Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on 5 February 1985 is the most popular Portuguese professional footballer who has been playing as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and also for Portugal national team. He is often considered to be the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time, Ronaldo has won so many accolades.
Socring more than 600 goals is itself a record of a kind for club and country.
He was born in São Pedro, Funchal, and grew up in the outskirts of Funchal parish of Santo António being the youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, who was a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro and a municipal gardener and also a part-time kit man. His second name, “Ronaldo”, was chosen after then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan his father’s favorite. Hugo is his elder brother and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia.
1 Sporting CP & Manchester United
Ronaldo was spotted by the manager of Manchester United Alex Ferguson in August 2003, when Manchester United was defeated by Sporting with a margin of 3–1 at the inauguration of the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal. His performance deeply impressed the Manchester United team, who demanged Ferguson to sign him immediately. Ferguson himself considered the 18-year-old Roanldo"one of the most exciting young players" he had ever seen in a side.
Ronaldo debuted in the Premier League in a 4–0 home victory against Bolton Wanderers on 16 August 2003 which made him receive the standing ovation.
So far he has been part of the following fixtures for Mancheter United:
- Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
- FA Cup: 2003–04
- Football League Cup: 2005–06, 2008–09
- FA Community Shield: 2007
- UEFA Champions League: 2007–08
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2008