Cristiano Ronaldo who is also known as CR7 started his football career as a winger and he used his speedy football tricks to get everyone on the field to know what he actually was worth. He is well known for his shooting ability since the day he started playing and also for his long-range strikes and free kicks.
The full name of Cristiano Ronaldo is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro and his hometown is the Portuguese island of Madeira. He was born on February 5th, 1985. The name Ronaldo was added to his name in the honor of Ronald Reagan.
He was signed by Sporting Lisbon as a youth player at just the tender age of 12 and quit school at the age of 14 so that he could focus more closely on his passion. He also underwent heart surgery after which he started training again. He is also very well known for his technique of kicking the ball at the center to create an unpredictable path of flight.
Ronaldo gave his career a start with Sporting Lisbon’s first team when he scored twice in the 3-0 win and he was 17 that time. After that Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was determined to sign him for which he charged a record breaking fee. He had a debut for Manchester United in a 4-0 win with a free-kick for the Red Devils.
Ronaldo asked for a transfer from Manchester United in the season 2006-07 but continued to play during which he mastered his skills. He not only scored over 20 goals but also won the Premier League title. He scored another record-breaking 43 goals in the next season and won the Champions League title for the very first time. He stuck to the club till 2009.
He yet again had a record-breaking transfer fee when he joined Real Madrid. He kept on making and breaking his old records and made another one by scoring a goal in each of the first four games and a total of 33 goals in the season. He then scored over 40 goals in the next season and yet another 69 in the next. He won the Ballon d’Or for the first time in 2023 and in that season he scored a total of 69 goals. 2018 was the last year of Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid.
Ronaldo joined Juventus after leaving Real Madrid and scored a total of 21 goals and 8 assists in his very first season. He also won the Euro Cup in the year 2016.
Awards and Trophies
Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded one of the most auspicious awards for footballers- the Golden Boot and he was awarded this four times. This is given to the highest scorer across various leagues. He also won the Ballon D’Or five times which is considered to be one of the highest honors for any soccer player. He has won both of these awards more than any soccer player in the history of football.
He has won a total of 29 trophies throughout his football career which includes six league titles, five championship trophies, one Euro Cup, and one National League win. He is the first to win the Championship title 5 times. His goal count goes over 700 as of 2020. He has scored a total of 129 goals in the championship league and nine goals in the euro cup. He is also one of the players who have played more than 1,000 matches at the age of 35.
Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth
Cristiano Ronaldo who is the favorite footballer of many has today a net worth of $500 million and he earns around $100-150 million from salary and also endorsements. He is known to be one of the highest-paid personalities in the whole sports and entertainment industry. In 2020, he earned a total of $120 million. $70 million was from salary and $50 million from endorsements. He has endorsed companies like Nike, Clear Shampoo, and Herbalife.
Today, Cristiano has earned his place among all the legends which include Pele, George Best, and Maradona. He is often compared to Messi and when asked by many football enthusiasts, the only name which they have on their mouth is “CR7”.