“I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best.”
Full Name : Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Born : February 5, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Nationality : Portuguese
Father : José Dinis Aveiro
Mother : Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro
Played For : Real Madrid C.F. & Portugal National Football Team
Playing Position : Forward
Salary : 32 million EUR (As on 2016)
Awards : Ballon d’Or(2008,2016,2017), FIFA World Player of the Year(2009), UEFA Best Player in Europe Award(2014), UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer, World Soccer Player of the Year(2008) and many more
7 Interesting Facts About Cristiano Ronaldo :
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese forward who currently plays for Real Madrid in Spain. He is a four-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner and one of the highest goal scorers in the UEFA Champions League.
Was Expelled From School
Ronaldo was expelled from school for throwing a chair at his teacher. According to Ronaldo, the teacher had disrespected him. He had already reached an agreement with his mother to leave school and concentrate on football.
He was Sick
Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart in his teenage. This condition could have prevented him from playing football. He successfully underwent a surgery and was discharged that same day. Surprising, he started training after a few days.
He started his football career playing for the amateur side, Andorinha from 1992 to 1995. He has since played for teams like Alcochete, Sporting CP where Sir Alex Ferguson discovered him. Moving to Manchester United, should great prospects and through Ferguson, he became a world-class player. In 2009, he moved to Real Madrid with a then-record signing of £80 million.
Ronaldo and Messi Comparison
Ronaldo has also been compared with Lionel Messi as to who is the best player among the two. The debate always rises if any of the players exhibit outstanding playing qualities, skills and delightful goal scoring abilities on the field. This debate will keep going on as the two players continue to play fantastic football.
Cristiano Ronaldo is still facing charges of evading tax of almost €15million from 2011 to 2014. Even though he has denied the claims, the court case is still pending. A publication by Del Spiegel in 2017, claimed that Ronaldo sexually assaulted a lady in 2009. However, the Real Madrid star claimed it was consensual sex.
Has Great Fashion Sense
Ronaldo is just not extraordinary on the field of play as he also has a great taste for fashion. He is the one of the most sought for players by fashion designers, magazines, cosmetics and perfumes among others. He also has his own fashion boutique called CR7, which opened in 2006 in Madeira, Portugal.
Cristiano Ronaldo has four children. He first son Cristiano Jr was born in 2010 and his mother is up until now a mystery. He then had twins, Eva Maria and Mateo with a surrogate mother. On November 12, 2017, he announced his having a child, Alana with his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez.