club's president Florentino Perez he wants to leave.

Ronaldo finally tells Real Madrid the day he will leave the club in 2018
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)
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