Portugal National Team captain and Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players in the world.
From his early days in Sporting Lisbon to the glory days in Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo was always destined for greatness. Born as the fifth child to a cook and a gardener, Cristiano’s road to success was full of challenges and difficulties. Gifted with exceptional ability to beat opponent players and to find the goal from any angle, the Portuguese player is fast, tricky, powerful and definitely a modern soccer hero.
At the age of 18 Cristiano Ronaldo was already playing for Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary United coach, was so impressed by Cristiano’s talent that the club launched a $15.9 million bid. The transfer fee made Cristiano, at the time, the most expensive teenager in history of English soccer. Ronaldo became Manchester United’s first-ever Portuguese player, who quickly evolved into the team’s most important player and went on to become one of the greatest players in Premier League history.
A brilliant year
The Portuguese attacker has scored 51 goals in 55 games for his club Real Madrid and Portugal National Soccer Team during 2016. Ronaldo played an important role in Real Madrid’s triumph against rival Atletico Madrid to become European champions for a record-extending 11th time. Then, assisting Portugal National Team at Euro 2016 in France to win a transcendental international trophy for the first time. After unbelievable 12 months, Cristiano Ronaldo’s remarkable run of success continues. Real Madrid star won the Ballon d’Or award for the best soccer player in the World. It is the fourth time the 31-year-old Portuguese icon has won the award previously winning it in 2008, 2013 and 2014 respectively.
WHO IS HE
Full name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Place of birth: Madeira, Portugal
Date of birth: February 5, 1985
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Weight: 80 kg
Parents: Maria Dolores and José Dinis
Playing position: Forward
Sporting CP (Portugal, 2002-2003)
Manchester United (England, 2003-2009)
Real Madrid (Spain, 2009 – present)
3 Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
1 FA Cup: 2003–04
2 Football League Cup: 2005–06, 2008–09
1 FA Community Shield: 2007
3 UEFA Champions League: 2007–08, 2013–14, 2015–16
3 FIFA Club World Cup: 2008, 2014, 2016
1 La Liga: 2011–12
2 Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
1 Supercopa de España: 2012
2 UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2016
1 UEFA European Championship: 2016
“I am an ambitious player with only one objective: victory for my team”
FIFA 2016 CR7, The Best.
Cristiano was voted the Men’s Player of the Year last January 9th. Besides this tittle, he was named Champions League top scorer as Madrid won the competition in Milan, he was also IFHHS World’s Best Top Goalscorer, won the Globe Soccer Best Player of the Year, World Soccer’s player of the year and the Best European Sportsman award. 2016 was Cristiano Ronaldo’s year and the best year for Real Madrid that contributed with 5 of the best players: Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Kroos and Modric played with: ‘The Best’ CR7.
Voting for The Best Men’s player:
Cristiano Ronaldo (34,54%)
Luis Suárez (5,11%)