Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, GOIH, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal national team.
He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal.
By the age of 22, Ronaldo had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations.
The following year, in 2008, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards.
He followed this up by winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2013 and 2014.
He also won the 2013–14 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.
In January 2014, Ronaldo scored his 400th senior career goal for club and country aged 28.
Often ranked as the best player in the world, alongside rival Lionel Messi, and rated by some in the sport as the greatest of all time, Ronaldo is the first Portuguese footballer to win three FIFA/Ballons d'Or, and the second player to win three European Golden Shoe awards.
In January 2015, Ronaldo was named as the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation, during its 100th anniversary celebrations.
The argument over whether Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi or vice-versa has raged for over a decade, but there is one stage where one is the undisputed victor. Credit: MailOnline - Published
Italy coach Roberto Mancini is “very sorry” Cristiano Ronaldo will not be involved when Portugal visit San Siro in the Nations League on Saturday. Ronaldo has not featured for his country since the.. Credit: SoccerNews.com - Published
Fernando Santos admits Portugal miss Cristiano Ronaldo but says his focus is solely on the pressing matter of reaching the Nations League Finals. Juventus star Ronaldo is not expected to feature at.. Credit: SoccerNews.com - Published
Modric, 33, was instrumental as his country finished runners up to France at the World Cup this summer, shortly after winning a third Champions League crown in a row with Real Madrid. Credit: MailOnline - Published
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Luka Modric feels 2018 has been the best year of his career even if he does not win the Ballon d’Or. Croatia international Modric is considered among the leading contenders for the award, which has.. Credit: SoccerNews.com - Published
Jason Cundy slammed Wayne Rooney for failing to look after his body and reach the same levels as former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. The former Red Devil will make his final appearance.. Credit: talkSPORT - Published
Paulo Dybala says he is happy playing in the same side as Cristiano Ronaldo and has no interest in leaving Juventus. Manchester United are rumoured to be interested in reuniting the Argentina attacker.. Credit: SoccerNews.com - Published