The story of the ‘’undisputed king’’ of the European football starts in 1985, on the island of Madeira, in the city of Funchal, located in the west of Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo was born in a working-class family with four children.
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Cristiano Ronaldo Biography (Early Life, Childhood, Education)
Besides Cristiano, his mother Maria Dolores and his father José Dinis Aveiro, have another son and two daughters. His mother was a housewife and a cook, and his father was a worker in a communal company.\
Cristiano Ronaldo named after the American president Ronald Reagan. He was impulsive and persistent from an early age, but precisely those qualities have made him a world-famous football star.
Cristiano Ronaldo Personal Life
Cristiano is married to a Spanish model Georgina Rodríguez. Te couple for a long time and married in 2017. Ronaldo and Georgina were a long-time friends. It is believed that they were in relationships for a long time and they gave birth to their first child in 2010. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, born 17 June 2010, Mateo Ronaldo, born 8 June 2017, Eva Maria, born 8 June 2017, Alana Martina, born 12 November 2017
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Twitter from his Ronoldo, Showing the whole family
How great it is to arrive at home after a day of hard work and be with my lovely family 🙏❤️😘 pic.twitter.com/Vv4K6IXRPy— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) July 15, 2019
During the years, Cristiano was involved in many scandals, but most of them were just media speculations. He was charged with a rape in 2005, but charges were dropped after less than a month. Ronaldo became a father in 2010, but the public was asked for that part of his life to remain in his privacy, because he did not want to reveal the child’s mother.
Cristiano Ronaldo Career
Cristiano began to train football when he was eight years old. He was registered for the first time as a boy for amateur team Andorinha, from the area where he lived. He was accompanied to the training by his father, who worked as a kit man for the team.
Two years later, in 1995, he moved to a nearby Nacional, and after a successful season he went on a three-day trial to Sporting and remained at the club.
The new environment quickly noticed and started using his talent. Soon, he entered the history of the club’s youth system as the only player who played for all selections of the team in one season, from the youngest to the first team. At 15 years of age Sporting doctors discovered that he was suffering from tachycardia (rapid heartbeat). There was a possibility that he would never play again, but with the consent of his mother he has undergone the laser surgery. The operation was completed in the morning and in the afternoon he has already been released from the hospital. A few days later he went back to training. Ronaldo played only one season, 2002-03, for the first team of Sporting Lisbon. He participated in 31 matches and scored five goals. Speculations about his transfer to Arsenal or Liverpool started already in 2002.
However, their plans ended in the following 2003 season, when Sporting played against the great Manchester United. Sporting defeated Manchester in Lisbon, John O’Shea was disarmed by Cristiano Ronaldo, and the famous Sir Alex Ferguson did not want to return to the island before succeeding to sign this extremely talented player. For next season, he reinforced Manchester United team, where he fully affirmed and won three championship titles: one FA Cup, two League Cups, one Community Shield, Champions League and FIFA World Cup. Later, the teammates have “given thanks to John O’Shea”, as a joke, because without his ‘’bad day’’, it was a big question whether Ferguson would take an interest in Cristiano.
Real Madrid Career
All his qualities became evident in Manchester, as he was destined for success. Cristiano Ronaldo was the most expensive Portuguese player ever paid in England (around $ 14.5 M). He was immediately given the number 7, although he did not agree with it, because the number 7 meant a great responsibility (Beckham, Cantona and the legendary George Best wore it before him). Cristiano made his debut for the “Red Devils” in August 2003, and already in November, scored his first goal. Everyone had nothing but praise on him: he used to get up early and went to train by himself, and even woke up the assistant coach when he couldn’t perfect some of his own exercises.
Persistence was very worthwhile. He just developed and improved in the years to come. As early as next season, in 2004, he began to score even 3 goals per game. All of it, of course, had impact on his salary but also on the worldwide popularity. Period of 2005 – 2007 was very difficult for Cristiano, his father died and his mother was ill. However, he came even stronger out of all the torment, to win almost everything that could be won with Manchester in 2008 and to score a record 42 goals in a season. He played 292 matches for the “devils” and scored 118 goals before the peak of the season 2009/10, when he became a player of Real.
Ronaldo came to Madrid for an incredible sum of money (around $ 100m) buy-out clause was the largest ever in history ($ 1bn) and he was given the same number Alfredo Di Stefano wore, in sign of respect. The first season at Real Madrid was fair even though he had problems with injuries, but from the season 2010/11 his qualities have been confirmed. He had a greater imperative at Real Madrid, because his direct competitor for the best player in the world was Leo Messi, who played for Barcelona. He has scored 100 goals in less than two years in Spain. And soon even 200. Today, that number has long passed 300. Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to win the Golden Boot while performing in two leagues (the Premier League and Primera Division), the first player from the strongest leagues who scored 40 goals per season in two consecutive seasons. Also, he is the first player who scored against each team in the same season of the strongest Spanish competition. Today, in Madrid, he is earning $ 17m per season.
Ronaldo played for the national team of Portugal in the World Cup in 2006, when it won the fourth place. He was vice-champion of Europe in 2004 and won the bronze medal at the continental championship in 2012.
Outside football – Net Worth 2019
Big success brings great popularity. But Cristiano bears with it very well. He is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world lists and he represents almost all renowned brands in the world, from Nike and Coca – Cola to Tag Heuer and Samsung. Also, he is the most viral athlete in the world, by far, since his posts are directly followed by 200 million people, and that number indirectly reaches the figure of several hundred million.
According to sources, Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth is $450 million