Cristiano Ronaldo Biography – Facts, Childhood, Family Life

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Cristiano Ronaldo Information
Full Name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Nickname Ronnie, CR7, Cris, Ronaldo
Profession Portuguese Professional Footballer
Date of Birth & Age 05-Feb-85
Birth Place Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Religion Catholic
Marital Status Unmarried
Hometown & Country Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Height in centimeters- 185 cm

in meters- 1.85 m

in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”

Cristiano Ronaldo: Who is he?

 

Ronaldo scored Manchester’s first three goals in the 2004 FA Cup Final and helped them win it. Real Madrid paid $131 million for Ronaldo’s services in 2008.

He holds the record for a player of the year, receiving five Ballon d’Or Awards. Ronaldo also led Portugal to an exciting victory at the 2016 European Championship.

Early life

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His father, who drank excessively, shaped his early life. Ronaldo’s mother was a cook/cleaner to keep his children fed and ensure financial stability.

Ronaldo, who was playing for Manchester United in 2005, lost his father to alcohol-related kidney disease. His mother, however, battled breast cancer in 2007. Ronaldo was particularly affected by the latter, as he and his father were close.

His father was an alcoholic, and the young athlete had repeatedly urged him to get into rehab. However, his father refused to accept the offer.

Ronaldo was already a household name at the age of 10 when he began playing soccer. His godfather Fernao Sousa, who was British, said that Ronaldo wanted nothing more than to play football as a child.

Ronaldo’s talent was already evident in his teen years. He signed with Sporting Portugal in 2001 after a brief stint with Nacional da liha da Madeira.

Soccer Career

Manchester United

Ronaldo was 16 years old when Manchester United signed him in 2001 for more than PS12million. This is a record-breaking amount for a player his age.

Ronaldo’s performance against Manchester with Portugal had made heads turn. His footwork and skill impressed everyone. Ronaldo made such an impression that many United players asked their manager for permission to sign him.

Ronaldo was a great soccer player. He scored the team’s first three goals in the 2004 FA Cup final and helped them win the title. Ronaldo signed a PS31 million five-year contract in 2007.

Ronaldo’s high salary was justified a year later when he put together one of the best seasons in club history. He set a franchise record for goals (42) and earned himself the FIFA World Player of the Year award for 2008. Ronaldo was instrumental in Manchester United, winning three premier league titles.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid, a Spanish soccer club, agreed to pay Manchester United $131 million in 2009 for Ronaldo’s signing. Ronaldo’s commitment was always in doubt. There were rumors that he wanted to move to another country, so it wasn’t surprising that Ronaldo left Manchester United.

Ronaldo said that he knows that the club will demand a lot from me to succeed. He also stated that he knew that he would be under more pressure than at Manchester United since he was there for many decades. It’s a new challenge, but it will help me to be the best footballer.

Ronaldo continued to accumulate an impressive list of team trophies and individual honors. Defeating FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, he won his fourth Ballon d’Or in December 2016.

Ronaldo won the European Championship, Champions League, Club World Cup, and individual awards from UEFA, France Football magazine. He won a fifth Ballon d’Or the following year to match his long-time rival, Messi.

 

Juventus

Ronaldo, who had hinted that Real was closing down, signed with Juventus in Italy Serie A, paying $140 million to transfer his Spanish club.

Ronaldo wrote an open letter to Real Madrid fans, expressing gratitude for their support. He said: “These years in Madrid and at Real Madrid have quite possibly been some of the happiest years of my life.” I feel deep gratitude to the club, the fans, and the city. 

Ronaldo’s first season at Juventus was successful by all measures. He scored ten goals in his 14 first games and won the Supercoppa Italiana trophy with AC Milan. He was awarded the league’s MVP title in May 2019 after leading his club to the eighth consecutive Serie A title.

Portugal National Team

Ronaldo added another emotional win to his collection on July 10, 2016. Ronaldo was the captain of Portugal’s national team and led them to victory against France in the European Championship final.

Portugal won the championship title 1-0 despite Ronaldo being injured in the knee 25 minutes into the match. This was their first international trophy. Ronaldo’s teammates stated that he was a motivator for them from the sidelines as their team captain.

 He scored three goals against Spain in the opening draw and then added another against Morocco to make it a European record. His 85th international goal was a European record.

He was, however, held scoreless by Uruguay in a knockout stage loss of 2-1. After that, he declined to comment to discuss his future with the national side.

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 Personal Life

Ronaldo is currently dating Georgina Rodriguez, a Spanish model.

The couple welcomed twins via surrogate in June 2017. Rodriguez added another child to their family in November 2017.

Ronaldo Jr. was the first child of a former girlfriend.

Statue at Madeira Airport

Emanuel Santos, a self-taught sculptor, unveiled a bronze bust depicting Ronaldo in March 2017 at Madeira airport. Despite being ridiculed for its sinister smile, and apparent inability to look like its subject, Santos did not seem to comprehend the outcry.

 Santos asked Ronaldo what he thought about the outcome, and he replied that he liked it. He only wanted wrinkles that would give him a smile when he laughs. It made him look older, so he asked to trim it a little to make it more fun and smoother.

After the negative publicity, Bleacher Report asked Santos for a second Ronaldo sculpture. 

He told Bleacher Report that he liked the final result of the first bust and was proud of it. 

Sexual Assault Investigation

In Las Vegas, Nevada, police reopened a nine-year-old investigation into allegations that Ronaldo had raped his hotel room guest. The accuser also sued the star athlete.

The Clark County District Attorney, Nevada, announced the following summer that he had reviewed Ronaldo’s case and would not pursue criminal charges against him.

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