Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is hitting football play grounds with his unbeatable style and conquering statures since stepping into footballers’ list. This successful sportsman is loved and adored by millions of his fans worldwide.
World Soccer Player of the Year 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo has many wins to his credits for Portuguese national team. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo plays as a winger for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid. He is the captain of Portuguese national team and is most expensive player in the history of football worth £80 million. His contract with Real Madrid in which he would be paid £11 million per year over the following six years also makes him the highest-paid football player in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on 5 february 1985 in Funchal, Madeira island of Portugal and began his career as a youth player for Andorinha. Portuguese giants “Sporting CP” was his next destination in 1997. He signed the 18-year-old deal with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson for £12.24 million in 2003. In 2004 he won his first club honor, the FA Cup and made his way to Euro 2004 final with Portugal that was the tournament in which he scored his first international goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the name of “player of the tournament” in 2008 along winning Champions League with United same year. He was also named as “FIFPro World Player of the Year”and the “FIFA World Player of the Year” plus Manchester United’s first Ballon d’Or winner in 40 years. Johan Cruyff, three times winner of Ballon d’Or has commented about Cristiano Ronaldo in an interview on 2nd April 2008 as, “Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of United.”
Cristiano Ronaldo is the football player holding distinction of being first player to win the “FIFA Puskás Award” that is an honor given by FIFA to the best goal of the year. He is a philanthropic celebrity also who has visited Aceh in Indonesia to raise funds for rehabilitation and reconstruction of ruined places due to earthquake and tsunami. He has also to play a charity match in Madeira between the Portuguese Liga club Porto and players from Madeiran based Portuguese Liga clubs Marítimo and Nacional for the victims of the 2010 Madeira flood.
Peeping into his love life, Cristiano Ronaldo has been dating Russian model Irina Shayk since start of 2010 but whatever he does, wins hearts of his lovers and football followers.