Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best football players in the world, who is admired not only for being an excellent footballer, but also for his hardworking, ambitious and helpful personality and who has a trademark goal celebration, has managed to mark the history of football as one of the legendary players. Our article includes the answers to questions like who Cristiano Ronaldo -who has made his name a brand - is, where he is from, how old he is and more. You can also take a look at our article The Life of Lionel Messi, The World-Renowned Football Player for the life story of Messi, a football player who is as famous and legendary as Ronaldo.
The full name of the football star is Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro, and he was born on February 5, 1985, in Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira. He now plays for Al-Nassr, a team playing in Dûrî el-Muhtarifin es-Suudî.
Ronaldo was the fourth child in the family and had a poor childhood. After the death of his father, José Dinis Aveiro, in 2005, life became even more difficult. Ronaldo's football career started to take shape when his father took him to Andorinha at the age of 7. Ronaldo proved to be a successful player during the times when he played football on the street with his friends, who describe him as an ambitious and competitive person even at that time.
Mesmerizing with his performance in the amateur team he played for, Ronaldo was captured by Nacional and taken to its youth team at the age of 12. The spotters of Sporting were extremely impressed by the talent of this young boy, and they signed a contract with him. After his mother's approval, young Ronaldo moved to Lisbon. Having difficult time because he was mocked by other children for his accent, Ronaldo managed to overcome this difficulty through his resilient and strong personality. He has stood out with his street-child and warrior spirit throughout his life and won the hearts of all.
Getting promoted to the main team of Sporting in 2002, Ronaldo made his first ever appearance against Inter. Lifting the Portuguese Super Cup, Ronaldo signed a contract with Manchester United in 2003 during the new transfer period. Cristiano Ronaldo made his first appearance in the jersey of national team in the championship game in 2004. Writing his name in the history of Manchester United with golden letters, the football star was qualified for Ballon d'Or for the first time in 2005 and managed to appear in UEFA team of the year.
In 2006 and 2007, Ronaldo marked the history as the first player ever to score at least two goals in three consecutive Premier League games. The golden years were to start. Snatching the trophy from Chelsea with the goal he scored during his first appearance in the Champions League final, the successful football player became top scorer with 31 goals in the Premier League and 8 goals in the Champions League. Leaving Manchester United in the summer season, Ronaldo signed a contract with Real Madrid and was paid 94 million Euros. This made Ronaldo become the "World's Most Expensive Player".
Scoring 48 goals in 2010, the experienced football player also had his best performance in Real Madrid. Over 200 goals scored by Ronaldo started a rivalry with Messi. 40 goals that he scored in La Liga and 9 hat-tricks made him even more famous.
Cristiano has played 700 games in total, including league, cup, super cup, European Cup, World Cup, UEFA Super Cup and national team games, and made 108 assists and scored 448 goals.
The achievements of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the football players who have made a mark in the world, throughout his career are as follows:
•He won Ballon d'Or in 2013.
•He won the Champions League with his team in 2014. In the same year, he won Ballon d'Or once again and was named UEFA's Best Player.
•He scored 57 goals in 2015. After these goals, the number of goals that he scored during his career reached 500.
•2016 was the most important year for him. He won another "Ballon d'Or" award and was named "The Best Male Footballer of the Year", which was his childhood dream.
In addition to winning the Champions League once again and being honored with "The Best Male Footballer of the Year" by FIFA, the football player also won "Ballon d'Or" in 2017.
•In 2018, he was transferred to Juventus for 100 million Euros. He also managed to become the first player ever in history to score goals in 4 European Championships and World Cups in the same year.
In 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo was nominated for Global Football Awards and added another title to his existing titles by being honored with "The Best Footballer of the 21st Century".
Ronaldo is currently in a relationship with Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez, who was born in Spain, and has a total of 5 children, 2 from this relationship and 3 from previous ones. Cristiano Ronaldo, who is also famous for his helpful, sharing, generous and good personality, has managed to make an indelible mark in the world football.