Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese professional, often considered as the best player in the world and regarded as the greatest of all time by many of his fans.
The Portuguese player currently plays as a forward for Spanish team Real Madrid FC and the Portugal national team. He is the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes.
Ronaldo has been honored with countless awards individually as well as with his teammates. His notable titles include FIFA World Player of the Year, The Best FIFA Men's Player, UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, and World Soccer Player of the Year.
Cristiano Ronaldo's net worth is $400 million as of 2017. He earns an annual salary of $57 million.
Early Life of Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985, in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He is Portuguese by nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.
Ronaldo is the youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and Jose Dinis Aveiro. His mother was a cook and his father was a municipal gardener. He has three elder siblings named Hugo, Elma and Liliana Catia.
Ronaldo’s childhood was spent on poverty, sharing a room with his siblings. He played for an amateur team Androrinha as a child for three years (1992-1995). His father was a kit man of the club. He went on a three-day trial with Sporting CP, who later signed him for the fee of £1,500.
Ronaldo was a popular student in his school days. He was expelled from the school after he threw the chair to his teacher who he said had disrespected him. By the age of 14, he started to play semi-professionally agreeing with his mother to cease his education, entirely focusing on football.
Ronaldo's career started in 2002. He was promoted from Sporting's youth team by first-team manager, László Bölöni. Bölöni was impressed with his dribbling style during that time.
Ronaldo started to impress the football clubs and club representatives from his performance. He signed the contract with English Club Manchester United in 2003, being the first Portuguese player ever in the Club.
His transfer fee of £12.24 million made him the most expensive teenager in English football history at the time. He appeared in 196 matches scoring 84 goals with the club.
Ronaldo joined the Real Madrid for a transfer fee of £80 million (€94 million), which was a world record transfer fee at the time.
Ronaldo has represented his Nation Portugal since 2001 playing for Portugal under-15, under-17, under-20 and under-23 National Football Team. He is on the first team of Portugal National Team since 2003. He is the most capped player of the Portugal national team with 147 caps and is the top scorer with 79 goals.
Ronaldo is the captain of Portugal national squad and plays as a forward #7.
Ronaldo's Net Worth and Salary
Cristiano Ronaldo's net worth is $400 million at present. He earns an annual salary of $57 million, as per the source by celebritynetworth.
Cristiano Ronaldo is listed as the world’s third highest footballer according to France Football. He is paid 21 million Euros as Salary as the 2014 Salary statistic of this players mentions.
According to Forbes, he has the earning of 73 million US Dollars combining his income from salaries, bonuses and off-field earnings as of 2014.
He has been sponsored by different famous brands and features in their adverts. To name the brands, they are Emporio Armani, Nike, Coca-Cola, Castrol, Konami, Banco Espirito Santo, Motorola, Jacob & Co., Herbalife, KFC, Tag Heuer and the Fly Emirates.
Ronaldo's Personal Life
Ronaldo is a Roman Catholic by faith. He is unmarried but has four children. He previously dated English models Alice Goodwin, Gemma Atkinson. He was in a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk from 2010-2015.
Ronaldo has a son named Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. and has full custody of him. He has not revealed the identity of the son's mother.
Ronaldo is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez and is the father of twins and a daughter as well. The pair had a longtime relationship and became inseparable.
Ronaldo and Rodriguez welcomed twins; Mateo Ronaldo and Eva Marie Dos Santos in June 2017. He announced the news via Facebook. The couple had the twins via surrogacy in a US hospital.
Soon after two incredible surprises, Ronaldo confirmed that Rodriguez was expecting their first child together.
Rodriguez gave birth to their daughter, Alana Martina on November 12, 2017. Rodriguez gave birth to her daughter at the Hospital Quiron Universal in Madrid near the footballer’s home on nearby gated VIP estate La Finca. The family of six currently resides in Madrid, Spain.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a very talented footballer. He is a much-focused player. He spent most of his days in a week being trained and practicing in the pitch. He plays an attacking role in the match as a striker or as a winger. He is not just a football player, he is also a socialist and participates in charity work.
In 2013, Ronaldo became the new Global Artist Amba s sador of Save the Children and the amba s sador for The Mangrove Care Forum, Indonesia which raises awareness in Mangrove conservation. He is active in the fashion industry as well as he has a fashion boutique under the name “CR7” which means his initial names and his t-shirt number in Portugal.
He is well known for his pace, dribbles, positioning skills, crossing techniques, and free kick ability. He has very good balance and agility in the game. He is a right-footed player but can perform well from his left foot.
He can also be called a penalty specialist. His one on one flair situation with his opponent is very appreciable as he always beats them off and grabs the ball. His height and physique allow him for aerial duels. Majority of his goals are often from headers which show his headers skill with accuracy. However, Cristiano has a weak defensive contribution. He often gets fouled while going for attacks.
Cristiano has won several awards and achievements from the club and individual sides. More than the club side, his individual achievements have a long list. To mention some, FIFA World Player of the Year 2008, World Soccer Player of the Year 2008, 2013, UEFA Euro Top Scorer: 2012, FIFA Balloon d’Or 2013, etc.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the icon of many young footballers today. He is one of the fifth marketable players in the world as rated by SportsPro. He is an active one in the social network as well. He is one of the fifth tops followed one in the world on Facebook. His Images can be found on different internet websites.
by ab-rikky, 12 Jun, 2014