Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro born February 5th,1985 (34 years) in Madeira,Portugal is a Portuguese professional football player. Also known as just Cristiano Ronaldo or Ronaldo who currently plays as a striker for Juventus football club in Italy. He is considered as one of the best players in this generation. Has a record 5 Ballon D’ors, which is the most by any European player. He has won total of 27 titles in his career which includes 5 League titles, 5 Champions League and 1 UEFA Europa Cup. Holds the record for most goals scored by a player in Europe’s top five league. Ronaldo has played for top teams like Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus.
Ronaldo was born and raised in the island of Madeira,Portugal. He got diagnosed with a heart problem at the age of 15. He underwent a heart surgery to treat his condition which left their family in a bad situation because of money problems. His only option was to play football and be good at it to help his family. At the age of 18, he started his young career in Sporting FC which was one of the best team in Portuguese League.
Ronaldo always did show the potential to become a great player in Sporting when Manchester United scouted him and they were impressed. Because of the potential he showed in 2003, the top English club Manchester United signed him.
With Manchester United he shined as a star player. He won a League title and a FA cup in his first season at the club. Then he helped the team to win three successive League titles, one Champions League and one Club World Cup. At the age of 22, he was considered to be one of the best players in this generation. He won a Ballon D’or and went on to be listed in the FIFA World XI. Because of the performance he showed on a top level and in a regular basis, spanish giant Real Madrid wanted to sign him. He became the most expensive player in 2009 when he signed for Real Madrid from Manchester United for 80 million pound.
With Real Madrid, Ronaldo has won 15 titles including 2 LaLiga title, 2 Copa Del Rey and 4 Champions League. In his time with Real Madrid he became the clubs top goal scorer. This was achieved in just 9 years of clubs 100 year history which just proves the greatness of this player. He won everything with Real Madrid including 4 Ballon D’ors because of the legacy he created he is considered to be one of the greats. Besides winning titles and individual awards, he is a true leader on the field. After winning almost everything in Real Madrid, Ronaldo wanted a new challenge and then he joined Juventus. And now with Juventus he is carrying on his legacy.