Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, (born 5 February 1985), known as Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal. By the age of 22, Ronaldo had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year, in 2008, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. He followed this up by winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2013 and 2014. He also won the 2013–14 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. In January 2014, Ronaldo scored his 400th senior career goal for club and country aged 28. Often ranked as the best player in the world and rated by some in the sport as the greatest of all time, Ronaldo is the first Portuguese footballer to win three FIFA/Ballons d'Or, and the first player to win four European Golden Shoe awards. In January 2015, Ronaldo was named as the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation, during its 100th anniversary celebrations. With Manchester United and Real Madrid, he has won three Premier Leagues, one La Liga, one FA Cup, two Football League Cups, two Copas del Rey, one FA Community Shield, one Supercopas de España, two UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Super Cup and two FIFA Club World Cups.
Joining Manchester United paved the way for his talent to come in the eyes of soccer fans as well as other clubs. He played for almost four years from 2003-2006 for Manchester United. He selected 28 number for his shirt and denied to wear 7 number shirt to release extra pressure of living to fans expectations linked to wearing No. 7 shirt. He made Man. United debut when he was substituted in the 60th minute of the match against Bolton Wanderers. He made his 1st goal against Portsmouth on 1st November 2003 with a free kick. He got his 1st FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year award in 2005 on scoring 10 goals in all competitions Real Madrid Ronaldo transferred to Real Madrid signing a contract of £80 Million for six years after agreeing on all terms and conditions on 1 July 2009. He by this deal also became the most expensive player of the world. Ronaldo made his Real Madrid Debut on 21 July 2009 against Shamrock Rovers. He scored his 1st Real Madrid goal on 29 August 2013 on a penalty against Deportivo La Coruria. International Debut
Ronaldo wore his International Cap representing his home country Portugal on 20 August 2003 against Kazakhstan. In 2004, he was included in the Portugal National Squad for Euro 2004. He scored his international score against Greece and again in Semi Finals against Netherlands. Records
Ronaldo was the 2nd highest goal scorer in World Cup Qualification Europe. He scored 7 goals in the competition. He scored his 1st World cup Goal against Iran. He Played for different Clubs like Sporting CP, Manchester United and Real Madrid. He scored 5 goals representing Sporting CP, 118 Goals representing Manchester United and 225 Goals from Real Madrid. Currently he is playing for Real Madrid as a forward player. He Got the Bravo Award in 2004. In 2004-05, he got FIFPro Special Young Player of The Year Award. He was Selected as PFA Young Player of The Year in 2006-07, 2007-08. He scored most number of goals in UEFA Champions League 2007-08 and 2012-13 Season. He got the FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball in 2008. He wore European Golden Shoes in 2007-08, 2010-11 and 2013-14 scoring most number of goals(31).
Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Andorinha, where he played for two years, before moving to C.D. Nacional. In 1997, he made a move to Portuguese giants Sporting CP. In 2003 he caught the attention of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, who signed him for £12.2 million (€15 million). In 2004, he won his first trophy, the FA Cup. In 2007, Ronaldo was the first player in England to win all four main PFA and FWA awards. In 2008, he won 3 of the 4 main PFA and FWA trophies and was named the FIFA World Player of the Year, FIFPro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, and the Onze d'Or. In 2007 and 2008, Ronaldo was named FWA Footballer of the Year. He was the inaugural winner of the FIFA Puskás Award for Goal of the Year in 2009. He became the world's most expensive player when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth £80 million (€94 million/$132 million). His buyout clause is valued at €1 billion. In May 2012, he become the first footballer to score against every team in a single season in La Liga. Ronaldo holds the record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season, having scored 17 goals in the 2013–14 season. In December 2014, Ronaldo became the fastest player to score 200 goals in La Liga when, in his 178th La Liga game, he scored a hat-trick against Celta Vigo; his 23rd hat-trick was also a La Liga record. He is the only player in the history of football to score 50 or more goals in a season on five occasions.