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Cristiano Ronaldo - The story of a poor man who is now the best footballer in the world

Updated on May 18, 2014

Personal Life

Cristiano Ronaldo was the younger child of the Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro who is a cook and José Dinis Aveiro who is a municipal gardener. He was born in Santo António, which is a Funchal’s neighborhood at Madeira. His name Ronaldo was derived from U.S President Ronald Reagan who was a favorite actor of his father. Ronaldo has two sisters that were older named Liliana Catia and Elma. He has one brother who is older named Hugo. The great grandmother of Ronaldo is Isabel Da Piedade who was from Cape Verde.

Ronaldo’s childhood was passed in a neighborhood of working class. He was lived in a tin roofed small home that is overlooked by the ocean. Ronaldo’s life was very hard in his early days. He father was a gardener who drank so much; and in year 2005, his father died because of kidney problems. His early life was shaped by hardship; his father, a gardener, often drank too much, and eventually died from kidney problems in 2005. To improve the financial status and to fed the children, mother of Ronaldo worked as a cleaner and cook.

Ronald came to know about the soccer game through the occupation of his dad as an equipment manager in the Boy’s club. After becoming 10 years old, Ronaldo just become a phenomenon kid who only live for the soccer game that is who slept, drank and ate game.

Father of Ronaldo died because of the liver related problem due to alcoholism at age 52 in the year 2005 when the Ronaldo was at age 20. On 3rd July 2010, Ronaldo become a father of son. He requested his official sites like facebook and twitter for privacy as these sites give the reference of birth of his son. Ronaldo named his child as Cristiano.

Sporting Lisbon

Academia Sporting football academy was joined by the Ronaldo with young players of Sporting at Alcochete. Ronaldo is the one player that played under-16, first team, under 17, B-team and under-18 for one season. On 7th October, Ronaldo scored as a debut 2 goals, which is a match against Moreirense that is won by Sportin CP 3-0 that featured the Portugal in European 2002 under-17 match.

Ronaldo got a problem of racing heart at the age of 15 and due to that he was forced to stop playing football. His condition was known by Sporting staff and he got admitted into the hospital by his mother permission. He undergoes a laser operation in which the problematic area of his heart was cauterized. The surgery of the Ronaldo done in morning and he was discharged at afternoon. He continued his training after few days.

Ronaldo got invitation for training ground of Arsenal’s in November 2002 at London Colney for meeting the coaching staff of manager Arsene Wenger. Ronaldo was met by the Wenger who want to sign the midfielder with Formation who also discussed the transfer of the Ronaldo. In the 2003 Summers, Ronaldo came in the notice of manager Alex Ferguson of Manchester United at a time when United 3-1 was defeated by the Sporting in Estádio José Alvalade’s inauguration in Lisbon. The performance of the Ronaldo affect the players of Manchester United and they got impressed and they force Ferguson to sign the Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring his 22nd goal for United

Manchester United

In the season of 2002-03, Ronaldo turned into first player Portuguese of United Manchester after signing for about €15 million. He want the 28 number, which is his number at Sporting and he did not want number 7 shirt as he did not meet up the expectations of this number as the shirt of this number was worn by Bryan Robson, George Best, David Beckham, and Eric Robson.

As a debut player, Ronaldo play 60th minute as a substitute in 4-0 home victory over the team Bolton Wanderer. On November 2003, Ronaldo got a victory over Portsmouth by scoring his first goal with kick in 3-0 for Manchester United. The first season of the Ronaldo ended with a score of goal 3-0 FA cup in United with a victory over Millwall. In the season of 2005-06, second trophy was won by Ronaldo in English football with third goal scored with 4-0 score in Manchester United with League Cup victory over the team Wigan Athletic.

Ronaldo got an honor of Barclays player of the month in November and December of 2006. After the Dennis Bergkamp in 1997 received this honor and Robbie Fowler in 1996, Ronaldo is the third one who received this honor in history of Premier League. On 5th May 2007, Ronaldo scored a goal in 50th Manchester United over the Manchester city. The first title of Premier League was claimed by the United in 4 years and Ronaldo voted as a FIFPro young player award at the year end.

In the match of Champions League against Sporting, he is the only player that scored a goal. Ronaldo become the winner of injury time and also won Champions League as Manchester United.

Ronaldo also become the runner up in the Ballon d' 2007 or and he got a third position and received a FIFA player award following Lionel Messi and Kaka.

Ronaldo bring the Manchester United on top in the Champions Premier League by making his hat trick by winning 6-0 in the match in opposition to Newcastle United on 12th January 2008 at Old Trafford. Ronaldo in the 2-0 win for League season in opposition to reading scored his 23rdgoal and balanced all of his total in the season of 2006–07.

On 21st May in the final match of Champions League 2007-08 in opposition to Chelsea, Ronaldo hit the opening goal in the time ahead of 26 minutes and this goal was then cancelled by the Chelsea equaliser by hitting a goal after 45 minute in the match end with score of 1-1 in the extra time. Due to Ronaldo’s wrong move in the penalty shot, Chelsea become the winner of the trophy. Soon after this John Terry also put the Manchester United to have 6-5 penalty shot by slipping on the surface of the pitch.

Since in 1968, George Best was the first recipient for Manchester United, Ronaldo became first recipient Ballon d'Or dated on 2nd December. He got total of 446 points following the point of 165 got by Lionel Messi as a runner up. Ronaldo also won the World Cup club on 19th December and also got a Silver Ball award after getting 2 goals.

Later on Real Madrid had offered about £80 million on 11th June that is accepted by the Manchester United for transfer of Ronaldo after expressing the desire by Ronaldo of leaving the club. Ferguson had condoned the sale as it was fully established by the Glazer family member.

Cristiano Ronaldo before his transfer to Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

The joining of Ronaldo with Real Madrid by confirmed on 26 June 2009. On 1st July 2009, Ronaldo joined the club after getting £80 million and become the most expensive player having contract of 6 years with Real Madrid. The contract of the Ronaldo is €11 million as per year worth and the buyout clause amount is about €1 billion. On 6th July, Ronaldo served as player of Real Madrid in the media and he got jersey of number 9. A legend of Madrid named Alfredo Di Stéfano presented the shirt to Ronaldo. As the overcome the record of Diego Maradona’s fan count of 75000, Ronaldo was approached by the 80000 to 85000 of fans after his performance at the stadium of Santiago Bernabéu in Italy.

As 1-0 win in opposition to Shamrock Rovers, the debut as a Madrid player was made by Ronaldo on 21 July. After a one week, he made a penalty 4-2 win in Madrid over the LDU Quito. Ronaldo also got a second score in 3-2 win from a penalty in opposition to Deportivo La Coruña and made his debut goal and get capped on 29 August. He got his first goal in Champions League for Real Madrid on 15th September after getting free kicks score with 5-2 over the Zurich having victory. After scoring a record against the Villarreal in a league, he made a record for Madrid and turned into first player to make four in all the matches of La Liga.

Due to the injury of ankle on 10th October, Ronaldo miss his Champions League of Madrid against Milan and he was also serving a duty as international with Portugal in opposition to Hungary. He stay away from the Leagues up to 25 November. After the recovery from injury, Ronaldo made his debut with 1-0 win with El Clásico against Barcelona dated 29 November. Ronaldo was sent for a match against Almeria with 4-2 victory as Real Madrid on 6th December. This was the first chance for his career and he was seen to miss a penalty in this match. Ronaldo got the first ever hat-trick for Real Madrid in game opposition to Mallorca on 5 May 2010. Both Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuaín made a history as a duo for Real Madrid getting highest score of about 53 goals in a league of that season.

Ronaldo got the jersey of no. 7 by Real Madrid after the Raul departed in Summers 2010. He scored a hat-trick of 8-0 in Copa Del Rey against Levante, which was his calendar year final match.

After mentioned by Real Madrid that Ronaldo scored various records, he starts again in 2011 as some of the players named Manuel Alday, Hugo Sanchez, and Alfredo Di Stéfano settled the Ronaldo. Ronaldo get a tight victory of 3-2 with 2 goals against the Getafe. After returning from his injury, he made a massive comeback by giving hat-trick along with Kaka on 9th January over the Villarreal. Later on for more than a month, Ronaldo only give 2 goals and getting goal lack in all his career. Real Madrid in that period came to know about the crossbar of 12 times more and most shots were done by Ronaldo and all these were done in the crucial periods. On 3rd March 2011, Ronaldo returned by giving hat-trick in Malaga’s 7-0 trashing but he got an muscle injury at the match end. Due to this injury, he left on the sidelines for 10 days.

After the return of Ronaldo in April, he scored a 3-game in El Clasico series giving 2 goals in total of his 42 goals record in that season that he received in 2007-08 season at Manchester United.

Ronaldo also cover up from the penalty and achieved 41 goals at the El Clasico on second League and took his score towards the four games. In the final of Copa Del Rey, about in 103rd minute, Ronaldo hit a goal in opposition to Barcelona on 20th April. Ronaldo defeat the Andalusian by making 6-2 victory in 4 goals after travel of Real towards the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in order to take on Sevilla on 7th May. So after this, Ronaldo overcome his record of 42 goals by making 46 that season for Manchester United. After this victory, in the match against Getafe, Ronaldo made a 4-0 win hat-trick and improve his record from 46 to 49 goals. Ronaldo also give 3-1 win with free-kick 2 goals over Villerreal and then balanced the goals about 38 in that season. This record was held by Hugo Sanchez and Telmo Zarra previously.

In the match against the Almeria held on 21 May, Ronaldo made two goals in the league that is last one making total Pichichi of 41 with 40 of La Liga and he become the one player to make 40 goals in the season of La Liga. Ronaldo win the first player trophy in two leagues that is different by getting award of European Golden Shoe. He also broke per minute many goals of Zarra’s by making many goals in each 70.7 minutes. As because of the flawless performance of the Ronaldo, he became the most famous footballer in public media and he got XI rating in the famous footballers of the world. With total of goals about 53, he ended with the season by all competitions.

In 2011 second leg Spanish Supercup, Ronaldo made an equaliser of first half in opposition to Barcelon and made a score of 100th goal for Real Madrid on 17 August 2011 in Camp Nou.

A film by name of Ronald was released on television by Castrol after which Ronaldo was letting for a physical analysis in the September’s first week. This film titled that he should be test in different fields that is mental and physical. After the test was performed, the doctors declared the Ronaldo as a World’s best athlete in football and in every field.

In the FIFA Ballon d'Or of year 2011, Ronald declared as finalist among three. Ronaldo also made a 6-2 win against Sevilla and got a hat-trick of 12th in La Liga on 17th December 2011.

As following the Xavi and Lionel Messi, UEFA Best player award was received by Ronaldo in third position and also following the Xavi forward and Lionel Messi, Ronaldo get a second position in FIFA Ballon d'Or held in 2011. As an aggregrate, Ronaldo failed for 4-3 loss in Real and he got only 2 goals in the match against Barcelona in quarter final of Copa Del Rey. Ronaldo had a 13th hat-trick in La Liga and 14th hat-trick in Real Madrid by getting win point of 4-2 on 12 February 2012 over the Levante. This gives the Real Madrid a place just over the Barcelona with 10 points.

For 3 seasons of Real Madrid, Ronaldo made total 100 goals in La Liga dated on 24 March 2012 after scoring the two goals in the game in opposition to Real Sociedad. Ronaldo is the player who got second position of playing quick in La Liga following the Isidro Langara in the league to reach the title in 92 matches and to break the record of Puskas. In La Liga, Ronaldo now made an average score of 1.01 goals for each game.

Ronaldo got a 40 goals by making hat-trick in the match opposition to Atletico Madrid and he become the only player to make this score in history of La Liga on 11th April and he also scored about these 40 goals in different seasons in European League. On 14th April, after getting a score win of 3-1 Ronaldo break a record of about 40 goals in the game opposition to Sporting Gijón.

In each competition, he got 46 goals in a league and also 60 goals in total making the record for Real Madrid.

At the Camp Nou, Ronaldo made the first goal for the match in opposition to Barcelona in that season on 23 August 2012 in Supercopa de España first leg after which he become the first player of Real Madrid to win a 4th game in the El Clásico history of 2012. Following the Andrés Iniesta, Ronaldo become the second player to get an award of UEFA Europe best player.

In league match held in Portugal, Spain and England on 2 September 2012, Ronaldo get his first goal scored, which became 200th goal of his career in the league match. About 149 matches played for Real Madrid in total of competitions, he also made 150th goal. Ronaldo become the highest 10th goal scorer for the club Real Madrid in total of competitions held.

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Euro 2012

In the tournament of UEFA 2012 Euro, seven goals were scored by the Ronaldo against Bosnia and he finished following the Klass-Jan Huntelaar of Netherland and Miroslav Klose of Germany. Group B include Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Portugal. This group got a title of “group of death” in that tournament.

After Ronaldo got defeated by Germany, he showed his frustration disclosing the errors of his teammates when they were moved to the changing room despite of giving thanks to the audience. This fault of Ronaldo was defended by Nani who was his teammate saying that due to the injury he had to move to the room. The statement was given by him that he made much effort in contributing the team and there was so much pressure as an athlete and so he prove the critics wrong by giving that statement.

At the time of Ronaldo’s on ball, the name of Lionel Messi was shouted by the fans of Denmark at the match among Portugal and Denmark. In that match, the chances of one-on-one with 2 gilt-edge was missed by the Ronaldo so he got frustrated.

To secure the victory with 2-1 for Portugal, two goals were given by the Ronaldo in the final match among Netherlands and Portugal so that Portugal moved to the quarterfinal. In that match, Ronaldo captured the title of Man of the Match.

In the quarterfinals match of Czech Republic, Ronaldo got praised for excellent performance. Ronaldo accused mockingly to Messi in front of the camera after won the goal, but this was cleared after sometime that he only dedicated this goal to his son saying "para ti".

After 2004 for the second time, Ronaldo takes part in the UEFA 2012 Euro tournament and he become the best scored player including other 5 players too.

Top 10 Cristiano Ronaldo Goals

How is his style?

Style of the Ronaldo makes him calling as tricky, fast, striker, or skillful winger who with his pace and dribbling to defend the other players. Ronaldo with his pace and power hit more of the free kicks. Ronaldo defeat his opposition by crossing the ball and through dribble off. Ronaldo used both his feet and head to score the goals.

The skill of the Ronaldo was tested by various experts and they declared him as a best footballer of the modern daytime. In one line David Beckham of the England said that Ronaldo is best player in the world of sports and is phenomenon. Mesut Özil who is a midfielder in the Real Madrid also declared the Ronaldo as a best player. According to the Lionel Messi of Argentine, Ronaldo is best player and a good person who gives his services to the Real Madrid. He knows very well how to play in game in each situation.

Due to the reputation of the Ronaldo, every player and media compared him following the FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi.


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UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament (2): 2004, 2012

Bravo Award (1): 2004

FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year (2): 2004, 2005

PFA Young Player of the Year (1): 2006–07

Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (3): 2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08

PFA Players' Player of the Year (2): 2006–07, 2007–08

PFA Fans' Player of the Year (2): 2006–07, 2007–08

FWA Footballer of the Year (2): 2006–07, 2007–08

Barclays Player of the Year (2): 2006–07, 2007–08

Premier League Player of the Month (4): November 2006, December 2006, January 2008, March 2008

Premier League Golden Boot (1): 2007–08

Barclays Merit Award (1): 2007–08

UEFA Champions League Topscorer (1): 2007–08

UEFA Club Forward of the Year (1): 2007–08

UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1): 2007–08

FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball (1): 2008

UEFA Euro 2008 Man of the Match (1): Czech Republic vs Portugal

Ballon d'Or (2): 2008, 2014

FIFA World Player of the Year (1): 2008

FIFPro World Player of the Year (1): 2008

Onze d'Or (1): 2008

World Soccer Player of the Year (1): 2008

PFA Premier League Team of the Year (4): 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09

FIFA Puskás Award (1): 2009

European Golden Shoe (2): 2007–08, 2010–11

CNID Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad (4): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

UEFA Team of the Year (6): 2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11

FIFA FIFPro World XI (5): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

FIFA World Cup 2010 Man of the Match (3): Côte d'Ivoire vs Portugal, Portugal vs Korea DPR, Portugal vs Brazil

La Liga top scorer (1): 2010–11

Copa del Rey top goalscorer (1): 2010–11

Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano (1): 2011–12

ESM Team of the Year (4): 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12

UEFA Euro 2012 Man of the Match (2): Portugal vs Netherlands, Czech Republic vs Portugal

UEFA Euro Top Scorer (1): 2012 Player of the Year (1): 2012

First Player in History of El Clasico to Score in 6 Straight Games


Ronaldo as a Real Madrid Star has lots of girlfriends. At the time of Manchester United, he had gone through various women since he was a favorite child for Alex Ferguson.

Irina Shayk

The real name of Irina is Irina Shaykhlislamova. The birth of Irina was held in Russia on January 6, 1986. in 2005, Irina starts with modeling. She soon turned to be the Intimissimi face in year 2007 and maintained this position up to 2009. To get the fame, she claimed that she was merged into the issues of Sports Swimsuit.

She became the secret girl for 3 seasons and present as an exchange of Armani and secret of Victoria.

In May, at the Corsica Island Coast, this Russian 24 year old model consume time for 3 days. They both also go for a massage. After the flashing of news that Ronaldo became a father so again started meeting Irina on various locations.

Jordana Jardel

Jordana made a rumor that she is in relationship with Ronaldo to get a fame.

She is sister of Mario Jardel who is a Sporting Lisbon player.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton has nothing to say about relationship with Ronaldo. She became the matter of fun for everyone and she also play with the Ronaldo who was a best football player. She only came to watch a football match with Ronaldo, have some foodie stuff, gone to police station and then returned back to home.

Kim Kardashian

The LA trip of 2009 of Ronaldo was very good. He was moved to the Real Madrid where he met a model Kim Kardashian leaving Paris Hilton.

The relationship of both is not proved. Kim did not say about Ronaldo as a good friend.

Mirella Grisales

She is the Columbian model who had dated Ronaldo and she claimed over the Ronaldo that her bikini bottoms were fiddled by him and he also suck her fingers.

Nuria Bermudez

Nuria not only dated Ronaldo but she also get engaged with six players of the Real Madrid before the Ronaldo joint the Madrid.

She got in relationship with Ronaldo for about 3 years and she also gives messages that are dirty to the David Beckham. She also help Luis Figo to cheat Helen Svedin who is his wife.

Merche Romero

She is girlfriend of Ronaldo who is 9 year older than him. So she was criticized by the fans of the Ronaldo who did not want her to be his girlfriend so they relationship broke due to that fact.

Ronaldo never declared their relationship and neither he denied but Merche declared the breakup news of their relationship on September 2006.

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As a famous best player Real Madrid star of soccer, Ronaldo has a great physique through a planned workout, strict diet, explosiveness, and condition of cardiovascular. Every person wants body like Ronaldo who has a specific defined muscled athletic body. Ronaldo has a six pack body like a Armani model.

In the training camp of Real Madrid that is Valdebebas, Ronaldo almost practiced for about 5 days in a week according to the schedule of the game. Ronaldo was strict on his diet and also trained for about 3 to 4 hours daily. Ronaldo also declared his sleeping routine that he always got to bed early and get up early in the morning in the documentary of "Regresso dos Incríveis 2010".

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      L love his skills and he's my favourite soccer player


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