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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.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Nationality Portugal
Position Attacker
Current Club Real Madrid
Shirt Number 7
Career
Clubs
Real Madrid Jul 2009 - Present
Manchester United Jul 2003 - Jul 2009
Sporting Clube Portugal Jul 2002 - Jun 2003
National
Portugal Jan 2003 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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Real Madrid
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2016/2017 Primera División 18 15 3 3 0 1571
UEFA Champions League 7 2 5 1 0 630
Copa del Rey 2 1 0 0 0 180
2015/2016 Primera División 36 35 11 3 0 3185
UEFA Champions League 12 16 4 1 0 1109
2014/2015 Primera División 35 48 16 5 1 3099
UEFA Champions League 12 10 3 1 0 1065
Super Cup 2 0 0 1 0 90
Copa del Rey 2 1 0 0 0 117
UEFA Super Cup 1 2 0 0 0 90
2013/2014 Primera División 30 31 9 4 1 2540
UEFA Champions League 11 17 3 1 0 993
Copa del Rey 6 3 0 2 0 497
2012/2013 Primera División 34 34 10 9 0 2718
UEFA Champions League 12 12 1 1 0 1080
Copa del Rey 7 7 0 3 2 655
Super Cup 2 2 0 0 0 180
2011/2012 Primera División 38 46 11 4 0 3353
UEFA Champions League 10 10 3 1 0 930
Copa del Rey 5 3 0 1 0 438
Super Cup 2 1 0 1 0 180
2010/2011 Primera División 34 40 13 2 0 2914
UEFA Champions League 12 6 4 2 0 1021
Copa del Rey 8 7 0 3 0 683
2009/2010 Primera División 29 26 9 4 3 2470
UEFA Champions League 6 7 1 0 0 450
Total 373 382 106 53 7 32238
Manchester United
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National
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Portugal
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 3 7 0 0 0 270
2016 France European Championship 7 3 2 1 0 625
EC Qualification 6 5 0 1 0 540
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 10 8 2 5 0 900
World Cup 3 1 1 0 0 270
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 8 7 0 1 0 720
European Championship 5 3 0 1 0 480
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Europe 7 0 0 0 0 567
World Cup 4 1 1 1 0 360
2008 Austria/Switzerland EC Qualification 13 8 0 2 0 1107
European Championship 3 1 0 0 0 270
2006 Germany WC Qualification Europe 12 7 0 1 0 945
World Cup 6 1 0 1 0 484
2004 Portugal European Championship 6 2 0 1 0 418
Total 93 54 6 15 0 7956

Cristiano Ronaldo Latest News & Articles

What if: Cristiano Ronaldo had signed for Barcelona
What if: Cristiano Ronaldo had signed for Barcelona
They have scored more than 1000 goals between them throughout their career - but what if Messi and Ronaldo had played together?
5 stars who played with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and picked who was better
5 stars who played with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and picked who was better
These players played with two of the world's best and gave their opnion on the endless debate
Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo for Sevilla's Stevan Jovetic; calls him the 'best of all time'
Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo for Sevilla's Stevan Jovetic; calls him the 'best of all time'
The 27-year-old is new to the La Liga having only joined Jorge Sampaoli's side on loan in the January transfer window.
Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo's rant was not aimed at a Real Madrid teammate
Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo's rant was not aimed at a Real Madrid teammate
The 32-year-old was upset after Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Valencia
10 best quotes on Cristiano Ronaldo
10 best quotes on Cristiano Ronaldo
The best quotes on the best player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Spanish Football Federation asked to strip Real Madrid of four Copa del Rey titles
Spanish Football Federation asked to strip Real Madrid of four Copa del Rey titles
Real Madrid won four Copas in a row from 1905 to 1908
Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi by 800% in terms of value for their Brands
Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi by 800% in terms of value for their Brands
Messi vs Ronaldo on social media is not even a contest.
Cristiano Ronaldo blasts Real Madrid teammate after loss against Valencia
Cristiano Ronaldo blasts Real Madrid teammate after loss against Valencia
Cristiano Ronaldo was caught on camera slamming one of his Real Madrid team-mates
5 records Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can realistically break before they retire
5 records Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can realistically break before they retire
Two of the world's greatest players and the records they're yet to break.
10 greatest Premier League players of all time
10 greatest Premier League players of all time
We attempt to rank the 10 greatest Premier League players of all time
Is this the best goal ever scored in FIFA?
Is this the best goal ever scored in FIFA?
Cristiano Ronaldo with the filthiest goal you'll ever see in FIFA.
La Liga 2016/17: Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid, Player Ratings
La Liga 2016/17: Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid, Player Ratings
Valencia scored two goals in the first 10 minutes which were enough for them to beat league leaders, Real Madrid.
Zidane blasts Real Madrid for slow start in loss against Valencia
Zidane blasts Real Madrid for slow start in loss against Valencia
The Real Madrid manager was not pleased with his squad's performance against Valencia
La Liga 2016/17: Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid, 5 Talking Points
La Liga 2016/17: Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid, 5 Talking Points
A close look at how Real Madrid faltered against Valencia and the rise of Simone Zaza.
Twitter explodes as Real Madrid go 2-1 down against Valencia after Simone Zaza masterclass
Twitter explodes as Real Madrid go 2-1 down against Valencia after Simone Zaza masterclass
Zaza scored a wonder goal to give Valencia the lead against Real Madrid.
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