Full Name:Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Born: 1985, February 5
Place of Birth: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Parents : José Dinis Aveiro & Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro
Height :6 ft 1 inch
Ronaldo’s father José Dinis Aveiro was the store keeper of the club Andorinha. His mother used to work in other’s house for a living. At the time of Cristiano Ronaldo’s birth, Ronald Regan was the US president. So in the name of Ronald Regan his father named him Ronaldo saying he would be as great as Ronald Regan. His father died when Ronaldo was very young due to the consumption of excessive alcohol. Cristiano was fond of playing football since his young age. His father didn’t use to like him playing football but his mother Maria Dolores was his greatest supporter.
Ronaldo spent his young career in the local club Andorinha. In 1995, at the age of 10 he then moved to CD National. After spending a couple of year in National, in 1997 Sporting CP signed him. He spent one year in Sporting’s B team and one year in Sporting’s A team in his two years spell.
7th of August was the remarkable date for Ronaldo when Sporting Lisbon defeated Manchester United 3-1 in the friendly match. Then Manchester United’s manager Sir Alex Ferguson thought of buying this wonder kid who made United’s defender John O’Shea knees down.
Then just after 5 days, on 12th August 2003, Manchester United signed him for the transfer of £12.24 million. This transfer made him the most expensive teenager in the English football history. His move to English club Manchester United was the career turning for him. There Ronaldo was handed the jersey number 7 which was previously worn by David Beckham.
Ronaldo spent six years of his early career in the Old Trafford. In his six years, he won total of nine trophies which includes 3 premier leagues and a champions league. There he won the his first most prestigious individual award ‘ Ballon d’Or’ in 2008.
The last two seasons of Ronaldo at Manchester United were the most memorable seasons for him. He won premier league in 2006/07 and also won player of the year award. Next season he lifted his first ever UCL title defeating Chelsea. Also he won European golden shoe in his last season at Manchester United.
After spending six years in England, Ronaldo said goodbye to Manchester United when Real Madrid signed him for the world record transfer of 96 million euros. This is regarded as his career turning signing.
Success in career:
On June 11, 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo officially joined Real Madrid. This signing was the first page of the Cristiano Ronaldo’s success diary. He was handed the Real Madrid’s legendary jersey number 7. After joining Los Balncos, he made and broke many records.
In the process of changing himself from boy to man, Ronaldo created and showed himself as a beast. There he found Lionel Messi as his rival who forced him to be more better and efficient.
Ronaldo won four champions league trophies, three club world cups, three UEFA super cups, two laliga titles, two super copa de Espana and two copa del reys for Real Madrid.
Along with titles, he won won many individual awards too. He received European golden shoe award three times in 2010/11, 2013/14 and 2014/15 scoring 40, 31 and 48 league goals. Also he won Ballon d’Or four times. He won it in 2012/13,2013/14,2015/16 and 2016/17. These individual awards made him one of the best footballer in the world.
Ronaldo spent his most important phase of life in Real Madrid. In his nine years career, he scored 451 goals for Real Madrid playing 438 games. Ronaldo’s all goal for Real Madrid in all competitions:-
Number of goals:
La Liga 312
Champions League 105
Copa del rey 22
Club word cup goals 06
Spanish super cup 04
UEFA super cup 02
Ronaldo made himself Real Madrid’s all time top scorer. He scored a record of 34 La Liga hat-tricks which was recently surpassed by Lionel Messi making it 35. Ronaldo is the only player to score 30 goals in six consecutive seasons with 8 hat-tricks scored in 2014/15.
Later on after spending memorable nine years at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Italian giant Juventus for $129.3 million. This was the most highest transfer fee for 30+ aged players.
Despite, changing the club, changing the platform he adopted for a decade, he gave a mind blowing performance in Italy in his debut season. In his 1st season for Juventus, he scored total of 28 goals which includes 21 league goals 6 champions league goals and 1 in Super Cup final. He finished his season as second league top scorer. Ronaldo was awarded with the MVP most valuable player of Serie A 2018/19. He is the first ever player to win MVP in three different leagues.
List of achievements:
He has already scored 50 Juventus goals.
2018/19 Ronaldo’s goal stats
Serie A 21
Super Cup 01
2019/20 season so far
Serie A 17*
Coppa Italia 01*
Champions Cup 02*
Ronaldo for Portugal
Category Apps Goals
U15 9 7
U17 7 5
U20 5 1
U21 10 3
U23 03 2
Moreover,Ronaldo has scored 99 senior goals and 28 assists for Portugal in 164 appearances. Cristiano has scored total of 9 international hat-tricks. Ronaldo won 2016 Euro Cup for Portugal defeating France in final. Ronaldo has also won UEFA nations league in 2019 defeating Netherlands in final. He has scored 10 penalties and missed 6.
Cristiano has scored total of 720 goals, 220 assists in 994 appearances. He has scored 107 penalties for all clubs and has just missed 17.
5 Ballon d’Ors
4 European Golden Shoe
2 Fifa Men’s Best Player
3 UEFA player of the year
1 Euro Cup
1 UEFA nation’s league
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