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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 29 25 6 4 0 2544
UEFA Champions League 12 10 5 1 0 1110
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 389 400 109 54 7 33691
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 4 9 0 0 0 360
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 94 56 6 15 0 8046

Cristiano Ronaldo Latest News & Articles

Juventus star Chiellini picks his choice for 2017 Ballon d'Or winner
Juventus star Chiellini picks his choice for 2017 Ballon d'Or winner
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or someone else? Chiellini gives his opinion
5 transfer records that will be broken this summer
5 transfer records that will be broken this summer
The transfer season is almost here and the records are set to tumble...
Reports: Manchester United confident of signing Real Madrid superstar based on one condition
Reports: Manchester United confident of signing Real Madrid superstar based on one condition
Manchester United are confident that they can sign the Real Madrid superstar but it all hinges on one condition.
European Team of the Year for 2016/17: Do Ronaldo and Messi make the cut?
European Team of the Year for 2016/17: Do Ronaldo and Messi make the cut?
Who makes the cut for the Best XI from Europe's Top 5 Leagues?
Watch: What happened when South America XI and European XI played in the same league on FIFA 17
Watch: What happened when South America XI and European XI played in the same league on FIFA 17
Cristiano's Europe XI faces Messi's South American XI.
Top 10 footballers with the highest net worth (2017)
Top 10 footballers with the highest net worth (2017)
Iniesta, Messi, Ronaldo and a number of other footballers have amassed quite a fortune!
Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Luis Figo makes his choice
Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Luis Figo makes his choice
2000 Ballon d'Or winner Luis Figo was asked to choose between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
10 footballers with most trophies in club football
10 footballers with most trophies in club football
Pele, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, Zlatan Ibrahimovic or someone else? Who has won most trophies in club football?
Ronaldo Nazario chooses between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo Nazario chooses between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo Nazario de Lima gives the perfect answer to the Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate.
Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo claims Juventus have a 'weak spot' in defence
Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo claims Juventus have a 'weak spot' in defence
Real Madrid are looking to be the first team to defend their European crown in the Champions League era
Ronaldo Nazario predicts who will win the Ballon d'Or in 2017
Ronaldo Nazario predicts who will win the Ballon d'Or in 2017
The Brazilian legend opted for his namesake in this year's Ballon d'Or battle
Messi, Ronaldo or Lewandowski? Who was the deadliest finisher in Europe this season?
Messi, Ronaldo or Lewandowski? Who was the deadliest finisher in Europe this season?
With the summer transfer market looming, these highly efficient attackers will be on the radar of the game's biggest clubs
What if: Cristiano Ronaldo moves to Chinese Super League
What if: Cristiano Ronaldo moves to Chinese Super League
What would it be like if Cristiano Ronaldo moved to the Chinese Super League?
The 15 most valuable footballers in the world
The 15 most valuable footballers in the world
Cristiano Ronaldo? Neymar Jr.? James Rodriguez? Find out who features in our list of the 15 most valuable footballers in the world.
Jerome Boateng chooses between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Jerome Boateng chooses between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
The Bayern Munich superstar considers Ronaldo to be the easier opponent than Messi
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