Cristiano Ronaldo, in full Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. he was born on February 5, 1985, Funchal Maderia, Portugal, Portuguese football (soccer) forward who was one of the greatest players of his generation
A tall player at 6 feet 1 inch, Ronaldo was a formidable athlete on the pitch. originally a right-winger, he developed into a forward with a free reined attacking style. he was able to mesmerize opponents with a sleight of the foot that made sufficient space for openings in opposing defenses.
After a successful season with Sporting that brought the young player to the attention of Europ’s biggest football club. Ronaldo signed with English powerhouse Manchester United in 2003. He was an instant sensation and soon came to be regarded as one of the best forwards in the game. His finest season with united came in 2007-08, when he scored 42 league and cup goals and earn the Golden shoe award as Europe’s leading scorer, with 31 League goals. after helping United to a Champions League title in May 2008, Ronaldo Captured Federation Internationale De Football Association world player of the Year Honours for his Stellar 2007-08 season. He also led United to an appearance in the 2009 Champions League Final, Which they lost to Fc Barcelona.
Soon thereafter Ronaldo was sold to Spain’s Real Madrid- a club with which he had long been rumored to want to play-for a then-record £80 million transfer fee. His scoring Prowess continued with his new Team, and he netted the most goals (40) in La Liga history during the 2010-11 season ( his record was broken the following by rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona ). In 2011-12 Ronaldo helped Madrid Capture a La Liga Championship and Scored a personal-best 46 goals during the league seasons. He scored a total of 66 goals in appearances with Madrid and the Portugues national team in 2013 to earn his second world player of the year Award ( the Fifa world player of the year was Renamed the Fifa Ballon b’Or
in 2010) . In 2014 he scored 52 goals in 43 games and led Madrid to a Champions League title, Which resulted in Ronaldo Capturing another Ballon d’Or award. In 2014-15 he netted 48 goals to lead La Liga in scoring. Ronaldo netted his 324th goal as a member of real in October 2015 to become the club’s all-time leading goals scorer. He scored 35 La Liga goals in 2015-16 and helped Real win its Record 11th Champions League title, I July 2018 he reached a four-year Contact worth €112 million with the Italian powerhouse Juventus. He finished his Real career with 311 goals in 292 matches. He scored 28 goals in his first season with Juventus-his lowest domestic goals total since his last season with Manchester United as the powerhouse club won its eighth straight Italian league title on his home soil, after moving through the youth and under-21 ranks, Ronaldo had made his first appearance for Portugal’s full national team against Kazakhstan i. August 2003.
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