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Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo wi Real Madrid in 2015
Personal information
Fou name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date o birth (1985-02-05) 5 Februar 1985 (age 39)
Place o birth Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Hicht 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playin poseetion Forrit
Club information
Current team
Nummer 7
Hauflin career
1993–1995 Andorinha
1995–1997 Nacional
1997–2002 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Sporting CP 25 (3)
2003–2009 Manchester United 196 (84)
2009–2018 Real Madrid 292 (311)
2018–2021 Juventus 98 (81)
2021–2022 Manchester United 40 (19)
2023– Al Nassr 16 (14)
Naitional team
2001–2002 Portugal U17 9 (6)
2002–2003 Portugal U20 5 (3)
2003 Portugal U21 6 (1)
2004 Portugal U23 3 (1)
2003– Portugal 200 (123)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly an correct as o 19 Mey 2018
‡ Naitional team caps an goals correct as o 30 Juin 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro,[2] OIH, (born 5 Februar 1985),[3] commonly kent as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese fitbawer that plays as a forrit for Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr an acts as caiptain o the Portuguese naitional team. Ronaldo became the maist expensive fitbawer in history efter flittin frae Manchester United tae Real Madrid in a transfer wirth £80 million). His contract wi Real Madrid, whaur he is paid €12 million per year, maks him ane o the heichest-paid fitbawers in the warld as weel,[4] an his buyout clause is valued at €1 billion as per his contract.[5]

Bi the age o 22, Ronaldo haed received Ballon d'Or an FIFA Warld Player o the Year nominations. The follaein year, in 2008, he won his first Ballon d'Or an FIFA Warld Player o the Year awairds. He follaed this up bi winnin the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2013 an 2014. He won the 2013–14 UEFA Best Player in Europe Awaird an aa. In Januar 2014, Ronaldo scored his 400t senior career goal for club an kintra aged 28.[6]

Ronaldo is regairtit bi some in the sport tae be the best player in the warld the noo an the greatest o aw time,[7][8][9][10][11][12] alangside rival Lionel Messi. He is the first Portuguese fitbawer tae win three FIFA/Ballons d'Or,[13][14] an the seicont player tae win three European Gowden Shoe awairds. In Januar 2015, Ronaldo wis named as the best Portuguese player o aw time bi the Portuguese Fitbaa Federation, during its 100t anniversary celebrations.[15] Wi Manchester United an Real Madrid, Ronaldo haes won three Premier Leagues, ane La Liga, ane FA Cup, twa Football League Cups, twa Copas del Rey, ane FA Community Shield, ane Supercopas de España, twa UEFA Champions Leagues, ane UEFA Super Cup an twa FIFA Club World Cups.

Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Andorinha, whaur he played for twa year, afore movin tae C.D. Nacional. In 1997, he made a muive tae Portuguese giants Sporting CP. In 2003 he caught the attention o Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, who signed him for £12.2 million (€15 million). In 2004, he won his spencer awaird first trophy, the FA Cup. In 2007, Ronaldo wis the first player in Ingland tae win aw fower main PFA an FWA awairds. In 2008, he won 3 o the 4 main PFA an FWA trophies an wis named the FIFA Warld Player o the Year, FIFPro Player o the Year, World Soccer Player o the Year, an the Onze d'Or.[16][17][18] In 2007 an 2008, Ronaldo wis named FWA Fitbawer o the Year. He wis the inaugural winner o the FIFA Puskás Awaird for Goal o the Year in 2009. He becam the warld's maist expensive player whan he moved frae Manchester United tae Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth £80 million (€94 million/$132 million). His buyout clause is valued at €1 billion.[19] Ronaldo haulds the record for maist goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League saison, havin scored 17 goals in the 2013–14 saison.[20] In Mey 2012, he becam the first fitbawer tae score against every team in a single saison in La Liga.[21] In December 2014, Ronaldo becam the fastest player tae score 200 goals in La Liga whan, in his 178t La Liga gemme, he scored a hat-trick against Celta Vigo; his 23rd hat-trick wis a La Liga record an aa.[22]

Ronaldo made his internaitional debut for Portugal in August 2003, at the age o 18. He haes syne been capped ower 100 times an haes pairteecipated in 6 major toornaments: three UEFA European Championships (2004, 2008 an 2012) an three FIFA Warld Cups (2006, 2010 an 2014). Ronaldo is the first Portuguese player tae reach 50 internaitional goals, makin him Portugal's tap goalscorer o aw time as weel as the kintra's tap scorer in the European Championship wi 6 goals. He scored his first internaitional goal in the openin gemm o Euro 2004 against Greece, an helped Portugal reach the final. He teuk ower captaincy in Julie 2008, an he led Portugal tae the semi-finals at Euro 2012, finishin the competition as jynt-tap scorer in the process. In November 2014, Ronaldo becam the aw-time tap scorer in the UEFA European Championship (includin qualifyin) wi 23 goals.


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  2. Portuguese pronunciation: [kɾɨʃtiˈɐnu ʁuˈnaɫdu].
  3. Lewis, Tim (8 Juin 2008). "He's got the world at his feet". The Observer. UK. Retrieved 5 November 2008.
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  14. "Cristiano Ronaldo: Now I want a third". FIFA. 13 Januar 2014. Archived frae the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 23 Januar 2015.
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  16. "Ronaldo named FIFPro World Player of the Year". London. Reuters. 27 October 2008. Archived frae the original on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 23 Januar 2015.
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  18. ""Onze Mondial" Awards". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 12 Mey 2011.
  19. "Cristiano Ronaldo makes $1billion Real Madrid release clause seem justifiable". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 26 November 2014
  20. Cristiano Ronaldo: the record-breaking 17 goals Archived 2014-12-29 at the Wayback Machine. UEFA (2014). Retrieved on 11 October 2014.
  21. "Ronaldo makes history scoring against every La Liga team". Retrieved 14 Mey 2012.
  22. "Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo breaks La Liga hat trick record". ESPN FC. 6 December 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014.