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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United and captains the Portugal national team.

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɾiʃˈtjɐnu ʁɔˈnaɫdu]; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Ronaldo has won five Ballon d'Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player. He has won 30 major trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League title. Ronaldo holds the records for the most goals (134) and assists (41) in the history of the UEFA Champions League. He is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances and has scored over 750 senior career goals for club and country. He is also the second player to score 100 international goals, and the first European to achieve the feat.

Born and raised in Madeira, Ronaldo began his senior club career playing for Sporting CP, before signing with Manchester United in 2003, aged 18. After winning the FA Cup in his first season, he helped United win three successive Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup; at age 23, he won his first Ballon d'Or. In 2009, Ronaldo was the subject of the then-most expensive association football transfer when signed for Real Madrid in a transfer worth €94 million (£80 million). There, he won 15 trophies, including two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, and four UEFA Champions League titles, and became the club's all-time top goalscorer. After joining Madrid, Ronaldo finished runner-up for the Ballon d'Or three times, behind Lionel Messi--his perceived career rival--before winning back-to-back Ballons d'Or from 2013-2014 and again from 2016-2017. After winning a third consecutive Champions League title in 2018, Ronaldo became the first player to win the trophy five times. In 2018, he signed for Juventus in a transfer worth an initial €100 million (£88 million), the highest ever paid by an Italian club and the highest ever paid for a player over 30 years old. He won the Serie A title in his first two seasons with the club.

A Portuguese international, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation in 2015. He made his senior debut in 2003 at age 18, and has since earned over 170 caps, including appearing and scoring in ten major tournaments, becoming Portugal's most capped player and his country's all-time top goalscorer. He scored his first international goal at Euro 2004 where he helped Portugal reach the final. He assumed full captaincy in July 2008, leading Portugal to their first triumph in a major tournament by winning Euro 2016, and received the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament. Ronaldo was ranked the world's highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017 and the world's most famous athlete by ESPN from 2016 to 2019. Time included him on their list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. Ronaldo is the first footballer, as well as only the third sportsman, to earn $1 billion in their career.


March 10, 2022
Gary Neville: “Messi and Ronaldo are no longer the best players in the world. They are losing the level they used to be.”
March 10, 2022
Ronaldo played through pain for two months. Manchester United doubt he will play Tottenham
March 10, 2022
Manchester United and Rangnick did not know that Ronaldo flew to Portugal for the weekend, but the striker will not be punished
March 7, 2022
Ronaldo flew to Portugal, realizing that he would not play against City. This caused surprise among Manchester United partners.
Ronaldo is the Most followed Athlete on Social Media
July 27, 2019
Ronaldo Wins His First Trophy with Juventus
July 11, 2018
Ronaldo Signs a 4-Year Contract with Italian Club Juventus
April 13, 2017
Ronaldo Becomes the First Footballer to Score 100 goals in the UEFA Club Competition
The fifth Ballon D'or.
The fourth Ballon D'or.

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July 24, 2018

An 18-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is helped by Gary Neville in his first English interview


July 5, 2020

Conversación entre CR7 y Rio Ferdinand


October 3, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo 50 Legendary Goals Impossible To Forget


May 13, 2020


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September 26, 2021
the Guardian
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August 31, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo completed his return to Manchester United on Tuesday after 12 years, saying the club always had a special place in my heart.
Lawrence Booth
August 27, 2021
Mail Online
LAWRENCE BOOTH: It is possible this most careful of batsmen has never received as many deliveries on his pads as he did on the third day of another engrossing Test at Headingley.
August 27, 2021
The Economic Times
Ronaldo, signed by Juve in 2018 for 100 million euros ($117.90 million) from Real Madrid in the hope of leading them to an elusive Champions League title, will leave the club with 101 goals, two league crowns and a Coppa Italia to his name.
August 27, 2021
Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical. Cristiano, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner, has so far won over 30 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain and Italy, and the European Championship for his native Portugal. In his first spell for Manche...


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