After his team progressed past Poland on penalties, Ronaldo became the first player to participate in three European Championship semi-finals; he scored the opening goal and assisted a second in a 20 win against Wales, equaling Michel Platini as the competition's all-time top scorer with nine goals.
I think they have their own personal pride in terms of wanting to be the best". As a child, Ronaldo played for amateur team Andorinha from 1992 to 1995, where his father was the kit man, and later spent two years with Nacional. In the final of the tournament four days later, Portugal defeated Netherlands 10. He scored Manchester United's 1000th Premier League goal on 29 October, their only strike in a 41 loss to Middlesbrough.
Time included him on their list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. He is in a relationship with Spanish model Georgina Rodrguez, who gave birth to their daughter Alana Martina, on 12 November 2017. On 14 October, he scored his 700th senior career goal for club and country from the penalty spot, in his 974th senior career appearance, a 21 away loss to Ukraine in a Euro 2020 qualifier. Subsequent hat-tricks against Sevilla, Espanyol, and Getafe took his number of hat-tricks for Real Madrid to 31, surpassing Di Stfano's club record of 28. He helped Madrid reach the Copa del Rey final by scoring twice in El Clsico, which marked the sixth successive match at Camp Nou in which he had scored, a Real Madrid record.
On 3 March 2018, he scored two goals in a 31 home win over Getafe, his first being his 300th La Liga goal in his 286th La Liga appearance, making him the fastest player to reach this landmark and only the second player to do so after Lionel Messi. A documentary film about his life and career, titled Ronaldo, was released worldwide on 9 November 2015. As the Champions League top goalscorer for the third time, with a record 17 goals, he was named the UEFA Best Player in Europe. Three days prior, he had scored his 300th club goal as part of a perfect hat-trick against Getafe. In December, he scored his tenth Serie A goal of the season, from the penalty spot, netting the final goal in a 30 away win over rivals Fiorentina; with this goal, Ronaldo became the first Juventus player since John Charles in 1957 to score 10 goals in his first 14 league games for the club. He scored a hat-trick against VfL Wolfsburg to send his club into the Champions League semi-finals. In 2009, Ronaldo donated 100,000 to the hospital that saved his mother's life in Madeira following her battle with cancer, so that they could build a cancer centre on the island. He has won 29 major trophies in his career, including six league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League. Ronaldo subsequently scored twice in a 51 friendly win over Cameroon on 5 March 2014 to become his country's all-time top scorer. Three days later, he scored in a 10 win over hosts Russia.
As his reputation grew from his time at Manchester United, Ronaldo has signed many sponsorship deals for consumer products, including sportswear, football boots (since November 2012 Ronaldo has worn the Nike Mercurial Vapor personalized CR7 edition), soft drinks, clothing, automotive lubricants, financial services, electronics, and computer video games. He again scored twice, including a penalty, in the Champions League semi-finals against Bayern Munich, resulting in a 33 draw, but his penalty kick in the shootout was saved by Manuel Neuer, leading to Madrid's elimination. He finished the campaign with 26 goals in all competitions, 16 goals fewer than the previous season, in four more appearances. His performance earned praise from George Best, who hailed it as "undoubtedly the most exciting debut" he had ever seen. His haul concluded a goalscoring run of six consecutive matches (three in La Liga, one in the Champions League, and two for Portugal) totalling 11 goals, the most he had scored in a single month. ESPN named Ronaldo the world's most famous athlete in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. On 30 June, Portugal were eliminated following a 21 defeat to Uruguay in the last 16. One day after his 22nd birthday, Ronaldo captained Portugal for the first time in a friendly game against Brazil on 6 February 2007, as requested by Portuguese Football Federation president Carlos Silva, who had died two days earlier. After lifting the FIFA Club World Cup with Madrid in Morocco, Ronaldo received a second successive FIFA Ballon d'Or, joining Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini, and Marco van Basten as a three-time Ballon d'Or winner. He was awarded the Silver Boot as the joint second-highest goalscorer, with three goals and three assists, and was named to the team of the tournament for the third time in his career. A year later, sports website Bleacher Report commissioned sculptor Emanuel Santos to create another bust. His third goal saw him curl in a 30-yard free kick with two minutes remaining for the equaliser. In 2015, Ronaldo's number 7 Real Madrid jersey was the second best-selling jersey worldwide, after Messi's number 10 Barcelona jersey. The goal, described as a "PlayStation goal" by Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli, garnered him a standing ovation from the Juventus fans in the stadium, as well as a plethora of plaudits from peers, pundits and coaches. Portugal were eliminated in the quarter-finals with a 32 loss against eventual finalists Germany. He is often seen moaning, gesticulating and scowling while trying to inspire his team to victory, with Ronaldo insisting that his competitive nature should not be mistaken for arrogance. United advanced to the final in Rome, where he made little impact in United's 20 defeat to Barcelona. Two goals against Malm FF in a 20 away win on 30 September saw him reach the milestone of 500 career goals for both club and country. Ronaldo scored a total of 42 goals in all competitions during the 200708 season, his most prolific campaign during his time in England. In a 2012 interview, Ronaldo commented on the rivalry, saying "I think we push each other sometimes in the competition, this is why the competition is so high", while Ronaldo's manager during his time at Manchester United, Alex Ferguson, opined that "I don't think the rivalry against each other bothers them. His final league goal of the campaign, against Mallorca, took his total to 46 goals, four short of the new record set by Messi, and earned him the distinction of being the first player to score against all 19 opposition teams in a single season in La Liga. On 10 July 2018, Ronaldo signed a four-year contract with Italian club Juventus after completing a 100 million transfer, which included an additional 12 million in other fees, and solidarity contributions to Ronaldo's youth clubs. In 2007, C.D. In his debut season with the club, he was integral in their 201819 Serie A win. Midway through the season, in November, he signed a new contract which extended his previous deal by two years to 2010. He topped the list for the second straight year with earnings of $93million in 201617. Ronaldo featured in the final of the three matches in which he made his 150th international appearance. Nacional renamed its youth campus Cristiano Ronaldo Campus Futebol (Cristiano Ronaldo Football Campus). He did not celebrate scoring against his former club as a mark of respect. With earnings of 720 million (615 million) from 2010 to 2019, Ronaldo was ranked second in Forbes list of The Highest-Paid Athletes Of The Decade, with only boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. earning more. In 2016, he became the first footballer to top the Forbes list of highest-earning athletes, with a total income of $88million from his salary and endorsements in 201516. During his international youth career, Ronaldo would go on to represent the under-15 team, under-17, under-20, under-21, and under-23 national sides, amassing 34 youth caps and scoring 18 goals overall. As a result of his performances, he amassed a host of personal awards for the season. As rumours circulated of Ronaldo's interest in moving to Real Madrid, United filed a tampering complaint with governing body FIFA over Madrid's alleged pursuit of their player, but they declined to take action. Ronaldo opened his first fashion boutique under the name CR7 (his initials and shirt number) on the island of Madeira, Portugal, in 2006. A key element in his development during his time in England proved to be his manager, Alex Ferguson, of whom he later said, "He's been my father in sport, one of the most important and influential factors in my career.". These goals brought his tally in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers to 14, equalling Predrag Mijatovi's record for most goals in a single UEFA senior men's qualifying campaign, and also saw him break the record for the most goals scored in a single European qualifying group, overtaking the previous record of 13 goals set by David Healy and Robert Lewandowski. He played his first professional match on his home island of Madeira on 28 March 2017 at age 32, opening a 23 friendly defeat to Sweden at the Estdio dos Barreiros. During the next campaign, the 201415 season, Ronaldo set a new personal best of 61 goals in all competitions, starting with both goals in Real Madrid's 20 victory over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup. Ronaldo subsequently scored further hat-tricks against Athletic Bilbao, Levante, Villarreal, and Mlaga. He is currently single. After scoring the equaliser in a 11 draw at the Santiago Bernabu, he scored the match-winning goal in a 21 victory at Old Trafford, his first return to his former home ground. A bronze statue of Ronaldo, designed by artist Ricardo Madeira Veloso, was unveiled in Funchal on 21 December 2014. His second goal was his 33rd of the campaign, which bettered George Best's total of 32 goals in the 196768 season, thus setting the club's new single-season record by a midfielder. Despite his performance, he did not make the podium for the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or at the end of 2010.
These goals brought his international tally to 68 goals, putting level with Gerd Mller and Robbie Keane as the fourth-highest European international goalscorer of all-time. Ronaldo scored 31 goals in 30 league games, which earned him the Pichichi and the European Golden Shoe, receiving the latter award jointly with Liverpool striker Luis Surez. With two goals and an assist in the last match of the group stage, a 33 draw against Hungary, Ronaldo became the first player to score in four European Championships, having made a record 17 appearances in the tournament. After converting his penalty in a shootout against England in the quarter-finals, he helped Portugal reach the final by scoring the opening goal in a 21 win over the Netherlands. His two goals in the last match of the season, against Almera, made him the first player in La Liga to score 40 goals. At the start of the 201314 season, Ronaldo signed a new contract that extended his stay by three years to 2018, with a salary of 17million net, making him briefly the highest-paid player in football. Queiroz made Ronaldo the squad's permanent captain in July 2008. In the final against hosts France, Ronaldo was forced off after just 25 minutes following a challenge from Dimitri Payet. As team captain, Ronaldo later lifted the trophy in celebration of his country's first-ever triumph in a major tournament. On 18 December, Ronaldo leapt to a height of 8.39ft (2.56m) higher than the crossbar (8ft) before heading the winning goal in a 21 away win for Juventus against Sampdoria in Serie A. Initially deployed as a centre forward by managers Manuel Pellegrini and Jos Mourinho, he was later moved back onto the left wing, though in a free tactical role; this position allowed him to drift into the centre at will to get onto the end of crosses and score, or draw out defenders with his movement off the ball and leave space for teammates to exploit. Although he failed to find the net during Madrid's eventual elimination in the Champions League semi-finals, he equalised from the penalty spot in the return league game and scored the match-winning goal in the 103rd minute of the Copa del Rey final, winning his first trophy in Spain. After the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Ronaldo missed six international matches, including the entire league phase of the 201819 UEFA Nations League. Directed by BAFTA-winner Anthony Wonke, the film is produced and distributed by Universal Pictures, while Asif Kapadia is the executive producer. He became the highest European international goalscorer of all-time in 2018. Documents, confirmed by Ronaldo's lawyers, state that Ronaldo paid a woman US$375,000 in a non-disclosure settlement. Portugal's World Cup ended with a 10 loss against eventual champions Spain in the round of 16. His second was the 400th league goal of his career. After hitting a brace in a 40 defeat of Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, he scored from the penalty spot in the 120th minute of the 41 final victory over Atltico Madrid, becoming the first player to score in two European Cup finals for two different winning teams. Ronaldo played for hosts Portugal in the inaugural Nations League Finals in June 2019. He is not dating anyone. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballons d'Or and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player. Ronaldo was subsequently booed during their 10 semi-final defeat to France.
In February 2020, the United Arab Emirates awarded a golden visa to Ronaldo, under the Dubai Sports Council initiative to connect global players, and to encourage them to live and invest in the UAE. Ronaldo made his debut in La Liga on 29 August 2009, against Deportivo La Corua, and scored from the penalty spot in Madrid's 32 home win. In the group stage of the World Cup, he was named man of the match in all three matches against Ivory Coast, North Korea, and Brazil. His 'Siiii' goal celebration features in the FIFA series, accompanied with his own voiceover. His first Champions League goals for the club followed with two free kicks in the first group match against Zrich. Ronaldo was named the world's most charitable sportsperson in 2015 after donating 5 million to the relief effort after the earthquake in Nepal which killed over 8,000 people. Ronaldo was Portugal's second-highest scorer in the European qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup with seven goals.
Three other league goals followed in the second half of the campaign, the last of which came against Aston Villa on the final day of the season, a match in which he also received his first red card.
In the 2017 Champions League final, Ronaldo scored two goals in the victory against Juventus and became the top goalscorer for the fifth-straight season, and sixth overall, with 12 goals, while also becoming the first player to score in three finals in the Champions League era as well as reaching his 600th senior career goal. He was additionally named in the 2014 Time 100, Time' s annual list of the most influential people in the world. At least 80,000 fans attended his presentation at the Santiago Bernabu, surpassing the 25-year record of 75,000 fans who had welcomed Diego Maradona at Napoli. On 16 September, Ronaldo scored his first goals for Juventus in his fourth appearance for the club in a 21 home win over Sassuolo. Ronaldo scored five goals, including a hat-trick against Armenia, in the qualification for Euro 2016. However, one year later, he was diagnosed with a racing heart, a condition that could have forced him to give up playing football. In partnership with Scandinavian manufacturer JBS Textile Group and the New York fashion designer Richard Chai, Ronaldo co-designed a range of underwear and sock line, released in November 2013.
Ronaldo has established a strong online presence; the most popular sportsperson on social media, he counted 158million total followers across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by June 2015. He is a member of famous Player with the age 35 years old group. After scoring three goals against Galatasaray in the quarters, he scored Madrid's only goal in the 41 away defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals, but failed to increase his side's 20 victory in the second leg, as they were eliminated at the semi-final stage for the third consecutive year. Over the course of the 200203 season, his representatives suggested the player to Liverpool manager Grard Houllier and Barcelona president Joan Laporta. He was called out after Real's match with Sevilla last August. Wearing the number 7 became an extra source of motivation for Ronaldo. Having been impressed by him, however, the Manchester United players urged Ferguson to sign him. On 15 December, Ronaldo scored his 500th club career goal in the 20 victory over Club Amrica in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup. With a goal in each leg by the Portuguese, Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup on away goals following a 44 aggregate draw against Barcelona. Madrid's counter-attacking style of play also allowed him to become a more efficient and consistent player, as evidenced by his record-breaking goalscoring feats.
In the latter competition, Ronaldo extended his run of scoring away to a record 12 matches with his strike in a 20 win against Schalke 04. One of the most marketable and famous athletes in the world, Ronaldo was ranked the world's highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017 and the world's most famous athlete by ESPN from 2016 to 2019. On occasion he also played in an attacking partnership alongside Manduki in a 4312, 442, or 352 formation. Ronaldo was named the Premier League Player of the Month in November and December, becoming only the third player to receive consecutive honours. Manager Arsne Wenger, who was interested in signing the winger, met with him at Arsenal's grounds in November to discuss a possible transfer. In 2014, Ronaldo told France Football that he had made a "mistake" when he said in 2011, "People are jealous of me as I am rich, handsome and a great player", adding that he had matured since then and fans understood him better. It has been compared to sports rivalries such as the Muhammad AliJoe Frazier rivalry in boxing, the BorgMcEnroe rivalry in tennis, and the Ayrton SennaAlain Prost rivalry from Formula One motor racing. Ronaldo scored his first Serie A hat-trick on 6 January 2020, in a 40 home win against Cagliari. In the last group stage game against the Netherlands, Ronaldo scored twice to secure a 21 victory. Ronaldo became Manchester United's first-ever Portuguese player when he signed before the 200304 season. So it's good to be part of the history of football.". Following the 201213 winter break, Ronaldo captained Real Madrid for the first time in an official match, scoring a brace to lift 10-man Madrid to a 43 victory over Real Sociedad on 6 January. United advanced to the final against Chelsea in Moscow, where, despite his opening goal being negated by an equaliser and his penalty being saved in the shoot-out, Manchester United emerged victorious. A year later, on 7 October 2002, Ronaldo made his debut in the Primeira Liga, against Moreirense, and scored two goals in their 30 win. In the second leg in Turin on 16 April, he scored the opening goal of the match in the first half, but Juventus eventually lost the match 21, and were eliminated from the competition. Ahead of the 200809 season, on 7 July, Ronaldo underwent ankle surgery, which kept him out of action for 10 weeks. His final ever goal for Manchester United came on 10 May 2009 with a free kick in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford. Among his haul was his 400th career goal, in 653 appearances for club and country, which came with a brace against Celta Vigo on 6 January; he dedicated his goals to compatriot Eusbio, who had died two days before. Ronaldo ended his time in England with nine trophies, as United claimed their third successive Premier League title and a Football League Cup. He scored his first international goal at UEFA Euro 2004 and helped Portugal reach the final of the competition. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM (European Portuguese: [kitjnu nadu] ; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. He subsequently became the first non-Spanish player in 60 years to captain Madrid in El Clsico on 30 January, a match which also marked his 500th club appearance.
Following the Euro 2016 success, Ronaldo scored six goals in the opening rounds of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with four being against Andorra and two against Latvia. At age 18, Ronaldo made his first senior appearance for Portugal in a 10 victory over Kazakhstan on 20 August 2003. 1977), who is a singer. As of April 2020, Ronaldo is also the most followed user on both Instagram and Facebook. In August 2019, Ronaldo and Messi were interviewed while sat next to each other prior to the announcement of the UEFA Men's Player of the Year, with Ronaldo stating, "Of course, we have a good relationship. By age 14, Ronaldo believed he had the ability to play semi-professionally, and agreed with his mother to cease his education in order to focus entirely on football. With earnings of 720 million (615 million) from 2010 to 2019, he was ranked second in Forbes list of highest-paid athletes of the decade. On 6 November, in a 21 away win against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League group stage, he equalled Paolo Maldini as the second-most capped player in UEFA club competitions with 174 appearances. Admit it, we all do it .. pic.twitter.com/giWvd08S9K. In La Liga, for the first time in his career he scored five goals in one game, including an eight-minute hat-trick, in a 91 rout of Granada on 5 April. Ronaldo was featured as the cover athlete of EA Sports' FIFA video game FIFA 18 and was heavily involved in the game's promotion. Despite ongoing doubts over his fitness, being forced to abort practice twice, Ronaldo played the full 90 minutes of the opening match against Germany, though he was unable to prevent a 40 defeat.
His 50th international goal made him the first Portuguese to play and score in three World Cups. He was discharged from the hospital hours after the procedure and resumed training a few days later. His 300th goal for his club followed three days later in a 20 win against Rayo Vallecano. Ronaldo also became the all-time top scorer in the Champions League with a hat-trick in the first group match against Shakhtar Donetsk, having finished the previous season level with Messi on 77 goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo: The World at His Feet, a documentary narrated by the actor Benedict Cumberbatch, was released via Vimeo in June 2014.
In August 2016, Ronaldo launched CR7Selfie, a selfie app for charity to help Save the Children that lets participants take a selfie with him in one of several different outfits and poses.
He is the fourth and youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro (b. He ended 2013 with 69 goals in 59 appearances, his highest year-end goal tally. Ronaldo also featured in the Olympic squad at the 2004 Summer Olympics, scoring one goal in the tournament, though the team was eliminated in the first round, finishing bottom of their group with three points after 42 defeats to eventual semi-finalists Iraq and quarter-finalists Costa Rica. In Portugal's first knockout match, Ronaldo's only attempt on goal was parried by Croatia's goalkeeper into the path of Ricardo Quaresma, whose finish then secured a 10 victory late in extra time. At the start of the 201718 season, Ronaldo scored Madrid's second goal in a 31 Supercopa de Espaa first-leg victory over Barcelona at Camp Nou. On 23 September, he came in 3rd place for the 2019 Best FIFA Men's Player Award. He finished the season with 42 goals in all competitions as he helped Madrid to win their first La Liga title since 2012.