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Cristiano Ronaldo
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Personal information
Full name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of birth 5 February 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team Manchester United
Number 7
Youth career
1992–1995 Andorinha
1995–1997 Nacional
1997–2002 Sporting CP
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Sporting CP B 2 (0)
2002–2003 Sporting CP 25 (3)
2003–2009 Manchester United 196 (84)
2009–2017 Real Madrid 265 (285)
2017– Manchester United 9 (11)
National team
2001 Portugal U15 9 (7)
2001–2002 Portugal U17 7 (5)
2003 Portugal U20 5 (1)
2002–2003 Portugal U21 10 (3)
2004 Portugal U23 3 (2)
2003– Portugal 147 (79)

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born February 5, 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for English club Manchester United and the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo began his professional career in 2002 with Sporting CP in his native Portugal before moving to Manchester United in 2003 for £12.24 million where he spent six years before joining Spanish club Real Madrid for a then-World Record £80 million. After eight successful and trophy laden years Ronaldo rejoined United for £125 million.

Ronaldo has four FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, the most for a European player, and is the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes. He has won 22 trophies in his career, including five league titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and one UEFA European Championship. A prolific goalscorer, Ronaldo holds the records for most official goals scored in the top five European leagues (369), the UEFA Champions League (105) and the UEFA European Championship (29), as well as the most goals scored in a UEFA Champions League season (17). He has scored more than 600 senior career goals for club and country.

Born and raised on the Portuguese island of Madeira, Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart at the age of 15. He underwent an operation to treat his condition, and began his senior club career playing for Sporting CP, before signing with Manchester United at age 18 in 2003. After winning his first trophy, the FA Cup, during his first season in England, he helped United win three successive Premier League titles, a UEFA Champions League title, and a FIFA Club World Cup. By age 22, he had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations and at 23 years old, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards.

In Spain, Ronaldo has won two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, three Champions League titles, and two FIFA Club World Cups. After joining Real Madrid, Ronaldo finished runner-up for the Ballon d'Or three times, behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career rival, before winning back-to-back Ballons d'Or in 2013 and 2014. He has scored a record 32 La Liga hat-tricks, including a record-tying 8 hat-tricks in the 2014–15 season and is the only player to reach 30 league goals in six consecutive La Liga seasons. In 2014, Ronaldo became the fastest player in history to reach 200 La Liga goals, which he achieved in 178 matches. In 2015, he became the club's all-time leading goalscorer. In 2016, Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d'Or by a record voting margin after sealing La Décima, Madrid's 10th European title, and winning Euro 2016.

A Portuguese international, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation in 2015. Ronaldo made his senior international debut in August 2003, at the age of 18. He is Portugal's most capped player of all time with over 130 caps, and has participated in seven major tournaments. He is Portugal's all-time top goalscorer. He scored his first international goal at Euro 2004 and helped Portugal reach the final. He took over full captaincy in July 2008, leading Portugal to their first-ever triumph in a major tournament by winning Euro 2016, and received the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament. One of the most marketable sportsmen, he was ranked the world's highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017, as well as the world's most famous athlete by ESPN in 2016 and 2017.

Career StatisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Sporting CP B 2002–03 2020
Sporting CP 2002–03 253323000315
Manchester United 2003–04 29452105000406
2004–05 33574208000509
2005–06 3392042814712
2006–07 341773101135323
2007–08 34313300118104942
2008–09 33182142124215326
Real Madrid 2009–10 292600673533
2010–11 3440871265453
2011–12 3846531010215560
2012–13 3434771212225555
2013–14 30316311174751
2014–15 3548211210525461
2015–16 36350012164851
2016–17 2925211312244642
Total 26528530228890119394406
Manchester United 2017–18 911000034111316
Manchester United total 205952613124612042305134
Career total 49738359371241491101511732528

InternationalEdit

National teamYearAppsGoalsRatio
Portugal 2003200.00
20041670.44
20051120.18
20061460.43
20071050.50
2008810.13
2009710.14
20101130.27
2011870.88
20121350.38
20139101.11
2014950.55
2015530.60
201613131.00
201711111.00
Total147790.54

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