There is a Sport and then there is a Sportsperson. Often it is said that sport is bigger within the two. However, it is highly debatable.There are players who are well known because of their game and there are players who have made the entire sport popular. This article is devoted to a superstar of sport world, Cristiano Ronaldo or Just Ronaldo.  

Cristiano Ronaldo

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Ronaldo is famous as The CR7 ( Where CR stands for  Cristiano Ronaldo, and 7 stands for the Jersey number of the player), Ronaldo has been well known as the representative of the Sport Football (Soccer in North American nations of the US and Canada). 

Ronaldo was brought into the world on 5th February 1985 in Madeira, Portugal.Ronaldo is a 38-year-old Portuguese Football Player who plays as a Forward in the Group. He additionally plays for the Saudi Arabic Club Group “Al-Nassr”. His Speed, Exactness, Genuineness, and Difficult Work attitude are the reason he is viewed as one of the best players ever.

Early Life

Now One of the Richest Athletes of all time, Ronaldo’s childhood was nowhere near the same. His Father Worked as a kit man for the local football team Andorinha, where he started playing at the mere age of just 7. At 8, he was offered a trial at ‘Sporting Lisbon’ and after that, was admitted to their youth academy. After cardiac surgery at 15, he was able to play for the Under 16,17,18, the B Team, and the first team of the club, all in one season.

Club Career

On his debut for the team on 7th October 2002, against Moreirense, he scored a Brace helping the team win the match 3-0. But it was in 2003 when he scored against ‘Manchester United’ and caught the attention of ‘Sir Alex Ferguson’ and other Manchester United Members with his Pace and Dribbling.

He then took a transfer to United (one of the Greatest clubs in world football) for a transfer fee of £12.24 million. His 6 seasons at United brought him glory and success with numerous awards, including his First ‘Ballon d’Or’ in 2008. For Manchester United, he scored 118 goals from 292 appearances.

He then joined the ‘Spanish giants Real Madrid’ in the 2009/10 season for a record deal transfer fee of £80 million. Ronaldo made his ‘La Liga’ debut on 29 August 2009, winning 3–2 and Ronaldo converting a penalty. He was essentially a monster at ‘Real Madrid’ with 451 objectives in only 438 appearances. While he was at ‘Real Madrid’, he came out on top for four UEFA Champions Association championships, two ‘La Liga titles’, and two ‘Copa del Rey’ titles. He additionally won 4 more Ballon d’Or grants, and that implies five altogether.

Transfer to Juventus

In 2018, he got a transfer to Juventus (widely regarded as one of the biggest clubs in Italy) for €100 million. He stated that it was the lack of support shown by club president ‘Florentino Pérez’ behind the reason for his transfer.

When he got transfer at Juventus for three years Ronaldo won many football league such as consecutive Series A which is The Italian Football league as well as Coppa Italian and two Supercoppa Italian. 101 goals were scored and 134 appearances in all competitions.

The table took a turn on 27th August 2021, when at the age of 36 Ronaldo took a transfer to Manchester united for $85 million. He played with his signature jersey number 7.

The Tale took a Turn when on August 27th, 2021, Ronaldo made a transfer to Manchester United at the age of 36 for £85 million.  He played with his signature Number 7 after ‘Edinson Cavani’ agreed to switch to the number 21.

Second Debut

Ronaldo made his second debut at ‘Old Trafford’, scoring 2 goals and taking the victory against ‘Newcastle United’ by 4-1. He was again the top scorer with 24 goals in 38 appearances. With a stringent Relationship with manager ‘Ralf Ragnick’ and a Down Form, he was benched in the second season to ‘Marcus Rashford’ and ‘Anthony Martial’. The Contract was terminated mutually and Ronaldo became a Media highlight. He openly spoke about the Dissatisfaction he faced at Manchester United.

Finally, On 30 December 2022, Saudi club ‘Al-Nassr’ signed a contract until 2025 with him. He received the highest salary in history the Fee ever, 200 Million per year. On 22nd January for AI Nassr he made his debut, as club captain, in a win over Al- Ettifaq playing the full 90 minutes by a 1–0.

International Career

Cristiano Ronaldo earned success on his national team as well. Here are some of his achievements are mentioned-

  • He made his debut for the ‘Portuguese National Team’ in 2003. He is the Highest Goal scorer in the history of the nation with over 100 goals.
  • In 2003 Ronaldo played for “Potuguese National Team” and made his debu by scoring 100 goals with that he created a history of the highest goal scorer of the nation.
  • There are some other international competitions where Ronaldo played for Portugal such as “FIFA World Cup”, “UEFA European Championship” and “UEFA Nations League”
  • He even played semifinals of  the FIFA World Cup 2006 and final of the “European Championship” with purtagal.
  • In the first ever “UEFA Nations League” in 2019 Ronaldo Made Portugal to win by scoring three goals against Switzerland in the semifinals.
  • Ronaldo is one of the few people who have scored a World Cup Hat-trick against Spain in 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Records

For a Player like Ronaldo, this section is so full that it is hard to enlist all. However, here are a few well-renowned ones.

  • All-time top scorer in ‘UEFA Champions League’ history with 134 goals.
  • He is the all-time top scorer for ‘Real Madrid’ and in just 438 appearances he scored 451 goals.
  • Most hat-tricks in ‘La Liga’ history with 34.
  • All-time top scorer for the ‘Portuguese national team’ with over 100 goals.
  • Most goals in a single ‘UEFA Champions’ ‘League season’ (17 goals in the 2013-14 season)
  • Fastest player to reach 100 goals in ‘UEFA Champions League’ history.
  • Most goals scored in ‘UEFA European Championship history’ (14 goals)
  • The first player to score in 11 consecutive ‘UEFA Champions League matches’.
  • Most goals scored in a single ‘UEFA European Championship tournament’ (joint record with Michel Platini, 9 goals in 2016).
  • All-time leading scorer
  • Most capped ‘Portuguese player’
  • Most international goals by a ‘European player’
  • All-time top scorer for ‘Portugal’
  • Most appearances at the ‘European Championship tournament’.
  • Most goals in ‘European Championships’ history
  • Oldest scorer of a ‘World Cup hat-trick’.
  • Most European Championship matches scored in
  • All-time top scorer for ‘Real Madrid’.
  • All-time top scorer for “Real Madrid in a single season’.
  • Fastest player to score 150 goals in ‘La Liga’ 
  • Fastest player to score 200 goals in ‘La Liga’ 
  • Most hat-tricks in Real Madrid history
  • Fastest player to score 250 goals in ‘La Liga’ 
  • Fastest player to score 300 goals in ‘La Liga’ 
  • The first player to score 50+ goals in the ‘Premier League’, ‘La Liga’ & ‘Serie A’.
  • The first player to reach 100 Champions League wins.
  • All-time Champions League top scorer. 
  • ‘Most Champions League assists’ of all time. 
  • The first player to score 10+ Champions. League goals for three different clubs.
  • The first player to score 100 club goals in three different countries.
  • Most goals in a single Champions League season. 
  • Most seasons as Champions League top scorer. 
  • The only player to score in all six games of a Champions League group stage.
  • Fastest to 100 goals in Juventus history. 
  • Most goals in the Champions League finals. 
  • Most consecutive seasons with 10+ goals in Europe’s top five leagues.
  • All-time top scorer for Juventus in a single season.
  • Most appearances in ‘UEFA Team of the Year’. 
  • Fastest player to score 50 goals in ‘Serie A’. 

Personal Life

Ronaldo has three siblings and is very close with his mother, ‘Dolores Aveiro’. He is well famous for his involvement in numerous noble charitable Reasons throughout his career. Ronaldo has donated millions already. He also has a thing for fashion and has launched his own clothing line.

Ronaldo is mostly famous for his dedication towards his eating and fitness routine, which are the reason for his success as per Ronaldo.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Ronaldo is around $500 million that means he is one of the wealthiest athletes around the world. Ronaldo is a 5-time FIFA Player of the Year, 2020. He was the principal dynamic group activity competitor who outperformed $1 billion in professional profit. He has managed Nike for a lifetime. Ronaldo additionally earns money with his CR7-marked dress, accessories, hotels and gyms.

Awards Won

The Numerous Awards of Cristiano Ronaldo are herein listed.

  • 5 ‘Ballon d’Or’ – 2008,2013,2014,2016 and 2017
  • 4 ‘European Golden Boot Award’ – 2008,2011,2014 and 2015
  • 2 ‘FIFA Best Men’s Player’ – 2016 and 2017
  • 4 ‘UEFA Best Players in Europe’ – 2008,2014,2016 and 2017
  • 1 ‘FIFA Puskas Award’ – 2009
  • 10 ‘Portuguese Footballers of the Year’ –2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • 1 ‘European Championship’ (Euro) – 2016
  • 1 ‘UEFA Nations League’ – 2019
  • 5 ‘Champions Leagues’ – 2008, 2014, 2016,2017 and 2018
  • 3 ‘UEFA Super Cup’ – 2015, 2017 and 2018
  • 1 ‘Portuguese Super Cup’ – 2002
  • 3 ‘English Championship (Premier League)’ – 2007,2008 and 2009
  • 2 ‘English League Cup (Carabao Cup)’ – 2006 and 2009
  • 2 ‘English Super Cup’ – 2007 and 2008
  • 1 ‘English FA Cup’ – 2004
  • 2 ‘La Liga’ – 2012 and 2017
  • 2 ‘Copa Del Rey’ – 2011 and 2014
  • 1 ‘Italian Cup’ – 2021
  • 2 ‘Spanish Super Cup’ – 2013 and 2018
  • 2 Serie A – 2019 and 2020
  • 4 ‘FIFA Club World Cup’ – 2008, 2014, 2016 and 2017
  • 2 ‘Italian Super Cup’ – 2019 and 2021

Endorsement And Legal Battles

Cristiano Ronaldo or CR7 is perhaps one of the most notable and celebrated figures on and off the field. His lifelong fan following is all over the place he goes. This publicity and impact make him one of the most generously compensated superstars for endorsement endorsement ( significantly more than Lionel Messi and Virat Kohli).

In sports history, he is perhaps the most generously compensated endorser. In November 2016 he turned into the third individual to procure a “lifetime” contract from the active apparel organization Nike. Before him there were b-ball hotshots Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

Also, his own established brand “CR7” brand of products that included shoes, underwear, and fragrances has been super famous and successful in all departments and throughout the world of fashion. However, his huge prominence was in a lawful issue that surfaced in June 2017.

That month examiners recorded a claim that blamed Ronaldo for duping the Spanish legislature of €14.7 million ($16.5 million) by concealing his picture privileges pay in Spain from 2011 to 2014.

This allegation was directly targeted to his income being undisclosed and less estimated.

Allegations

Ronaldo faced several accusations for example, having underestimated income, licensing his image rights and tax obligations. However, Ronaldo denied all the allegations. In the end he finally accepted the allegations. He agreed to pay €18.8 million ($21.8 million) to the Spanish government to settle the legal battle.

Family

The parents name of Cristiano Ronaldo are ‘Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro’ and ‘José Dinis Aveiro. They died in 2005 because of liver failure. He has three siblings. Two older sisters named ‘Elma’ and ‘Katia’.One older brother named ‘Hugo’.

Ronaldo is also a father of five children. He has one child named ‘Cristiano Jr’.  Similarly, Ronaldo has three additional kids with ‘Georgina Rodriguez’. a young girl  named ‘Alana Martina’, and twins ‘Eva and Mateo’. The twins were conceived by surrogate in June 2017.The couple expected their second twins in 2022. The female twin survived yet unfortunately the male twin could not survive.

Partner

Cristiano Ronaldo has been in a relationship with “Georgina Rodriguez” since 2016. She is a Spanish model and a former Gucci sales assistant. Currently they are living in Saudi Arabia with their children. 

Social Media

 Cristiano Ronaldo reached 500 million followers in February 2021. He was the first on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to reach the milestone.

Conclusion

This article is for a football sweetheart and a devotee of Cristiano Ronaldo. In this article, we have referenced every detail about Cristiano Ronaldo. In case you know a couple of captivating random data about this famous footballer, do tell us.

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