Cristiano Ronaldo comes from a middle-class Portuguese family whose only dream was being a No.1 football player globally and has indeed achieved it. A man of values and discipline is known for his well-maintained physique at the age of 36. He is one of the highest-paid footballers.
Cristiano Ronaldo Profile/Introduction
His nickname CR7 is derived from his name’s initials and his favourite number 7. This is not just a nickname but a defining image of his on a global platform. This Portuguese footballer has formerly played for Manchester United and is currently in Juventus Football Club.
|Birthname||Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro|
|Nickname||C. Ronaldo, CR7|
|Famous for||Penalty shots and Free Kicks|
Cristiano Ronaldo Personal Life Info & More
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on 5 February 1985 in Hospital Dr Nelio Mendonca, Funchal, Portugal and his age is 36 (as of 2021.) His father, who worked as a metropolitan gardener and former soldier named him ‘Ronaldo’ in admiration for the Former US President Ronald Reagan. His mother was a cook and used to call him Ronnie as a child. He was raised alongside his older brother and two older sisters. Being the youngest child in the family, he was pampered a lot. Ronaldo comes from a very humble financial background and has struggled to reach this pinnacle in his sports. As they were not that stable moneywise, his mother once tried to abort Ronnie but fortunately, he was born sound & healthy.
As a child, he has never shown any inclination towards studies. His love for football was quite visible since he was six years old. He was enrolled in Escola Basica e Secundaria Goncalves Zarco, where he did his elementary schooling. Ronaldo accompanied his father, who used to work as a kit-man at Andorinha Football club, Funchal during weekends and convinced his dad later to enrol him in this club, at the age of 8. CR7 once revealed that his relationship with his father was a complicated one in an emotional interview. Though he said he has always motivated him to pursue his passion.
|Date of Birth/Birthday||5 February 1985|
|Age (as in 2021)||36|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Aquarius|
Cristiano Ronaldo Football Career
Ronaldo made his senior international debut at the age of 18 for Portugal in 2003. Ronaldo was always good with his penalty shots and free kicks and this brought him into the limelight of Europe’s biggest football clubs, Manchester United in 2003. He has good stamina and control over the ball which made the opponents wonder in confusion. He was an instant sensation among all the football fans. Even non-football lovers are aware of this gigantic personality. Before MU, He played for Sporting club Portugals from 2002-2003 and later for six years with Manchester United. He played for Real Madrid from 2009-2018. It is rumoured that the Madrid club transferred him around a $ 131 million fees. It was always believed that GOAT i.e. Messi and Ronaldo have a professional rivalry which both of them have denied ample times. He is the recipient of the Golden Ball award five times in his career, the most for any European player and won the European Golden shoe in 2008.
His finest season with United was in 2007-08 when he scored 42 League and cup goals. With his stealer performance in FIFA 2007-08, he took the game by storm. He scored 66 goals and 56 appearances with Madrid and the Portuguese National team in 2013 and earned the second world player of the year FIFA award in 2010. In July 2018 as per Britannica, he reached a four-year contract worth $ 132 million with the Italian powerhouse Juventus. Ronaldo till now has scored a record of 781 senior career goals for club and country and made over 1100 professional career appearances, which is achieved by few players only.
Cristiano Ronaldo Height, Weight, Physical Stats & More
|Height (approx.)||in meters – 1.87 m
in feet-inches – 6’2″
|Weight (approx.)||in Pounds – 180 lbs
in Kilograms – 80 kg
|Eye Color||Hazel Brown|
Cristiano Ronaldo Family Members Names & Information
|Father||Jose Dinis Aveiro|
|Sisters||Katia Aveiro, Elma Aveiro|
|Brother||Hugo dos Santos Aveiro|
Cristiano Ronaldo Marital Status & More
Ronaldo always preferred to keep his personal life out of the media’s sight. He never really openly discussed his personal life aspect publicly. It’s quite entangled. It is speculated that he is married to Georgina in 2017 and have one daughter Alana together. His eldest son, Jr. Ronaldo was born in 2010 but the whereabouts of his mother is still a secret. Later in 2017, he welcomed twins- Eva and Mateo through surrogacy, this is too a secret. He stayed in the headlines because he has dated several high profile names in the past which includes Irina Shayk, Kim Kardashian, Merche Romero.
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Rita Pereira, Kim Kardashian, etc.|
|Children’s||Cristiano Jr, Alana Aveiro, Eva Santos, Mateo Ronaldo|
Cristiano Ronaldo Education Qualification, School & College
|Educational Qualification||Junior High School Education|
|School||Sporting Youth Football Academy|
Cristiano Ronaldo Favourite Things/Like & Dislike
|Favourite Singers||Phil Collins, George Michael and Elton John|
|Favourite Foods||Bacalhau a bras- A Portuguese Dish|
Cristiano Ronaldo Money Factor
He is the second-highest-paid athlete after Messi as he brought in $ 109 Million in 2019 according to Forbes. The most followed athlete on social media. More than 40% of his income are from endorsement deals. He owns Lamborghini Aventador, Maserati and Rolls Royce. He owns a luxurious apartment in Manhattan’s Trump Tower worth $ 18.5 Million.
|Net Worth||$ 500 Million (as of 2021)|
Cristiano Ronaldo Biography & Some Other Lesser Known Facts About Ronaldo:
A recent controversy took place where it was claimed that Ronaldo was the reason behind Coca-Cola’s value fall by $ 4 billion, which later proved as half baked story. According to Financial Literature, an Instagram page, Ronaldo moved the Coca-Cola bottles at 9.43 am EST and by this time the market value of the soft drinks was already down by the time because on June 14 the shares became ex-dividend and typically the share after this drops by the amount.
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