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Child safety committee for Karnataka schools

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Generate Velocity Through Yoga

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Centre scans doctors’ accountability

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Global agony over Ebola

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Cristiano Ronaldo

By Rupam Banerjee || Senior Journalist

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid. He is also the captain of the Portugal national team.

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, popularly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer. He plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid. He is also the captain of the Portugal national team. He became the most expensive footballer in history when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth £80 million (€94 million or $132 million). Ronaldo's contract with Real Madrid, under the terms of which he is paid €21 million per year (after taxes), makes him the highest-paid footballer in the world, and his buyout clause is valued at €1 billion as per his contract.


Ronaldo was born in Santo António, a neighbourhood of Funchal, Madeira. He is the youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener. His second given name "Ronaldo" was chosen after then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan, who was his father's favourite actor. He has one older brother, Hugo, and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia. His great-grandmother Isabel da Piedade was from Cape Verde. The family was staunchly Catholic and Ronaldo later claimed that he lived in poverty, sharing a room with his brother and sisters. Ronaldo was popular with other students at school, but he was expelled after he threw a chair at his teacher. At the age of 14, Ronaldo agreed with his mother to focus entirely on football. He became the only player ever to play for Sporting's under-16, under-17, under-18, B-team, and the first team, all within one season.

At the age of 15 Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart, a condition that might have forced him to give up playing football. The Sporting staffs were made aware of the condition and Ronaldo's mother gave her authorisation for hospital admission. While there, he had an operation in which a laser was used to cauterise the area of his heart that was causing the problem. The surgery took place in the morning and Ronaldo was discharged from hospital by the end of the afternoon. He resumed training only a few days later.


Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Andorinha, where he played for 2 years, before moving to C.D. Nacional. In 1997, he made a move to Portuguese giants Sporting Clube de Portugal. Ronaldo caught the attention of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, who signed him for £12.2 million ( €15 million ) in 2003. In 2004, Ronaldo won his first club honour, the FA Cup. In 2007, Ronaldo was the first player in England to win all 4 main PFA and FWA awards. In 2008 and 2013, he won the FIFA / Ballon d'Or award for the best footballer in the world. He was the first Portuguese player to win the award twice. He was awarded the European Golden Boot in both 2008 and 2011. In 2008, Ronaldo won 3 of the 4 main PFA and FWA trophies and was named the FIFA World Player of the Year, FIFA Pro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, and the Onze d'Or. In 2007 and 2008, Ronaldo was named FWA Footballer of the Year. He was winner of the FIFA Puskás Award for Goal in the inaugural Year in 2009.

Ronaldo is the first top European league player to reach 40 goals in a single season in two consecutive years. He was the fastest Real Madrid player to reach 100 league goals, and the first player to score against every team in a single season in La Liga. He holds the record for most goals scored in a season for Real Madrid. In January 2014, Ronaldo scored his 400th career goal. After spending his first year at Madrid wearing the number 9 shirt, he began wearing the number 7 again following the departure of long-serving striker Raúl. Ronaldo had previously worn the number 7 jersey at Manchester United.

Ronaldo made his debut for Portugal in August 2003. He has been capped over 100 times and is Portugal's top goal scorer of all time. With Portugal he has participated in 5 major tournaments; UEFA Euro 2004, the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012. He scored his first international goal in the opening game of Euro 2004 against Greece and helped Portugal reach the final. He took over captaincy of the national team in July 2008.

On 17 October 2012, Ronaldo won his 100th cap for the Portugal national team in a World Cup qualification match against Northern Ireland (1-1) at Porto's Estádio do Dragão. He became the third youngest European ever to reach that figure in the process, after Germany's Lukas Podolski and Estonia's Kristen Viikmäe.


On 14 August 2013, Ronaldo scored his 40th goal for Portugal in a 1–1 friendly draw against the Netherlands. On 6 September 2013, Ronaldo netted his first international hat-trick in a 15-minute spell in the second half at Windsor Park against Northern Ireland (4-2) in a World Cup qualification match and became Portugal's second-highest scorer ahead of Eusébio.

Ronaldo scored eight goals in Portugal's FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign, including all four of the team's goals in the two-legged play-off against Sweden which ensured Portugal's place at the finals. His hat-trick in the second-leg made him Portugal's joint-top scorer of all-time after equalling Pauleta's record tally of 47 international goals.

On 5 March 2014, Ronaldo netted twice in Portugal's 5-1 friendly win over Cameroon and took his tally of goals to 49. He is now the all-time leading goal scorer for his country.

Personal information

Full name

 Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Date of birth

 5 February 1985 (age 29)

Place of birth

 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal


 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Playing position



 € 21 million ( 2014 )

Club information

Current club

 Real Madrid



Youth career






 Sporting CP

Senior career






 Sporting CP




 Manchester United




 Real Madrid



National team


 Portugal U17




 Portugal U20




 Portugal U21




 Portugal U23








Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:01, 7 May 2014 (UTC).

Appearances (Goals).
National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014 (UTC)

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