Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born in Santo António, a neighborhood of Funchal, Madeira, to his mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a chef, and father José Dinis Aveiro, a seasonal gardener. Ronaldo is the youngest child in the family, he has an older brother (Hugo) and two sisters Katie Aveiro and Elma Aveiro). Ronaldo’s name was given by his father and mother together, the mother chose the name Cristiano and Ronaldo was given the Portuguese name by his father from Ronald Reagan, his favorite actor and also the US president at that time. .

” It’s good to be expelled, because if I stay at school, it’s the same. Having low grades, being disruptive and truant are the three things I miss most about my education .” –Cristiano Ronaldo shared.

However, the family soon disintegrated when Ronaldo’s parents separated when he was 11 years old, then his father also died at the age of 52 due to hepatitis, a consequence of heavy alcoholism.

When he was at school, Ronaldo’s learning ability was not very good because he was busy playing football all day and sometimes he even skipped school to play this sport, another reason is that Ronaldo is often laughed at by his friends because of his distinctive accent. His Madeira is therefore prone to frequent fights in class, affecting his conduct. Then came a time when the incident reached a climax, when Ronaldo’s teacher joined the students to imitate the Madeira accent to tease him.

Unable to keep his composure, Ronaldo immediately took the chair and threw it at the teacher. As a result, at the end of the year, he only got a weak grade and was even expelled.
After joining Madrid, Ronaldo was runner-up three times in the FIFA Ballon d’Or election, behind Lionel Messi (his arch-rival), winning two consecutive Ballon d’Or in 2013 and 2014, he repeated his success. This achievement again in 2016 and 2017. After winning his third consecutive Champions League in 2018, Ronaldo became the first player to win the title five times.

In 2018, he arrived at Juventus in a deal worth 100 million euros (£88 million), the highest ever paid by an Italian club and also the highest ever paid to a player over the age of 30. He won two Serie A titles, two Supercoppa Italiana and one Coppa Italia in three seasons at Juventus, before returning to Manchester United in 2021.

Ronaldo made his debut for the Portuguese national team in 2003 at the age of 18 and since then has made more than 180 appearances, making him the most capped player for Portugal. With more than 100 goals at the international level, he is also the all-time top scorer in his home country. Ronaldo has participated and scored in 11 major tournaments; He scored his first international goal at Euro 2004, where he helped Portugal reach the final. He assumed the captaincy of the national team in July 2008.

In 2015, Ronaldo was voted the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation. The following year, he led Portugal to their first major tournament championship at Euro 2016, and received the Silver Shoe as the tournament’s second-highest scorer. He also led them to win the UEFA Nations League in 2019, and later received the Golden Boot as Euro 2020 top scorer.

As one of the most famous and marketed athletes in the world, Ronaldo was ranked by Forbes as the world’s highest paid athlete in 2016 and 2017 and the most famous athlete in the world by ESPN. from 2016 to 2019. At the same time, Time ranked him among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. Ronaldo is the first football player, as well as the third sports athlete, to earn 1. billion dollars over the course of his career.

Considered the best player in the world and one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo is the owner of 5 European Golden Balls and 4 European Golden Boots, both of which are the a European player. He has won 32 titles in his career, including 7 national championships, 5 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA European Championship and 1 UEFA Nations League.

Ronaldo holds the record for the most international appearances by a male European player (188), the player with the most international goals (117), the player with the most appearances (183), with the most goals scored. the most (140) and the most assists (42) in the UEFA Champions League, the player with the most goals scored in the European Football Championship (14). He is one of the few players to have made more than 1,100 appearances and has scored more than 800 goals in his career for club and country.

Born and raised in Madeira, Ronaldo began his career playing for Sporting CP, before signing for Manchester United in 2003, aged 18. After winning the FA Cup in his debut season First, he helped Man Utd win 3 consecutive Premier League titles, in addition to two UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup titles in 2008; At the age of 23, he won his first Ballon d’Or.

In 2009, Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid with the most expensive contract in history at that time worth 94 million euros (£80 million). Here, he won 15 trophies, including 2 La Liga titles, 2 Copa del Rey and 4 UEFA Champions League titles, and became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.