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Cristiano Ronaldo: A Life History

Amazing Facts and Records about Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional soccer player who has set records while playing for both Manchester United and Real Madrid along with his country Portugal.

What Ronaldo Says

“It means a new challenge and is going to help me be the best footballer.”[On leaving Manchester United to play for Real Madrid.]”

—Cristiano Ronaldo

Early Life:Cristiano-Ronaldo-Childhood-pic1

Cristiano Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro) was born on February 5, 1985, in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, a small island off the western coast of the country, Ronaldo is the youngest of four children born to Maria Dolores dos Santos and Jose Dinis Aveiro.  Ronaldo grew up in a largely working class neighborhood in a small tin-roofed home that overlooked the ocean. His early life was shaped by hardship; his father, a gardener, often drank too much, and eventually died from kidney problems in 2005. To help keep the children fed, and maintain some financial stability, Ronaldo’s mother worked as a cook and cleaning person.

Intro to Soccer:

It was through his dad’s work as an equipment manager at a boy’s club that Ronaldo was first introduced to the game of soccer. By the time he was 10 years old, he was already recognized as a phenomenon—a kid who ate, slept and drank the game.

“All he wanted to do as a boy was to play football,” his godfather, Fernao Sousa, recalled, “He loved the game so much he’d miss meals or escape out of his bedroom window with a ball when he was supposed to be doing his homework.”

After a stint with Nacional da liha da Madeira, he signed with Sporting Portugal in 2001. That same year, at the tender age of 16, Ronaldo turned heads with a mesmerizing performance against Manchester United, wowing even his opponents with his footwork and deft skill. He made such an impression that a number of United players asked their manager to try and sign the young player. Manchester United paid £12 million to sign him in 2003.

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He is now one of the most successful player of the world. You can see his records and facts on below links.

Cristiano Ronaldo Records

Cristiano Ronaldo amazing Facts

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