Cristiano Ronaldo is an internationally known Portuguese professional soccer player who has set new records while playing for both Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Funchal is a small isle off the western coast. Ronaldo was youngest of four children and was named after Ronald Reagan, his father’s favorite actor and the former US President. He grew up in a widely working class surrounding, his home a small tin roofed hut that neglected the ocean. His early life was formed by hardship.
It was through his dad’s labor as a manager at a boy’s club that Ronaldo was initially introduced to the game of soccer. When he was 10 years old, he already started receiving acknowledged as a sensation—a child who slept, ate and drank the game. He only wanted to play as a boy. He used to play when he was supposed to finish his homework.
In his early teens, Ronaldo’s talent and legend became famous considerably. At the young age of 16, Ronaldo gave a mesmerizing achievement against Manchester United. Even his opponents were praising his footwork and deft skill. It wasn’t long; Ronaldo’s team was rewarded Ronaldo’s over £12 million for his services – a record fee for 18 year old player. In the FA Cup final, Ronaldo showed his promise by scoring first three goals for the team and helping them seize the championship.
Ronaldo was born to Maria Dolores dos Santos and Jose Dinis Aveiro. His father was a drunken gardener and hardly made any earning. Usually, he used to drink a lot which eventually resulted in alcoholic liver disease and he died in 2005 when Ronaldo was just 20 years old. To maintain some financial stability, and help keep the children fed, his mother worked as a cleaning and cook person.
Hugo Aveiro, his elder brother, is the director of the “Museu CR7” and manages a construction business in Fugal. Ronaldo helped him get rid of drugs and both share a pleasant relationship.
Liliana Katia Aveiro and Elma Aveiro, his elder sisters, run a clothing business. His sister Katia, 39, was supported by the international football star to launch her musical career in 2005 under the stage name La Ronalda. She is becoming a star in her own right after gathering over 90,000 Instagram followers. In 2014, she boosted her profile by coming on the Portuguese version of the reality show Survivor.
Christianinho, his son, was born in 2010. His 6 year old son follows him on his good looks. He lives in Spain with his father and grandmother.
In 2003, Manchester United rewarded £12 million to sign Ronaldo —a record fee for 18 year old player. He scored Manchester’s first three goals, in 2004 FA Cup Final, and helped them seize the championship. In 2008, he earned himself the FIFA World of the Year award. He set a franchise record, in 2008, for goals scored. Real Madrid rewarded a record $131 million, in 2009, for his performance.