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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, was born on 5 February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira. He is considered one of the best players in the world today and is widely regarded as one of the most talented footballers ever. Ronaldo can play as either a striker or winger and is known for his pace, power, creativity, flair, finishing and free kick ability. In 2009, his transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid for £80 million made him the most expensive player in the world.

After starting his professional career with Sporting CP, Ronaldo soon caught the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson and moved to Manchester United in 2003. He was given the number 7 jersey, made famous by the likes of George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham and quickly drew attention for his quick feet and silky skills. As his body became more muscular, Ronaldo's style of play became more direct and in the 2007-08 season, he scored 42 goals in all competitions as United won the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. Later in 2008, he became the first player based in the Premier League to be named as FIFA World Player of the Year and also collected the Ballon d'Or and FIFPro World Player of the Year awards.

In the summer of 2009, Ronaldo transferred to Real Madrid and scored 33 goals in 35 games in all competitions during his first season with the side. Over subsequent years, his goalscoring record would continue to improve and in 2011-12, he scored 60 goals in 55 games as the team finished top of La Liga. In 2013, he became the fastest player to reach 150 La Liga goals and at the end of the calendar year, he was awarded the FIFA Ballon d'Or.

Ronaldo has earned over 100 caps for Portugal and helped them to the final of UEFA Euro 2004. He was named as his country's captain in 2008.

Headlines

Ronaldo to miss Copa del Rey final

Ronaldo to miss Copa del Rey final

by Football News

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2013/2014
La Liga
2379 27 27 0 1 0 28 4 0 1
2012/2013
La Liga
2718 34 30 4 5 4 34 9 0 0
2011/2012
La Liga
3353 38 37 1 2 1 46 4 0 0
2010/2011
La Liga
2914 34 32 2 1 2 40 2 0 0
2009/2010
La Liga
2470 29 28 1 4 1 26 4 1 2
2008/2009
Premier League
2748 33 31 2 5 3 18 6 1 1
2007/2008
Premier League
2746 34 31 3 4 3 31 5 0 1
2006/2007
Premier League
2725 34 31 3 11 4 17 2 0 0
2005/2006
Premier League
2286 33 24 9 10 10 9 8 0 1
2004/2005
Premier League
2424 33 25 8 9 10 5 3 0 0
2003/2004
Premier League
1548 29 15 14 6 18 4 4 1 1
2002/2003
Primeira Liga
0 25 25 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Total 28311 383 336 47 58 56 261 51 3 7

Transfers & Loans

2009
1 Jul
€ 94,000,000
2003
1 Jul
€ 17,500,000

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