“I’ve never tried to hide the fact that I intend to become The Best” (Cristiano Ronaldo). Who doesn’t know Ronaldo? Yes! We are talking about Cristiano Ronaldo Biography. He is a professional soccer player from Portuguese. Ronaldo, admired by his nick-name CR7. He was given the name after the name of US-President Ronaldo Reagan of that time.
He’s not the hero of the football clubs but also of the national team of Portugal and has defined what winning is through his back to back incredible performances. We’ll take a dense insight into the life of one of the best players in the football world including, his professional as well as personal life.
Early Life of the Champion
Everyone’s favorite and best football players of all the time was born on February 5th, 1985, on the land of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He opened his eyes to the house of an equipment manager of a local club, Jose Dinis Aveiro. During 1992-1995, Ronaldo played for an incompetent of Andorinha. He was signed for 1500 pounds in Sporting CP for a 3-day trial, when he was 12-years old. He was rusticated from the school as Ronaldo injured his teacher by throwing a chair on him with the reason that the teacher “disrespected” him. At the age of 15, Ronaldo got diagnosed with a heart problem for which he underwent surgery and took a break for a speedy recovery.
His Career as a Player:
Ronaldo was the first teen player to enter the Sporting CP team by Laszlo Boloni, the manager of the crew. He was the first player to join the club of under-16, 17, 18 all, in a single season. He made his debut by playing in the Primeira Liga, held against Moreirense, and his team won by two goals from the 3-0 goals of the match. After the defeat, Manchester United planned to sign him and, after which the manager, Ferguson, agreed to pay Sporting CP, the amount of 12.24 million pounds for the passionate young player.
Ronaldo became the first Portuguese player of Manchester United, making him the most expensive young player. After the 2009-10 season, Ronaldo transferred to the Real Madrid team with the world record transfer fee of 94 million Euros. During his debut season, Ronaldo wore the shirt of number 9 and got the shirt of number 7 before the season of 2010-11. Ronaldo was a top goal scorer of the team and the first Madrid player to score5900 goals. Being the player of Real Madrid, Ronaldo also became the first player of the UEFA club competition to score 100 goals. In his last days with Madrid, he played a match against Juventus and made his team win with his bicycle kick goal style, which Andrea Barzagli, a player from Juventus named it “PlayStation goal.”
“When Ronaldo gets the ball, you can leave him to it while he beats player after player.” (Ryan Giggs)
He played his last match for Real Madrid on May 26th, and then on July 10th, 2018, he joined Juventus. A contract of 4 years signed with the money transfer of 112 million Euros in Total. He started his career in the Juventus on August 18th, 2018, with a Series of goal against Chievo. CR7 is an aggressive player, on the allegation of conducting violence, he sent out form the ground in his first appearance in the Champions League . As a member of the National Team of Portugal, he started playing in 2001 and became a well-known face. Before entering the senior team, the champion played in 6 underage teams. He became the reason for success for the Portugal national team in Euros in 2016 after several series. He last performed outstandingly from the Portuguese side in FIFA World Cup 2018 held in Russia.
Achievements and Honours:
Ronaldo is second on the list of players who received the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. Lionel Messi is on number one who has won the award six times. He got five of them in the years 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017 respectively.
Moving towards tournaments, The Soccer Hero won Premier League of 2006-7, 2007-8 and 2008-2009, FA cup of 2003-2004 and Football League Cup of 2005-2006 and 2008-2009. Not only these, but Ronaldo also won FA Community Shield, La Liga, Copa del Rey, Super Copa de Espana, UEFA the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA European Championship and UEFA Euros. Such a long list of won tournaments made Ronaldo the best soccer player and still is in his 32.
He has a net worth of $450 million, which he earns from the sponsors, national team, and the Juventus. Ronaldo, apart from being a player, he is a great philanthropist, giving charity for the children in need, especially in Gaza. Talking about children, Ronaldo has four kids. The first one, Cristiano Jr., was born on June 17th, 2010. His mother is still unknown, and some critics say that the kid was born through surrogacy. Ronaldo then had twins, who came to the world in 2017. They were also born by a surrogate mother. Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to the fourth child, it is a girl named Alana Martin Ronaldo occupying the birth date, November 12th, 2017.
Apart from his kids, net worth, and a man with a soft heart for needy children. Ronaldo also led some moments of his life behind bars. He accused by; he involved in a rape case that took place in 2009. The case dismissed due to insufficient shreds of evidence. He got charged in the tax evasion of about 15 million euros between 2011-2014. Ronaldo put in the lock-up for two years. He had to pay a fine to the Spanish authorities of 18.8 million euros. Which was after reduced by two million euros.
No one in his life is extremely good. One always had a negative side. But Ronaldo is the hero, admired for his performance in the ground. Even his opponent from the Argentine, Lionel Messi says
“Ronaldo is always there scoring goals in all the games and taking part in his club and the national side. It makes no difference, whether he is at the peak or a bit below.”