Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
A Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo’s full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born from Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro(Mother) and Josè Dinis Aveiro(Father) on 5 February 1985 at Funchal, Madeira island Portugal.
The Youngest brother of all Cristiano Ronaldo was blessed with elder brother Hugo Aveiro and two elder sisters Elma Averio and Liliana Cátia Aveiro. Cristiano father was inspired by US-President, Ronald Regan, and named him Ronaldo.
Short Bio-wiki: Age, Height, Weight, Net Worth
Ronaldo at the age of 7-10 years (1992-1995) played for amateur team Andorinha. After 2 years (1995-1997), he played for Club Nacional de Football the local club. In the year 1997, when he was 12 years old he went for a three-day trial with Sporting CP who signed him for worth £1,500.
By the age of 14 Ronaldo decided to play professionally, his mother agreed his decision to stop his education to focus completely on football. Ronaldo was expelled by the school after throwing a chair at his teacher, who he said had disrespected him.
Six feet one inch tall, 84 kg weight soccer player a right-winger, developed into a forward with a free-reined attacking style. A successful player of Sporting CP was signed by Manchester United at the age of 18 (2003-2009) who became the first Portuguese player. At the time, transferring a fee worth £12.24 million made him the most expensive teenage football player.
Number 7 shirt was given to Ronaldo which was previously worn by Manchester United players as George Best, Eric Cantona, and David Beckham even though Ronaldo requested 28 number shirts. On 16 August 2003, Ronaldo made his debut in the premier league in a 4-0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers with a free-kick and got the standing ovation. The effort of Ronaldo helped MU to win the English Championship in 2007 and 2008.
Since 2008, the highest-paid player of Manchester United became the team captain. Playing with Manchester United, gradually Ronaldo became the best player on the team and received his first Golden Boot and Golden Ball.
In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo was brought by top Spanish club Real Madrid for £80 million after that he became the highest-paid football player in the world. The football legend achieved 5 Ballon d’Or as the European footballer of the year in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017.
The first player to win 4 European Golden Boot and 5 league titles, 4 UEFA Championship league titles, 1 UEFA European Championship title, and FIFA Club World Cup. He tops the chart as a goal scorer with more than 600 goals as a club player and national team. The matches between Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona Lionel Messi are called the battle of the two best players of modern football because each of them collects a million of fans.
New contract signed with Real Madrid in November 2016, Ronaldo reported earning is around £365,000 a week. The new contract will last until 2021. According to Forbes in 2017, Ronaldo earns worth £71 million. Controversial news published in 2015 over his tax affair reviles an income of over £190 million but in late 2016 his management company published documents earning of under £20 million inside Spain.
In 2016, the player signed an indefinite contract with Nike for advertisement. Beyond Nike, Ronaldo has the endorsement deal with Armani, Tag Heuer, Poker Stars, Castrol, Toyota, Samsung, etc. makes around $10 million annually. Thirty-three year old Ronaldo representing a number of brands owns CR7 brand clothes, shoes, underwear, and hotels in Lisbon, Funchal, and Newyork.
Besides playing football, Ronaldo promotes a variety of charity including childhood hunger, obesity, and biodiversity. Ronaldo donated $83,000 for a brain surgery to a 10-year-old fan and $165,000 for a cancer center in Portugal. Ronaldo also supported UNICEF, World Vision, and Save the Children.
Personal and Family Life
Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo personal life is filled with full gossip and rumors. Media also calls him a real Lovelace. Football megastar has not officially put a ring on his finger although he dates a Spanish model, Georgina Rodriguez, with whom he has welcomed a daughter Alana Martina on 12th November 2017. “Cristiano Ronaldo is a gay” came up due to having his pair of twins Eva and Mateo in 2017 via surrogate mother, however, the rumor is baseless. Ronaldo first son Cristiano Jr. was born in July 2010 from his former girlfriend.
Behind all the rumors Ronaldo is one of the most well-known footballers with 200 million fans followed on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all around the globe.