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Bogdan’s Project My Favourite Sportsman Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira), better known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer. He plays for the Italian club Juventus and the Portugese national team. He is widely considered to be the greatest footballer of all time.

Ronaldo is currently the second most expensive professional football player of all time, after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid for approximately £80m. At his presentation as a Real Madrid player, 80,000 people greeted him at the stadium. This is the world record, passing the 25-year record of 75,000 people at Diego Maradona’s presentation for Napoli.

Ronaldo was born and raised in Funchal, Madeira Islands. His father named him “Ronaldo” after former U.S. president Ronald Reagan. In 1997, at age 12, he went on a trial with Sporting CP, who signed him for a fee of £1,500. He then moved from the Madeira Islands to Lisbon, to join the Sporting youth academy.

Ronaldo began his professional career at Sporting Clube de Portugal. In 2003, Ronaldo joined Manchester United from. He joined Real Madrid in July 2009. 

In the 2007/08 season, he became the only player in the last 25 years to win both the “FIFA World Player of the Year” and the “Young Player of the Year” awards in the same season. In that season, he scored a total of 42 goals and won the European Golden Boot, an award which is given to the top scorer of league matches of every European national league.

On 18 April 2017, he became the first player to reach 100 goals.