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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

Marco Asensio beats Cristiano Ronaldo and teammates to 2016/17 record

Marco Asensio has made a name for himself as a debut goalscorer.

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A statistical comparison between two of the world's best attacking trios, so far in the 2016-17 season.

La Liga 2016/17: Nani hails 'special' Lionel Messi ahead of tie against Barcelona

Nani has heaped praise on Argentine Messi ahead of Barcelona visit to the Mestalla.

Fake FB Wall: Lionel Messi trolls Pep Guardiola after 4-0 demolition of Manchester City

Lionel Messi continues trolling Pep Guardiola and his team on Facebook following his splendid hat-trick against Manchester City.

Cristiano Ronaldo will win Ballon d'Or again says Real Madrid star Casemiro

The Brazilian midfielder has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to win the game's top individual prize

La Liga 2016-17: Cristiano Ronaldo hires agent Jorge Mendes' daughter as his Online Community Manager

Marisa and Ronaldo have always made the back of the newspapers in Spain.

Fans turn against Cristiano Ronaldo for controversial Facebook post

Cristiano Ronaldo is in deep waters with his own fans after setting foot on Lord Buddha's statue

Antoine Griezmann says he's not on par with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo yet

The French forward also praises his Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone.

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid's midfield lacks defensive balance

The Real Madrid manager is concerned about the emerging loopholes in the makeshift midfield.

We expect a lot from Cristiano Ronaldo, says Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane

Ronaldo failed to be on the score-sheet in their Champions League 5-1 thumping over Legia Warsaw.

Video: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo team up to battle racism

Many top football stars got together to send an important message.

UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Real Madrid 5-1 Legia Warsaw - 5 talking points

Real Madrid eased past Warsaw but the Polish team did put up a good account of themselves.

Twitter reacts to Tuesday's Champions League action

All the funniest and best tweets from last night's Champions League action

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Some of these legends were destroyed with a nutmeg.

Luis Ronaldo says Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi and Neymar

As the race for the Ballon d'Or gets tense, El Phenomenon has his say on who the best at the moment is.
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