A world famous soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal as Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. He is a Portuguese star who started his career in soccer at young age of 16 with Manchester getting paid with $14 million U.S. dollars in order to join. He is a record holder for goals in the game in 2008 with amazing footwork and deft skills. According to Forbes, he is the highest paid soccer player who emerged as a star in 2004 after helping out the team to capture the championship of 2004 FA cup scoring first three goals.
He beat the position of Lionel Messi, a soccer player from FC Barcelona in 2017 naming after him the title of FIFA’s 2016 best player of the year for fourth time. He joined hands with Real Madrid as forward player and also served as captain of the Portuguese national team.
About his family
He was born one among four children of mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and father Jose Dinis Aveiro. His name was decided on 40th President of United States of America, Ronald Reagan.
He was just three when he first took interest in playing at field with football. About his personal life, he is dating Georgina Rodriguez, a Spanish model and both welcomed twins, a boy and a girl by surrogacy in June 2017. In November 2017, he again became a father of a baby girl. Even from his past relationship, he has his first child, Cristiano Jr. born in June 2010.
How he started his career in soccer?
He played for Andorinha in his youth career for just two years and then moved to Nacional. His game in Portuguese giants Sporting CP in 1997 grabbed the attention of Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, finally signing him to Manchester in 2003. This was the start after which he never looked back scoring his first international goal in Euro 2004.
Achievements that made him star player
He never disappointed the world of soccer player as he was a child who used to ate, slept and drank soccer. He was so much in the game that he used to skip his meals and homework schedule to jump out of window with ball and play in field. His some achievements mentioned below show his early struggle and dedication that brought him such popularity;
FIFA Ballon d’Or/Ballon d’Or (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
UEFA Best Player in Europe Award (2014, 2016, 2017)
World Soccer Player of the Year (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
GSA Best Player of the Year (2011, 2014, 2016, 2017)
Aside from above, he has won four European Golden Shoes with 25 trophies in his career that includes five league titles, four UEFA Champions League and one UEFA European Championship. He is now among the world’s most famous athlete of 2016 and 2017 as per ESPN and Forbes. His net worth totals about $400 million.