Biography of Cristiano Ronaldo | All times Great Football Player

Biography of Cristiano Ronaldo: – Portuguese footballer considered one of the best strikers on the current scene. In addition to the numerous individual titles and distinctions obtained throughout his career at Manchester United (2003-2009), he has the honor of being the player for whom he has never paid a club: in June 2009, the transfer To Real Madrid cost the club white 94 million euros, the highest figure in history.

Biography of Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Born:- 5 February 1985 (age 32), Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça, Funchal, Portugal
  • Height:-  1.85 m
  • Salary:- 32 million EUR (2016)
  • Movies:-  Cristiano Ronaldo: The World At His Feet
  • Awards:- Ballon d’Or, FIFA World Player of the Year
  • Did You Know:-  Cristiano Ronaldo is the fifth-most expensive Association Football transfer (£80 M, from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009)

Cristiano Ronaldo was born in a working-class neighborhood on the Portuguese island of Madeira, in the bosom of a family of three brothers. From a very young age he showed his good qualities for the sport: to the eight years it played in the equipment of the Andorinha, and to the 10 they were disputed to him and the two major equipment of the island, the Maritime and the National Sport Club; the player’s father decided to enter the latter. There he progressed in a meteoric way, and at the age of 16, after performing a test, he joined Sporting Lisbon and moved to live in the Portuguese capital.
Treated like a prodigy, in Lisbon were assigned psychologists, personal trainers, counselors in their studies and doctors to supervise the physical growth of a young man who would become a full-fledged athlete. In October of 2001 17 years of old, who made debut in a complete party of the Portuguese Super league, causing a favorable impression so much to the followers as to the press. His contribution would be fundamental in obtaining the title 2001-02 for the club lisboeta.
In the summer of 2003 there was a friendly match between Sporting and Manchester United on the occasion of the inauguration of the José Alvalade stadium. Cristiano Ronaldo developed in that game such an exceptional game that dazzled the comrades and rivals; among them, the Manchester coach, who managed to have his club sign Cristiano for 18 million euros. This operation coincided with the sale of Captain David Beckham to Real Madrid, so that the entry of traditional English club Ronaldo meant the expectation of a replacement in the figure of a successor.
Already in his first year at Manchester United scored the first goal that would lead his club to achieve the English League Cup in the final of the tournament, In his second season would mature to be considered one of the best young players of the 2005 FIFPro, scoring in October of that year the number 1000 goal of Manchester United in the Premier League. In 2006-07 he was the second highest scorer with 17 goals. At the end of the season, his salary was already around 4.2 million euros per year.
In the meantime, the Portuguese player had developed a huge catalog of technical resources: a shocking free throw, impeccable and unpredictable even for the most prestigious goalkeepers; an unbalanced speed in the plays; a portentous dominance of the head shots. His thus formed his reputed profile of fearsome striker, even a great distance from the opposite goal. It appears by surprise from a second row and overflows its markers with speed and quality; He traces sudden diagonals and is an expert at finishing with changed foot (attacking by the right and finishing with left foot, and vice versa).

It was of course in the English set where he achieved his consecration and, over the six seasons he stayed in Manchester (2003-2009), contributed decisively to expand the club’s record (League, FA Cup and Champions), leaving an overwhelming Repertoire that would also benefit the Portuguese team. The season 2007-2008 ended with a new record for Ronaldo (or CR7, as he wants to be known), overcoming the record of goals in the same season that boasted George Best (32 goals). The Portuguese star scored 42 points, 31 of them in the League. In May 2008, Manchester played the final of the Champions League against Chelsea; Ronaldo scored the goal that meant the equalizer in the minute’s regulation, but failed in the penalty shootout. However, in a dramatic final, Manchester took the cup to their showcases.


His extraordinary results earned him the Golden Boot and postulated as the best candidate to win the Ballon d’ or (which had eluded him the previous year) and the FIFA World Player versus other talents as Argentine Leo Messi and the Spanish Fernando Torres. Ronaldo won “by a landslide” both awards, becoming the third Portuguese who received the Golden Ball (Dec. 2, 2008) awarded by the magazine France Football, after Eusebio and Luis Figo. On January 12, 2009 there were no surprises and the Portuguese crack took also the FIFA World Player, which credited him as the best footballer on the planet in the opinion of coaches and captains of selections around the world. Cristiano obtained 931 points, against 678 and 203 of his immediate followers (Messi and Torres, respectively).
His sports profile had acquired unusual characteristics in the media, becoming a media figure. Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester coach, had no choice but to tie to his sparkling star, intended by other great European teams. Already in 2007 Real Madrid had been interested in his transfer, offering the figure of 80 million euros, the highest ever so far, but the player decided to renew contract with the English club until 2012.
In June 2009, after months of uncertainty in which day after day the media launched their bets on the future of the player, Ferguson lost the battle. Cristiano decided to change of airs and to sign for Real Madrid, a club that after several years of drought of titles and of internal discrepancies had returned to trust the presidency to Florentino Perez to straighten the situation. And Florentino opted for a policy of cleaning clothes and transfer high – flying (Cristiano, Kaka, Karim Benzema, and Xabi Alonso). Only by the transfer of Cristiano disbursed 94 million euros, the highest figure ever paid by a player. The Portuguese signed for five seasons and would receive 9 million euros net annually.
On June 6, madness broke out at the Bernabeu Stadium. The presentation of the player brought together 90,000 fans, which filled the stands to the cry of “Yes, yes, yes, Ronaldo is already here”; More than six hundred journalists were credited for the occasion. And it is that the phenomenon of Cristiano Ronaldo had already crossed the borders of the sport and had also reached the pink press and marketing. It would also come to politics, as the Congress of Deputies opened a debate on how bulky the amount paid, in a year marked by a deep economic crisis.

It soon became clear, however, that Florentino Perez’s multimillionaire project did not deliver the expected results; To the difficulty of cohesion a team with so much star, the white club had to add the spectacular moment of form of the eternal rival, FC Barcelona, ​​that of the hand of the technician Josep Guardiola lived a golden age and it snatched many of the titles To which he aspired. In the first three seasons with Cristiano Ronaldo in the lead (2009-2012), Madrid only won a major title, that of the league 2011-2012, and failed in their three attempts to win their tenth European Cup. Undoubtedly this was due more to the sporting approach than to the performance of its main star, as Cristiano Ronaldo continued to prove his great value and improving year after year his scoring records, which exceeded those achieved with Manchester. In 2011 he took the Pichichi trophy to the top scorer in the Spanish league, beating also, with his 41 points, the historic record of the competition.