Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, who is popularly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, Was born on the 5th of February, in the year 1985, in Funchai, Madeira Portugal. Now you may ask,
What was the early life of Cristiano Ronaldo like?
Cristiano Ronaldo joined the clube Desportivo National of maderia and was then transferred to another clube called sporting clube de Portugal, which was generally known as sporting Lisbon. Cristiano Ronaldo played for various youth football (soccer) teams before he made his debut on the first sporting team in the year 2002. After that, he signed with English powerhouse Manchester United in the year 2003.
What Cristiano Ronaldo is known for?
Ronaldo of Couse is popularly known for footballing activities. His unstoppable goals, incredible hat-tricks, trophies and broken records nation wide . One of his finest seasons with United came through in September 2007, when he victoriously scored 42 leagues and cup goals and he was awarded with a golden shoe as Europe’s leading scorer, with about 31 league goals. He happens to be the leading scorer for Spain’s Real Madrid at all times.
How Cristiano Ronaldo became the world famous footballer?
Ronaldo became the world famous footballer after he helped United to a champions league title in the year may 2008 and was captured by Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) world player of the year in 2007-08 season. He was also captain of Portugal’s national team in the years, 2014 and 2018 world cup competitions and became the third person to earn a lifetime contract from sports wear Company Nike.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s father is a man named Jose Dinis Aveuro, He was an equipment manager for a local club Andorinha. Nevertheless, the name Ronaldo was added to Cristiano’s name Courtesy of his father’s favorite movie Actor, Ronald Regan, who was United States president as at the time Ronaldo was born. Also, as at the age of 15, Ronaldo was diagnosed with a severe heart condition which need surgical attention, but fortunately he recovered. He did his first kick for clube Desportivo Nacional of Madeira and then was transferred to sporting clube de Portugal which is known as Lisbon, there he played for the club’s various youth team before he made his debut on the first sporting team in the year 2002.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a tall player at about 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters). He is an admirable athlete on the pitch, he is originally a right-winger, gradually developed a forward free-reined attacking style. He knows the perfect tips to use on opponents with sleight of foot which makes sufficient space for opposing defenses.
Just after a successful season that announced the younger player to the recognition of Europe’s biggest football clubs, Cristiano Ronaldo signed up with the English powerhouse Manchester United in the year 2003. He was also an instant sensation and soon was regarded as one of the best forwards ever known in the game.
His finest season with United came in the year 2007-08, that happens to be when he scored about 42 league and cup goals and was victoriously awarded Golden shoe and as Europe’s leading scorer, with 31 league goals. After he had helped the United to a league tilted in May 2008, he was captured by federation internationale de football Association (FIFA) World player of the year and this made him become famous globally. In 2009, He also led final champions league, unfortunately they lost to Fc Barcelona.
Just soon after Cristiano Ronaldo was sold off to Spain’s real Madrid, a club with which he has laid claims to want to play and for the record about €80 million which was equivalent of $131 million for transfer fee. Definitely, his professional scoring prowess continued with his new teammates, and he scored most of the goals (40) in the history of LA Liga during the 2010-11 season. His record was defeated the following season by his rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona.
However, in 2011-12 Ronaldo assisted Madrid and captured a La Liga championship and he scored a personal 46 best goals during the league season. His total scores were about 66 goals in 56 appearances with Madrid and Portuguese national team in 2013 which helped him earned the award as the second world player for The year and the FIFA world player of the year was renamed as the FIFA Ballon d’Or in the year 2010.
Ronaldo scored 52 goals in 43 games in 2014 and that qualified him to lead Madrid to a champions league title, which also resulted to him capturing another Ballon d’Or award. He smashed 48 goals to lead La Liga in scoring in the year 2014-15. In October 2015, Ronaldo better his 324th goals as a member of Real Madrid and became the all time leading goal scorer. He also scored 35 La Liga goals in 2015-16 and assisted Real Madrid to win it’s record as 11th champions league title, and also he won a fourth career Balloon d’Or for his accomplishments in December 2016. Ronaldo also scored 42 goals Real across every competitions in 2016-17 and this also led to his team to Li Liga and champions league titles that very season, which also resulted in the fifth career Balloon d’Or award. In 2007-18 he also scored 44 goals in 44 games, and Real won a third straight championship league title.
However, in July 2018, he was able to reach a four year contract worth €112 million which was about $132 million with the Italian powerhouse Juventus. He was able to finish his real career with 311 goals in 292 matches. He was able to score his first season with Juventus and his lowest domestic total goals since his last season with Manchester United as the powerhouse club won it’s straight eighth Italian league title.
Now speaking of Cristiano’s home soil, after he moved through the youth and under 21 ranks, he made his first appearance for Portugal’s full national team against Kazakhstan in August 2003 and this was four days after his debut for United. He happens to be a key player in Portugal’s fourth-place as at 2006 world cup finals and became a full time captain of the national team in the year 2008.
His stellar led Portugal to the semifinals of the European’s championship in 2012, where his team was removed by rival Spain in a match that was determined by a penalty shoot out kick. Then Ronaldo came into the 2014 world cup hot off of his second world player of the year win, though his play at the tournament was spotty, and the entire team of Portugal struggled during the time the group stage was removed. He also assisted Portugal to win the European’s championship, and that was the first international tournament title even though he played only sparingly in the finals due to the the knee injury he sustained earlier in the match.
Ronaldo is a brilliant footballer, he played brilliantly at the 2018 world cup, which made him scored four goals in four games and as Portugal progressed to the knockout round only to lose it’s very first match of that level to a strong defensive in Uruguay phase.
Ronaldo is one of the famous and well respected footballer stars off the field ever known and numerous studies of athletes popularity which shows that he is the most cherished athlete in the world during his playing peak. The extreme recognition and Ronald’s popularity made him one of the highest paid endorsers as long as sport history is concerned. In November 2016, he also became the third person after the basketball superstar Michael Jordan and LeBron James, to earn a “lifetime” contract from sportswear Company Nike.
Moreover, He had established his own successful “CR7” Brand of his products which included shoes, fragrances and under wears. His immense marketability was basically at the center of a legal issues that begun in June 2017. In that very month, he was filed a lawsuit by prosecutors to have defrauded the Spanish government of €14.7 million which was equivalent of $16.5 million by hiding his image rights incomes in Spain as at 2011 to 2014. He was charged of having underestimated the actual income he earned from his sales and licensing of his image rights and the accompanying tax duty, but Ronaldo was innocent of all allegations.
However, in June 2018, he finally accepted a suspended two years prison sentence and he agreed to pay €18.8 million which is equivalent of 21.8 million to the Spanish government for the case settlement.