Cristiano Ronaldo, in full Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro,

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Cristiano Ronaldo, in full Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro,

 February 5, 1985, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal), Portuguese soccer (soccer) forward who was one of the best players of his generation.

--pps-- Ronaldo’s father, José Dinis Aveiro, was the instrumentality manager for the native club Andorinha. (The name Ronaldo was additional to Cristiano’s name in honour of his father’s favorite pic actor, Ronald Reagan, who was U.S. president at the time of Cristiano’s birth.) At age fifteen Ronaldo was diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease that necessitated surgery, however he was sidelined solely in short and created a full recovery. He initial compete for Clube Desportivo Nacional of Madeira then transferred to Sporting Clube de European nation (known as Sporting Lisbon), wherever he compete for that club’s numerous youth groups before creating his debut on Sporting’s initial team in 2002. --pps-- A tall player at vi feet one in. (1.85 metres), Ronaldo was a formidable jock on the pitch. Originally a right-winger, he developed into a forward with a free-reined assaultive style. He was ready to mesmerize opponents with a quickness of foot that created decent house for openings in opposing defenses. --pps-- when a winning season with Sporting that brought the young player to the attention of Europe’s biggest football clubs, Ronaldo signed with English powerhouse Manchester United in 2003. He was an immediate sensation and shortly came to be considered one amongst the most effective forwards within the game. His finest season with United came in 2007–08, once he scored forty two League and Cup goals and attained the Golden Shoe award as Europe’s leading scorer, with thirty one League goals. when serving to United to a Champions League title in could 2008, Ronaldo captured Fédération hymn DE soccer Association (FIFA) World Player of the Year honours for his stellar 2007–08 season. He conjointly crystal rectifier United to an look in the 2009 Champions League final, that they lost to FC Barcelona