Cristiano Ronaldo is possibly the most famous football (soccer) player along with Lionel Messi. Similarly to his now rival, he started very young. Manchester United paid a record amount of money to sign him to their club, which was unheard of for a player his age. He was born on February 5, 1985, and we’ve all heard of his struggles as a young guy, living rather humble and deprived of luxuries. Luckily, his lack of interest in school and big football talent, and with a little encouragement from his mother, Cristiano Ronaldo became a superstar we know today.
|Cristiano Ronaldo Details|
|Known As||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Full Name||Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro|
|Nick Name||CR7, Cris, Ron, The Sultan Of The Stepover, Ronnie|
|Net Worth||2017 – $400 Million|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||February 05, 1985|
|Birth Place||Funchal, Madeira, Portugal|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Fan Mail Address||Cristiano Ronaldo
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
Avenida de Concha Espina, 1
|College||He did not attend college|
|Educational Qualification||Elementary School (Expelled at the Age of 14)|
|Best Friends||Wayne Rooney, Ricardo Quaresma, Marcelo, Pepe|
|Social Media Profiles||Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Youtube, Instagram|
|Debut||Manchester United (2003)|
|Famous For||Playing in Manchester United and Portugal National Team|
|Salary||He got paid around $32,000,000 in 2016 season|
|Father||José Dinis Aveiro|
|Mother||Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro|
|Siblings||Hugo Aveiro (Older Brother), Liliana Cátia Aveiro (Older Sister), Elma Aveiro (Older Sister)|
|Children||Alana Martina dos Santos Aveiro, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. Mateo Ronaldo, Eva Maria dos Santos Aveiro|
|Hobbies||Collecting Cars, Fashion|
|Brand Endorsements||Nike, Extra Joss, Suzuki, Fifa Street, Coca-Cola, Fuji Xerox, Emporio Armani, Castrol, KFC Arabia, Jacob & Co Watches|
|Likes and Dislikes||
|Cars||Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI, Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, Bentley GT Speed, Aston Martin DB9, Audi R8, Ferrari 599 GTO, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari F430, Rolls Royce Phantom, Maserati GranCabrio, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Cabriolet, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Audi Q7, Audi RS6, BMW M6, Bentley Continental GTC, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports Coupé|
Cristiano Ronaldo really had a humble beginning and was raised in a poor family environment with his siblings. His mother was a cook and his father a gardener, which led to a life of no luxury. Cristiano himself wasn’t interested in the school that much, and after getting expelled at age of 14, he decided to try his luck in football. His mom supported him as she recognized his talent, and boy is she glad for that nowadays.
It’s a true story that she wanted to abort him, but in the end, destiny prevailed and Cristiano now takes care of the full family. His mother used to stay away from the public eye, but finally opened an Instagram profile recently, and has more than 1.3 million followers at the moment. But back to Ronaldo, it all started when he was 16, and Manchester United paid over $14 million to sign him to their club, recognizing his potential.
He certainly proved to be a great success the next year, in 2004 FA Cup Final Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals and helped them win with ease. In the year of 2007, he signed a five-year contract worth almost $43 million! It was all justified, though, as he managed to score 42 goals in one season, earning Cristiano Ronaldo an award of FIFA World Player of the Year honor in 2008. However, Manchester United and Real Madrid had a very expensive deal for Ronnie’s transfer, worth whopping $131 million. Cristiano said he liked the challenge of changing the club, and in these recent years even beat Lionel Messi’s records.
For example, he was FIFA’s Best Player of the Year for the 4th time, and his wins included Club World Cup, European Championship, and Champions League. He himself said 2016 was the best year of his career. But as you might know, Cristiano Ronaldo also plays for his national team, Portugal. He had big success there as well, after leading Portugal to victory against France in the European Championship in 2016. Even though he was injured in the knee pretty early, his teammates said his team spirit motivated them to win with confidence.
What’s in the cards for Cristiano Ronaldo’s future? Well, it’s hard to say, but it’s undeniable Cristiano Ronaldo has an incredible work ethic, and got to where he is with a combination of talent and training. Also, Cristiano Ronaldo’s first car, Audio S3, just went on sale recently, and if you’re a big fan of his, this might be the best memorabilia you can get, whether to show off or actually drive it. Also, even though Barcelona is currently unbeaten in La Liga, Real Madrid isn’t too far behind thanks to him, and we’re on our toes waiting to see what happens next.
Cristiano Ronaldo Facts
- Cristiano Ronaldo got his name from Ronal Reagan, who his father liked very much.
- His father was an alcoholic, and his early life was plagued by his drinking, leading his mother to take over to feed the children. He later died from kidney problems in 2007.
- His son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. was born via a surrogate mother.
- Cristiano’s idol is another well-known football player, now retired, Luis Figo. They’re both from Portugal, of course.
- He has a big social influence on social media, right after some other music stars like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and others.
- Youngest of four in his family – has two sisters and a brother.
- Cristiano Ronaldo reached speeds of 32 km/h in speed tests done in 2017.