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Cristiano Ronaldo Biography: The Iconic Journey of a Soccer Legend

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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985), better known as Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr and the Portugal national team. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has numerous accolades to his name, which include five Ballon d’Or awards, a record three UEFA Best Player in Europe, and four European Golden Shoes, the most by a European player. It is worth noting here that he has won 34 trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, the UEFA European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. In this blog, we will look at Cristiano Ronaldo Biography, his career, net worth, facts, awards, social media, etc.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Biography

Name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
DOB 5 February 1985
Age 38
Place of Birth Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Partner Georgina Rodríguez
Children 5 children
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position Forward
Current Club Al Nassr
Number 7
National Team Portugal
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)
2018–2021 Juventus 98 (81)
2021–2022 Manchester United 40 (19)
2023– Al Nassr 24 (24)
International Career
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 202 (125)
Total International Goals & Apps Goals – 125, Caps- 202

Early Life of Cristiano Ronaldo

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Ronaldo was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, to Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro. He has an older brother, Hugo, and two older sisters, Katia and Elma. Ronaldo was named after former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, who was his father’s favorite actor.

Ronaldo began playing football at a young age. He joined his local youth team, Andorinha, at the age of eight. Two years later, he moved to Nacional. In 1997, at the age of 12, Ronaldo was signed by Sporting CP, one of the biggest clubs in Portugal.


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Professional Career

Cristiano Ronaldo or CR7 made his professional debut for Sporting CP in 2002, at the age of 17. He quickly caught the eye of scouts from all over Europe, and in 2003, he signed for Manchester United for a fee of £12 million.

CR7 spent six seasons at Manchester United, during which time he won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Champions League. He was also named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2008.

In 2009, Ronaldo signed for Real Madrid in a transfer worth £80 million (€94 million), becoming the most expensive player in football history at the time. He spent nine seasons at Real Madrid, during which time he won two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, four UEFA Champions Leagues, three UEFA Super Cups and two FIFA Club World Cups. He also became the club’s all-time leading scorer.

In 2018, Ronaldo signed for Juventus in a transfer worth €100 million (£88 million), becoming the first player to be signed for over €100 million by an Italian club. He won two Serie A titles, two Supercoppa Italiana and one Coppa Italia with Juventus.

In 2021, CR7 returned to Manchester United. He finished the season as the club’s top scorer with 24 goals in all competitions.

International Career

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Ronaldo made his international debut for Portugal in 2003, at the age of 18. He has since gone on to become the all-time leading scorer in international football with 125 goals. Ronaldo has represented Portugal at five FIFA World Cups and four UEFA European Championships. He won the European Championship with Portugal in 2016, and the UEFA Nations League in 2019.


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Cristiano Ronaldo: Net Worth

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is estimated to be around $500 million. He is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, and he earns a significant amount of money from endorsements and sponsorships.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Clubs

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CR7 has played for the following teams in his professional career:

  • Sporting CP (2002-2003)
  • Manchester United (2003-2009)
  • Real Madrid (2009-2018)
  • Juventus (2018-2021)
  • Manchester United (2021-2022)
  • Al Nassr (2023 – Present)

Cristiano Ronaldo: Awards

Cristiano Ronaldo has won numerous individual and team awards throughout his career. Some of his most notable awards include:

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Sporting CP

  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2002

Manchester United

  • Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • FA Cup: 2003–04
  • Football League Cup: 2005–06, 2008–09
  • FA Community Shield: 2007
  • UEFA Champions League: 2007–08
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2008

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2011–12, 2016–17
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2012, 2017
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017

Juventus

  • Serie A: 2018–19, 2019–20
  • Coppa Italia: 2020–21
  • Supercoppa Italiana: 2018, 2020

Al Nassr

  • Arab Club Champions Cup: 2023

Portugal U20

  • Toulon Tournament: 2003

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Portugal

  • UEFA European Championship: 2016
  • UEFA Nations League: 2018–19

Individual

  • FIFA Ballon d’Or/Ballon d’Or: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2008
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2016, 2017
  • The Best FIFA Special Award for Outstanding Career Achievement: 2021
  • UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award: 2007–08, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • UEFA Champions League top scorer: 2007–08, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • European Golden Shoe: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Golden Foot: 2020
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2016
  • FIFA Puskás Award: 2009
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2004; 2012; 2016
  • UEFA European Championship Golden Boot: 2020
  • Premier League Player of the Season: 2006–07, 2007–08
  • La Liga Best Player: 2013–14
  • Serie A Footballer of the Year: 2019, 2020
  • Premier League Golden Boot: 2007–08
  • Pichichi Trophy: 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Capocannoniere: 2020–21
  • FPF Portuguese Player of the Year: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022

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Cristiano Ronaldo Family

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Ronaldo has five children. His first child, a son, was born on 17 June 2010 in the United States. He has maintained full custody of the child and, in accordance with an agreement with the mother, has not publicly disclosed her identity. In January 2015, Ronaldo’s relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk, which lasted five years, came to an end.

Ronaldo later became a father to twins, born on 8 June 2017 in the United States through surrogacy. He is currently in a relationship with Argentine-born Spanish model Georgina Rodríguez, who gave birth to their daughter on 12 November 2017. The couple was expecting a pair of twins in 2022, but unfortunately, the male twin passed away during childbirth, while the female twin survived

Cristiano Ronaldo Facts

  • When Ronaldo was a young boy, he was so poor that he couldn’t afford to buy football boots. He would often play barefoot, or with boots that were too small for him.
  • Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart condition at the age of 15. He was told that he would have to give up football, but he refused. He underwent laser surgery to correct the condition, and he was able to continue his career.
  • Ronaldo is a very charitable person. He has donated millions of dollars to various charities and causes.
  • Ronaldo is a very superstitious person. He has a number of rituals that he performs before and after every match. For example, he always steps onto the pitch with his right foot first.

Ronaldo’s Legacy

Here are some of the key aspects of Ronaldo’s legacy:

  • Individual brilliance: Ronaldo is one of the most talented and skilled footballers of all time. He is a prolific goal scorer, a gifted dribbler, and a superb athlete. He is also a highly intelligent player with a great understanding of the game.
  • Team success: Ronaldo has won numerous team trophies throughout his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, the UEFA European Championship, and the UEFA Nations League. He has been a key player for every team he has played for, and he has helped them to achieve great success.
  • Global icon: Ronaldo is one of the most popular and marketable athletes in the world. He has millions of fans all over the globe, and he is a role model for many people. He is also a successful businessman, and he has his own clothing line, fragrance, and hotel chain.

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Ronaldo’s legacy is still being written, but he is already one of the greatest footballers of all time. He is an inspiration to athletes and fans alike, and his achievements on and off the pitch are remarkable.


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