February 5, 1985
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Source(-s) of wealth
Sports earnings, Endorsement, Investor
Who is Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional footballer from Portugal that plays as an attacker for Manchester United in the English Premier League, England. He captains the Portuguese national team and is often regarded as currently the best footballer in the world and amongst the greatest of all times in football. Ronaldo has broken and set new records beyond many imaginations.
He has scored a massive 698 career goals in 935 career appearances, giving him a record of 0.75 goals per match.
Rolando has won five Ballon d’Or awards, four European Golden shoe awards, and 32 trophies. He has won five UEFA Champions League cups, 5 UEFA European Championship and seven league titles. Ronaldo currently holds the record for the most match appearances, goals, and assists in the UEFA Champions League. As a footballer, he has made over 1100 appearances, with over 800 senior career goals under his name. He has a record 60 career hat tricks more than any other.
Christiano Ronaldo broke the transfer record in 2009 when he moved to Real Madrid from Manchester United for a transfer fee of £80 million. He won several titles and honours while at Real Madrid. He moved to Juventus in 2018 for a fee of £88 million, making him the most expensive over-thirty years player in Italy. He also won several honours and titles before moving to Manchester United in 2021 where he currently plays. Ronaldo has won different trophies and honours for both clubs and the national team. He is the first footballer to earn a billion throughout his career. He is one of the most marketable sportsmen man in the world today.
A brief history of Ronaldo
Ronaldo Childhood & Education
Ronaldo was born on an Island called Medeira, in Funchal town in modern-day Portugal. He has 4 siblings and was raised by his parents. His father Jose Dinis Aveiro is a part-time kit man and a gardener. His mother was a cook then. Ronaldo was raised in a catholic home due to poverty. He started playing football quite early, first at Andorinha, where his father worked as a kit man. Between 1992 to 1997, he played for Andorinha and Nacional football clubs. After a 3-day trial at Sporting CP in 1997, he was signed for £1,500. Ronaldo dropped out of school at 14 years to fully focus on his football career before joining Sporting’s youth football team.
Roland’s Football Career
Ronaldo has been playing football since was over 5 years. He started properly with the Sporting CP youth team, where you excelled at every level – under-16, 17, and 18. He had his Primeira Liga debut in 2002, scoring 2 goals in the 3-goal win match. Ronaldo impressed in Sporting and then moved to Manchester United for a fee of £12.24 million amidst several interests from other giants like Barcelona and Arsenal. He was the most expensive teenager at that time. Ronaldo made 292 appearances, scoring 118 goals between 2003 to 2009 at United. He won three premier league titles, one FA Cup, two league cups, one UEFA Champions League and other titles as well.
Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid for a record-breaking fee of £80 million in a move that saw him earn €11 per year in 2009. He scored a goal in his debut win. He made a total of 438 appearances, scoring 450 goals, bringing his goal-match ratio to 1.02. In other words, Ronaldo scored more goals per match than played. He won two La Liga titles, 2 Cope del Rey, four UEFA Champions League and several other titles. Ronaldo broke and set new goal records while at Real Madrid. He scored 34 hattricks while at Real Madrid.
Juventus bought Ronaldo for €100 million in July 2018. The deal came with a €12 million addon which went to Ronaldo’s youth club as a form of solidarity. He retained his iconic number 7 in Italy. He scored 101 goals from 134 appearances between 2018 to 2021. He doubles Serie A title in a row, two Supercoppa Italiana and one Coppa Italia. He broke and set several new records in Italy such as the most consecutive away goals. He also won Serie A awards such as the Most Valuable Player award.
Ronaldo returned to Manchester United in August 2021 for a transfer fee of £12.85. He scored two goals on his second debut. He currently plies his trade in England.
Ronaldo started playing for the national team in 2001, representing Portugal in under-15 competitions. He represented Portugal at different youth levels, scoring 18 goals in 34 appearances. He joined the senior team in 2003 at age 18 as a substitute. He represented Portugal at different competitions and became the captain at age 22. He scored a total of 135 goals in 223 international appearances. He has won one each of the UEFA European Championships and UEFA Nations League. He has won over 29 individual awards in his career so far.
What is Ronaldo Net Worth 2022?
Ronaldo has a net worth of US $500 million, which has come mostly from football earnings and endorsement deals. He earned a massive €720 million between 2010 and 2019. He earned $73 million and $79 million in 2013–14 and 2014–15 respectively from salary endorsements deals.
In 2015-16 and 2016-17, he earned $88 million and $93 million, respectively. He is currently the first footballer alive to earn $1 billion in career time. Ronald has a strong social media presence with 100 million followers on his accounts. His online activities made about $936 million for his sponsors.
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