Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese association football player

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira), better known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer. He plays for the Italian club Juventus and the Portuguese national team. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time, and, by some, as the greatest ever.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15]

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo 2018.jpg
Ronaldo with Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro[1]
Date of birth (1985-02-05) 5 February 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[note 1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Juventus
Number 7
Youth career
1992–1995 Andorinha
1995–1997 Nacional
1997–2002 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Sporting CP B 2 (0)
2002–2003 Sporting CP 25 (3)
2003–2009 Manchester United 196 (84)
2009–2018 Real Madrid 292 (311)
2018– Juventus 41 (26)
National team
2001 Portugal U15 9 (7)
2001–2002 Portugal U17 7 (5)
2003 Portugal U20 5 (1)
2002–2003 Portugal U21 10 (3)
2004 Portugal U23 3 (2)
2003– Portugal 164 (99)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2019

Ronaldo was once, the most expensive professional football player of all time, after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid for approximately £80m. At his presentation as a Real Madrid player, 80,000 people greeted him at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. This is the world record, passing the 25-year record of 75,000 people at Diego Maradona's presentation for Napoli.

He is the first player to win the rebranded UEFA Champions League five times.[16] He also holds the record for the most number of goals scored in Real Madrid's history. Until this day, he remains the only player in the history of La Liga to score 30 or more goals in six consecutive seasons. He is Portugal's top appearance maker as well as top goalscorer of all time.[17]

Early LifeEdit

Ronaldo was born and raised in Funchal, Madeira Islands. He was diagnosed with a racing heart (Tachycardia) at age 15, but he got surgery to treat it. His father named him "Ronaldo" after former U.S. president Ronald Reagan. In 1997, at age 12, he went on a trial with Sporting CP, who signed him for a fee of £1,500. He then moved from the Madeira Islands to Lisbon, to join the Sporting youth academy.He joined professional football at 16. After his stuggle now he is in the top list, he is the second best football player in the whole world at the age of 34, with the jersey number 7. Now, he is also known as 'CR7'.

Club CareerEdit

Ronaldo began his professional career at Sporting Clube de Portugal. On 7 October 2002, Ronaldo played his first game in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, against Moreirense. He scored two goals in their 3–0 win. Ronaldo came to the attention of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson in August 2003, when Sporting defeated United 3–1 in the first game ever played at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon. His performance impressed the United players, who told Ferguson to sign him. In 2003, Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Sporting CP. He wanted the number 28, the number he wore at Sporting, but was eventually given the number 7. This number had been worn by George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham before him. He joined Real Madrid in July 2009. Because number 9 was taken by Raúl González, he had to wait until he left the club in the summer of 2010 to wear number 7.[18]

In the 2007/08 season, he became the only player in the last 25 years to win both the "FIFA World Player of the Year" and the "Young Player of the Year" awards in the same season. In that season, he scored a total of 42 goals and won the European Golden Boot, an award which is given to the top scorer of league matches of every European national league.

On 18 April 2017, he became the first player to reach 100 goals in the UEFA Champions League, after he scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 (6-3 global) extra-time win against Bayern Munich. [19]


Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 10 November 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup Europe[b] Other[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting CP B 2002–03[20] Segunda Divisão 2 0 2 0
Sporting CP 2002–03[20] Primeira Liga 25 3 3 2 3[d] 0 0 0 31 5
Manchester United[21] 2003–04 Premier League 29 4 5 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 40 6
2004–05 Premier League 33 5 7 4 2 0 8 0 0 0 50 9
2005–06 Premier League 33 9 2 0 4 2 8 1[e] 47 12
2006–07 Premier League 34 17 7 3 1 0 11 3 53 23
2007–08 Premier League 34 31 3 3 0 0 11 8 1[f] 0 49 42
2008–09 Premier League 33 18 2 1 4 2 12 4 2[g] 1 53 26
Total 196 84 26 13 12 4 55 16 3 1 292 118
Real Madrid 2009–10[22] La Liga 29 26 0 0 6 7 35 33
2010–11[23] La Liga 34 40[h] 8 7 12 6 54 53
2011–12[25] La Liga 38 46 5 3 10 10 2[i] 1 55 60
2012–13[26] La Liga 34 34 7 7 12 12 2[i] 2 55 55
2013–14[27] La Liga 30 31 6 3 11 17 47 51
2014–15[28] La Liga 35 48 2 1 12 10 5[j] 2 54 61
2015–16[28] La Liga 36 35 0 0 12 16 48 51
2016–17[28] La Liga 29 25 2 1 13 12 2[g] 4 46 42
2017–18[28] La Liga 27 26 0 0 13 15 4[k] 3 44 44
Total 292 311 30 22 101 105 15 12 438 450
Juventus 2018–19[28] Serie A 31 21 2 0 9 6 1[l] 1 43 28
2019–20[28] Serie A 10 5 0 0 4 1 0 0 14 6
Total 41 26 2 0 13 7 1 1 57 34
Career total 556 424 61 37 12 4 172 128 19 14 820 607
Notes
  1. Includes the Taça de Portugal, FA Cup, Copa del Rey, and Coppa Italia
  2. All appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League, unless where noted.
  3. Includes the FA Community Shield, Supercoppa Italiana, Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup
  4. One appearance in UEFA Champions League, two appearances in UEFA Cup
  5. Goal scored in the third qualifying round against Debreceni VSC
  6. Appearance in FA Community Shield
  7. 7.0 7.1 All appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
  8. Does not include one goal scored on 18 September 2010 against Real Sociedad. Marca, which awards the Pichichi Trophy, attribute it to Ronaldo, while La Liga and UEFA attribute it to Pepe.[24]
  9. 9.0 9.1 All appearances in Supercopa de España
  10. One appearance and two goals in UEFA Super Cup, two appearances in Supercopa de España, two appearances in FIFA Club World Cup
  11. One appearance in UEFA Super Cup, one appearance and one goal in Supercopa de España, two appearances and two goals in FIFA Club World Cup
  12. Appearance in Supercoppa Italiana

InternationalEdit

As of match played on 17 November 2019[29]
National team Year Apps Goals
Portugal 2003 2 0
2004 16 7
2005 11 2
2006 14 6
2007 10 5
2008 8 1
2009 7 1
2010 11 3
2011 8 7
2012 13 5
2013 9 10
2014 9 5
2015 5 3
2016 13 13
2017 11 11
2018 7 6
2019 10 14
Total 164 99

Personal LifeEdit

Ronaldo's father, José Aveiro, died of alcohol-related liver disease at age 52 in September 2005 when Ronaldo was 20. Ronaldo said that he does not drink alcohol.[30]

Ronaldo became a father on 17 June 2010 following the birth of his son, named Cristiano. He was born in the United States through an American surrogate, and Ronaldo announced that he had full custody. Ronaldo has never publicly revealed information about his son's mother, but he says he will reveal it to Cristiano Jr. when he gets older. Ronaldo was in a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk from 2010–2015[31]. In June 2017, Ronaldo confirmed on Facebook that he had become the father to twins, Mateo and Eva[32]. In November 2017, his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to their first daughter, Alana.[33]

Ronaldo is a Roman Catholic. He does not have tattoos because it would prevent him from donating blood.[34]

He opened his first fashion boutique under the name "CR7" (his initials and shirt number) on his native-born island of Madeira, Portugal in 2006. In December 2013, Ronaldo opened his own museum called Museu CR7, which has all of his trophies and awards from his career.[35]

A film about his life and career, titled Ronaldo, was released worldwide on 9 November 2015.

He also has an airport named after him, Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport.[36]


AchievementsEdit

ClubEdit

Manchester UnitedEdit

Real MadridEdit

JuventusEdit

InternationalEdit

At the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia he became Europe's all-time top goalscorer after scoring his 85th goal in international colors against Morocco. The goal overtook Puskás's record of 84[37].

 
Cristiano Ronaldo at the 2018 World Cup

PortugalEdit

IndividualEdit

  • Ballon d'Or: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2008
  • The Best FIFA Men's Player: 2016, 2017
  • UEFA Best Player in Europe Award: 2014, 2016, 2017
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2007–08
  • World Soccer Player of the Year: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year: 2003–04, 2004–05
  • Portuguese Player of the Year: 2016, 2017
  • European Golden Shoe: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • IFFHS World's Best Top Goal Scorer: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • IFFHS Men's World Team: 2017
  • FIFA Puskás Award: 2009
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ESPN World Team of the Decade: 2009
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Boot: 2016, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2016
  • FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball: 2008, 2014, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup top assist provider: 2014
  • UEFA Champions League Best Forward: 2007–08, 2016–17
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • UEFA Champions League top scorer: 2007–08, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2013–14
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2004, 2012, 2016
  • UEFA European Championship top scorer: 2012
  • UEFA European Championship Silver Boot: 2016
  • Manchester United Players' Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Young Player of the Year: 2006–07
  • Players' Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Premier League Team of the Year: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • Premier League Golden Boot: 2007–08
  • Premier League top assist provider: 2006–07
  • FA Cup top goalscorer: 2004–05
  • La Liga Best Player: 2013–14
  • La Liga Best Forward: 2013–14
  • La Liga Best Goal: 2013–14
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16,
  • La Liga top scorer: 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Copa del Rey top goalscorer: 2010–11
  • Best International Athlete: 2014, 2016

Other websitesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. The number varies between 1.85 and 1.89 by publisher. Yle, Svenska Dagbladet and Sports Illustrated give 1.85,[2][3][4] Sveriges Television 1.865,[5] FIFA and EA Sports 1.87,[6][7] and Portuguese Football Federation 1.89.[8]
  2. Though there was no third place playoff, UEFA decided in the 2012 edition to award the semi-final losers (Germany and Portugal) bronze medals for the first time: "Regulations for UEFA Euro 2012"

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