Cristiano Ronaldo Facts
Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on February 5th, 1985. He is a Portuguese football player who is as a winger for the famous Spanish Club Real Madrid, altough he got international fame with the English Premier League club Manchester United and the Portuguese national team.
Cristiano Ronaldo began his career as a youth player at C.D. Nacional of Portugal but his amazing soccer capabilities led him to a move to one of the Portugal’s major soccer clubs, the Sporting Lisboa.
Ronaldo’s unlimited talent got the attention of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and he signed the 18-year-old for £12.24 million in 2003.
Ronaldo earned his first cap for the Portuguese national team around the same time.
Cristiano Ronaldo Fact File
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By 2004, Ronaldo won his first club trophy with the Manchester United, the FA Cup, and reached the final of the UEFA Euro 2004 with Portugal, scoring his first international goal during the tournament.
Cristiano Ronaldo – CR7
CR7 is a fashion boutique that Cristiano Ronaldo opened along with one of his sisters.CR7 obviously comes from his initials and the number he used in the Manchester United.Although the name of the boutique has not changed yet, it was known that Cristiano Ronaldo registered the name CR9 as a possible change in the name due to the number he got in the Real Madrid.The number 7 was not available at the Real Madrid as it is the number of the institutional Raúl Gonzalez a player hired for life in the Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo and the Real Madrid
When Cristiano was hired by Real Madrid, he became the best paid soccer player in the world.