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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 wins the 2016 FIFA Ballon d'Or award'

'Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2016 FIFA Ballon d'Or award'

'Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2016 FIFA Ballon d'Or award'
Ronaldo finally finds love again, his new girlfriend is HOT (photos)

Ronaldo finally finds love again, his new girlfriend is HOT (photos)

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused lately of being a gay, but the player has been seen with another girlfriend in Paris

Ronaldo finally finds love again, his new girlfriend is HOT (photos)
Gay accusation: These hot photos reveal Ronaldo's status

Gay accusation: These hot photos reveal Ronaldo's status

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been criticized of being a 'gay', and here we look at some pictures that will tell you his real status

Gay accusation: These hot photos reveal Ronaldo's status
Touching! 4 great footballers raised by single mothers, one almost got aborted

Touching! 4 great footballers raised by single mothers, one almost got aborted

The development of every child is the responsibility of the parent, but there are some popular footballers whose father were not of help

Touching! 4 great footballers raised by single mothers, one almost got aborted
I am a rich gay - Ronaldo (photos)

I am a rich gay - Ronaldo (photos)

There are strong indications that Portugal and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo could be gay.

I am a rich gay - Ronaldo (photos)
The Internet is going crazy after seeing the photo of Cristiano Ronaldo and his new Lamborghini

The Internet is going crazy after seeing the photo of Cristiano Ronaldo and his new Lamborghini

Cristiano Ronaldo eventually became a laughingstock on the internet. The joke was the pose of the player who looked like a robot. Well deserved!

The Internet is going crazy after seeing the photo of Cristiano Ronaldo and his new Lamborghini
Rooney, Ronaldo and 4 other popular footballers who had plastic surgery (photos)

Rooney, Ronaldo and 4 other popular footballers who had plastic surgery (photos)

Some footballers are handsome while looking at them on the pitch, there are some who have gone for surgery for them to change their look

Rooney, Ronaldo and 4 other popular footballers who had plastic surgery (photos)
Nabil Bentaleb, Cristiano Ronaldo strikes included in goals of the week

Nabil Bentaleb, Cristiano Ronaldo strikes included in goals of the week

During the past week, club football was suspended for the international break and it brought us huge strikes for our goals of the week.

Nabil Bentaleb, Cristiano Ronaldo strikes included in goals of the week
5 amazingly rich footballers who came from abject poverty

5 amazingly rich footballers who came from abject poverty

NAIJ.com focus on five footballers that grew up in the ghetto and have become billionaires out of their humble backgrounds.

5 amazingly rich footballers who came from abject poverty
See the REASON why Cristiano Ronaldo poses in nothing but his underwear in this photo

See the REASON why Cristiano Ronaldo poses in nothing but his underwear in this photo

Cristiano Ronaldo has never been shy about showing off his physique and this is no different.

See the REASON why Cristiano Ronaldo poses in nothing but his underwear in this photo
There can never be a footballer like me when I retire - Cristiano Ronaldo

There can never be a footballer like me when I retire - Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Portugal attacker Cristiano Ronaldo believes there would never believe a player like him in the future.

There can never be a footballer like me when I retire - Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo officially signs new Real Madrid deal and his outfit oozes class

Cristiano Ronaldo officially signs new Real Madrid deal and his outfit oozes class

Cristiano Ronaldo follows the likes of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos in penning new contracts at the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo officially signs new Real Madrid deal and his outfit oozes class
You should never leave your girlfriend alone with these 6 sexy footballers

You should never leave your girlfriend alone with these 6 sexy footballers

Footballers are rich and sometimes they use it to get all the models they want but sometimes their charms all all they need to woo women.

You should never leave your girlfriend alone with these 6 sexy footballers
These Cristiano Ronaldo tweets got us wondering if he was possessed

These Cristiano Ronaldo tweets got us wondering if he was possessed

Cristiano Ronaldo sometimes models for his CR7 clothing line and some of his modelling pics are just unneeded as they appear.

These Cristiano Ronaldo tweets got us wondering if he was possessed
4 times Cristiano Ronaldo proved he is the most arrogant footballer ever

4 times Cristiano Ronaldo proved he is the most arrogant footballer ever

Cristiano Ronaldo is seen by many as very arrogant and he has done little in the way of his words or body language to dispel that notion.

4 times Cristiano Ronaldo proved he is the most arrogant footballer ever
Amazing! These 6 photos of Cristiano Ronaldo will give girls the chills

Amazing! These 6 photos of Cristiano Ronaldo will give girls the chills

Widely regarded as on of the best ever on the pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo scores some points off the pitch also especially when modelling.

Amazing! These 6 photos of Cristiano Ronaldo will give girls the chills
6 players and their AMAZING trademark goal celebrations (pictures/video)

6 players and their AMAZING trademark goal celebrations (pictures/video)

Goals display the most joyous part of human emotion in football and that is why each player has his own way of celebrating a goal.

6 players and their AMAZING trademark goal celebrations (pictures/video)
Cristiano Ronaldo speaks on his personal relationship with Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo speaks on his personal relationship with Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo has downplayed the significance of his rivalry with Lionel Messi and speaks on how he relates with the Argentina captain.

Cristiano Ronaldo speaks on his personal relationship with Lionel Messi
Ronaldo under attack for disrespecting Buddhist community (photo)

Ronaldo under attack for disrespecting Buddhist community (photo)

Ronaldo has been slammed by the Buddhist community after he uploaded a photo of himself posing with one of his legs on top of Buddha statue.

Ronaldo under attack for disrespecting Buddhist community (photo)
Bench? Zidane expresses disappointment with Ronaldo! Read what he said!

Bench? Zidane expresses disappointment with Ronaldo! Read what he said!

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane admitted that he "expects more" from Cristiano Ronaldo

Bench? Zidane expresses disappointment with Ronaldo! Read what he said!
Photo: See Cristiano Ronaldo's luxurious N146m Lamborghini

Photo: See Cristiano Ronaldo's luxurious N146m Lamborghini

Following Real Madrid's 6-1 victory away to Real Betis, Cristiano Ronaldo showed off his lavish Lamborghini Aventador.

Photo: See Cristiano Ronaldo's luxurious N146m Lamborghini
How Cristiano Ronaldo failed to sign for Arsenal despite visiting the club twice as a 15 year old

How Cristiano Ronaldo failed to sign for Arsenal despite visiting the club twice as a 15 year old

Cristiano Ronaldo would have joined Arsenal as a teenager according to former scout Damien Comolli.

How Cristiano Ronaldo failed to sign for Arsenal despite visiting the club twice as a 15 year old
Cristiano Ronaldo discloses latest details of his transfer

Cristiano Ronaldo discloses latest details of his transfer

Famous Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has disclosed his dream and speaks about his career

Cristiano Ronaldo discloses latest details of his transfer
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