Facts about Cristiano Ronaldo

True facts about Cristiano Ronaldo
  1. Name: Ronaldo’s full name is ‘Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro’. The name ‘Ronaldo’ is inspired by US President Ronald Reagan, who was his father’s favorite actor
  2. Passion: As a child, he started crying when he passed the ball to one of his teammates who then didn’t score. All he wanted to do as a child was play soccer (all the time)
  3. Heart problems: At the age of 15, Christiano Ronaldo underwent heart surgery for a heart rhythm disorder (tachycardia) that could ruin his career as a footballer
  4. Kind-hearted: Ronaldo once paid for the treatment of a boy suffering from cancer
  5. Aggressive: As a boy, he once hit a teacher with a chair because she made fun of his accent (from Madeira)
  6. Blood donor: He has no tattoos because he often donates blood
  7. Rate of fire : Ronaldo’s shot speed (on free kicks) is around 130 kilometers per hour, which equates to 31.1 meters per second
  8. Fat percentage: Ronaldo’s body fat percentage is around 10%
  9. Power: According to an analysis by Castrol, Ronaldo generates 5 times more force than a cheetah when jumping
  10. Prosperity: In March 2010, France Football estimated Ronaldo to be the world’s 3rd highest paid soccer player (surpassed only by David Beckham and Lionel Messi) with 29.2 million euros in annual income. The income comes from a combination of salaries, bonuses and other non-football related income. His net worth is estimated to be approximately 117 million euros
Fact: Cristiano Ronaldo is the most expensive footballer in the world
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Fact: Cristiano Ronaldo is the most expensive player of all time and was sold to Real Madrid for €94 million in 2009


Facts about Cristiano Ronaldo’s background

  • Birth: Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985 in the Santo António neighborhood of the city of Funchal (the largest city) on the Portuguese island of Madeira
  • Poverty: Ronaldo comes from a poor family living in a working-class neighborhood. The family home was a tin-roofed shed that faced the sea
  • Far: Ronaldo’s father, Jose Dinis Aveiro, worked as a gardener and died at the age of 52 due to alcoholism. Ronaldo doesn’t drink alcohol because it reminds him too much of his late father
  • Mother: Ronaldo’s mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, worked as a cook and cleaner to supplement the household finances. In 2009, he donated 120,000 euros to a hospital to build a cancer center in Madeira, saving his mother’s life (she suffered from breast cancer)
  • Siblings: He has an older brother, Hugo, and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana. Ronaldo currently runs two fashion stores called ‘CR7’ with his sisters in Portugal (one on the island of Madeira where he is from and one in the capital Lisbon)
  • Other activities: Ronaldo is genuinely interested in fashion and in 2013 he expanded his activities in the fashion industry to include an underwear brand called ‘CR7’. The expansion was done in collaboration with the Danish company JBS Textile Group


Facts about Ronaldo’s career

  • Young talent: Ronaldo’s talent was spotted at a very early age and by the age of 11 he was already drawing cheering crowds to his matches
  • Teenagers: As a teenager, he dribbled with weights on each foot, thinking that removing the weights would make him faster
  • The start of your career: He started his career with CD Nacional, a Portuguese football team
  • Superliga: Ronaldo played his first game for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Super League when he was just 17 years old. After that, he quickly became one of the most admired young football talents in the world
  • Manchester United: He is the first Portuguese footballer to be bought by Manchester United. The purchase happened when Ronaldo was 18 years old and it was here that he really became known
  • Companies in Man. Education: During his time at Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo won the following: 3 x Premiership League, 1 x FA Cup, 2 x Carling cup and 1 x Champions League
  • Player of the year: In 2008 he received the FIFA Player of the Year award and in 2013
  • Ballon d’Or: He is one of only two footballers to have won the famous Ballon d’Or 5 times (the other player is Lionel Messi)
  • Most expensive player: He is the most expensive footballer in world history
  • Real Madrid: He was sold to Real Madrid on June 26, 2009 (effective July 1) for 94 million euros
  • Today: Today, Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team. On the pitch, he plays on the right or left wing