The History of Cristiano Ronaldo

Date and Place of birth

Cristiano Ronaldo was born on the 5th of February 1985 in Funchal. A city in Madeira Island, Portugal.

Teams Ronaldo has played for

In his youth he played for 3 clubs, starting from Andorinha in 1992-1995, he then moved to Nacional from 1995-to 1997 and then went to Sporting CP from 1997-to 2002. He started his professional at Sporting and stayed for a further year until 2003, he was then signed by Manchester United in 2003 at only 18 years old for £13 Million.
He stayed at Manchester United for 6 years, scoring 84 goals in 196 appearances, until 2009 when he was signed by Real Madrid for a staggering £80 Million, after staying at Real Madrid for 9 years and scoring 311 goals in only 290 appearances he was signed by Italian team Juventus for 112 million euros (£99.2m), on a promising 4 years, after only just 3 years at Juventus scoring 81 goals in 98 appearances he was re-signed by Manchester United for only 12.86 Million, he is currently at Manchester United with speculations of a possible move in the summer.

Trophies and awards he has won Ronaldo has won:

  • 2 FIFA men’s player trophies
  • 5 Ballon D’ORS
  • 3 UEFA best player in Europe
  • 10 Footballer of the year
  • 1 FIFA Puskas award
  • 19 Top scorer awards
  • 5 players of the year awards
  • 2 TM-player of the season
  • 1 European champion trophy
  • 5 Champion leagues
  • 3 Premier leagues
  • 1 English FA cup
  • 2 English League cup winner
  • 2 Spanish champions
  • 2 Spanish Cup winners
  • 2 Spanish super cup winner
  • 2 Italian Champions
  • 1 Italian cup winner
  • 2 Italian super cup winner
  • 4 FIFA club world cup winner
  • 1 Winner UEFA nations league
  • 3 UEFA super cup winner
  • 1 Portuguese cup winner
  • 2 English super cup winner

Bringing his total awards to 81 over the space of just 16 years in professional football. All together he has a total of 300 trophies and medals

Education

Cristiano originally went to a school in Madeira until he was 11 years old in which he moved to sporting and went to a school there, at the age of 14 he was expelled from school after throwing a chair at a teacher, after the teacher made fun of his strong Madeira accent, and told him his dream of being a professional footballer would never come true.

When he was expelled himself and his mother both decided to quit his education and fully focus on football in which he signed a semi-professional contract with sporting at only 14 years old

Childhood life

Ronaldo was born in February 1985, he grew up in a largely working-class neighbourhood in a small tin-roofed house that overlooked the ocean, in which he had to share a room with his 3 siblings. Ronaldo was introduced to football by his dad who was working as an equipment manager at the club