Biography of a world famous Football player – Cristiano Ronaldo

By Fatha Riyal

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Cristiano Ronaldo is a world famous professional football player of Portuguese. Oftentimes Ronaldo is considered as the best player in the world and extensively viewed as one of the greatest players of all time. Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Premier League club Manchester United and masters the Portugal national team. He has won 32 trophies in his career, this comprises of seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship and one UEFA Nations League. Ronaldo carry records for most goals in the European Championship, most international goals by a male player, and most international appearances by a European male. From one or two players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of them and has scored over 800 official senior career goals for club and country.

Before signing with Manchester United in 2003, aged 18 for his international debut, winning the FA Cup in his first season, he began his senior career with Sporting CP. Back when Ronaldo signed for Real Madrid in 2009, he was the subject of the then-most expensive association football transfer, Cristiano Ronaldo won 15 trophies in this. With more than 100 goals at international level, Ronaldo is also the nation’s all time top goalscorer. In 2015, Ronaldo was named as the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation. In July 2008 Ronaldo was assumed for the captaincy of the national team. The upcoming year, he guided Portugal to their first major tournament title at Euro 2016, and be awarded with the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament. Being one of the world’s most noteworthy and famous athletes, Ronaldo was positioned as the world’s highest paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017 and the world’s most famous athlete by ESPN. Ronaldo is the first footballer and the third sportsman to earn 1 billion US dollars in his career, further he masterd the team for victory in the inaugural UEFA Nations League in 2019.

To glance a sneak to Ronaldo’s life, he was born in Sao Pedro parish of Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island, on 5th of February 1985. He grew up in the neighbouring parish of Santos Antonio. Ronaldo is the youngest and the forth child of his family. He has an older brother, Hugo and two older sisters, Emma and Liliana Katia. Ronaldo played for Andorra from 1992 to 1995 as a child. Ronaldo counted on that he had the talent to play semi-professionally and agreed with his mother to come to an end with education to completely focus on football, by the age of 14.

Cristiano Ronaldo has had six children, a son, Cristiano Jr., born in 2010, then he became father to twins, a daughter named Eva and a son named Mateo, in 2017, a daughter named Alana Martina in 2017, and then in 2022 April a boy, who died in childbirth and a girl was born to Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez.

Ronaldo said that he doesn’t drink alcohol, as it affects to his fitness and athletism and his father also passed away at the age of 52 due to alcoholism, he also does not have a single tattoos as he regularly donates blood.

Ronaldo is tall at 6 feet 1 inch, he was a redoubtable athlete on the pitch. Ronaldo was one of those days Premier sports stars off the field. A great many athletes favour showed that Cristiano was the most precious athlete in the world during his playing cap. His supreme popularity made Ronaldo one of the highest paid authenticate in sports history. In November 2016 he turn out to be the third person to gross a lifetime contract from the sportswear company Nike, (after basketball superstars Michael Jordan and Le Bron James) over and above that he established his own victorious brand “CR7”

To mention of some interesting facts about Cristiano Ronaldo, the name Ronaldo was added to Cristiano’s name in honour of his father’s favourite movie actor, Ronald Reagan, who was U.S. A further interesting fact about this legend soccer player is that Ronaldo has his own museum in his honor, this museum is located in his home town Madeira. This museum was opened in 2013, all his trophies and awards that he has won within these years. The first pieces that we see when entering the museum is CR7, which is the first trophy that he won with his boyhood team, Andorinha, he was just eight years old when he won that. Another museum called Museo de Cera, is where he sends a stylist to brush the hair of his life-size waxwork model every 45 days. The waxwork model features real hair that was imported from India. One other most impressive points of Ronaldo is his bright aerial ability. In 2015 a movie was released released on the lifestyle and career of Ronaldo. The movie had the title ‘Ronaldo’

As in February 2021, Ronaldo became the first person in the world to reach 500 million followers across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

If we concern further about Cristiano Ronaldo he has a creative side, as he won the United the season, one of the reasons for victory is said the passing ability is supreme along with his vision. His speed is fantastic off the ball. Ronaldo’s sudden and direct running from wide positions is a key for United, he can knock down teams on the counter in a flash. His accomplishment is great, his ability to shoot from just about anywhere is even greater. From superlative free kicks to extraordinary backheeling, Ronaldo has all the ingredients to make the grade. He is 6′2″ which is the perfect height to win the ball in the air. Ronaldo was just 23, when he was named as the ‘best player in the world’. Winning the Premier League twice, Champions League, European finalist, are some great achievements by Cristiano Ronaldo. He has upgraded his teamwork extensively from when he first made an appearance at Old Trafford. He created nine assists in a previous season which shows he is a team player. His improvisation is one of the greatest things about him, the backheel that he scored opposed to Aston Villa, the freek kick against Portsmouth,are his wondrous tricks with the ball. He also easily confuse a defender.

A more important point for a successful sportsperson is the mentality. As of that Ronaldo has lot of confidence and self belief. Cesc Fabregas says that “Football is nearly 80 percentin your mind. You can have the talent but if you don’t have the head you will go nowhere” absolutely, yes.

That is the cause, that I think Cristiano Ronaldo is the best football player in the world.

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By Fatha Riyal

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