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Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Personal information
Full name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of birth 5 February 1985 (1985-02-05) (age 33)
Place of birth    Funchal, Flag of Portugal Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Nationality Flag of Portugal Portuguese
Club information
Current club Flag of Italy Juventus
Number 7
Youth clubs
1993–1995
1995–1997
1997–2001
Flag of Portugal Andorinha
Flag of Portugal Nacional
Flag of Portugal Sporting CP
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2001–2003
2003–2009
2009–2018
2018–
Flag of Portugal Sporting CP
England Manchester United
Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Flag of Italy Juventus
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292 (311)
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National team
2001–2002
2003
2002–2003
2004
2003–
Flag of Portugal Portugal U-17
Flag of Portugal Portugal U-20
Flag of Portugal Portugal U-21
Flag of Portugal Portugal U-23
Flag of Portugal Portugal
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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985), commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and serves as captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo is often considered as the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time. Ronaldo was the most expensive player in football history after having transferred to Real Madrid from Manchester United in a deal worth £80 million (€94m, US$132m) until 2013 when Gareth Bale moved to Real Madrid for a transfer fee of £85.3 million (€100m).

Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Andorinha, where he played for two years, then moved to Nacional. In 1997, he made a move to Portuguese giants Sporting Clube de Portugal. Ronaldo's precocious talent caught the attention of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and he signed the 18-year-old for £12.24 million in 2003. The following season, Ronaldo won his first club honour, the FA Cup, and reached the UEFA Euro 2004 final with Portugal, in which tournament he scored his first international goal.

In 2008, Ronaldo won his first UEFA Champions League title, and was named player of the tournament. He was named the FIFPro World Player of the Year and the FIFA World Player of the Year, in addition to becoming Manchester United's first Ballon d'Or winner in 40 years. Three-time Ballon d'Or winner Johan Cruyff said in an interview on 2 April 2008, "Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of United".

In Madrid, Ronaldo won 15 trophies, including two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, four UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups. Real Madrid's all-time top goalscorer, Ronaldo scored a record 34 La Liga hat-tricks, including a record-tying eight hat-tricks in the 2014–15 season and is the only player to reach 30 goals in six consecutive La Liga seasons. After joining Madrid, Ronaldo finished runner-up for the Ballon d'Or three times, behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career rival, before winning back-to-back Ballons d'Or in 2013 and 2014. After winning the 2016 and 2017 Champions Leagues, Ronaldo secured back-to-back Ballons d'Or again in 2016 and 2017. A historic third consecutive Champions League followed, making Ronaldo the first player to win the trophy five times. In 2018, he signed for Juventus in a transfer worth €100 million.

A Portuguese international, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation in 2015. He made his senior debut for Portugal in 2003 at age 18, and has since had over 150 caps, including appearing and scoring in eight major tournaments, becoming Portugal's most capped player and his country's all-time top goalscorer. He scored his first international goal at Euro 2004 and helped Portugal reach the final. He took over full captaincy in July 2008, leading Portugal to their first-ever triumph in a major tournament by winning Euro 2016, and received the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament.

Honours

Manchester United
Real Madrid

International

Portugal
Champions: 2016
Runner-up: 2004
Bronze: 2012

Individual

External links

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Juventus F.C. squad - 2017-18

1 Buffon (c) · 3 Chiellini · 4 Benatia · 5 Pjanić · 6 Khedira · 7 Cuadrado · 8 Marchisio · 9 Higuaín · 12 Sandro · 14 Mattiello · 15 Barzagli · 17 Mandžukić · 18 Lemina · 19 Bonucci · 20 Pjaca · 21 Dybala · 22 Asamoah · 23 Szczęsny · 24 Rugani · 25 Neto · 26 Lichtsteiner · 27 Sturaro · 28 Rincón · 29 De Ceglie · 32 Audero · 34 Kean · 38 Mandragora ·

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Portugal
Portugal – UEFA Euro 2004

1. Ricardo 2. Ferreira 3. Rui Jorge 4. Andrade 5. F. Couto (c) 6. Costinha 7. Figo 8. Petit 9. Pauleta 10. Rui Costa 11. Simão 12. Quim 13. Miguel 14. N. Valente 15. Beto 16. Carvalho 17. C. Ronaldo 18. Maniche 19. Tiago 20. Deco 21. Nuno Gomes 22. Moreira 23. H. Postiga

Portugal
Portugal – 2006 FIFA World Cup - Fourth place

1. Ricardo 2. Paulo Ferreira 3. Marco Caneira 4. Ricardo Costa 5. Fernando Meira 6. Costinha 7. Luís Figo (c) 8. Petit 9. Pauleta 10. Hugo Viana 11. Simão 12. Quim 13. Miguel 14. Nuno Valente 15. Luís Boa Morte 16. Ricardo Carvalho 17. Cristiano Ronaldo 18. Maniche 19. Tiago 20. Deco 21. Nuno Gomes 22. Paulo Santos 23. Hélder Postiga

Portugal
Portugal – UEFA Euro 2008

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Portugal
Portugal – 2010 FIFA World Cup - Round of 16

1. Eduardo 2. Bruno Alves 3. Ferreira 4. Rolando 5. Duda 6. Carvalho 7. C. Ronaldo 8. P. Mendes 9. Liédson 10. Danny 11. Simão 12. Beto 13. Miguel 14. Veloso 15. Pepe 16. Meireles 17. Amorim 18. H. Almeida 19. Tiago 20. Deco 21. Costa 22. D. Fernandes 23. Coentrão

Portugal
Portugal – UEFA Euro 2012

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Portugal
Portugal – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Eduardo 2. B. Alves 3. Pepe 4. Veloso 5. Coentrão 6. William 7. C. Ronaldo (c) 8. Moutinho 9. H. Almeida 10. Vieirinha 11. Éder 12. Patrício 13. Costa 14. Neto 15. Rafa 16. Meireles 17. Nani 18. Varela 19. A. Almeida 20. Amorim 21. Pereira 22. Beto 23. H. Postiga

Portugal
Portugal – UEFA Euro 2016 – Winners

1. Patrício 2. B. Alves 3. Pepe 4. Fonte 5. Guerreiro 6. Carvalho 7. C. Ronaldo 8. Moutinho 9. Éder 10. J. Mário 11. Vieirinha 12. Lopes 13. Danilo 14. William 15. Gomes 16. Sanches 17. Nani 18. Rafa 19. Eliseu 20. Quaresma 21. Cédric 22. Eduardo 23. Adrien

Portugal
Portugal – 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Patrício 2. Alves 3. Pepe 4. Neto 5. Guerreiro 6. Fonte 7. Ronaldo (c) 8. Moutinho 9. A. Silva 10. B. Silva 11. Semedo 12.  13. Danilo 14. William 15. Gomes 16. Pizzi 17. Nani 18. Gelson 19. Eliseu 20. Quaresma 21. Cédric 22. Beto 23. Adrien

Portugal
Portugal – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16

1. Patrício 2. Alves 3. Pepe 4. M. Fernandes 5. Guerreiro 6. Fonte 7. Ronaldo 8. Moutinho 9. A. Silva 10. João Mário 11. B. Silva 12. Lopes 13. Dias 14. William 15. Ricardo 16. B. Fernandes 17. Guedes 18. Gelson 19. Rui 20. Quaresma 21. Cédric 22. Beto 23. Adrien