Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional football player. He gained his fame as he joined Manchester United.
- 1 Career
- 2 Profile
- 3 Height, Weight, Physical Appearance
- 4 Family
- 5 Girlfriend & Dating History
- 6 Net Worth
- 7 Facts
- 8 Quotes
Cristiano Ronaldo showed his interest in football even when he was a kid. When he was a kid, rather than studying, he was more interested in accompanying his father to Andorinha Football club in Funchal.
He grew up attached to football, rather than studying and doing his homework. When he was eight, his parents signed him up to Andorinha Football Academy.
After spending two years at Andorinha Academy, he takes a trial at Nacional, another academy on the Island of Madeira.
He showed his skill and improvement by winning trophies for his team. At the age of 12, he made the big decision to leave Madeira for Lisbon.
He went on to take a three day trial with Sporting CP, who ended up signing him after he passed the trial. In order to focus on his football, he dropped out of school at the age of 14 because he didn’t want a mixed education with football.
At the age of 16, he got offered by Sporting CP to make his debut with the senior squad and he debuted as a professional footballer in 2002.
A year later, at the friendly matches against Manchester United, he met his destiny as Manchester United’s Alex Ferguson was impressed by his talent.
In the same year, he got signed with Manchester United where he was able not only to improve his skills but also prove that he is one of the best footballers in the world.
After spending some time with Manchester United, he transferred to Real Madrid in the 2009-10 season where he broke a world record transfer fee at that time.
At Real Madrid, he consecutively win Ballon d’Or and scored 452 in 438 matches. But unfortunately, there’s a fallout in Real Madrid that has made him feel he no longer can stay in the club.
In 2018, he transferred to Juventus and spent three years in the club before coming back to his old club, Manchester United in 2021.
Not only did he bring his club to won trophies, he also brought his nation to won trophies. He made his international debut by representing Portugal in 2003 when he was 18.
Since then, he has made appearances in eight major tournaments including scoring in the same tournament. He also lead Portugal to won Euro 2016.
- Real Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
- Stage Name: Cristiano Ronaldo
- Also Known As: –
- Nickname: CR7
- Birthday: February 5, 1985
- Birthplace: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Nationality: Portuguese
- Religion: Catholic
- Profession: Professional Football Player
- Education: –
- Hobbies: Workout
- Position: Forward
Al Nassr (2023 -2025);
Manchester United (2021 – 2022);
Juventus (2018 – 2021);
Real Madrid (2009 – 2018);
Manchester United (2003 – 2009);
Sporting CP (2002 – 2003);
- Facebook: Cristiano Ronaldo Official
- Twitter: @cristiano
- Instagram: @cristiano
- TikTok: –
- YouTube: –
Height, Weight, Physical Appearance
- Height: 185 cm (6’1”)
- Weight: 84 kg (185 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Brown
- Body Measurements: 42-32-14 (Chest 42, Waist 32, and Biceps 14 in inches)
- Shoe Size: 9 (US)
- Father: José Dinis Aveiro
- Mother: Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro
- Brother: Hugo Aveiro
- Sister: Katia Aveiro, Elma Aveiro
Girlfriend & Dating History
In his early career in 2003, Christian Ronaldo had a serious relationship with model Jordana Jardel.
They get to know each other throuh his Sporting CP teammate, Mario Jardel who is also a brother of Jordana. They dated for quite a while before they separated for unknown reasons.
Cristian Ronaldo dated Portuguese model Marche Romero back in 2006. They were dated for a year between 2005 to 2006.
However, they couldn’t make the most of their relationship as they should be in a long distance relationship. The distance also became the reason they were broken up.
After breaking up with Merche Romero, Cristiano Ronaldo dated reality star Imogen Thomas. They were having a relationship in 2006.
The relationship was in the short term, however, in 2011, long after breaking up, the given the relationship a second chance.
The actress Soraia Chavez and Cristiano Ronaldo had a brief relationship in 2006. They dated for quite a while before deciding to parted ways.
Gemma Atkinson (2007);
In 2007, actress Gemma Atkinson and Cristiano Ronaldo were spotted together at the club in Manchester.
Their relationship is making them talk of the town. It’s whether they made it as a couple or only a fling, however, Atkinson revealed that Ronaldo has tried to win her over with tea British series Only Fools and Horses.
The same year that Ronaldo was trying to hit on Gemma Atkinson, he was seen kissing Bollywood actress Bipashi Basu.
They were met when they were presenting award together in Lisbon. The same night, they went out clubbing.
The bond between them formed because of their love for the Bollywood film. After the meeting, they remained as close friends.
Back in 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo dated Nereida Gallardo for eight months. It is not clear what the reason for their break up.
However, Gallardo once told a story about Ronaldo who wore red pants with an elephant trunk on the front.
In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted hanging out with Paris Hilton. They were hanging out at the My House nightclub in Los Angeles.
They were seen between friendly and intimate that night. However, their relationship was a short one as they didn’t make it into a serious one.
Cristiano Ronaldo was set up with Luanna Belletti by her brother. They were seen going on a date back in 2009.
It was 2010 when Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted having a romantic dinner with Kim Kadarshian. They were seen having romantic dinner in Madrid when Kim visited Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo and model Irina Shayk were met for the first time in 2010 after they were modeling for Armani.
They felt the romance and dated for five years between 2010 to 2015. When the times they ended their relationship, fans were quite shocked.
Irina said that she felt betrayed by Ronaldo after finding out he had been secretly messaging girls all over the world.
Not long after Ronaldo broke up with Irina Shayk, he dated Spanish TV host Lucia Villalon.
Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last long as her family denied that they ever had a romantic relationship.
Cristiano Ronaldo dated Desiree Cordero for a brief moment in 2016. He left Cordero because he believed that Cordero was fame hungry and it she dated him for the spotlight.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez met for the first time in 2016. They found each other company as comfort and settled in with their lives.
Rodriguez might be the longest Ronaldo partner as they’re still going strong and there’s Rodriguez supporting Ronaldo with all her heart.
Cristian Ronaldo’s net worth is around $500 million. He is listed as the richest athlete in the world. His source of income was from his salary as a football player and brand deals as well.
Real Madrid (2009 – 2018)
Cristiano Ronaldo has been with Real Madrid for eight seasons. While at Real Madrid, his salary in the 2017/18 season was £603,000 and he could earn around £31,356,000 per year.
Cristian Ronaldo is the highest paid athlete even when he is at Juventus. At Juventus, he got paid £1 million per week and his annual salary was £52 million.
His salary surely increased compared to when he was at Juventus. While at Manchester United, he got paid $27 million a year. Meanwhile, when he was at Juventus, he got paid $34 million a year.
Being the richest athlete in the world, he is also the highest paid football player in the world. From his contract with Al-Nassr, he got paid $4.1 million a week and was making around $215 million yearly.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a football player who has a strong presence on social media. He has more than 500 million followers on Instagram.
From his Instagram, he could monetize his Instagram by deals with some brands and apparently he earns quite a sum through paid posts.
He could earn $1 million per paid post and was making $47.8 million per year.
Cristiano Ronaldo owns at least eight homes and one of it was a mansion in the picturesque Quinta da Marinha area which was worth $8 million.
He also owns a house in Madeira which he purchased back in 2015. His house in Madeira was worth $10 million.
- He has two sons and two daughters, two of them also twins born through surrogacy.
- He grew up in poverty and had to share a room with his siblings.
- When he was in school, he was expelled because he was throwing a chair at his teacher.
- He was the most expensive player in English soccer history when he was first signed with Manchester United for a transfer that was worth €12.24 million.
- He got an injury in 2008 and underwent ankle surgery that made him out of the field for 10 weeks.
- He has no tattoo because he regularly donates his blood and a tattoo would hamper his blood donation campaign.
- His action of removing two bottles of popular soft drink during a press conference makes the soft drinks company’s shares drop by 1.6%.
- His father was a former soldier and a gardener, while his mother was a cook.
- His father was an alcoholic and died in 2005 due to liver failure.
- In 2005, he was accused of raping a woman in a hotel in Central London and was arrested because of that.
- His action for not revealing the identity of his mother’s son in 2010 became controversial.
- He was once tricked Madrid locals by dressing as a homeless person and showing off his infamous ball skills and most people ignored him because of his appearance.
- He was criticized for disrespecting Buddhist people when he stood nonchalantly and put his leg on the Gautam Buddha statue.
- He once sued for rape allegations by American who claimed he sexually assaulted her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 after they met in a nightclub.
- He has his own museum to honor him in Madeira that is managed by his brother Hugo do Santos Aveiro.
- Through his career, he has scored more than 800 goals and remains the highest goalscorer in the history of men’s soccer.
- He is a billionaire and owns at least 8 homes and several limited edition luxury cars.
- He is known to be dating women simultaneously and has stated that women need to compete to be his girlfriend and stated that he needs to figure out who is better.
- Because of an interview Ronaldo with Piers Morgan. On November 22, 2022, Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester United was terminated by mutual agreement.
“I don’t like being alone.”
“I think sometimes the best training is to rest.”
“Talent without working hard is nothing.”
“I still learn, but I think it’s the best thing in life to have a kid.”
“I don’t mind people hating me, because it pushes me.”
“Without football, my life is worth nothing.”
“I’m living a dream I never want to wake up from.”
“I don’t have to show anything to anyone. There is nothing to prove.”
“When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult.”
“Why lie? I’m not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.”
“I never promise anything. I don’t promise anything to my mum. I don’t promise anything to the supporters.”
“I was ironing my own clothes when I was 11 years old. My mental strength goes back to those days.”
“I’m not going to change the world. You’re not going to change the world. But we can help – we can all help.”
“In football, I don’t have a lot of friends. The people who I really trust, there are not many… Most of the time, I’m alone.”
“I know I’m a good professional, I know that no one’s harder on me than myself and that’s never going to change, under any circumstances.”
“I have practically no private life. I’m already used to this and ready for it. Yes, sometimes it is hard, but it is the choice I made.”
“I see myself as the best footballer in the world. If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of.”
“We cannot live being obsessed with what other people think about us. It’s impossible to live like that. Not even God managed to please the entire world.”
“Many people look at me and think they know me but they don’t at all. This is the real me. I am a humble person, a feeling person. A person who cares about others, who wants to help others.”
“There are people out there who hate me and who say I’m arrogant, vain, and whatever. That’s all part of my success. I am made to be the best.”
“I’m proud to play for Real Madrid because I have fun; when you no longer have fun it’s a sign that it’s time to leave. For now though, I’m happy here at the greatest club in the world.”
“One rule that will work if it is used everywhere, is that when you have a free-kick, the referee puts the mark on the floor to make sure the defenders keep their distance.”
“At Real, psychological pressure on the players is much more serious than at United. This is good. At many clubs, you don’t know the consequence of playing badly.”
“My father always taught me that when you help other people, then God will give you double. And that’s what has really happened to me. When I have helped other people who are in need, God has helped me more.”
“To be honest, there are no problems between me and Messi. People have their own opinions about who they think is the better player. It is what it is, but there is no rivalry beyond games and what happens on the pitch.”
“There’s no point in making predictions. It’s not worth speculating because nothing is set in stone and things change all the time in football. Today there are opportunities that no one knows if they will come round again in the future.”
“People have to understand one thing: at the age of 18, I arrived at a dream club like Manchester United. It was a dream come true. But, even at that moment, I was thinking about playing in England for some years and then going to play in Spain. Even at that time I was thinking that way, and I always gave 100% everything.”
Growing up in poverty didn’t hinder him from showing his best when it comes to football. Cristiano Ronaldo rise to become one of the best footballers who scored more than 800 goals throughout his career.