Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid 2.jpg
Cristiano Ronaldo
Personal information
Full name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of birth 5 February 1985 (1985-02-05) (age 29)
Place of birth Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002-2003
2003-2009
2009-
Sporting Portugal
Manchester United
Real Madrid
National team
2003- Portugal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (spoken IPA [kɾiʃ'tiɐnu ʁu'naɫdu]), (born 5 February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira), better known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese football player. He plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.

Ronaldo was born on 5 February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. His father named him after Ronald Reagan.[1]

In 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Sporting Portugal. He was given the number 7. This number had been worn by George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham before him.

In the 2007/08 season, he became the only player in the last 25 years to win both the FIFPro "Player of the Year" and the FIFPro "Young Player of the Year" awards in the same season. In that season, he scored a total of 41 goals and won the European Golden Boot, an award which is given to the top scorer.

Ronaldo is currently the second most expensive professional football player of all time, after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid for approximately £80m.

Club career statistics[change | edit source]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portugal League Cup of Portugal Portuguese League Cup Europe Total
2002/03 Sporting Portugal Portuguese Liga 25 3 3 2 3 0 31 5
England League FA Cup Football League Cup Europe Total
2003/04 Manchester United Premier League 29 4 5 2 1 0 5 0 40 6
2004/05 33 5 7 4 2 0 8 0 50 9
2005/06 33 9 2 0 4 2 8 1 47 12
2006/07 34 17 7 3 1 0 11 3 53 23
2007/08 34 31 3 3 0 0 11 8 48 42
2008/09 33 18 2 1 4 2 12 4 51 25
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
2009/10 Real Madrid La Liga 29 26 0 0 6 7 35 33
2010/11 34 40 8 7 12 6 54 53
Country Portugal 25 3 3 2 3 0 31 5
England 196 84 26 13 12 4 55 16 289 117
Spain 63 66 8 7 18 13 89 86
Total 284 153 37 15 12 4 76 29 409 208

International career statistics[change | edit source]

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Portugal national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 2 0
2004 16 7
2005 10 2
2006 14 6
2007 10 5
2008 8 1
2009 7 1
2010 11 3
2011 9 7
Total 87 32

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