Love him or hate him, Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo is the crown jewel. Watching him play on the field or putting him on your fantasy football team is just a dream com team.
A lot of football fan just can’t breathe without including Cristiano Ronaldo in their online fantasy football team. Hence, we are here with some amazing facts about your superstar footballer. Read on these amazing facts and perhaps you will discover many unknown things about him.
Ronaldo’s birth name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. His father is a gardener named, Jose Dinis Aveiro and his mother’s name is Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook. His father named him after Ronald Reagan.
Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal’s all-time top international goalscorer. He is the winner of the Ballon d’Or, footballer of the year award five times in the years 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. And the European Golden Shoe four times in the year 2007-08, 2010-11, 2013-14 and 2014-15.
He is inspired to do various goodwill works. He paid for the brain surgery of a 10-month-old boy. He even raised money for survivors of the 2004 Indonesian tsunami and paid for treatment for a 9-year-old cancer patient.
His Playing Timeline:
In the Early 1990s – Cristiano Ronaldo joins local amateur team Andorinha.
In the Late 1990s – Ronaldo joins Clube Desportivo Nacional da Madeira, which is one of Portugal’s leading professional football clubs.
In the Early 2000s – Ronaldo signs with Sporting Clube de Portugal.
On August 12, 2003 – Cristiano Ronaldo Signs with Manchester United.
On August 20, 2003 – He debuts for Portugal’s national team.
In June-July 2004 – Cristiano Ronaldo starts representing Portugal in the UEFA Euro and he scores a goal in the opener. This is his first major played international tournament.
In July 2004 – Ronaldo plays for Portugal during the Summer Olympics. Portugal is eliminated in the group stage.
In 2005 – He wins the FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year award.
On June 17, 2006 – Cristiano Ronaldo scores his first World Cup goal against Iran. Portugal wins 2-0.
In 2008 – He wins the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
In 2009 – Ronaldo transfers to Real Madrid. The deal has a £80 million transfer fee.
On December 15, 2013 – Cristiano Ronaldo opens a museum devoted to his football career in his hometown of Funchal, Portugal.
On January 6, 2014 – Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 400th career goal.
On January 20, 2014 – He is named Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry.
In October 17, 2015 – he officially turns Real Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer in the club’s 3-0 victory over Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
On November 9, 2015 – A documentary in his name, “Ronaldo”, premieres in London.
On November 8, 2016 – Cristiano Ronaldo signs a “lifetime” endorsement deal with the sports shoe company, Nike.
In January 2017 – Ronaldo has named the opening Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016.
On August 14, 2017 – Ronaldo got banned for five games following his red card in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over opponent Barcelona. On top of the one-game ban for the red card, he missed four further games for pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea as he was leaving the field.
On October 23, 2017 – Cristiano Ronaldo wins the FIFA Best Men’s Player Award for the second year in a row.
On December 7, 2017 – Ronaldo claims his fifth Ballon d’Or, equalling the record set by undying opponent Lionel Messi.
In June 2018 – Cristiano Ronaldo ranked number three on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes.
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