Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, (born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 5 February 1985) or better known as Cristiano Ronaldo is a soccer player from Portugal. He can play as a left or right wing and a center forward. Before playing for Real Madrid, he had played at Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United. The player who is often numbered 7 on the green field is also familiar with the name CR7, a combination of the initials of his name and number.

He wears number 7 on United, which was previously worn by Johnny Berry, George Best, Steve Coppell, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. After spending his first year in Madrid wearing number 9, he started wearing number 7 again following the departure of legendary player Raul Gonzalez.

He has achieved a myriad of achievements. Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon D'Or title in January 2015 which was held at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. This FIFA Ballon D'Or title is the third award for Ronaldo, after previously in 2013 and 2008 when he was in uniform at Manchester United.

Early life: Ronaldo was born in Madeira, Portugal, the son of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro. He has an older brother named Hugo, and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia. Liliana Works as a singer with the stage name "Ronalda" in Portugal. Given his second name "Ronaldo" was chosen from former US President Ronald Reagan, who became his father's favorite actor. His great-grandmother Isabel da Piedade came from Cape Verde. His family are devout Catholics and live in poverty, Ronaldo does not have toys and shares rooms with his brothers. At the age of 14, Ronaldo agreed with his mother to focus entirely on football.

International: Cristiano has played for various levels of the Portugal national team, namely Under-17, Under-20, Under-21, and Under-23. He started being called to the Portuguese national team since 2003. He has played at least 118 times for the senior national team, and scored 52 goals.

He was included in the Portugal squad for the 2004 European Cup, the 2004 Athens Olympics, the 2006 World Cup, the 2008 European Cup and the 2010 World Cup, and the 2012 European Cup.

On October 17, 2012, Ronaldo reached the 100th caps for the Portuguese national team in a World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland at Porto Estádio do Dragão. He became the third youngest European player ever to reach that number, after Germany's Lukas Podolski and Estonian Christian Viikmäe.

Ronaldo scored eight goals during Portugal's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, including four goals in two play-offs against Sweden which ensured Portugal's place in the 2014 World Cup. His hat trick in the second leg made him the Portugal player to score the most goals of all time. after equaling Pauleta's record when 47 international goals were collected by Pauleta.

In the 2016 European Cup Final, Ronaldo failed to continue his struggle during the fight against host France due to an injury that struck him in the first round. Despite that, Portugal's struggle continued until the 1-0 win over hosts France.

Personal life: Ronaldo's father, Jose Dinis Aveiro, died of alcoholic liver damage at the age of 52 in September 2005 when Ronaldo was 20 years old. Ronaldo said that he did not drink alcohol and he received defamation because of a Daily Mirror article that reported he was drunk in a nightclub while recovering from an injury in July 2008.

In October 2005, a month after his father died, Ronaldo was arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at a hotel in London and was released on condition. Ronaldo denied the allegations and the allegations were handed down by Scotland Yard in November 2005 due to insufficient evidence. Ronaldo issued a statement saying, "I always really keep innocent of any wrongdoing and I am happy that this is over so I can concentrate on playing for Manchester United".

Ronaldo announced that he had become a father on July 3, 2010. Officials for the Facebook and Twitter reference page for the birth of his son asked to be privatized. A child named Cristiano is in full care of Ronaldo.

Ronaldo has previously been in contact with British models Alice Goodwin and Gemma Atkinson, and since the beginning of 2010, he has been dating Russian Model Irina Shayk.

Ronaldo sometimes has a temperament. I don't know what was happening to him, on June 22, 2016, when he was walking alongside the lake in France together with his team, a reporter suddenly appeared and immediately handed me a mic to interview him, but unexpectedly, without saying a word, Ronaldo immediately took the mic and threw it into the middle of the lake.

Wealth: In March 2010, France Football placed Ronaldo third in the list of the highest paid footballers in the world, behind David Beckham and Lionel Messi, with £ 27,000,000 (€ 29.2 million) in combined income from salaries, bonuses and profits in outside of football. His net worth is estimated at $ 160 million.

Humanitarian activity: Cristiano Ronaldo was involved in raising aid funds for victims of the Aceh tsunami in December 2004, including helping Martunis an Acehnese boy who had survived after 19 days stranded by the tsunami.

March 26, 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo (playing at the Manchester United club) was appointed as the Humanitarian Ambassador to UEFA and the International Red Cross. Ronaldo and UEFA raised funds of 100 thousand CHF (Frank Swiss) or 1 billion rupiah. The appointment of the Humanitarian Ambassador continued until he moved to Real Madrid. In February 2013, Ronaldo and UEFA again handed over the humanitarian funds that had been raised to the International Red Cross (ICRC) worth 100 thousand euros (Rp 1.5 billion) for a physical recovery program for victims of the Afghan conflict.

In January 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Ambassador of the NGO Save the Children, an independent institution that focuses on protecting and saving the future of children. As his job, Ronaldo helped raise social funds, including from world soccer players to help save children. Among them through a stock auction signed by Cristiano Ronaldo, Alessandro Del Piero and Lionel Messi.

On June 26, 2013, Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Ambassador of Bali Indonesia Mangrove Care Forum. The certificate was handed over in Denpasar Bali, by the Indonesian government, represented by Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan. Ronaldo's activities as Duta Mangrove are humanitarian activities and are not paid. Ronaldo was willing to become the Mangrove Ambassador because of his introduction to Martunis, an Acehnese boy who was a victim of the tsunami in 2004. Mangroves are one way to withstand the tsunami disaster. As the Ambassador of the Mangrove Care Forum, Ronaldo brought the message "Save the Mangrove, Save the Earth."

Record: Some records have been inscribed by Ronaldo during his career starting from the record for the most expensive footballer in 2009-2013, the only player who scored more than 40 goals in the league for two consecutive seasons, players who have scored once in each minute of the match and a world record that is difficult to achieve even by any athlete in the world, namely the only football player who has won the national league title, national cup, national supercup, European club, world club, Annual Best Player, Gold Shoe and Ballon d'Or in two different clubs (Manchester United and Real Madrid).

He has also become Real Madrid's all-time top scorer after passing Raul Gonzales's record, he has also become the top scorer at UCL, the most scorer of the hat-trick in La Liga past Alfredo Di Stefano and also the player with the most fans on social media, players with a number of most goals in 1 season at UCL, players with the highest number of goals in the UCL group phase.

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