Cristiano Ronaldo Biography | Family, Age, Facts & More

Cristiano Ronaldo is a football (soccer) player, who plays as a forward and is one of the best footballers in the world and is regarded as the greatest player of all time.

Let’s go through this legendary footballer biography.


Quick Facts

Full NameCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Nickname(s)The Sultan Of The Stepover, CR7
BirthdayFebruary 5, 1985
Age (as of 2021)36 Years
Born in / BirthplaceSanto António, Portuguese island of Madeira
Famous AsFootball Player
Height6’2″ (188 cm)
Zodiac signAquarius
ReligionCatholic
Net Worth$450 Million (approx)
FatherJosé Dinis Aveiro
MotherMaria Dolores Dos Santos Aveiro
SiblingsElma Aveiro, Hugo Aveiro, Liliana Catia Aveiro
WifeNot Applicable
ChildrenEva Maria Dos Santos, Mateo Ronaldo, Cristiano Jr., Alana Martina

Who is Cristiano Ronaldo?

Most popular and youth sensation player, Cristiano Ronaldo is a 36 years old professional Portuguese footballer who is often called as CR7.

He plays as a “Forward” with Real Madrid and has a jersey number 7.

He is an all-time Portugal’s top scorer and European Champion.


Early Life of Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo started his football journey as a child only.

His father was a kitman at Andorinha, where he played from 1992 to 1995 and spent the next two years with Nacional.

While attaining the age of 12 years, he went with sporting CP, on a three-day trial, where he got signed immediately for a fee of 1,500 Euros.

In the next few years, Ronaldo believed that he had the ability to play semi-professionally and agreed with his mother to stop his education to focus all his energies entirely on the game of football.

But one year later, he had been diagnosed with a racing heart health problem, a condition that necessitated surgery.

He recovered soon with the treatment and resumed training after a few days.


Career

On 29th September 2002, he made his official debut in the Primeira Liga, against Braga, and on 7 October 2002, against Moreirense.

He debuted in the Premier League on 16 August 2003 and received a standing ovation in a 4–0 home win over Bolton Wanderers.

He scored his first and only hat-trick for United against Newcastle United on 12 January 2008.

He had a youth level and early International career as well. He started his International football career with Portugal, an under 15 level in 2001. On 6 February 2007, he got his first captaincy against Brazil.

He won several tournaments, cups, and leagues with his excellent performance and football skills.


Awards, Honours & Achievements

He won several awards in his excellent football career:

  • He won Golden Boot 4 times in his career.
  • Won 2 times THE BEST FIFA MEN’S PLAYER.
  • 5 times winner for BALLON D’OR.
  • 3 times winner of UEFA BEST PLAYER IN EUROPE.
  • 19 times TOP SCORER.
  • 5 times PLAYER OF THE YEAR.
  • 10 times FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR.
  • 5 times CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNER.
  • 3 times ENGLISH CHAMPION and 2 times ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP WINNER.
  • 2 times SPANISH CHAMPION, 2 times SPANISH CUP WINNER, and 2 times SPANISH SUPER CUP WINNER.
  • And many more.

Personal Life & Family Life

Among four children of Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro, Ronaldo is the youngest child.

His elder brother’s name is Hugo, and two older sisters’ names are Elma and Liliana Cátia.

His father died of an alcoholism-related liver condition at the age of 52 in September 2005.

His marital status is yet unmarried.

Ronaldo has four children. His first son is, Cristiano Jr., born on 17 June 2010. Later he became the father of twin children, via surrogacy, daughter Eva and son Mateo, born on 8 June 2017. On 12 November 2017 his daughter Alana Martina was born.


Interesting & Unknown Facts

  • Ronaldo does not have any tattoos over his body as he regularly donates blood and bone marrow.
  • After scoring a goal, he usually celebrates with a storming jump and turns to exclaim “Sí” (Spanish and Italian for “yes”).
  • His ranking is one among the world’s fastest footballers, both with and without the ball.
  • Ronaldo ranked in the world’s highest-paid athlete in 2016 and 2017, by Forbes and in the world’s most famous athlete from 2016 to 2019, by ESPN.
  • He never smokes and drinks.
  • In school, he had once been expelled for misbehaving with his teacher after throwing a chair to him.
  • He was often compared with Lionel Messi, throughout his career.
  • His transfer fee when he signed before the 2003-04 season made him, at the time, the most expensive teenager in English football history.
  • ‘MOMENTS’ is the name of his autobiography which was published in December 2007.
  • He removed two Coca Cola bottles during a press conference at the European Championship, the popular soft drink company’s share price dropped by 1.6% in June 2021.
  • For a “one-fingered gesture” during his third season in England he had been banned for a match.

Trivia

  • Cristiano Ronaldo had been called a “cry-baby” during his childhood.
  • In November 2016, he became the third person to earn a “lifetime” contract from the sportswear company Nike.
  • He introduced his own brand successfully named “CR7” for the products like shoes, underwear, and fragrances.
  • Ronaldo once has been accused for having underestimated tax for his income he earned from the sale and licensing of his image rights and the accompanying tax obligations.
  • He owns a wide range of expensive and luxurious cars: Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI, Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin, Audi, Ferrari, Rolls Royce Phantom, Maserati GranCabrio, BMW, Bentley Continental GTC, Porsche Cayenne, etc.

Best Quote

“Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable.”

Cristiano Ronaldo

You can read more quotes from Cristiano Ronaldo here.


Books

“Moments” – Book by Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuela Brandão.

Top Questions About Cristiano Ronaldo

When was Cristiano Ronaldo born?

Cristiano Ronaldo was born on 5th February 1985.

What was Cristiano Ronaldo best known for?

Ronaldo is best known for his excellence in the field of sports and mainly as a footballer.

How did Cristiano Ronaldo become world-famous?

Ronaldo signed with English powerhouse Manchester United in 2003. He became a sports and youth sensation and very soon came to be regarded as one of the best forwards in the game.

Who is the best friend of Cristiano Ronaldo?

Ricky Regufe, a former footballer turned sports marketing professional who currently serves as Nike’s Sports Marketing Manager for Portugal.

What is the net worth of Cristiano Ronaldo?

The net worth of Cristiano Ronaldo stands at around $1 billion in 2020. His four-year contract with Juventus is worth an average of $64 million a year and expires in 2022.


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