Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered one of the greatest footballers ever to have played the game and his achievements over the better part of a decade only helped to reinforce the confidence among football fans. Ronaldo grew up in Madeira, Portugal but he was quickly snapped by the English club Manchester United after graduating from the youth set-up at the Sporting CP_their iconic boss Sir Alex Ferguson was noticed after his talent as a winger. Ronaldo spent six years at Manchester United, where he established his game as a skillful, quick, lethal winger capable of scoring goals and creating chances for his teammates. He won several titles for Manchester United and even shone ahead for the Portuguese he moved to Real Madrid as the world’s most expensive player. At Real Madrid, he has broken some of the most important goal scoring record that had stood for many years and also led the club to important trophies. Ronaldo is also the captain of the Portuguese national team and led them to victory in Euro 2016—their first-ever triumph in a major tournament. He has also won plenty of individual awards that have further cemented his status as one of the world’s premier footballers.
Childhood of Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo was born to Jose Dinis Aveiro and his wife Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, on 5 February 1985, in Madeira, Portugal. His father was a municipal gardener while his mother worked as a chef. Of four brothers, Ronaldo was the youngest child; others were a son and two daughters. Ronaldo was expelled from the school after assaulted his teacher by throwing a chair at him. He had always been a keen footballer and by the time he was 14 years old he decided to concentrate on becoming a professional footballer. Ronaldo had been playing for Androrinha since he was eight.In 1995, Cristiano Ronaldo joined the club ‘Nacional’ located in his home town of Madeira and following his good show for them he joined one of the biggest clubs in Portugal, namely, ‘Sporting CP’ after clearing a trial.
Starting career of Cristiano Ronaldo
At the age of 16, first_team manager László Bölöni, who was pleased with his dribbling, promoted Ronaldo from Sporting ‘s youth team. Subsequently, he became the first player to appear for the club’s under_16, under_17 and under_18 squads, the B team, and the first team, all in one season. A year later, on 7 October 2002, Ronaldo made his debut in the Primeira League against Moreirense and they scored two goals in a 3_0 win. His agents have proposed the player to Liverpool boss Gérard Houllier and Barcelona president Joan Laporta during the course of the 2002_03 season. In November, Manager Arsène Wenger, who was interested in signing the winger, met him at Arsenal’s grounds to negotiate a potential move.
However, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was eager to urgently acquire Ronaldo on a permanent transfer, after Sporting defeated United 3_1 at the Estádio José Alvalade inauguration in August 2003. United had already intended to sign Ronaldo originally, and then loan him back to Sporting for a year.However, the Manchester United players have been fascinated by him and urged Ferguson to sign him. After the game, Ferguson decided to pay £12.24 million to Sporting for what he called “one of the most promising young players” he ‘d ever seen. A decade after leaving the club, Sporting honoured Ronaldo in April 2013 by naming him as their 100,000th member.
Professional career of Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo appeared against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League, in 2003. The English club manager Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted with his success and took him to the club in the same year. Ronaldo scored three goals in the league in his first season at Machester United, and also played in the final of the FA Cup to help the club lift the trophy. A year after they left Manchester United, Ronaldo scored two goals for Portugal in the European Championships as the team ended up runners on home soil.
During his six_year tenure at the club, Cristiano Ronaldo became one of Manchester United’s most important players and during that period, the club became one of Europe’s most successful teams, winning three league titles on the trot and the UEFA Champions League in 2008. In 196 league games, Ronaldo scored 84 goals for the club, and became one of the world’s best players.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first World Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo was an integral part of the Portuguese national team at World Cup 2006 as they reached the tournament semifinal; Ronaldo scored one goal in the match. He was named the national team’s captain the next year but he scored just one goal in the European Championships that followed the next year as the team crashed out in the quarter finals.
Played for Real Madrid
In 2009, after spanish giant Real Madrid paid Manchester United £ 80 million to carry him to Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo became the world’s most expensive player. In his very first season he had scored 33 goals. He finished the Spanish league season with 40 goals in the following season which was a record in the history of the league and helped Real Madrid retain the Copa del Rey.
Cristiano Ronaldo would continue to display excellent success and scored his first hat-trick against Mallorca on 5 May 2010. Although in the 2009-2010 season the Portuguese player managed to score 33 goals in 35 games, with Real Madrid he won no title. Cristiano Ronaldo kept breaking records at the start of the 2010-2011 season, scoring 4 goals in a game against Racing Santander for the first time in his career and managing to score 13 goals in 6 straight games; hitting a total of 50 goals in 53 matches played. As of December,the Portuguese finished the year with 43 goals, being his highest number of mid-season goals scored. The player won his first title with Real Madrid on April 20, 2011, at a score of 1_0 winning the King’s Cup in Barcelona, where the Portuguese player scored the winning goal. He has reached 43 goals in the season with that goal, surpassing his own record of 42 goals.
Comparison with Great Players
Cristiano_Ronaldo also succeeded in beating the great players Hugo Sánchez and Telmo Zarra, going over 38 goals in a Spanish season. The player closed the season with 53 goals in 54 matches and shared a record with the player Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo scoring in Barcelona in each of the thrilling Spanish classics started in 2012 by scoring a goal in the first leg and a goal in the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup, while his team was eliminated; and in April he scored the winning goal for Real Madrid, crushing Barcelona’s hopes to be league champions. He scored 1 goal in the 3-0 win over Athletic Club on May 2, ending the 2011-2012 season, with which Real Madrid confirmed its Spanish league title. In all the tournaments he played, he finished with a total of 60 goals, standing out for being the first player to score a goal for all the teams he faced in the Liga.
The 2012-2013 season ended with a win for Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo, where the aggregate score was 4-4, but Real Madrid came out champion by the law of the goal away. The Portuguese scored one goal in the first leg and another in the return, breaking Ivan Zamorano ‘s record of scoring in five consecutive classics. He surpassed the Chilean record on October 7, 2012, having scored two goals against the Blaugrana team in the first league classic, scoring them sixth in a row. The player scored 302 goals in his professional career starting in 2013, becoming one of the players with the highest goal average in history.
On February 13, 2013, he played for the first time against his old side, Manchester United, for the Champions League knockout stages, where he scored two goals that led to Real Madrid’s next round move. He again scored a double to Barcelona FC on February 26 of that year, in the King’s Cup semifinal, leading to his team’s ranking.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal against Málaga on May 8, 2013, with which he reached 200 goals with Real Madrid in 197 matches. The player has scored 55 goals in 55 games and 12 assists after the season ended.
Cristiano Ronaldo extended his deal with Real Madrid until 2018 on 15 September, beginning the 2013-2014 season. On October 2, 2013, in a Champions League match against Copenhagen, where he scored two goals and Real Madrid won 4-0, he reached his 100th game in European competitions. Ronaldo’s goal scoring abilities continued to break records, and by the end of 2013 he was the fourth goal scorer of Real Madrid with 164 goals in the Spanish League and the second goal scorer in away matches with 72 goals, behind Raúl González. In addition, he was selected as the world’s highest scorer in 2013 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. At the start of 2014 the, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in the game against Celta which helped him reach 400 goals in his football career. The Portuguese player was awarded the FIFA Golden Ball on January 13 of that same year, this being the second ball he achieved throughout his career, crediting him as one of the best players in the world and in football history.
During 2014, the Portuguese continued to break records, among which stand out: He became the first player to score 10 or more goals in three Champions Leagues on February 26, after scoring two goals in the first leg of the 16th round of that competition. On March 15 he became the first player in five consecutive Spanish League seasons to score 25 or more goals. He equalized Lionel Messi and José Altafini as the top scorers in the Champions League on April 2, but scored 2 goals in the semi-finals of that competition against Bayern Munich on April 29, which served him to become the player that scored the most goals in a Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo was Super European Cup champion for the start of the 2014-2015 season, where he scored the two goals of Real Madrid ‘s victory against Seville. The Portuguese won the prize from UEFA for Best European Player on August 29, 2014. Raul Gonzalez reached top scorer in the Champions League on October 22 of that season with 71 goals in 110 games. Ronaldo ‘s records continued to grow, and it was on December 6 that he reached 200 goals scored with a shirt from Real Madrid.
On January 12, 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo received his third FIFA Ballon d’Or, once again honoring him as the best player in the world in 2014 and a few days later being honored by the Portuguese Football Federation with the “Quina de Ouro” award, which named him as the best player in Portuguese football history. Scored goal 300 with Real Madri ‘s shirt on 8 April of the same year
The player scored 61 goals in 54 games after the end of the 2014 season, adding the Super European Cup, the Club World Cup, won the golden boot for the fourth time, and was the league’s top scorer with 48 goals. He scored 5 goals in Real Madrid ‘s win over Espanyol on September 12, 2015 at the start of a new season, and beat Raúl Gonzáles as the Spanish League’s top scorer.Real Madrid paid tribute to him on October 2 of the same year for being the greatest scorer of the club with 323 goals. He was proclaimed Champions League champion on May 28, 2016, during which Real Madrid beat Atlético de Madrid. The end of the 2015-2016 season left 51 goals scored in 48 games and European championship title for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Awards and Achievements
1: FA Cup Cup: 2004. • 2006 and 2009 League Cup.
2: Premier League: 2007, 2009, 2088.
3: Shield in the Community: 2007 and 2008.
4: UEFA Ligue des Champions: 2008.
5: World Cup Club: In 2008.
Awards he won for Real madrid
1: Copa del Rey: 2011-14.
2: Ligue Spanish: 2012 and 2017.
3: Spain’s Super Cup: 2012 & 2017
4: UEFA League Champions: 2014, 2016 and 2017.
5: European Super Cup: 2014, 2016.
6: World Cup club: 2014 & 2016.
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