Who is Cristiano Ronaldo?
Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He is a professional footballer from Portugal who plays as a striker for the English club Manchester United and the Portuguese national team. His t-shirt/jersey no is 7. Cristiano Ronaldo rose to prominence as a Real Madrid attacker after being bought from Manchester United in 2009.
In 2008, he was named captain of the Portuguese national team, and he won the Ballon d’Or as European Footballer of the Year in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017. He received four European Golden Shoes. He has won 28 trophies in all, including six league crowns and five UEFA European Championships. He is also known as the most active official goal scorer. He has 700 senior career goals for club and country.
On 14 June 2021, the share price of the popular soft drink business Coca-Cola fell by 1.6 percent when Cristiano Ronaldo removed two Coca-Cola bottles during a news conference at the European Championship; the occurrence corresponded with a $4 billion loss in Coca-share Cola’s price.
Personal Life/Early Life
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is the real full name of Cristiano Ronaldo. On February 5, 1985, he was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Jose Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener and part-time kit man, is his father, and Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro is his mother. He is the youngest of four children. Hugo is his elder brother, while Elma and Liliana Catia are his elder sisters.
From 1992 until 1995, he was a member of the amateur squad Andorinha. His mother said that she wanted to abort him because of poverty, his father’s drunkenness, and having too many children already, but her doctor refused to do so. Ronaldo grew up in a poor Catholic family, sharing a room with all of his siblings.
Ronaldo spent two years with Nacional as a youth after playing for Andorinha from 1992 to 1995, when his father was the kit man. He went on a three-day trial with Sporting CP in 1997, when he was 12, and was signed for £1,500. He afterwards relocated from Madeira to Alcochete, close to Lisbon, to join Sporting’s development program. Ronaldo thought he had the talent to play semi-professionally at the age of 14 and agreed with his mother to forego his schooling in order to focus only on football.
While he was popular among his peers, he was dismissed for throwing a chair at his instructor, whom he said had “disrespected” him. However, he was diagnosed with a beating heart a year later, a condition that may have caused him to retire from sports. Ronaldo had heart surgery in which a laser was used to cauterize numerous cardiac channels into one, causing his resting heart rate to change. He was released from the hospital a few hours later and returned to training a few days later.
Ronaldo has four kids. Cristiano Jr., his first child, was born on June 17, 2010 in the United States. He added that he has full custody of the kid and would not publicly expose the mother’s name in accordance with their agreement. Ronaldo confirmed the end of his five-year romance with Russian model Irina Shayk in January 2015. Ronaldo then became the father of twins, Eva and Mateo, born through surrogacy on June 8, 2017 in the United States.
He is in a relationship with former store clerk Georgina Rodriguez, a Spanish model, who gave birth to their daughter Alana Martina on November 12, 2017. Ronaldo confirmed in October 2021 that the family will be planning a second pair of twins.
|Full Name||Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro|
|Nick Name||The Sultan Of The Stepover, Ron, Ronnie, CR, Rocket Ronaldo, CR7, Cris, C. Ronaldo,|
|Birth Date||5 February 1985|
|Age (As of 2022)||37 years old|
|Birth Place||Funchal, Madeira, Portugal|
|Coach/Mentor||Alex Ferguson, Laszlo Boloni, Leonel Pontes, René Meulensteen
|Career Turning Point||He scored four goals against Arsenal in the 2004-2005 FA Cup Final while playing for Manchester United.|
|Football Professional Debut||20 August, 2003, against Kazakhstan|
|Salary||$21.5 million/annual (approx)
|Net Worth||$450 million
|Assets/Properties||He moved into a multi-million pound property in the United Kingdom in September 2021. The seven-bedroom home has a world-class, top-of-the-line gym, a swimming pool, and a separate movie room.
|Height(Approx)||In feet & inches: 6’ 1”
In centimters: 185 cm
|Weight(Approx)||In kilograms: 83 Kg
In pounds: 182 lbs
|Eye Color||Hazel Brown
Family Background, Education
|Father Name||Jose Dinis Aveiro
|Mother Name||Maria Dolores dos Santos Aviero
Sisters-Katia Aveiro, and Elma Aveiro
|School||Will Update soon|
|College||Will Update soon|
|Education Qualification||Will Update soon|
Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage
|Girlfriend||Jordana Jardel, Brazilian Model (2003)
Marche Romero, Model (2005-2006)
Mia Judaken , Model (2006)
Gemma Atkinson, Actress (2007)
Nereida Gallardo, Model (2008)
Olivia Saunders, Actress (2009)
Raffaella Fico, Showgirl (2009)
Paris Hilton, Actress (2009)
Kim Kardashian West, TV Personality (2010)
Irina Shayk, Model (2010-2015)
Rita Pereira, Actress (2012)
Andressa Urach, Model (2013)
Daniella Chavez, Model (2014)
Lucia Villalon, TV Reporter (2015)
Alessia Tedeschi, Model (2015)
Alesia Riabenkova, Model (2015)
Maja Darving , Model (2015)
Paula Suarez, Model (2016)
• Eva (born on 8 June 2017 in the United States via surrogacy)
• Alana Martina (born on 12 November 2017 from Spanish model Georgina Rodríguez)
• Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. (Born 17 June 2010)
Cristiano Ronaldo with his son Cristiano Ronaldo JR.
• Mateo (born on 8 June 2017 in the United States via surrogacy)
Favorite Things & Assets
|Favorite Actor||Luis Figo|
|Favorite Footballer||Mario Jardel, Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima|
|Favorite Food||Bacalhau a Braz, Portuguese Cuisines|
|Favorite TV Show||Not Known|
|Favorite Film||The Sixth Sense|
|Favorite Book(s)||Not known|
|Favorite Comic Character||Not known|
|Car Collection||Audi Q7, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Cabriolet, Ferrari F430, Audi R8, Bentley GT Speed, Maserati GranCabrio, Audi RS6, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, Ferrari 599 GTO, Bentley Continental GTC, BMW M6, Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports Coupé, Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI, Porsche Cayenne Turb, Bugatti Veyron, Phantom Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin DB9, Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Social Media Accounts
Ronaldo started his professional club career with Sporting CP before joining Manchester United in 2003, when he was 18 years old, and won the FA Cup in his first season. He went on to win three Premier League championships in a row, the Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup, and he earned his first Ballon d’Or at the age of 23. When Ronaldo arrived for Real Madrid in 2009 for €94 million (£80 million), he became the club’s all-time best goalscorer and won 15 trophies, including two La Liga crowns, two Copa del Rey titles, and four Champions Leagues.
In 2013 and 2014, he won back-to-back Ballons d’Or, as well as in 2016 and 2017, while he was runner-up three times behind Lionel Messi, his considered lifetime rival. He signed for Juventus in a €100 million (£88 million) deal in 2018, the most expensive transfer for an Italian club and the most expensive transfer for a player over 30 years old. Before returning to Manchester United in 2021, he won two Serie A championships, two Supercoppe Italiana, and a Coppa Italia.
Ronaldo made his senior international debut for Portugal when he was 18 years old, and he now has over 180 caps, making him the country’s most-capped player. He is also the country’s all-time leading goalscorer, having scored over 100 goals at the international level. He has appeared in and scored in 11 major competitions, with his first international goal coming in Euro 2004 as part of Portugal’s run to the final.
In July 2008, he was named full captain of the national team. The Portuguese Football Federation elected Ronaldo the finest Portuguese player of all time in 2015. He led Portugal to their first major tournament championship the following year, winning the Silver Boot as the tournament’s second-highest goalscorer. In 2019, he also led them to victory in the first UEFA Nations League, and he went on to win the Golden Boot as Euro 2020’s best scorer.
Ronaldo was named the world’s highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017 and the world’s most renowned athlete by ESPN from 2016 to 2019. He is one of the most marketable and well-known sportsmen in the world. In 2014, he was included to Time’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. He is the first footballer and just the third athlete in history to earn a billion dollars in his career.
Ronaldo Return To Manchester United
Manchester United stated on August 27, 2021, that they have struck a deal with Juventus to re-sign Ronaldo, subject to personal conditions, visa, and medical approval. The deal was finalized on August 31 for an initial fee of £12.85 million, with a two-year contract plus an optional year. Ronaldo was awarded the number 7 jersey when Edinson Cavani decided to swap to the number 21 jersey. The first 24 hours of Ronaldo’s jersey sales were claimed to have smashed the all-time record for a transfer, surpassing Messi’s move to PSG.
Ronaldo made his second appearance at Old Trafford on September 11, netting the first two goals in a 4–1 league triumph against Newcastle United. On September 29, he scored a last-minute winner in Manchester United’s 2–1 Champions League victory against Villarreal at Old Trafford, passing Iker Casillas as the player with the most appearances in the tournament. Ronaldo scored goals twice in a 3–2 home league win against Arsenal on December 2, raising his career total to 800 top-level goals.
Comparisons to Lionel Messi
Both players have scored in several UEFA Champions League finals and have consistently surpassed the 50-goal mark in a single season. Sports journalists and commentators often examine the individual attributes of both players in an effort to determine who they feel is the finest player in contemporary football or in the game’s history.
It has been likened to various sports rivalries, including the Muhammad Ali–Joe Frazier boxing rivalry, the Borg–McEnroe tennis rivalry, and the Senna–Prost Formula One motor racing rivalry. Some pundits chose to compare the two players’ physiques and playing styles.
Part of the discussion focuses around the two players’ differing personalities, since Ronaldo is sometimes viewed as an arrogant and theatrical showoff, whilst Messi is portrayed as a timid, modest figure.
Ronaldo addressed the rivalry in a 2012 interview, stating, “I believe we push each other occasionally in the competition, which is why the competitiveness is so strong.” Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo’s manager at Manchester United, had this to say: “I don’t believe their competition with one another concerns them.
I believe they have a sense of personal pride in wanting to be the greatest.” Messi rejected any rivalry, claiming that “only the media, the press, wants us to be at odds, but I’ve never clashed with Cristiano.” In response to reports that he and Messi do not get along on a personal level, Ronaldo said, “We don’t have a connection outside of football, just as we don’t with a lot of other players.”
Ronaldo added that he hopes they can laugh about it together in the future, saying, “We have to look at this competition with a positive mentality, because it’s a fantastic thing.”  The two players, who represented archrivals Barcelona and Real Madrid, played each other at least twice a season in the world’s largest club game, El Clásico, which is one of the world’s most watched yearly sports events.
In an October 2013 discussion at Oxford Union, when asked if FIFA president Sepp Blatter favored Messi or Ronaldo, Blatter praised Messi’s work ethic before slamming Ronaldo, alleging “one of them has more costs for the hairdresser than the other.” Real Madrid asked and was given a thorough apology.
After scoring a penalty against Sevilla, Ronaldo responded to Blatter’s “commander” on the field remark with his own mock-salute celebration. Ronaldo and Messi were questioned in August 2019 while seated next to each other before to the presentation of the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, with Ronaldo stating: “I pushed him, and he pushed back. So it’s an honor to be a part of football history.”
Throughout his career, Ronaldo has donated to a variety of philanthropic organisations. Television video from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami shows Martunis, an eight-year-old kid survivor who was abandoned for 19 days after his family was slain. Ronaldo then traveled to Aceh, Indonesia, to seek donations for restoration and rebuilding.
Ronaldo contributed unknown payments from a libel dispute against The Sun tabloid to a Madeira charity after receiving undisclosed damages in 2008. Ronaldo contributed £100,000 to the Madeira hospital that saved his mother’s life when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, so that they might create a cancer center on the island.
Ronaldo vowed to participate in a charity match in Madeira between Porto and players from Madeiran teams Martimo and Nacional in support of the victims of the 2010 Madeira flood.Ronaldo and his management paid for specialised therapy for a nine-year-old Canarian youngster with what seemed to be fatal cancer in 2012. Ronaldo joined FIFA’s “11 for Health” campaign in December 2012 to increase awareness among children about how to avoid illnesses such as drug addiction, HIV, malaria, and obesity.
Ronaldo was named Save the Children’s new Global Artist Ambassador in January 2013, with the goal of combating child malnutrition and obesity. Ronaldo decided to be an ambassador for The Mangrove Care Forum in Indonesia in March, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about mangrove protection.
Ronaldo was voted the world’s most generous sportsperson in 2015 after contributing £5 million to the relief effort after the earthquake that killed over 8,000 people in Nepal. After Real Madrid won the Champions League, Ronaldo contributed the full of his €600,000 Champions League prize in June 2016. Ronaldo introduced CR7Selfie in August, a selfie app for charity to benefit Save the Children that allows people to snap a photo with him in a variety of clothing and postures.
Throughout his career, Ronaldo has used a variety of goal-scoring celebrations, including one that received extensive media attention when he crouched and looked straight into a camera on the sidelines of the field with his palm on his chin. After scoring a goal, he generally celebrates with a “storming jump” and “turn,” before “landing in spread-eagled fashion” into his “signature power stance,” usually while simultaneously shouting “Si”(Spanish and Italian for “yes”). In the media, this signature celebration has been termed the “Sii!”
- During his third season in England, Ronaldo was suspended from a match for making a “one-fingered gesture.”
- At October 2005, he was detained on suspicion of raping a lady in a Central London hotel.
- Despite his assertions that he does not drink alcohol, he was charged with excessive drinking in a nightclub in 2008.
- It became a contentious topic in 2010 when he refused to reveal the name of his son’s mother.
- He was chastised for celebrating his 30th birthday after the team’s defeat.
Records (main ones)
- Named Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year in 2003-2004.
- The FIFA Ballon d’Or winner in 2007-2008.
- Named World Soccer Player of the Year in 2008.
- Awarded the European Golden Shoe in 2010-2011.
- In 2012-2013, Cristiano Ronaldo was named Liga de Futbol Professional Most Valuable Player.
- In 2013-1014, he was named La Liga Best Individual Goal, La Liga Best Forward, UEFA Best Player, Golden Shoe, and La Liga Top Scorer.
- UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2004, 2012, 2016
- UEFA European Championship Silver Boot: 2016
- UEFA Euro All-Time XI
- UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year (published 2017)
- FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2018
- FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2016
- FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball: 2008, 2014
- PFA Young Player of the Year: 2006–07
- PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
- PFA Fans’ Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
- Premier League Player of the Season: 2006–07, 2007–08
- FWA Footballer of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
- PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
- Premier League Golden Boot: 2007–08
- FIFA Ballon d’Or/Ballon d’Or: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
- FIFA World Player of the Year: 2008
- FIFPro World Player of the Year: 2008
- The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2016, 2017
- UEFA Best Player in Europe Award: 2014, 2016, 2017
- UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2007–08
- UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2007–08
- World Soccer Player of the Year: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
- FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year: 2003–04, 2004–05
- PFA Portuguese Player of the Year: 2016, 2017
- Onze d’Or: 2008, 2016–17
- Bravo Award: 2004
- European Golden Shoe: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
- FIFA Puskás Award: 2009
- FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- Premier League Player of the Month: November 2006, December 2006, January 2008, March 2008
- La Liga top scorer: 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
- La Liga Best Player: 2013–14
- La Liga Best Forward: 2013–14
- La Liga Fans’ Five Star Player: 2014–15
- La Liga Most Valuable Player: 2012–13
- La Liga Best Goal: 2013–14
- La Liga Team of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
- UEFA La Liga Team of The Season: 2015–16, 2016–17
- La Liga Player of the Month: November 2013, May 2015, May 2017
- Copa del Rey top goalscorer: 2010–11
- FIFA Club World Cup top goalscorer: 2016, 2017
- BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: 2014
- IFFHS World’s Best Top Division Goal Scorer: 2014, 2015
- IFFHS World’s Best Top Goal Scorer: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
- IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2017, 2018
- Globe Soccer Awards Player of the Year: 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
- Serie A Most Valuable Player: 2018–19
- Most (FIFA/France Football) Ballon d’Or awards: 5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) (shared with Lionel Messi)
- Most World Soccer Player of the Year awards: 5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
- Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 12 times (2007–2018) (shared with Lionel Messi)
- Top goalscorer in FIFA Club World Cup: 7goals
- Most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League/European Cup season: 17 goals in 2013–14
- Most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League in a single calendar year: 19 goals in 2017
- Most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League group stage campaign: 11 goals in 2015–16
- Most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League knockout phase: 10 goals in 2016–17
- The only player to have scored in three UEFA Champions League finals: (2008, 2014, 2017)
- The only player to have scored in all six games in a UEFA Champions League group stage: (2017–18)
- Most UEFA Club Footballer of the Year/UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Awards: 4 (2007–08, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17)
- Most appearances in the UEFA Team of the Year: 13 times (2004, 2007–2018)
- Most goals in the UEFA Champions League: 126 goals
- Most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages: 65 goals
- Most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals: 25 goals
- Most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals: 13 goals
- Most hat-tricks scored in the UEFA Champions League: 8 (shared with Lionel Messi)
- The only player to have scored in 11 straight UEFA Champions League games
- The only player to have scored 10 goals against a single club in the UEFA Champions League (vs. Juventus)
- The only player to have scored three goals in multiple UEFA European Championships: (2012, 2016)
- Most goals in UEFA European Championship and European FIFA World Cup qualifiers: 50 goals
- Europe’s all-time leading international goalscorer: 88 goals
- Most appearances in UEFA European Championship finals: 21
- Most goals in the UEFA European Championship finals: 9 goals (shared with Michel Platini)
- Most tournaments scored in the UEFA European Championship finals: 4
- Most goals in the UEFA European Championship including qualifying: 29 goals
- Fastest player to reach 100 goals in La Liga history: 92 Matches
- Fastest player to reach 150 goals in La Liga history: 140 Matches
- Fastest player to reach 300 goals in La Liga history: 286 Matches
- Most hat-tricks in La Liga history: 34
- Portugal’s most capped player of all time: 157 caps
- Portugal’s all-time top goalscorer: 88 goals
- Records: Real Madrid
- Real Madrid all-time top goalscorer: 451 goals
Wealth and Net Worth
Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is expected to reach about $500 million by 2022. His weekly pay at Manchester United is projected to be £385,000, making him the highest-paid Premier League player. He agreed to a two-year contract with Manchester United for an initial fee of €15 million, which could be increased to €23 million. His new employment arrangement gives him the possibility of a third-year extension if international clearance is obtained. He is one of the world’s highest-paid athletes.
For numerous years, he was the highest-paid player. Despite a 30% pay drop owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, he earned $64 million in 2020. In all, he earned $105 million in 2020, making him the highest-paid footballer and the world’s second-highest-paid athlete. The remainder of his earnings came from sponsorships and endorsement deals.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player in history to earn a billion dollars from his professional career. Lionel Messi is the only other and only second footballer to accomplish this accomplishment. Contracts, wages, bonuses, endorsements, sponsorships, and business endeavours provide their revenue.
His Cr7 is well-known all throughout the world. He supposedly has a $1 billion lifetime endorsement agreement with Nike. He also has sponsorship arrangements with various brands and firms that manufacture consumer goods such as soft drinks, autos, and gadgets. He also has endorsement deals with Herbalife, Clear Shampoo, and Abbott Pharmaceuticals. He is also the highest-earning athlete on Instagram.
Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About Cristiano Ronaldo
- Cristiano Ronaldo does not smoke.
- Cristiano Ronaldo does not consume alcohol.
- He was named after US President Ronald Reagan, who was his father’s favourite actor.
- Ronaldo said in an interview that he grew up in poverty and shared a single room with his brothers.
- He had the desire to become a semi-professional player when he was 14 years old, and his mother supported him to follow his dream.
- After hurling a chair at his instructor, he was ejected from school.
- Ronaldo was diagnosed with Racing Heart as a toddler (a condition in which heart rate exceeds the normal resting rate).
- When he signed for Manchester United during the 2003-2004 season, he became the club’s first-ever Portuguese player.
- When he joined Manchester United, he became the most expensive player in English soccer history (transfer fee: 12.24 million euros).
- He desired jersey number 28 at Manchester United but received jersey number 7. (previously been worn by legends like David Beckham, Eric Cantona, George Best).
- Ronaldo stated of Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo’s manager in England, “He’s been my father in sport.”
- Ronaldo scored his first goal for Manchester United with a free kick.
- Ronaldo scored his first hat-trick for Manchester United against Newcastle United on January 12, 2008.
- He had ankle surgery on July 7, 2008, and was out of commission for ten weeks.
- He described a 40-yard strike goal against Porto as the “greatest goal he had ever scored.”
- He scored his final goal for Manchester United with a free-kick on May 10, 2009.
- Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 for a world record transfer price (80 million euros).
- He is frequently regarded as the top player in the world.
- Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player in history to have received four European Golden Shoe honours.
- In Euro 2004, he scored his first international goal.
- Ronaldo announced his son’s birth on July 3, 2010, but has never revealed the name of his son’s mother.
- He has no tattoos on his body, citing the fact that he provides blood on a daily basis, and tattooing would interfere with his blood donation campaign.
- In December 2007, his book “Moments” was released.
- He will be the owner of the world’s most expensive automobile, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, in August 2020. The Bugatti La Voiture Noire or Centodieci is valued roughly 8.5 million euros (approximately Rs. 75 crores), and there are only ten of them in the world.
- On 14 June 2021, the share price of the popular soft drink business Coca-Cola fell by 1.6 percent when Cristiano Ronaldo removed two Coca-Cola bottles during a news conference at the European Championship; the occurrence corresponded with a $4 billion loss in Coca-share Cola’s price.