Who is Cristiano Ronaldo ?
Cristiano Ronaldo is a great Portuguese soccer athlete who is one of the greatest football players of his generation. Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985, in Madeira, Portugal, to Jose Dinis Aveiro and Maria Dolores Dos Santos.
Ronaldo father named him Ronaldo after his favorite actor, Ronald Reagan, who was then the US President. Ronaldo has one older brother, Hugo, and two elder sisters, Elma and Liliana Catia. Growing up, his family’s financial condition was unstable, due to the fact that his father was an alcoholic. Ronaldo lost his father to kidney dieses problem in 2005.
Early Life of Ronaldo
Ronaldo took an interest in football form a very younger age. And his father used to be a manager at the local amateur football club, thus, at the age of eight, Ronaldo began to play football.
At the age of ten, he signed a contract with the local club, Clube Desportivo Nacional. In 1997, he joined one of the biggest clubs in Portugal, called Sporting Clube de Portugal.
During 2002, he made his debut with Sporting Lisbon’s team. Ronaldo was the only player who played for all levels: under -16 under -17, under -18 and B team. And after he finish their graduation, he was added to the senior team in 2002.
First Game play of Cristiano Ronald
At the age of 17, Ronaldo played his first for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Super League. Due to his great performance against Manchester United, the English Club signed the young man for more than twelve million pounds. He scored the first three goals in the league and also helped his club to win the championship in the 2004 FA Cup final.
He became the top athlete in his club and singed a five year contract with Manchester United. During those five years. Ronaldo helped his club to win three premier league titles.
Journey as Well-Known Player
The Manchester United Football Club was the stepping stone for Ronaldo. He is known as the first ever Portuguese player of the English Club. On Sir Alex Ferguson’s insistence, he wore the famous number 7 shirt.
Ferguson’s had complete faith in his talent, starting we’ve had some fantastic number sevens, Brayan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Backham, some would not want that jersey but his confidence was high even 18.when he made his debut as supernumerary against Bolton he took the place by storm. ‘Ronaldo became one of the best players in the world, scoring 84 goals in 196 league game for the club.
As a Most Expensive Player
During period 2009, Ronaldo became the most posh player in the world. After Spain’s Real Madrid paid a whopping $131 million to Manchester United, Ronaldo left the club and joined the new team. Till date, Ronaldo has broken many records for Real Madrid, since 2009.
He scored forty goals La Liga 2010-2011, the highest number of goals till that year. In the following season he helped his team bag the La Liga championship by scoring a personal best of 46 goals.
Ronaldo is one of the highest paid athletes in sports history with brand endorsements such as Nike under his belt. He even released his own brand of products, like shoes and fragrances, called CR7.
International Career Debut
Ronaldo started his international career in a very young age. He was selected in the under- 15 Portugal team. In 2003, Ronaldo first appeared his Portugal’s national team when he played against Kazakhstan. He became the captain of the national team in 2008 and played three World Cups Ronaldo performed exceptionally and scored four goals in four games.
Why Ronaldo is great and famous?
Ronaldo has used his wealth for a lot of charitable causes. When a tsunami hit Southeast Asia, in 2004, he sought to help the victims. He auctioned a number of his things and raised funds for charity. He took part in the campaign against Ebola with other footballers. He also donated $8 million to help earthquake victims in Nepal. His most recent project was to fund the construction of a paediatric hospital in Santiago, Chile. He wishes to get involved in more charity projects in the future. Ronaldo is currently in a relationship with Georgina Rodriguez, with whom he has three children.