Born on 5 February, 1985 in Santo Antonio, Cristiano Ronaldo is a P professional footballer from Portugal who presently plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid along with the Portugal National team. He is a forward and plays a big role as captain for Portugal. He has been often ranked as being the best player in the world and has also been named the best Portuguese player. He is also the only one to have won four European Golden Shoe awards. In the year 2016, ESPN ranked Ronaldo the world’s most famous athlete.

Ronaldo was born in Santo Antonio and is the youngest offspring of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and Jose Dinis Aveiro who had a living from the working in the municipal gardener. His elder brother is named Hugo and has two elder sisters named Elma and LilianaCatia. In his childhood, Ronaldo firstly played for an unprofessional team named Andorinha. The next two years he played for the local club Nacional. It was in the year 1997 and at the age of just 12 that he was in a three day trial of the Sporting CP where he got signed for an amount of 1500 euros.

At the age of 14, Ronaldo knew he possessed the quality to play in a bit professional manner while he ceased his education to focus better on the sport. He was then promoted from Sporting’s youth team manager who was extremely fascinated with his trickling. He also became the very first player who played for the club’s under-16, 17 along with 18 teams. In the year 2002, he made his entrance in Primeira Liga where he won the match scoring 3-0.

He was then approached by the manager of Liverpool to join the team. This was followed by him catching the consideration of the manager of Manchester United, Alex Ferguson.

By the age of early teens, Ronaldo’s talent and legend grew considerably. Ronaldo kept turning heads with his mesmerizing performance as he grew up with time. He made lasting impressions among all. It all began for him while playing for Sporting CPbefore he signed up for Manchester United at the age of 18 in the year 2003. After he had won his first trophy, he bagged three successive titles for Manchester United. Ronaldo featured in the Premier League for the first time where he made the team win with a 4-0. He became the subject of the most expensive football transfer where he swapped from team Manchester United to Real Madrid. The transfer was worth 94 million euros.

Apart from his contributions in football, he is considered as an icon of fashion. He also has been a spokesperson for clothing designers, fitness and health experts, fashion articles, hair stylists, cosmetic and perfume manufacturers, spa along with recreation companies and also exercises promoters.

He also opened his own first ever fashion boutique in the year 2006 in Portugal. The name of his boutique is “CR7” and he expanded this business with the bringing in of the boutique in Lisbon which was his second in the same line in the year 2008. His store included varied products comprising of belts having studded diamonds, jeans having leather pockets along with loafers having buckles. Not only for men, but the stores also had outfits designed for women.

Ronaldo also co-designed a range of underwear and sock line which was released in the year 2013. This was done in collaboration with the JBS Textile Group who is a manufacturer along with Richard Chai. He was later seen extending his brand CR& by the launch of a line of shirts and shoes, all being a premium line in the year 2014. He further announced in the year June 2015 that he would be releasing his own line of fragrance in a partnership.

Ronaldo is the highest paid footballer in the world today, earning 15 million Euro an year. He is also the most endorsed footballer while being currently the 4th most lucrative endorsement deal in sports. His lucrative endorsements are so highly paid that it has put the salary of Real Madrid to shame. He has a huge list of international along with domestic endorsement deals which include popular brands named Armani, Samsung, Toyota, Herbalife, BancoEspirito Santo and Konami.

Ronaldo has also won several trophies in various championships, being under Manchester United, Portugal and Real Madrid. Some of the honors are FA Cup, FL Cup, Premier League, Community Shield, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, Premier League and others.

Cristiano Ronaldo has a net worth of $450 Million.

Quick Summary:

Full name:  Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Date of birth: February 5, 1985

Birth place: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Age: 31 years

Profession: Football player

Height: 6ft. 1 in (1.85m)

Weight: 80 kg

Net worth: $450 Million

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