Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on 5th February 1985 in the sleepy town of Madeira. From his early days, the young RonaldoÂ ashowed plenty of promise in football and got into Sporting Lisbon academy after spells with local clubs. And from there on his career took off. After making A handful of apprearences of Sporting and featuring in the Euro 2004 in his country, Ronaldo moved to Manchester United as an 18 year old.Â Learning his trade from one of the best managers of all time, Ronaldo evolved from a tricky winger with raw talent to the worlds most expensive player as he left Manchester United for a reported fee of 94 million Euros in 2009, after reaching 2 consecutive Champions finals with the English club.
Ronaldoâ€™s time at Real Madrid can be classed as an even better one as he turned into a goalscoring machine in his time at the Santiago Bernebeu. He holds the record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season, having scored 17 goals in the 2013â€“14 season. He also scored his first 200 goals in La liga in only 178 games, another record. With 3 Ballon Dâ€™Orâ€™s to his name, Ronaldo is already a great of the game and at 30, there is still a lot more to come from the Portugese.