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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular and talented footballers in the world. He started out his career in Manchester United at the age of 18 in the year 2003. Ronaldo was the first player in history to win four European Golden shoes, and Ronaldo also has four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards. His moves are so perfect, and you get mesmerized watching him tackle the ball from one end to the other. Ronaldo has about 372 official scored goals in the European Leagues, 109 goals in the UEFA Champions League, 29 goals in the UEFA European Championship and 17 goals in the UEFA Champions League season.
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on the island of Madeira in 5th February 1985. It was on this island he began playing football and mastered his skills. His father named him after Ronald Regan the president of the United States of America as the great man very much inspired him. Ronaldo has an elder brother named Hugo and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia.
When Ronaldo was 15, he was diagnosed with a racing heart, and he underwent operations to treat his condition. By that time he was playing for the local team, and he was one of the most popular young footballers in Maderia. At the age of 16, the former Liverpool manager had spotted Ronaldo but did not hire him as Ronaldo was too young and felt that he had to learn more skills. Ronaldo started playing for Sporting, and when Sporting played against Manchester United, Ronaldo showed excellent skills and Sporting won against Manchester United in that match.
Sir Alex Ferguson who was the manager of Manchester United at that time spotted him, and Ronaldo was the first Portuguese player to be a part of the team. He won his first trophy in the FA CUP, and he also helped Manchester United to win three successive premier league titles. Ronaldo initially requested for the 28 number jersey as he felt that he will be under pressure if he wore the jersey number 7, as many skilled players like George Best and David Beckham wore the number 7 jersey.
FIFA world player of the year:
By the time he turned 22, he was nominated for the FIFA world player of the year, and at the age of 23, he won his first FIFA world player of the year. Ronaldo got transferred to Real Madrid in the year 2009, and Real Madrid had to pay about 80 million Euros for the transfer; this transfer was one of the most expensive in the association of football transfer.
In Euro 2004, he played for Portugal and helped his team to reach the finals. In the year 2016, he received the silver boot for the second highest goal scorer of the Euro 2016 and also helped Portugal win the Euro 2016.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most remarkable football players of the world and ranked as one of the worlds highly paid football player. He has a brilliant set of skills, and he will be those players who will be remembered by the people for the years to come.