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Cristiano Ronaldo

February 10, 2011

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Christiano Ronaldo

Christiano Ronaldo`


Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on February 5 1985 in Funchal, Maderia, Portugal. He currently plays in the Spanish League football team Real Madrid and is also captain of the Portuguese national team. At the age of eight Ronaldo played with an amateur team and then signed with an amateur team and then signed with the local club,CD Nacional at age 10. He went on to sign with Sporting CP and joined the club’s football academy, the Alcochete.
Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart when he was 15 years old, threating his future as a football player. But he opted for corrective surgery and resumed training only a few days after the procedure.
Ronaldo caught the attention of Manchester United’s manager Alex Ferguson in 2003 when Sporting beat Man-U in Lisbon.He signed with Man-U_ that year and became it’s first Portuguese player. By 2005 fans voted him FIFpro Special young player of the year . In 2008 Ronaldo won his first UEFA Champions League title and was named Player of the Tournament. He was also named FIFPro World Player of the year, FIFA World player of the Year and Won the prestigious Ballon d’Or.
After 6 years with Man-U, Ronaldo transferred to Real Madrid in 2009.His contract with Real made him the most expensive football player in history with deal worth 80 million.

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