He was born on 5 February 1985. He was born in the sao pedro parish of funchal. He is the fourth and youngest child of Maria dolores dos santos and jose dinis aveiro. His mother revealed that she wanted to know about him due to poverty and his fathers alcoholism. But her doctor refused to perform the procedure. Ronaldo grew up in an impoverished Catholic Christian house. By age 14 Ronaldo believed she had the ability to play semi professionally and agreed with his mother to cease his education to focus entirely on football. He didn’t complete schooling beyond the 6th grade. He was diagnosed with tachycardia, a condition that would have forced him to give up playing football. He underwent heart surgery.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer. His full name is Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos aveiro. He’s the greatest player of all time. Ronaldo has won five Ballon D or awards and four European Golden Shoes, the most by a European player. He has won 32 trophies in his career. He has won seven league titles, five UEFA Champions League, UEFA European championship and UEFA Nations league. He holds records for most appearances(183), assists(42),goals(140) in the Champions League, goals in the European championship, International goals(118) joint most International appearances(196). He has made over 1100 professional career appearances. He had scored over 800 official senior career goals for club and country.
He began his senior career with Sporting CP. Ronaldo was the subject of the most expensive Association football transfer. He became a key contributor and formed an attacking trio with Karim Benzema and Gareth bale. He also became the clubs all time top goal scorer. He won back to back Ballons D’or in 2013 and 14 again in 2016 and 17 and was runner up three times behind Lionel Messi.
He also became the clubs all time top goal scorer and Champions League. He finished as the competition’s top scorer for 6 consecutive Seasons between 2012 and 18. He won two series A titles, two super coppa Italia trophies and coppa Italia. He left in 2022 after his contract with the club was terminated. In 2023 Ronaldo signed for al nassr.
He made International debut for Portugal in 2003 at the age of 18. With more than hundred goals at international level he is also the Nations all time top goal scorer. He has played in and scored at 11 major tournaments. He assumed captaincy of the national team in July 2008. In 2015 Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese Player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation. He led Portugal to their first major tournament title at the Euro 2016. He received the silver boot as the second highest goal scorer of the tournament.
He also led them to 3rd place finish at 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup to victory in the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019. Receiving the top scorer award in the final andc later receiving the golden boot as top scorer of euro 2020. Ronaldo was ranked the world’s highest paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017. He was the world’s most famous athlete by ESPN from 2016 to 2019.
Ronaldo began his international career with Portugal under 15 in 2001. At the age 18 Ronaldo made his first senior appearance for Portugal in kazakhstan in August 2003. Ronaldo was Portugal’s second highest scorer in their qualification group for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. At the age of 21 years Ronaldo became the youngest ever goal scorer for Portugal at a World Cup finals. After turning 22, Ronaldo captained Portugal for the first time in a friendly game against Brazil in 2007.
He is versatile and capable of playing either wing as well as through the center of the pitch. He has underground several Evolutions throughout his career. His strength, jumping ability, his elevation,heading accuracy,height of 1.87 M give energy in winning aerial duels. Many of his goals have been headers.
Ronaldo has five children, he first became a father to a son. She does not drink alcohol. He does not have any tattoos as he regularly donate blood and bone marrow. He has made contributions to various charities. He was named the world’s most charitable sports person in 2015. He has a selfie app for charity to Help save the children.
In 2021 Ronaldo became the first person in the world to get 500 million followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He is a five time FIFA player of the year 2020. He is the greatest football player of our generation. He has lifted the Champions League 5 times in his career.