Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born in the São Pedro parish of Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira, and grew up in the nearby parish of Santo António. He is the fourth and youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro, a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener and part-time kit man.
His great-grandmother on his father’s side, Isabel da Piedade, was from the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde. He has one older brother, Hugo, and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia “Katia”. His mother revealed that she wanted to abort him due to poverty, his father’s alcoholism and having too many children already, but her doctor refused to perform the procedure. Ronaldo grew up in an impoverished Catholic home, sharing a room with all his siblings.
Ronaldo became the first person in the world to reach 500 million Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter followers in February 2021. He passed Brazilian great Pele’s goal mark in March 2021, with a hat trick against Serie A opponent Cagliari bringing his total to 770 goals in all competitions.
|Full name||Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro|
|Date of birth||5 February 1985 (age 36)|
|Place of birth||Funchal, Madeira, Portugal|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Marital Status||In Relationship (Wife: Georgina Rodriguez)|
|Children||4 (Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., Alana Martina dos Santos Aveiro, Mateo Ronaldo, Eva Maria Dos Santos)|
|Sponsors||DAZN, Herbalife, MTG, Nike, Unilever|
|Social-Media||twitter, facebook, instagram, website|
|Current team||Manchester United|
Ronaldo spent two years with Nacional after playing for Andorinha from 1992 to 1995, where his father was the kit man. He went on a three-day trial with Sporting CP in 1997 when he was 12 years old, and the club signed him for £1,500. Following that, he relocated from Madeira to Alcochete, Portugal, to join Sporting’s development academy.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes. He is one of the few players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances. He has won 32 trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship and one UEFA Nations League. Ronaldo holds the records for most appearances (181), most goals (140) and assists (42) in the Champions League, most goals in the European Championship (14), most international goals by a male player (115) and most international appearances by a European male (184) He has scored over 800 official senior career goals for club and country.
|2002–2003||Sporting CP B||2||0|
His four-year contract with Juventus, which pays an average of $64 million per year and runs through 2022, is worth an average of $64 million each year. Ronaldo, a five-time FIFA player of the year, will be the first active team-sport athlete to earn more than $1 billion in his career in 2020. Ronaldo makes money off the field with his CR7-branded clothing, accessories, hotels, and gyms, in addition to a lifetime deal with Nike.
National Team Career
Here Are Some Of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Most Memorable Moments:
- 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2016 World Soccer Player of the Year
- Best Player of the Year for the GSA in 2011, 2014, 2016, and 2017
- In 2004, he was nominated for the FIFPro Young Player of the Year award.
- 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year
Quotes from Cristiano Ronaldo
“Your love makes me strong. Your hate makes me unstoppable.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
“We should make the most of life, enjoy it because that’s the way it is.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
“Never listen to the haters around you. Instead, take their hate as motivation and prove them wrong. The same fire which burns one can become the fuel for another.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
“You don’t become the best overnight. You need to set powerful intentions every day, every month, every year, to go beyond your own reach and to grow to the next level.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
“But I don’t want to be compared to anyone – I’d like to impose my own style of play and do the best for myself and for the club here.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
“Don’t just talk about what you want to do. Go out and do it. People love the sound of their dreams and keep talking about them. But only those who work hard ever taste greatness.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
“There must be a greater purpose to what you’re chasing. Don’t just chase money or fame. When your goals arouse terrifying longing, you’ll conquer all obstacles that come your way.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
“I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve.” – Cristiano Ronaldo