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 reacts angrily as Al Jazira fans hail Lionel Messi in FIFA club World Cup (photos)

Ronaldo reacts angrily as Al Jazira fans hail Lionel Messi in FIFA club World Cup (photos)

Ronaldo reacts angrily as Al Jazira fans hail Lionel Messi in FIFA club World Cup (photos)
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reveals outrageous plan to sign Neymar and Mbappe

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reveals outrageous plan to sign Neymar and Mbappe

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed the club are planning to sign Paris Saint-Germain superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the future.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reveals outrageous plan to sign Neymar and Mbappe
Cristiano Ronaldo reveals what his son said to him after he won 5th Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals what his son said to him after he won 5th Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo's son told him he is going to be "better than him" at football after the Real Madrid star lifted his fifth Ballon d'Or title in Paris.

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals what his son said to him after he won 5th Ballon d'Or
Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend beats Messi's wife to prestigious award (photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend beats Messi's wife to prestigious award (photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo was not the only one awarded during the just concluded Ballon gala which he obviously won as his girldfriend Georgina Rodriguez was also.

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend beats Messi's wife to prestigious award (photos)
Cristiano Ronaldo says he is better than Pele and Maradona

Cristiano Ronaldo says he is better than Pele and Maradona

In an interview with France Football Ronaldo said that he is the best player to have graced a soccer pitch after being named the world's best player in Paris.

Cristiano Ronaldo says he is better than Pele and Maradona
7 players who could have won the Ballon d'Or in the last decade if Messi and Ronaldo did not exist

7 players who could have won the Ballon d'Or in the last decade if Messi and Ronaldo did not exist

Ronaldo and Messi have dominated football in the last 10 years hence won all the Ballon d'Or in the last 10 years, we look at 7 players that could have won it

7 players who could have won the Ballon d'Or in the last decade if Messi and Ronaldo did not exist
Ronaldo adds another prestigious best player award to his 2017 Ballon d'Or gong

Ronaldo adds another prestigious best player award to his 2017 Ballon d'Or gong

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the best player for the Champions League match day six after scoring a stunner against Dortmund.

Ronaldo adds another prestigious best player award to his 2017 Ballon d'Or gong
I would have love to play on the same side with you - Pele hails Cristiano Ronaldo over ballon win (photos)

I would have love to play on the same side with you - Pele hails Cristiano Ronaldo over ballon win (photos)

Brazillian football legend Pele has taken time to pay a glowing tribute to 2017 Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo saying that he 'would have loved to have.

I would have love to play on the same side with you - Pele hails Cristiano Ronaldo over ballon win (photos)
Updated! Cristiano Ronaldo wins record 5th Ballon d'Or award

Updated! Cristiano Ronaldo wins record 5th Ballon d'Or award

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has won his fifth Ballon d'Or award drawing level with rival Lionel Messi for the most Ballon d'Or awards ever.

Updated! Cristiano Ronaldo wins record 5th Ballon d'Or award
Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after equalling Lionel Messi's 5 Ballon d'Or wins

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after equalling Lionel Messi's 5 Ballon d'Or wins

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is hoping that his 'battle' with Lionel Messi continues after he equaled the Barcelona star's record of five Ballons d'Or.

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after equalling Lionel Messi's 5 Ballon d'Or wins
Messi, Neymar finish behind Cristiano Ronaldo in race for Ballon d'Or award

Messi, Neymar finish behind Cristiano Ronaldo in race for Ballon d'Or award

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been named the second best footballer by France football behind Cristiano Ronaldo who won the 2017 Ballon d'Or award.

Messi, Neymar finish behind Cristiano Ronaldo in race for Ballon d'Or award
How the 27 players who finished behind the top three were positioned on the Ballon d'Or short list

How the 27 players who finished behind the top three were positioned on the Ballon d'Or short list

Cristiano Ronaldo has won his fifth Ballon d'Or award, we list he 27 players who were outside the top three but recognised by the French football magazine

How the 27 players who finished behind the top three were positioned on the Ballon d'Or short list
Ronaldo's girlfriend watches from the stand as Real Madrid defeat Borussia Dortmund (photos)

Ronaldo's girlfriend watches from the stand as Real Madrid defeat Borussia Dortmund (photos)

Georgina Rodriguez went to the Stadium to cheer her partner Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League match, and the Portuguese did not disappoint his lover.

Ronaldo's girlfriend watches from the stand as Real Madrid defeat Borussia Dortmund (photos)
See the amazing Champions League record Cristiano Ronaldo sets with his goal against Dortmund (photo)

See the amazing Champions League record Cristiano Ronaldo sets with his goal against Dortmund (photo)

In Real Madrid 3 - 2 win over Borussia Dortmund three different players might have score for Los Blancos on the night, but it was Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

See the amazing Champions League record Cristiano Ronaldo sets with his goal against Dortmund (photo)
Dortmund crash out of Champions League following disappointing defeat to Real Madrid

Dortmund crash out of Champions League following disappointing defeat to Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in all Champions League group group games in a season when Real Madrid secured a 3 - 2 win over Dortmund.

Dortmund crash out of Champions League following disappointing defeat to Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo's leaked boots shows he will win the 2017 Ballon d'Or award

Cristiano Ronaldo's leaked boots shows he will win the 2017 Ballon d'Or award

Nike have accidentally dropped a hint that Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d'Or on Thursday. One set of boots, the Mercurial Superfly V Quinto Triunfo CR7

Cristiano Ronaldo's leaked boots shows he will win the 2017 Ballon d'Or award
Revealed! The Special place Cristiano Ronaldo will receive his 5th Ballon d'Or crown

Revealed! The Special place Cristiano Ronaldo will receive his 5th Ballon d'Or crown

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to receive his fifth Ballon d'Or crown on Thursday, December 7 and the Real Madrid man will pick up the trophy at the Eiffel Tower.

Revealed! The Special place Cristiano Ronaldo will receive his 5th Ballon d'Or crown
Checkout how Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez named their daughter (photos)

Checkout how Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez named their daughter (photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez who recently gave birth to a baby girl that was named Alana Martina has taken time to expalined how the new.

Checkout how Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez named their daughter (photos)
Sergio Ramos makes big statement following allege fracas with Cristiano Ronaldo

Sergio Ramos makes big statement following allege fracas with Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has insisted that there is no rift between himself and Cristiano Ronaldo as they both share with the goals and objectives.

Sergio Ramos makes big statement following allege fracas with Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo experiencing his worst start to a La Liga season as Ramos sees red in Real Madrid 0-0 draw against Athletic Bilbao

Ronaldo experiencing his worst start to a La Liga season as Ramos sees red in Real Madrid 0-0 draw against Athletic Bilbao

Ronaldo's scoring problem seems to have become a big issue forMadrid as Los Blancos were held to a goalless draw against Bilbao on Saturday, December 2.

Ronaldo experiencing his worst start to a La Liga season as Ramos sees red in Real Madrid 0-0 draw against Athletic Bilbao
Ronaldo posts incredible video of his 7-year-old son scoring fantastic goal in a youth game

Ronaldo posts incredible video of his 7-year-old son scoring fantastic goal in a youth game

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has posted another incredible video of his 7-year-old son who scored eye-catching goal in a youth game in Madrid.

Ronaldo posts incredible video of his 7-year-old son scoring fantastic goal in a youth game
Like father like son! Cristiano Ronaldo's 7-year-old son scores fantastic free-kick all football lovers must see (video)

Like father like son! Cristiano Ronaldo's 7-year-old son scores fantastic free-kick all football lovers must see (video)

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has posted an awesome video of his 7-year-old first son on his official Instagram page where he scored a free-kick.

Like father like son! Cristiano Ronaldo's 7-year-old son scores fantastic free-kick all football lovers must see (video)
The amount Cristiano Ronaldo collects per Instagram post will blow your mind

The amount Cristiano Ronaldo collects per Instagram post will blow your mind

While Instagram may be a popular Social Media platform owened by Facebook for photos and video sharing among friends and followers; it is aslo a money making.

The amount Cristiano Ronaldo collects per Instagram post will blow your mind
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