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.

No more side-chicks! Cristiano Ronaldo's wedding date with stunning girlfriend confirmed

No more side-chicks! Cristiano Ronaldo's wedding date with stunning girlfriend confirmed

No more side-chicks! Cristiano Ronaldo's wedding date with stunning girlfriend confirmed
Revealed! How Lionel Messi forced Cristiano Ronaldo to demand a new contract at Madrid

Revealed! How Lionel Messi forced Cristiano Ronaldo to demand a new contract at Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo is closing in on an improved deal at Real Madrid as he seeks greater parity with Lionel Messi who earns €35m (£31m) per season at Barcelona.

Revealed! How Lionel Messi forced Cristiano Ronaldo to demand a new contract at Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo unveils new product that will make Lionel Messi jealous

Cristiano Ronaldo unveils new product that will make Lionel Messi jealous

Real Madrid star attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has unveiled his brand new 'diamond-inspired' Nike boots that 'sparkle under lights'in an amazing fashion........

Cristiano Ronaldo unveils new product that will make Lionel Messi jealous
Ronaldo dazzles in training as he is set to feature against Real Betis (photos)

Ronaldo dazzles in training as he is set to feature against Real Betis (photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his domestic comeback for Real Madrid after serving a five game ban for pushing referee in the Super Cup against Barcelona.

Ronaldo dazzles in training as he is set to feature against Real Betis (photos)
Cristiano Ronaldo spotted with girlfriend in Portugal, abandons teammates amidst tension (photo, video)

Cristiano Ronaldo spotted with girlfriend in Portugal, abandons teammates amidst tension (photo, video)

Cristiano Ronaldo took the opportunity of his final match ban to visit some old friends at his former club Sporting Lisbon with his girlfriend Georgina.

Cristiano Ronaldo spotted with girlfriend in Portugal, abandons teammates amidst tension (photo, video)
Tension in Real Madrid camp as Ronaldo disobeys Zidane’s warnings

Tension in Real Madrid camp as Ronaldo disobeys Zidane’s warnings

Real Madrid gaffer Zinedine Zidane has spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about his on-field antics of head shaking whenever a teammate fails to pass to him.

Tension in Real Madrid camp as Ronaldo disobeys Zidane’s warnings
Spurs survive Dortmund onslaught to secure Wembley win, Ronaldo leads Madrid to victory

Spurs survive Dortmund onslaught to secure Wembley win, Ronaldo leads Madrid to victory

Cristiano Ronaldo shone as Real Madrid started the defense of their Champions League crown with a huge home win while Tottenham defeated Dortmund at Wembley.

Spurs survive Dortmund onslaught to secure Wembley win, Ronaldo leads Madrid to victory
6 popular footballers who need to change their status from baby daddies to husbands

6 popular footballers who need to change their status from baby daddies to husbands

It is no written rule but the general belief is that everyone gets to a stage where marriage talks is inevitable and for this footballers it cannot be truer.

6 popular footballers who need to change their status from baby daddies to husbands
Real Madrid star Marco Asensio set to miss Champions League clash for this disturbing reason

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio set to miss Champions League clash for this disturbing reason

Talented Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio is set to miss Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Cyprus side APOEL because of a pimple on his leg.

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio set to miss Champions League clash for this disturbing reason
Super Ronaldo shows incredible skills in training ahead of his first competitive game of the season (video)

Super Ronaldo shows incredible skills in training ahead of his first competitive game of the season (video)

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is currently under suspension in the La Liga, but the Portuguese has trained hard to play in the Champions League.

Super Ronaldo shows incredible skills in training ahead of his first competitive game of the season (video)
Just in! La Liga announce new date, time for highly anticipated El Clasico

Just in! La Liga announce new date, time for highly anticipated El Clasico

La Liga president Javier Tebas confirmed on Monday that the first El Clasico of the season between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played in late December.

Just in! La Liga announce new date, time for highly anticipated El Clasico
Sensational Ronaldo thrills teammates in training as Real Madrid prepare for Champions League tie

Sensational Ronaldo thrills teammates in training as Real Madrid prepare for Champions League tie

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to training for Real Madrid ahead of group H Champions League clash against Cyprus side APOEL Nicosa.

Sensational Ronaldo thrills teammates in training as Real Madrid prepare for Champions League tie
Anthony Joshua names the best between Ronaldo and Messi, reveals the only football star that can fight him in the ring

Anthony Joshua names the best between Ronaldo and Messi, reveals the only football star that can fight him in the ring

Anthony Joshua has explained that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo would defeat Barcelona forward Lionel Messi if the players decide to enter the boxing.

Anthony Joshua names the best between Ronaldo and Messi, reveals the only football star that can fight him in the ring
'Businessman' Cristiano Ronaldo launches new product as he shows his DJ skills (photos)

'Businessman' Cristiano Ronaldo launches new product as he shows his DJ skills (photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo, has launched his new CR7 aftershave, adding to his two signature fragrances already in the market confirming his status as a business.

'Businessman' Cristiano Ronaldo launches new product as he shows his DJ skills (photos)
Too much money: Cristiano Ronaldo poses with new multi million naira Ferrari to welcome his new born twins (photo)

Too much money: Cristiano Ronaldo poses with new multi million naira Ferrari to welcome his new born twins (photo)

Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo has once again exemplified the level of the wealth he acquired from football as he bought himself a new Ferrari.

Too much money: Cristiano Ronaldo poses with new multi million naira Ferrari to welcome his new born twins (photo)
Neymar, 4 other unfaithful superstars who betrayed their clubs and fans (photos)

Neymar, 4 other unfaithful superstars who betrayed their clubs and fans (photos)

The game of football is arguably the most popular and watched sporting activity in the world considering the numbers of fans that watch the game at the stands.

Neymar, 4 other unfaithful superstars who betrayed their clubs and fans (photos)
Georgina Rodriguez shows off huge baby bump as Ronaldo breaks goal-scoring record in World Cup Qualifiers

Georgina Rodriguez shows off huge baby bump as Ronaldo breaks goal-scoring record in World Cup Qualifiers

Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez's baby bump is getting bigger as her due date draws closer. The 23-year-old is pregnant with Ronaldo's fourth child.

Georgina Rodriguez shows off huge baby bump as Ronaldo breaks goal-scoring record in World Cup Qualifiers
Amazing! Cristiano Ronaldo breaks another goalscoring record with hat-trick as Portugal destroy Faroe Islands

Amazing! Cristiano Ronaldo breaks another goalscoring record with hat-trick as Portugal destroy Faroe Islands

Cristiano Ronaldo has broken the record for most goals in one World Cup qualifying campaign in the history of Europe after hat-trick against Faroe Island.

Amazing! Cristiano Ronaldo breaks another goalscoring record with hat-trick as Portugal destroy Faroe Islands
Too much money: Paris-Saint-Germain agree another mega million deal to sign top French superstar (photo)

Too much money: Paris-Saint-Germain agree another mega million deal to sign top French superstar (photo)

French club Paris-Saint-Germain have reportedly agreed a mega million loan deal to sign French striker Kylian Mbappe from bitter rivals Monaco this summer.

Too much money: Paris-Saint-Germain agree another mega million deal to sign top French superstar (photo)
Cristiano Ronaldo posts adorable picture of himself, pregnant girlfriend, son

Cristiano Ronaldo posts adorable picture of himself, pregnant girlfriend, son

Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo posted a very cute photo with his pregnant girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, his son and newly-born twins.

Cristiano Ronaldo posts adorable picture of himself, pregnant girlfriend, son
Marco Asensio's goal saves Real Madrid from an embarrassing home defeat against Valencia

Marco Asensio's goal saves Real Madrid from an embarrassing home defeat against Valencia

Spanish and European League champions Real Madrid were on Sunday night, August 27, 2017 forced to a 2-2 draw by visiting Valencia in a tough La Liga encounter.

Marco Asensio's goal saves Real Madrid from an embarrassing home defeat against Valencia
Dan wasa Cristiano Ronaldo na shirin kafa tarihi

Dan wasa Cristiano Ronaldo na shirin kafa tarihi

Yanzu haka abin da kowa yake tambaya jiya shine wa isa ya kamo Cristiano Ronaldo a Duniya bayan ya lashe kyaututtuka da dama ma a shekarar nan ta bana.

Dan wasa Cristiano Ronaldo na shirin kafa tarihi
Finally Cristiano Ronaldo names young players that will succeed him - see list

Finally Cristiano Ronaldo names young players that will succeed him - see list

Current Ballon d’ or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has picked up yet another personal award cementing him as the top player in European football, but the Real Madrid

Finally Cristiano Ronaldo names young players that will succeed him - see list
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