Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveir , or simply Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Santo António in Funchal on February 5, 1985.
Ronaldo began his career in the youth Football Club Swallow . In 1995, for the National Sports Club and his success with the team led him to sign with Sporting Clube de Portugal for two seasons.
Ronaldo’s precocious talent caught the attention of Sir Alex Ferguson , manager of Manchester United. In 2003 , when he was only eighteen years old , Ronaldo signed a contract with the English club, which paid about 12.24 million pounds ( 15 million euros ) to Sporting Clube de Portugal.
Already in the following season , Ronaldo won his first title with Manchester United, FA Cup , and reached the final of the European Football Championship 2004 in Portugal , in which he scored his first international goal , but did not prevent the shock defeat against Greece .
Ronaldo was the first player to win all four main PFA and FWA awards , in 2007 . Ronaldo was third in the voting for best player in the world by FIFA in 2007 and second place in the voting for Ballon d’Or 2007. In 2008 , Ronaldo won his first and only to date , the Champions League with Manchester United, was named best forward and best player of the tournament and was the highest scorer of the same , and won the Golden Boot , making in the middle ward first got it , and won the Golden Boot in the Premier League.
Ronaldo has won three of the four main PFA and FWA awards , not only winning the prize PFA Young Player of the Year and was named by FIFPro8 , World Soccer , Onze d’Or and FIFA ( best player in the world by FIFA in 2008 )
9 , becoming the first Manchester United player to win the Ballon Ouro10 in forty years after George Best . He was the first player to win the FIFA Ferenc Puskás Award in 2009 , awarded to the best goal of the year .
Ronaldo scored this goal 40 meters out of the game FC Porto in the quarter- finals of the Champions League , while playing for Manchester United. Johan Cruyff , three times winner of the Golden Ball , said in an interview on 2 April 2008 , ” Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of Manchester United . “
11 . Ronaldo was second in voting for best player in the world by FIFA in 2009 and second in voting for the Ballon d’Or in 2009 .
Ronaldo became the highest scorer in a season in the history of Real Madrid with 53 goals , surpassing the club’s previous record of 49 goals by Ferenc Puskás . Six days later , Ronaldo broke the record for most goals scored in a season in the Spanish league with 40 , surpassing Telmo Zarra established in 1951 ( 38 goals ) and Hugo Sánchez mark established in 1990 ( 38 goals ) . Ronaldo also broke the record of Telmo Zarra more goals per minute, with a goal scored every 70.7 minutes .
The newspaper Marca, the official bestower Pichichi Trophy ( the award for top scorer in the League ) , claimed that Ronaldo scored 41 goals ( the newspaper Marca awarded one more goal to Ronaldo that the League , which attributed to Pepe ) . By scoring 40 goals , again won the Golden Shoe , becoming the first player to win the trophy in two different championships .
Ronaldo was third in the voting for best player to play in Europe in the 2010-2011 season , behind Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernández , and second in the election of the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2011, after Lionel Messi and front of Xavi .
Currently plays as a midfielder and wing end at Real Madrid and the Portuguese National Team , in which a captain .
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