Saturday, 21 April 2012

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo CR07

Ronaldo with Golden Boot
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the famous Portuguese football stars. He is currently playing for Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid. Ronaldo is the most expensive football player in the universe after moving from English premier League side Manchester United to Real Madrid for a transfer fee of £80 million. Ronaldo started his youth career in Portuguese side Andorinha and then moved to C.D Nacional. He was in spotlight when he moved to Portuguese giants Sporting Club de Portugal in the year 1997. Ronaldo’s skills and abilities caught the attention of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Alex signed him for £12.24 million in the year 2003.

Manchester United Career

Ronaldo Manchester United
After joining the mighty Manchester United Ronaldo became one of the elite players in the world. He was given the famous no.7 jersey, which had previously worn by players like George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. Ronaldo made his debut for United as a substitute in the 60th minute in 4 – 0 win over Bolton.

Ronaldo won 3 Premier League titles, 2 League cups, 1 FA Cup, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 FIFA Club World Cup and 1 FA Community Shield in his time at as a Red Devils player. He also won few individual awards 2(2004 and 2005) FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year, 3(2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08) Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year, 1 Ballon d'Or and many more award.
Ballon d’Or award in 2008 was one of the high points in his football career. World Soccer Player of the Year in 2008. In the following year he attracted the attention of Spanish giants Real Madrid. In 2009 summer transfer window he opted to move from Manchester United to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid Career:

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
Ronaldo became one of the most expensive and highly paid footballers when he signed a €11 million per contract with Real Madrid. He was presented to the Madrid crowd on 6 July 2009 where he was handed the No. 9 Jersey. Ronaldo made his debut for Spanish giants on 21 July against Shamrock Rovers. In 2010-11 season Ronaldo won the La Liga top scorer award scoring a record 41 league goals for the season. He became the first player to score over 40 league goals in La Liga. He won his first Copa del Rey trophy as a Real Madrid player under boss Jose Mourinho in 2009.

In this season Ronaldo is all set to break his own goal scoring record and is closely followed by Barcelona genius Lionel Messi. On March 24, 2012, Ronaldo reached 100 goals in La Liga in just three season at Real Madrid. As of March 24, 2012, Ronaldo had averaged 1.01 goals per game in La Liga. Real Madrid is in contention for La Liga title as well as the UEFA Champions League trophies this season.

International Career

Ronaldo earned his first cap for Portugal on Aug 20 2003 in a 1 – 0 victory over Kazhakastan. In 2006 World cup Ronaldo was under fire as he complained to the referee to send off Wayne Rooney(His own club team mate). In EURO 2008 qualifier Ronaldo scored 8 goals and he was appointed as the captain of
Portugal for Euro 2008. But Portugal was eliminated in the quarter-finals against Germany.

In FIFA World cup 2010 Ronaldo failed to make an impact and his side was eliminated in the Round off 16 by Spain. Ronaldo scored his only goal in the 2010 world cup against North Korea.

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal

Ronaldo Profile
Full Name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of birth February 05, 1985
Place of birth Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Height 1.86 m
Playing position Forward
Current club Real Madrid
Club Goals Sporting CP - 3 , Manchester United - 84, Real Madrid - 107
National team Goals 32
Biggest Award Ballon d'Or - 2008