Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo with Real Madrid in 2015
Personal information
Full name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of birth 5 February 1985 (1985-02-05) (age 31)
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
Youth career
1992–1995 Portugal Andorinha
1995–1997 Portugal Nacional
1997–2002 Portugal Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Portugal Sporting CP 25 (3)
2003–2009 England Manchester United 196 (84)
2009– Spain Real Madrid 233 (256)
National team
2001 Portugal Portugal U15 9 (7)
2001–2002 Portugal Portugal U17 7 (5)
2003 Portugal Portugal U20 5 (1)
2002–2003 Portugal Portugal U21 10 (3)
2004 Portugal Portugal U23 3 (2)
2003– Portugal Portugal 125 (56)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:20, 20 March 2016 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 October 2015[1]
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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (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. 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. At his presentation as Real Madrid player, 80,000 people greeted him at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. This is the world record, passing Diego Maradona's presentation for Napoli.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

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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
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 | change source]

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Portugal national team
Year Apps Goals
2003 2 0
2004 16 7
2005 11 2
2006 14 6
2007 10 5
2008 8 1
2009 7 1
2010 11 3
2011 8 7
2012 13 5
2013 9 10
2014 8 5
Total 117 52

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