|Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a well-known Portuguese professional footballer and fashion entrepreneur. He plays as a forward for a series A club called Juventus, and he's also the captain of the Portugal national team. Cristiano is considered one of the greatest players of all time and the best player in the world. This man has won four European Golden Shoes, five Ballon d'Or awards, and 31 major trophies, including one UEFA National League title, one UEFA European Championship, five UEFA champions leagues, and seven league titles.
He also hold the record for the most goals in the UEFA Champions League history. Ronaldo has made more than 1000 Professional appearances during his career, and he's also scored more than 780 senior career goals for the country and club. In addition, Ronaldo is the second male footballer to achieve 100 International goals.
His full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, but it's also known as si Rinaldo, CR., CR 7, Chris, Rocket Ronaldo and born February 5, 1985, in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He is six feet two inches tall or 1.87 meters. In 2016, Forbes ranked him the world's highest-paid athlete. From 2016 to 2019, ESPN named Ronaldo the most famous athlete globally. In 2014, Time magazine ranked him among the 100 most influential people globally. His dad died of an alcoholism-related liver condition back in 2005. At that time, his dad was 52 years old, and Ronaldo was 20 years old. The footballer said that he doesn't drink alcohol. However, in 2008, Ronaldo received libel damages over a Daily Telegraph report claiming Ronaldo was drinking heavily in a nightclub.
Moreover, Ronaldo doesn't have any tattoos, and he regularly donates blood and bone marrow. Back in 2007, his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, she eventually recovered. Ronaldo is also a great philanthropist who's made contributions to several charitable causes. In 2009, he donated 100,000 pounds to the hospital that saved his mom's life.
In 2013, he became the new global artist ambassador of Save the Children.
In 2015, he donated 5 million pounds to the relief effort after the earthquake in Nepal. In addition, he was named the world's most charitable sportsperson of 2015. The footballer is the father of four children. On June 17, 2010, his first child named Cristiano Jr. was born. Ronaldo said that he had complete custody of the child and wouldn't publicly reveal the identity of the mother of his child. In 2011, he started dating a Russian model named Irina Shayk. The couple broke up in 2015. He then became the father to twins, a son named Matteo and a daughter named Eva, on June 8, 2017, via surrogacy. Currently, he's dating a Spanish model named Georgina Rodriguez. They welcomed a daughter named Alana Martina on November 12, 2017.
He was born to Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro. His mom was a cook while his father was a municipal gardener in part-time kit man. Ronaldo grew up in Santo Antonio in Funchal.
His great-grandparents were from São Vicente island in Cape Verde. Ronaldo has two elder sisters and an older brother named Hugo. Elma, and Liliana Katia are his sister. Ronaldo's mother said she wanted to abort him because of his father's alcoholism and poverty. However, her doctor refused to perform the procedure.
He grew up in a Catholic home discussing this man's religious beliefs. During his childhood, Ronaldo played for the Andorinha from 1992 to 1995. He later spent two years with Nacional. When Ronaldo was 12 years old, he went on a three-day trial with Sporting CP and later signed Ronaldo for 1500 pounds. Ronaldo then moved to Alcochete to join the Sporting youth football academy.
By the time he was 14 years old, Ronaldo believed he could play semi-professionally, so he had agreed with his mom to cease his education and focus on football. Ronaldo was expelled from school after throwing a chair at his teacher. He said that the teacher had disrespected him. Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart and underwent heart surgery. Ronaldo was discharged several hours after the procedure, and he resumed his training a few days later. When he was 16 years old, this man was promoted from the youth team and became the first player to play for Sportings under-16, under-17, and under-18 teams.
Ronaldo made his debut in 2002 in the Primeira Liga. Sporting beat Manchester United in 2003. Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson decided to sign Ronaldo. Ronaldo continued to play for Manchester United and improved his style of play. During the 2006-2007 season, he scored more than 20 goals and won the Premier League title. Ronaldo won the Champions League for the first time during the following season. He later joined Real Madrid and eventually became the first Real Madrid player to go more than 40 goals. He left Real Madrid in 2018 and joined Juventus. Ronaldo finished his debut season with eight assists and 21 goals. Last year, he started his second season at Juventus.
He's among the highest-paid entertainers in the world, around 100 to $150 million in a given year. This man earns through salary and brand endorsement deals. For example, he earned around $120 million in 2020, $70 million from salary. On the other hand, he earned $50 million from brand endorsement deals with Herbalife, Clear shampoo, and Nike. It's worth mentioning that this footballer is on pace to make over $1 billion in his career from salary and endorsements. A milestone that no other footballer has ever achieved. The total net worth of Cristiano Ronaldo is $500 million. He has a house in many eras in Portugal. The seven-story mansion is estimated to be worth around 8 million pounds. Moreover, his place in LA Finca covers 600 square feet and has a price tag of $6.2 million.
The house features eight bathrooms, seven bedrooms, and multiple kids' playrooms. Ronaldo also owns an apartment in New York and a mansion in Cheshire village in the UK.
Cristiano Ronaldo owns the following cars: Bugatti Centodieci, Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, Maserati GranCabrio, Rolls Royce Covenant, Chevrolet Camaro SS, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari F 12 TDF, McLaren Senna, Ferrari 599 GTO, Mercedes Benz S65 AMG Coupe, Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Mercedes Benz Gle 63 S AMG, Audi RS7. he has a 2008 Gulfstream G 650 that's worth around 5 million pounds. This private jet features a kitchen, two bathrooms and can accommodate 18 people.