Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985. His birthday is on the same day as Neymar’s, but his only rival is Lionel Messi. Born in the Madeira Islands of Portugal, Ronaldo is leading the team to the World Cup in Russia for the third time.
Cristiano Ronaldo achievements
The footballer, who has won the Ballon d’Or a record five times, is considered by many to be the best in the world. Ronaldo, a three-time Premier League winner, has won La Liga twice.
Apart from this, Cristiano Ronaldo, a four-time Champions League winner, has also won the World Club Cup four times. The forward, who has won an FA Cup, two League Cups and a two-time Copa del Rey, said his best achievement was winning the Euro 2016 for Portugal.
In 2015, Ronaldo was named the best footballer in the history of Portugal by the country’s football federation. Ronaldo, who has scored the most goals in Europe’s top five leagues, is also in the top three for the country. He has scored the most international goals (32) in a calendar year.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also the top scorer in the Champions League and European Championship (29). The Real Madrid forward became the first footballer to record a goal per minute of a match. He is the only player to have scored in seven consecutive international tournaments (Euro-2004,06,12,17 and World Cup-08,1014).
As a playmaker, he is also known for scoring the most goals with his teammates in the Champions League and European Championships. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born in 1965 in Funchal, the capital of Madeira. Ronaldo is the youngest child of Mali’s father and Radhuni’s mother. Jose Denis and Maria Dolores chose the name Ronaldo after former United States President Ronald Reagan.
Cristiano Ronaldo spent his childhood in poverty. Locally, all four children of the Aveiro family grew up in the same room. And in 2016 and 2017, Ronaldo was at the top of the list of the highest earning athletes of Forbes magazine. Ronaldo’s parents contributed the most to his becoming a footballer.
Ronaldo’s father Jose was also the kit man for the local club Andorinha, in addition to his job as a gardener in the municipality to support the family. Due to that, Ronaldo joined Andorinha when he was only 6 years old. Going to a three-day trial of Sporting CP at the age of 12 changed the story of Ronaldo’s life. Cristiano left Medeira to join Sporting’s youth academy in Lisbon.
At the age of 14, he resigned from his studies after talking to his mother as he had no doubt about his football career. The following year, he was about to retire from football due to physical problems. Ronaldo was worried about his football career due to heart problems. He underwent surgery and overcame his fears and never had to look back.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored a pair of goals in his professional career debut, has played for Manchester United and Real Madrid after Sporting CP in club football. And he has set innumerable records in this journey. Ronaldo is now the highest scorer in the history of Real Madrid. He has a record 33 hat-tricks in La Liga in just 9 seasons.
Ronaldo now holds the record for the fastest 150, 200 and 300 goals in La Liga. He is the only player to score at least 50 goals in six consecutive seasons. Ronaldo also holds the record of scoring 50 goals in 6 consecutive calendar years. Messi has been named in the FIFA Team of the Year for eleven years, but Ronaldo is the only player to have been named in two categories.
Ronaldo’s dominance in European football is even more formidable. Ronaldo has been named in the UEFA Team of the Year 12 times in total. The nearest rival Messi has been able to do only 9 times. Ronaldo’s achievement in the Champions League has played a role behind this.
He is the first player to score 100 goals in four Champions League victories for United and Real. Ronaldo is also the first footballer to score 100 goals for a particular club. He also has the unique achievement of scoring goals in all the matches of the group stage.
Ronaldo is the father of four children in his personal life. Seven-year-old Ronaldo Jr. got a sister and a brother in June 2016 as companions. And at the end of the year, Ronaldo’s second daughter was born in the womb of his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.