Cristiano Ronaldo

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Birthday
5, 1985
Birthplace
Santo Antonio, Portugal
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthplace
Santo Antonio, Portugal

About

Became one of the top soccer players in the world, rising to fame as a forward for Real Madrid, who acquired him from Manchester United through a $131.6 million transfer fee in 2009. He became captain of the Portuguese national team in 2008 and received the Ballon d'Or as the European Footballer of the Year in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Before Fame

The Ronaldo part of his name was given to him in honor of Ronald Reagan, his father's favorite actor.

Trivia

He broke a number of La Liga records as well as Real Madrid franchise records and scored his 300th career goal in January, 2013.

Family Life

He was raised with an older brother named Hugo and two older sisters, Katia and Elma. He dated Russian model Irina Shayk from 2010 until 2015. He became a father to Cristiano Jr. in July 2010.

Associated With

He and Lionel Messi developed a great rivalry as the top two forwards in professional soccer and leaders of La Liga's Real Madrid and FC Barcelona respectively.

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