Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɾiʃˈtjɐnu ʁɔˈnaldu]; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for and captains both Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr and the Portugal national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, the most by a European player. He has won 32 trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, the UEFA European Championship, and the UEFA Nations League.
Early life, Father & Mother
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on 5 February 1985 in the São Pedro parish of Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira, and grew up in the nearby parish of Santo António. He is the fourth and youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro, a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener, and part-time kit man. His great-grandmother on his father’s side, Isabel da Piedade, was from the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde. He has one older brother, Hugo, and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia “Katia”.
Here is a more detailed look at Ronaldo’s family:
Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro is Ronaldo’s mother. She is a cook and has been a single mother since Ronaldo’s father died in 2005. She is a strong and independent woman, and she has always been there for Ronaldo, supporting him in his career.
José Dinis Aveiro was Ronaldo’s father. He was a municipal gardener and part-time kit man. He died of liver disease in 2005, when Ronaldo was 20 years old. Ronaldo has said that his father was his biggest inspiration and that he owes everything to him.
Elma Aveiro is Ronaldo’s older sister. She is a businesswoman and has her own clothing line. She is very close to Ronaldo and is always there to support him.
Liliana Cátia “Katia” Aveiro is Ronaldo’s older sister. She is a singer and has released her own album. She is also very close to Ronaldo and is always there to support him.
Hugo Aveiro is Ronaldo’s older brother. He is a professional footballer who plays for Naval 1º de Maio. He is also very close to Ronaldo and is always there to support him.
Ronaldo began his career at Sporting CP, where he made his senior debut in 2002. He moved to Manchester United in 2003 for a fee of £12 million and won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup. In 2009, he moved to Real Madrid for a world-record fee of €94 million and won two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Champions League four times, and the FIFA Club World Cup three times. In 2018, he moved to Juventus for a fee of €100 million and won the Serie A title in his first season.
here is a list of Cristiano Ronaldo’s football career records:
- Most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League (140)
- Most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season (17)
- Most goals scored in the UEFA European Championship (14)
- Most goals scored in the UEFA European Championship qualification stage (35)
- Most goals scored in the FIFA Club World Cup (7)
- Most appearances in the UEFA Champions League (183)
- Most appearances for Portugal (186)
- Most goals scored for Portugal (117)
- Most Ballon d’Or awards (5)
- Most European Golden Shoes (4)
- Most FIFA World Player of the Year awards (1)
- Most FIFA FIFPro World XI appearances (14)
- Most FIFA FIFPro World XI Team of the Year awards (5)
- Most UEFA Team of the Year appearances (15)
- Most UEFA Team of the Year team of the year awards (6)
- Most trophies won in a career (32)
Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He is a prolific goalscorer and a true leader on the pitch. He is an inspiration to millions of people around the world.
Ronaldo has also been successful at the international level. He made his senior debut for Portugal in 2003 and has since won 186 caps, scoring 117 goals. He helped Portugal win the UEFA European Championship in 2016 and was named the player of the tournament. He also helped Portugal reach the final of the UEFA Nations League in 2019, where they lost to the Netherlands.
Ronaldo is the all-time leading scorer for Portugal and the all-time leading scorer in the UEFA Champions League. He is also the only player to have won the Ballon d’Or award five times.
Ronaldo is the father of four children. He has a son, Cristiano Jr., who was born in 2010. He also has twins, Eva and Mateo, who were born in 2017 via surrogacy. In 2017, he announced that he and his girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez were expecting a child. Their daughter, Alana Martina, was born in 2017.
Ronaldo is a devout Christian and has a tattoo of the Virgin Mary on his chest. He is also a philanthropist and has donated millions of dollars to various charities.
Ronaldo’s net worth is estimated to be $500 million. He is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world and earns an annual salary of $80 million. He also has a number of endorsement deals with companies such as Nike, Herbalife, and EA Sports.
Height and weight
Ronaldo is 6’2″ tall and weighs 185 pounds. He is known for his athleticism and physical fitness.
Ronaldo’s biggest weakness is his temper. He has been sent off on a number of occasions for dissent and has been fined for his behavior. He has also been criticized for his diving and simulation.
Despite his weaknesses, Ronaldo is one of the greatest footballers of all time. He is a prolific goalscorer and a true leader on the pitch. He is an inspiration to millions of people around the world.