Facts of Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Birth Date : February 5, 1985
  • Birth Place : Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
  • Country : Portugal
  • Gender : Male
  • Marital Status : In Relationship
  • Horoscope : Aquarius
  • Net Worth : $ 400 million
  • Income/Salary : € 32 million
  • Height : 6.1 ft
  • Father Name : José Dinis Aveiro
  • Mother Name : Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro

Who is Cristiano Ronaldo?

Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional football player and captain of the Portugal national team. He is usually recognized as the best player in the world as well as the greatest of all time. He is the all-time top goal scorer of the Portugal national team. Currently, Ronaldo plays for Spanish giants Real Madrid as a striker.

Back in 2016, he assisted his country to become the champions of Europe. In his football career,  Ronaldo has grabbed four FIFA Ballon d’Or. As of now, he has lifted four UEFA Champions League title, one came from Manchester United and three from Real Madrid. He has also owned four golden boot in which he shared one with Luis Suarez in 2013- 14 season in La Liga.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Birth Facts, Family, and Childhood

Ronaldo was born on 5 February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He was the youngest child to Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro. His father served his country as a municipal gardener and also worked as a part-time kit man. As he lost his father at his very young age, Ronaldo was raised by his mother Maria. As she worked as a cook. His father was a great admirer of U.S. President Ronald Reagan so that he gave this name to his son as “Ronaldo”.

Ronaldo’s childhood wasn’t easy at all. At the age of 15, he was suffered from a racing heart. He grew up with his one older brother, Hugo, and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana. Furthermore, his family is Catholic. From the very beginning of his childhood, he had a keen interest in football. He started to play football at a very young age. Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese by nationality. Also, he holds Portuguese ethnicity.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Education History

Concerning his education, he got suspended from school after throwing a chair at his teacher. At that time Ronaldo said, the teacher disrespected him so that he lost his temper. Besides these, there are no details on Cristiano Ronaldo education

Cristiano Ronaldo: Professional Life and Career

Ronaldo began his professional football career with Sporting CP at the age of 16. As a youth, he played for the club’s U16, U17, and U18. He was the first player to play for the youth team, the B team, and the first team, all within one season.

At the age of 18, he became the first-ever Portuguese player to represent Manchester United. As he moved to Manchester United, he became the most expensive teenager in English football history, with a transfer fee of £12.24 million. On 16 August 2003, Ronaldo made his debut in Premier League in a 4-0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers. The debut goal for Manchester United came with a cracking free kick in a win over Portsmouth on 1 November 2003. During his six years of the period with United, he netted 118 goals in 292 appearances.

Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid for a world-record transfer fee of €94 million with a buyout clause of €1 billion. Almost 80,000 fans attended his presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu, breaking the 25-year record of Diego Maradona at Napoli. As a forward, Ronaldo received the number 9 shirt as his favorite No, 7 was already worn by the club captain Raul Gonzalez. On 29 August 2009, Ronaldo made his debut against Deportivo La Coruna and scored from the penalty spot in Madrid’s 3–2 home win. As of now, Ronaldo becomes the all-time top scorer of Real Madrid and has a record of scoring 407 goals. On 15 December 2016, Ronaldo reached his 500th club career goal in his professional club career.

Recently, in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League, the two goals against Bayern Munich make him the first-ever player to score 100 goals in UEFA club competition. And on the second leg, Ronaldo perfectly scores a hat-trick which led him to reach his 100th UEFA Champions League goal, as usual, this time he also becomes the first player to do so. Ronaldo scored another hat-trick in the following Champions League game, as Real Atlético Madrid 3–0 in the semi-final first leg. As a result, his hat-trick made him the first player to reach 50 goals in the knockout stage of the competition. In the 2017 final, he scored two goals in the victory against Juventus and became the top goalscorer for the fifth straight season. With 12 goals in the tournament, he reached his 600th senior career goal.

Concerning his game as a teenager, he represented the national side in U17, U21, and U23. Besides, he appeared in 34 matches and scored 18 goals. At age 18, Ronaldo earned his first senior cap in a 1–0 victory over Kazakhstan on 20 August 2003. During the qualification for the 2014 World Cup, Ronaldo scored a total of eight goals. A qualifying match against Northern Ireland earned him his 100th cap. As a team captain, Ronaldo lifted the 2017 Euro Championship as the first-ever triumph in a major tournament. He was awarded the Silver Boot as the joint second-highest goalscorer, with three goals and three assists. His performance was excellent throughout the competition which named him the team of the tournament for the third time in his career.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Achievements and Awards

Ronaldo has won 4 Ballon d’Or to date after losing four straight years to Lionel Messi. He achieved the feat, 3 times as a Real Madrid player and once as a Manchester United player. Ronaldo won the Premier League in the 2006–07, 2007–08, and 2008–09 seasons. Besides this, he has also won 2 La-Liga titles in the 2011-12 and 2016-17 seasons in Real Madrid. Furthermore, he has named himself 4 times champions league title winner. In which, one came out from Manchester United and the rest 3 of them from Real Madrid. Back in 2016, he led his team to the victory in the Europian championship as a captain. In his whole international career, the Euro-Cup trophy becomes his first-ever international trophy for Portugal.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Net Worth and Salary

According to Forbes, Ronaldo’s net income throughout the year 2017 will climb up to $93 million which makes him the fifth-highest-paid celebrity in 2017. Moreover, his net worth keeps increasing from his annual salary of $45 million. He also ranks in a pretty huge allowance from endorsements of Nike, Sacoor Brothers suits, Monster headphones and Tag Heuer watches. As per the reports of Forbes, he topped the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes by in 2016 and 2017. Besides, as of July 2017, his net worth reached $400 million.

Rumors and Controversy

Cristiano Junior’s mysterious mother is still unknown to the whole world. Ronaldo’s clear image in the sports world went wrong when he was revealed drunk widely in a nightclub in July 2008.  The whole world and his supporters got shocked when he arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in October 2005.

Apart from that, the donation of $8 million to the earthquake victims in Nepal was just a rumor. Moreover, his statement on the relationship between Messi, Suarez, and Neymar shook the whole Catalan media and their fans. There was also a rumor that he is leaving the football club Real Madrid soon.

Body Measurements

Ronaldo has an athletic body which also defines his hard work and dedication. Cristiano has a height of 6 feet 1/4 inches and a weight of 83 kg. He has dark brown hair and light brown eyes.

Social Media Profile

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo is active in various sorts of social media like Facebook, Twitter Instagram, and many others. He is regarded as one of the most famous football players on Instagram who is followed by 129 million followers. Similarly, he has 120.5 million followers on Facebook and 73.7 million followers on Twitter. He has over 961k subscribers on the Youtube channel.

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