INTRODUCTION- CRISTIANO RONALDO
Cristiano Ronaldo! Who does not know this celebrity? Almost every soccer lover loves Cristiano Ronaldo. A guy who has through his soccer skills and personality has made millions of fans across the globe. Having a nationality of Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo has a massive fan following all around the world. The football skills he possesses are unique and carry sheer brilliance. He is one of the most highly paid celebrities of this modern age. This article although could not cover the whole biography of this living legend but, still tries to share some of the highlights of Cristiano’s career, his early age struggle and, the way to glory.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese national. He is a professional footballer who has played for famous football clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid. He currently plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and was the captain of the Portugal national team. Cristiano was born on February 05, 1985. Being the fourth and youngest child of his parents, he was born in São Pedro, Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, and grew up in Santo António, Funchal. He started his childhood career by playing for amateur team Andorinha from 1992 to 1995. Later at the age of 12, he gave a trialSporting CP and was signed for 1500 pounds. He had to cease his education at the age of 14.
However, things became difficult as, after one year, he was diagnosed with heart disease. This was enough for him to say goodbye to his football career but, Ronaldo underwent heart surgery and, he resumed his training a few days later. He kept playing for under 16, 17, and under- 18 teams, and on 7 October 2002, Ronaldo started his career by making a debut with Primeira Liga, against Moreirense. He scored 2 goals and helped his side to secure a 3-0 win. The world was finally about to see a new soccer star.
CRISTIANO RONALDO AND MANCHESTER UNITED
In 2003, Ronaldo joined Manchester United where he stunned the world through his amazing soccer skills. He contributed exceptionally for achieving the feat for Manchester United and was for quite a while leading goal scorer. Ronaldo was the first-ever Portuguese player at the time of signing his agreement with Manchester United. He was the most expensive teenager in history with a fee of 12.24 million pounds. In 2006-2007 season, Ronaldo won his first Premier League. Ronaldo spent six years at the club, winning 3 Premier League titles and also 1 Champions League trophy. He left the club due to weather conditions.
CRISTIANO RONALDO AND SHIRT 7
How many times people have gossiped about wearing of number 7 shirt by Ronaldo? Do you know that Ronaldo requested number 28 as his shirt number but, the story became interesting when number 7 was given to him? George Best, Eric Cantona, and David Beckham- famous football players used this number in the past.
Cristiano Ronaldo has also performed in UEFA Champions League. In 2006-2007, he performed brilliantly, especially at the quarter-final stage. His valued contribution earned his team a 7-0 win over Roma. He has won four UEFA Champions League titles and has been the top goal scorer. Ronaldo has an absolute record of scoring 128 goals at the Champions League. He has played 169 games. Cristiano has also been involved in 40 assists.
CRISTIANO AND REAL MADRID
Ronaldo was transferred at record fee of £80 million (€94 million) ahead of the 2009-10 season. for 6 years, he was paid 11 million pounds yearly. Around 800,000 fans were present at his signing ceremony. He was given number 9 shirt and made his debut on 29 August 2009. Later for the 2010-11 season, he was again given the number 7 shirt. Ronaldo has won four times trophies playing with Real Madrid. He has played 451 games for the club and scored 451 goals for the club. He has also seven hat tricks to his name. In 2018, he left Real Madrid.
In 2018, he joined Juventus. Currently, he plays for this club as a forward and is still the most expensive player in soccer. He has more than 50 goals while playing for this Italian football club. He also scored his first hat-trick in 2020 for the club.
WORTH AND AWARDS
Real Madrid: 451 goals
Juventus goals: 62 goals
International goals: 99
English Premier League goals: 84 goals and 34 assists.
International appearances : 164
Awards: 5 times golden boot winner
Worth: $456 million
HUMANITY AND CRISTIANO
Cristiano has a human loving nature. He has worked so much for the well-being of society. Whether its Covid-19 or helping suffering humanity of Palestine, he has tried to contribute effectively. He has become a role model for many by his kind nature. He feels proud to serve humanity. Cristiano has been an ambassador for many humanitarian causes. This shows his human loving and human-friendly nature. Whether it comes to donating his golden shoes or anything else, he has ever stepped back.
Many companies have signed Cristiano in their ad campaigns. In fact, he has the most amazing fan following which allows companies to earn and make goodwill. Every company loves to sign him as its brand ambassador. Nike signed a contract with him of 249 million dollars. In fact, he has been paid 1 billion US dollars till present due to the extension of his contract.
He has also been a part of brands like
Clear for men
Watch brand Jacob&Co
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys a luxury lifestyle. He has one of the modern living place and has a worth of $6.2 million(Ronaldo’s La Finca residence). The house is located in Madrid, Spain, and measures 8600 feet having seven modern bedrooms.
He has got one of the most luxurious brands when it comes to cars. Almost every luxury car comes under his possession. He has got 3 Ferraris, one Bugatti and much more.
He has the most admiring free-kick style. In fact, every soccer lover terms his style as a treat to watch. His hairstyle is copied by many and, foremost CR 7, has been the unique thing, Cristiano Ronaldo’s fans like the most.
Cristiano Ronaldo has the most amazing fanbase. He is the most loving soccer celebrity of this century. He has got the fame he truly deserves and, he justifies it through his performances. “A legend in the making” many termed by watching him but, one thing is for sure- it is the class he offers to the soccer fans around the world. He has made football look totally a different game through his quality. There is a lot to talk about but, to sum up, he is the most followed and loved celebrity of football around the globe.