Famous Personalities Cristiano Ronaldo, isa Portuguese footballerwho plays as right orleft wing in Real Madridand in PortugalNational Team, wherehe is also the teamcaptain.
Personal informationFull name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos AveiroDate of birth: 5th February 1985 - (age 28)Place of birth: Funchal, Madeira, PortugalNationality: PortugueseHeight: 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)Weight: 80 KgFavourite Foot: rightNicknames: CR, CR7, CR9, Ronny, Cris
Club informationCurrent club : Real Madrid (Spain)Number : 7Playing position: Forward
The beginningBaptized in honour of the ex-President of the United States,Ronald Reagan, who was his father’sfavourite actor, he grew up poor andplaying with a soft drink can.At the age of 9, even though hewasn’t much athletic, Cristiano playedvery well already. He was so fast thatthey used to call him “abelhinha”(“little bee”).
Youth career1993–1995 Andorinha(Amateur club in his hometown.)1995–1997 Nacionalda Madeira1997–2001 Sporting CP
Professional Clubsyears Clubs Games (goals)2001 – 2003 Sporting 31 (5)2003 – 2009 Manchester United 292 (118)2009 – . . . Real Madrid 144 (146)
National TeamYears Games (goals)2001–2002 Portugal U17 9 (16)2003 Portugal U20 5 (1)2002–2003 Portugal U21 6 (3)2004 Portugal U23 3 (1)2003 – . . . Portugal 102 (38)
Sporting Clube de PortugalRonaldo joined the other young players of Sporting Clube de Portugaland managed to become the only player to play in Sporting’s Under-16, Under17, Under-18, B Team and Main Team, all in only one season.When he was 15 years old, Ronaldo was diagnosed a heart problem, whichcould have made him give up playing football.He was operated and the problem was solved.
Manchester United Football ClubRonaldo’s early talent called theattention of Sir Alex Ferguson,Manchester United manager.In 2003, when he was only 18years old, Ronaldo signed acontract with the English club,which paid around 12,24 millionpounds (15 million euros) toSporting Clube de Portugal.
Manchester United Football ClubDespite being young, he won several titles in Manchester United, such as:- English Cup- League Cup (2005-06/2008-09)- Premier League (2006-07/ 2007-08/ 2008/09)- English Supercup- Champions League- Clubs World Championship FIFA 2008In 2008, he became the second player to win the following prizes in a season:- Fifa’s Best Footballer in the World;- Golden Boot;- Golden Ball.
Real Madrid Club de FútbolAfter much talking,Real Madrid reached an agreementwith Manchester United to transferthe best player in the world in 2009,by the amount of 94 million euros.This happened on 11th June 2009.This way, Ronaldo became the mostexpensive hiring in the history ofworldwide football so far.On 31stMarch 2012, Ronaldoreached the 133 matches with RealMadrid’s jersey.
Portuguese National TeamHe was called for the first time fora friendly match againstCazaquistan (20thAugust 2003).Ronaldo was summoned to:- Euro 2004 (played in Portugal)- World Cup 2006.- Euro 2008.- World Cup 2010.- Euro 2012.
Some TrophiesBola de Ouro em 2008Golden Boot in 2010,granted by UEFAGolden Boot for thebest scorer in 2008,offered by FIFProFifa’s best player of the world,in 2008.EFE trophy: bestIbero–American playerin “La Liga” - 2011/2012Di Stéfano trophy: bestfootballer 2011/12 inthe Spanish championship
Personal Life Ronaldo has had several relationships, including affairs with the Indianactress Bipasha Basu, a Portuguese actress, Merche Romero and theEnglish actress Gemma Atkinson. Nowadays he dates the Russian model Irina Shayk.
Personal Life In July 2010, he revealed that heis the father of a boy, not sayingthe identity of the mother. His father dies in 2005 and in2007, with the age of 22 years old,he publishes a biography called“Moments”, where he talks abouthis personal life and his loveaffairs. Cristiano Ronaldo is a catholic andusually before every match hekisses a crucifix that carries on hisneck. He has got an older brother, Hugo,and two older sisters, Elma andCátia Liliana
In January 2011 he was considered to be the most popular football playeron Facebook, with more than 3 million followers.On 16thFebruary 2011, he reaches the 20 million fans on Facebook. On 29thJune 2011, he had 30 million fans and, on 14thFebruary 2012 he reachedthe 40 million fans. He is the image of Armani, Banco Espírito Santo - a Portuguese Bank, Nike,Time Force, from Castrol, and Linic shampoo.