Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional soccer player. One of the most famous athletes in the world, who ranked the world’s highest-paid player by ‘Forbes’ and the world’s most famous athlete by Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN). Also, a famous New York City news magazine ‘Time’ included him on their list of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is the first footballer who earns $1 billion in their career.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on February 5, 1985 in São Pedro, Funchal, on the Portuguese (Portugal) island of Madeira. His father name ‘José Dinis Aveiro’, who was a Portuguese municipal gardener, and mother name is ‘Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro’. Ronaldo is the youngest of four children of his parents. He has one older brother, Hugo dos Santos Aveiro, and two older sisters, Elma dos Santos Aveiro and Liliana Cátia dos Santos Aveiro (Katia Aveiro).
Cristiano Ronaldo grew up in a Catholic and impoverished house, sharing one room with all his siblings. His mother wanted to abort him due to poverty, his father’s alcoholism, and having too many children already, but her doctor refused to perform the procedure. His early life was very struggling, as his father often drank too much. To help keep the children fed and to maintain financial stability, his mother worked as a cook.
By the time he was 11 years old, Ronaldo was already recognized as a
phenomenon — a kid who ate, slept, and drank soccer. His father died in 2007
from alcohol-related kidney problems; his mother struggled with cancer.
As a child, Cristiano Ronaldo played for Clube de Futebol Andorinha de Santo António from 1992 to 1995 and later 2 years with Nacional da Madeira. After some time he moved from Madeira to Alcochete, located in Setúbal District in Lisbon, to join Sporting CP Youth Academy. Further year, he was diagnosed with a heart condition that necessitated surgery, but he was discharged from the hospital a few hours after the procedure and resumed training a few days later.
In the Next Year, he was promoted from Sporting’s youth team by the manager, who was impressed with his dribbling. A year later, In October 2002, Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut in the Primeira Liga (Liga NOS), against Moreirense, and he scored a brace with Sporting winning 3-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo signed with English club Manchester United in 2003 for a transfer fee of more than £12 million, becoming the first Portuguese player signing for United and the most expensive teenager in English football history.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal in the Manchester derby in May 2007, as Manchester United claimed their first Premier League title in 4 years. Consequently of his performances, he won the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Player’s Player, Fans’ Player, and Young Player of the Year awards, as well as the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year award, becoming the first player to win. His club pay was forby upgraded to £120,000 a week as part of a five-years contract extension with United. 292 appearances for Manchester United; he scored 118 goals. Honours: Premier League (2007, 2008, 2009), FA Cup (2004), Football League Cup (2006, 2009), Community Shield (2007), UEFA Champions League (2008), FIFA Club World Cup (2008). He found greater team success in the league, as he helped Real Madrid win their first La Liga title in four years. In 2016, he won his fourth Ballon d’Or award as the sport’s player of the year, beating out FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. In 2018, Ronaldo left Real Madrid to sign for Italian giants Juventus. He played brilliantly at the 2018 World Cup, scoring four goals in four games. In the next Years, Ronaldo played for hosts Portugal in the inaugural Nations League Finals in June 2019. Upon netting the match’s opening goal, he became the first player to score in 10 consecutive international competitions, breaking the record of nine he previously shared with Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan.
Throughout his career, Ronaldo has received 5 Ballon d’Or awards, the most for a European player. Ronaldo holds the record for most goals in the UEFA Champions League (134), the UEFA European Championship (9), its qualification stage (31), and the FIFA Club World Cup (7), as well as most goals scored in a UEFA Champions League season (17).