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Cristiano Ronaldo Biography & Latest News

Cristiano Ronaldo Biography

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and is also the captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Andorinha, where he played for two years, before moving to C.D. Nacional. In 1997, he made a move to Portuguese giants Sporting Clube de Portugal. In 2003, he was signed by Premier League club Manchester United for a fee of £12.24 million. Ronaldo was the first player to win all four main PFA and FWA awards, doing so in 2007. In 2008, Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or. He was awarded the European Golden Shoe in both 2008 and 2011. In 2008, he won three of the four main PFA and FWA trophies and was named the FIFPro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, Onze d'Or, and the FIFA World Player of the Year. In 2007 and 2008, Ronaldo was named FWA Footballer of the Year. Ronaldo was the inaugural winner of the FIFA Puskás Award in 2009. On the international front, Ronaldo made his debut against Kazakhstan in August 2003. He has since participated in five major tournaments: UEFA Euro 2004, the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012. He took over the captaincy of the side in July 2008 and went on to captain Portugal to the semi-finals at the Euro 2012, finishing the competition as the joint best scorer with three goals. Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer worth £80 million. On 16 October 2012, Ronaldo won his 100th cap against Northern Ireland, making him the third highest capped player for Portugal.

Cristiano Ronaldo Latest News & Articles

Real Madrid fans feel Zinedine Zidane's decision to take off Cristiano Ronaldo against Las Palmas was right

Majority in support of Ronaldo's substitution. You don't see that happening often

Cristiano Ronaldo very unhappy with Zinedine Zidane, swears at him after being substituted

Ronaldo, as is his wont, did not like being substituted against Las Palmas and directed a stream of expletives at his coach, Zinedine Zidane

Cristiano Ronaldo's mother reacts on social media after Zinedine Zidane substitutes him

The 31-year-old has had his worst start to season with Real Madrid

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La Liga 2016-17: Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid: 5 Talking Points

The Los Blancos did little to firm up their title ambitions this weekend.

Stats from La Liga Gameweek 6: Karim Benzema reaches an unbelievable milestone

Also, a defender now leads the La Liga assists charts for the 2016/17 season so far

La Liga 2016/17 roundup, 24th September: Real Madrid held again while Barcelona score five

Sevilla also see their unbeaten start to the season brought to an abrupt end.

La Liga 2016/17: Zidane defends decision to substitute 'angry' Ronaldo against Las Palmas

The Real Madrid manager had an eye on the UEFA Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund

La Liga 2016/17: UD Las Palmas 2-2 Real Madrid - Player Ratings

Real Madrid squandered a good chance to take a 3-point lead over Barcelona after they drew 2-2 with Las Palmas

Twitter trolls Real Madrid and Ronaldo after dropping points to Las Palmas

Real Madrid have seen their lead at the top of La Liga disappear with two consecutive draws

Real Madrid Transfer Rumours: Gareth Bale set for shock Manchester United move from Real Madrid

The Welshman has instructed his agent to sound out Jose Mourinho about a move to Old Trafford

FIFA 17 Ratings: Who has higher rated players in the top 10 of both sides combined? Barcelona or Real Madrid?

Cristiano Ronaldo has the better team with his Real Madrid teammates dominating the top 10 list on FIFA 17.

MSN vs BBC: The ultimate statistical comparision

A statistical comparison between Barcelona's trio of Messi, Suarez & Neymar and Real Madrid's trio of Bale, Benzema and Cristiano.

10 greatest Real Madrid goalscorers of all time

From Ronaldo to Di Stefano, the list is full of legends

Andres Iniesta says Lionel Messi is important to Barcelona, but titles are won by the team

The Barcelona captain spoke about the importance of the squad as a whole
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