Footballer Player Cristiano Ronaldo
Portuguese professional footballer (soccer player) Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the top players of his generation. He’s won numerous awards with Manchester United and Real Madrid and is also a well known sports celebrity off the pitch with a social media following of over 160 million on Facebook alone.
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Cristiano Ronaldo Fast Facts:
Born: February 5, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
Nicknames: Cris, Ron, Ronnie, The Sultan Of The Stepover, CR7
Championship titles: With Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, Ronaldo has Premier League, La Liga, UEFA Champions Leagues and much more.
Championships with Manchester United
Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
Football League Cup: 2005–06, 2008–09
FA Community Shield: 2007, 2008
UEFA Champions League: 2007–08
FIFA Club World Cup: 2008
FA Cup: 2003–04
Championships with Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017
La Liga: 2011–12, 2016–17
Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
Supercopa de España: 2012, 2017
UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017
Championships with Juventus
Serie A: 2018–19, 2019–20
Supercoppa Italiana: 2018, 2020
Coppa Italia: 2020–21
National Championships with Portugal
UEFA Nations League: 2018–19
UEFA European Championship: 2016
FIFA Ballon d’Or Ballon d’Or: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
European Golden Shoe: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
FIFA World Player of the Year: 2008
The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2016, 2017
The Best FIFA Special Award for Outstanding Career Achievement: 2021
FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2016
UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2004, 2012, 2016
UEFA European Championship Golden Boot: 2020
Premier League Player of the Season: 2006–07, 2007–08
La Liga Best Player: 2013–14
Serie A Footballer of the Year: 2019, 2020
Premier League Golden Boot: 2007–08
Pichichi Trophy: 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
FPF Portuguese Player of the Year: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
- At age 15 Ronaldo was diagnosed with a heart condition and had to undergo surgery of which he made a full recovery.
- His father named him after former American President Ronald Reagan.
- Signed with Manchester United in 2003 and was their first-ever Portuguese player.
- He played the forward position and was captain for the Portugal national team.
- Has won four European Golden Shoe awards.
- In 2008, he won his first Ballon d’Or/ FIFA World Player of the Year award (FIFA World Player of the Year was renamed the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2010).
- Won the 5 FIFA Ballon d’O/Ballon d’Or awards.
- Ronaldo is the first Portuguese footballer to win five FIFA Ballons d’Or/Ballon d’Or awards.
- Ronaldo is Portugal’s top goal scorer of all time with over 100 goals in international competition.