Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro or very well known as ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’ is a Portuguese professional football player, endorser, and fashion entrepreneur.
Stage Name: Cristiano Ronaldo
Full Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Birthday: February 5, 1985
Place of Origin: Madeira, Portugal
Height: 6 feet
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Spouse: Georgina Rodriguez
Profession: Professional Football Player (Portugal), Fashion Entrepreneur
Total Net Worth: $500 million US Dollars
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on February 5, 1985, in Sao Pedro, Funchal, on the island of Madeira, Portugal, and grew up in the city of Santo Antonio, Funchal.
He is the youngest of four siblings to parents Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros de Aveiro, who is a cook and Jose Dinis Aveiro, a part time kit man and municipal gardener.
He was raised in a Catholic household and experienced the impoverished lifestyle of sharing a single room with all of his other siblings.
Christiano’s mother admitted that she wanted to abort Ronaldo because of poverty, an alcoholic father, and they have too many children already. Her doctor refused the operation, saving Ronaldo.
He is a father of four children. His first child is a boy who was born in 2010, United States. His mother’s identity is to be kept unknown and Ronaldo has the child’s full custody. He then has twin children via surrogacy, namely Eva and Mateo who were born in 2017, then a daughter Alana in the same year with his girlfriend, a Spanish model, Georgina Rodriguez.
Cristiano is a kind hearted person and has made several contributions to different charities. He has made donations to Aceh, Indonesia, Madeira, Madeira flood victims, children with medical conditions, children in fight against hunger and obesity, mangrove conservation in Indonesia, and earthquake victims in Nepal.
Cristiano faced charges in 2017, of tax fraud amounting to 15 million Euros, from 2011 and 2014, which at that time he denied doing so. He was able to pay the fine and prevented jail time under probation as long as he will not do it again.
He also faced rape allegations in 2005 where the case was dropped because it has no substantial evidences and in 2009, made a non-disclosure settlement with a woman amounting to 375,000 US Dollars.
In his younger years in 1992 to 1995, Ronaldo played for an amateur team in Andorinha, where he later spent two years with the Nacional. He was 12 years old when he went with Sporting CP on a 3 day trial, signing him a fee for 1,500 Euros.
When he reached the age of 14, he believed that he can be successful in the sport of football, so he and his mother agreed to halt his education to focus on his passion in sport.
Ronaldo focused his training days with Sporting CP. His manager was impressed by his dribbling skills and promoted him from the youth team to the club team.
From then on he caught the attention and eyes of many sports managers and organizations.
He joined Manchester United in 2003 and became their first Portuguese player. He transferred with a fee of 12.24 million pounds making him the most expensive teenage football player in history.
Continuing his success he joined Real Madrid in 2009 to 2013, Juventus in 2018 to 2019.
He started at a young age full of talent, promise, and success, where he delivers it. Here are highlights of his international career.
In 2001 to 2007, was his youth years and early international career.
In 2007 to 2012 he assumed the captain of Portugal team.
In 2012 to 2016, he became the Portugal Team all time top scorer, and they became the European champion.
In 2016 to 2018, was their European championship year and the games to the World Cup.
In 2018 to present time, he gained the national league title and was acknowledged with centuries of international goals.
Ronaldo has a very strong lower body built and was dominant in using his right foot. He is well ranked as one of the fastest football players in the field with or without the ball, a versatile attacker, could play as wing or center pitch. It took him dedicated years to evolve and achieve his perfect gameplay that earned him one of the highest recognition among the sport community.
It was an advantage to him starting at an early age where the opportunity for him to properly develop his body through years of training made him even more good of the sport.
Cristiano is a talented and skilled professional football player with a remarkable career record of 760 senior career goal scores and 223 assists. A collective of over 300 medals and trophies, since he was still a child. Here are some of his awards, recognition, and achievements.
He has won awards from Ballon d’Or Gala, FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala, International Federation of Association Football, The Best FIFA Football Awards, International Federation of Professional Footballers, World Soccer, Globe Soccer Awards, ESPY Awards, Golden Foot, Union of European Football Association, UEFA Club Football Awards, PFA Awards, and other more.
He also achieved as a top goalscorer of 35 accolades, won 12 goal competition accolades from 22 nominations.
Other recognitions are from organizations like Gay Times, Eurosport, ESPN FC, Goal, Sanitas, La Liga Awards, Marca, and Kids’ Choice Sports Awards.
Cristiano also made career records in World Records, Guinness World Records, European Records, and Club Records.
Cristiano Ronaldo Total Net Worth
Cristiano is one of the greatest football players of his generation and is well praised by many of his colleagues, fellow professionals, celebrities, fans, and critics.
He has an estimated annual salary of $70 million and a candidate to earn more than $1 billion in his career salary and endorsements. It has been known that his career milestone has surpassed other football players. Should he be able to reach the $1 billion pace, he will be joining the $1 billion athlete club.
His current total net worth is $500 million.