Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro born 5 February 1985. He is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portuguese National Team captain, which is. The most expensive footballer in the history of football for his move from Manchester United to Real Madrid was paid more than 83 million pounds. Considered one of the best football players of modern times.
Ronaldo was voted PFA young player of the year 2004 European Football Championship. Premier League season 2006/07 (best player and young player of the season), 2007/08 (best player of the season) and 2008/09. In the season 2006/07 made with the Manchester United to the semi-finals of the Champions League, and the following season won the final at London's Chelsea. Golden boot winner of the 2008 and 2011. In 2008, he was voted the best player of the year in European football, UEFA and Champions League best player, received the Golden Ball as the European Footballer of the year and FIFA World Player of the year award as the best footballer in the world.
Cristiano was born to Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro (1954-2005). Cristiano was the fourth child in the family after older brother Hugo (born in 1975), and two sisters, Elma (born in 1974) and Liliana Cátia (b. 1976). Liliana Cátia is Portuguese, acting under the stage name «Ronalda». The second name given to Cristiano Ronaldo, at birth, quite rare for Portugal. Parents have named the boy in honor of Ronald Reagan, as the father of Cristiano was a fan of the former American President.
In his childhood favorite team, Ronaldo was Benfica. At the age of eight, he played for amateur team Andorinha, where his father worked. In 1995, Cristiano signed with local club Nacional. After his victorious campaign in the «Nazionale» Ronaldo went on a three-day preview in sporting, which signed a contract with the Lisbon club.
In 1997, Ronaldo joined Sporting's Youth Academy. He became the only player in the history of the Club, having played for all the compositions up to, 16 Sporting up to 17 to 18 years old, back and core team for one season. He made his debut for Sporting August 15, 2001, the adult in a friendly against Atlético of Lisbon, as a substitute in the second half and his mobbed. During this time, he played for the national team of Portugal at the Youth Championship, for players under 17 years old.
Ronaldo became the first Portuguese player in the history of Manchester United, signing a contract with the club after the end of season 2002/03. Transfer amount totaled 12.24 million. pounds. Ronaldo has asked for number 28, as did not want extra pressure associated with the number 7, which had previously belonged to the legendary players United, as George best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, and David Beckham.
In the summer of 2009, Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid. During the talks, Florentino Perez and David Gill came to the amount of 93.4 million euro (80 million pounds). Portuguese midfielder became the most expensive player in the history of world football, beating the record of Zidane, who transferred from Juventus to Real Madrid in 2001 year (76 million euros).
After the departure of Raul, Ronaldo took a Number 7. October 23, 2010, Ronaldo scored four goals Rasingu. In the last match of the 2010 year Cristiano scored a hat-Rick in the Levante.
Supports a romantic relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk. In July 2012, the couple should marry. Shayk said that intends to give Ronaldo a child.