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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, better known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional football player for the Italian club Juventus and the national football team of Portugal. He plays as a forward for both teams.
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Key Facts & Information
- Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985 in Madeira, Portugal, but grew up in Santo Antonio, Funchal.
- Cristiano’s parents are Jose Dinis Aveiro, who is a gardener, and Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook.
- His given name “Ronaldo” was taken after the name of former US President Ronald Reagan.
- He and his three older siblings were raised in a Catholic home.
- When he was 15 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart condition and he had to have a heart surgery to correct it.
- From 1992 to 1995, Cristiano Ronaldo played for the amateur team called Andorinha, then later devoted two years to the football club Nacional.
- In 1997, when he was 12 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo played on a three-day trial with Sporting CP.
- When Cristiano Ronaldo was 14 years old, he had confidence that he could play semi-professionally.
- Consented by his mother, he stopped his education so he could focus on football.
- Cristiano Ronaldo started his international career with Portugal at the 2001 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival.
- On October 7, 2002, Cristiano Ronaldo debuted in the Primeira Liga.
- Cristiano Ronaldo was the first Portuguese player for Manchester United when he signed the team before the 2003-2004 season.
- In April 2013, Sporting awarded Cristiano Ronaldo as their 100,000th member.
- Cristiano Ronaldo became the most expensive teenager in English football history because of his £12.24 million transfer fee from Sporting.
- Cristiano Ronaldo finished his first season winning his first trophy by scoring the opening goal in the FA Cup final.
- In the 2006–07 season, Cristiano Ronaldo broke the 20-goal barrier for the first time and bagged his first Premier League title.
- In the 2006-2007 season, Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Premier League Player of the Month in November and December. He became the third player to ever receive continuous honors.
- In the 2006-2007 season, Cristiano Ronaldo won the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Player’s Player, Fans’ Player, Young Player of the Year, and Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year awards. He became the first player to triumph all four main PFA and FWA awards.
- On January 12, 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo made his first and only hat-trick for Manchester United in a 6–0 win.
- On March 19, 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo captained Manchester United for the first time.
- Cristiano Ronaldo became United’s first Ballon d’Or winner since George Best in 1968 and the first Premier League player to be awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year.
- In the 2010-2011 season, Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals in a single match for the first time in his career on October 23.
- In April 2011, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the match-winning goal in the 103rd minute of the Copa del Rey final in which he won his first trophy in Spain.
- Cristiano joined Real Madrid from 2009 to 2013.
- During the 2011-12 season, Cristiano achieved a personal best of 60 goals across all competitions.
- Cristiano started the 2012-13 season by lifting his third cup for Spain, the Supercopa de España.
- His performance earned him a runner up place for the FIFA Ballon d’Or next to four-time winner Lionel Messi.
- He had consecutive FIFA Ballon d’Or wins and La Décima from 2013 to 2015.
- Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in six successive Clásicos.
- Cristiano Ronaldo finished 2013 with his highest year end goal score which earned him the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the first time.
- In 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo finished the FIFA Club World Cup as top scorer with four goals and was awarded the best player of the tournament.
- In July 2018, he signed a four-year contract with Juventus.
- Cristiano Ronaldo named his first son Cristiano Jr. He was born on June 17, 2010.
- Cristiano Ronaldo had a five-year relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk which ended in January 2015.
- Cristiano Ronaldo became a father to twins named Eva and Mateo born on June 8, 2017 through surrogacy.
- Cristiano Ronaldo is currently in a relationship with Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez, who gave birth to their daughter Alana on November 12, 2017.
Press Features and Advocacies
- In 2004, Cristiano Ronaldo went to Aceh, Indonesia, to raise funds for rehabilitation and restoration after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
- In 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo donated to a charity in Madeira.
- In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo donated £100,000 to the hospital in Madeira that saved his mother from breast cancer. The money was so that they could build a cancer center on the island.
- In 2010’s Madeira flood, Cristiano Ronaldo played in a charity match in Madeira between Primeira Liga club Porto and players from Madeiran-based clubs Marítimo and Nacional.
- In 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo was dubbed the world’s most charitable sports person after donating £5 million for relief donations after the earthquake in Nepal that killed over 8,000 people.
Cristiano Ronaldo Worksheets
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Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Cristiano Ronaldo Facts
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