Cristiano Ronaldo, or Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, (born February 5, 1985, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal), Portuguese football player and forward who was one of the greatest players of his generation.
Ronaldo’s father, José Dinis Aveiro, was the equipment manager for the local club Andorinha. At age 15 Ronaldo was diagnosed with a heart condition that necessitated surgery, but he was sidelined only briefly and made a full recovery. He first played for Clube Desportivo Nacional of Madeira and then transferred to Sporting Clube de Portugal (known as Sporting Lisbon), where he played for that club’s various youth teams before making his debut on Sporting’s first team in 2002.
A tall player at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 metres), 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 foot that made sufficient space for openings in opposing defenses.
.Cristiano Ronaldo Archievment :
Cristiano Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player. He has won 30 major trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League title. Ronaldo holds the records for the most goals (134) and assists (41) in the history of the UEFA Champions League. He is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances and has scored over 750 senior career goals for club and country. He is also the second player to score 100 international goals, and the first European to achieve the feat.
Every game has its legends, someone who against all odds rises up above any circumstances, competition, and all other retrogressive factors. In football, the legend of our era is undoubtedly Cristiano Ronaldo. Anytime you watch Ronaldo play, you are in for a treat and you will surely enjoy yourself. Below are some of the facts that may shed more light on the greatest football genius of our time:
- A Clean Body and a Giving heart :
Football today has been marked by stars who have inked their bodies in tattoos, from the likes of Dani Alves and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has no single tattoo on his body and doesn’t plan on having any in the foreseeable future.
Above and beyond the aforementioned, Ronaldo is a devout blood donor. This could explain why he has no tattoos as the Red Cross guidelines stipulate that one should not donate blood at least four months after getting a tattoo.
Moreover, CR7 has donated his bone marrow in a bid to help his teammate Carlos Martins’ son.
2. Studied in the University :
Acquiring university education is the epitome for most people. However, Ronaldo has surpassed that and is now being studied at a university in Canada.
Fourth-year sociology students at the University of British Columbia Okanagan study the life and career of Cristiano Ronaldo.
3. World of the Year Honor :
When you are Ronaldo, goals are the order of the day. But when you exceed all expectations, the world has recognized you. In 2008, he scored a whopping 42 goals and was awarded the FIFA World of the Year Honor.
4. CR7 Museum :
Turns out, having a course about you at a university isn’t quite enough. Ronaldo has a museum in Funchal that is dedicated to his life, career, rare photos, trophies, and awards that he has won over the years. What a great way to be reminded you’re the best than by a museum showcasing all your accomplishments.
5. Richest Player :
In 2014, Ronaldo was ranked top of the list of the world’s highest-paid players. His gross earnings, from salaries, bonuses, off-field earnings and other incomes in 2014 were $ 73 million. In 2017, his annual income from various sources was $ 93 million.
6. Fans, Haters and Critics :
Despite his great accomplishments, there are many people that don’t like Cristiano Ronaldo. They say he is arrogant, aloof, and standoffish. In 2011, most CR7 critics were proved right as he made a comment that left fans, haters, and critics baffled. He claimed those who didn’t like him felt that way because he was too handsome, rich and talented than any other figure.