Cristiano Ronaldo: A Look Back Over The Years
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on 5th February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He is the fourth child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro. Ronaldo’s parents named him after the former US president, Ronald Reagan, whose name they saw on a movie poster. He began his football career at the age of eight, signing with amateur team Andorinha.
The Teen Years
At the age of 12, Ronaldo signed with Sporting Clube de Portugal, a professional football team. During his time at the club, he developed his skills and earned a reputation as a top prospect. He was even awarded the Portuguese Footballer of the Year award in 2003. In the same year, he was signed by English club Manchester United.
The Prime Years
At Manchester United, Ronaldo quickly established himself as one of the best players in the world. He won the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the UEFA Champions League during his time at the club. He also set numerous scoring records, including the most goals scored in a single season. In 2009, he moved to Spanish club Real Madrid where he continued to dominate the world of football.
The Later Years
During his time at Real Madrid, Ronaldo won four Champions League titles and four Ballon d’Or awards, making him the most decorated player in the history of the sport. In 2018, he moved to Italian club Juventus, where he continued to add to his list of accomplishments. During his time there, he won two Serie A titles and the UEFA Nations League.
Cristiano Ronaldo will go down in history as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He has set numerous records and won countless awards, making him one of the most decorated players in the history of the sport. As he enters his late 30s, his legacy is already secured.