“I am living a dream I never want to wake up from.”
“I would be very proud if, one day, I'm held in the same esteem as George Best or David Beckham. It's what I'm working hard towards.”
“Lots of young players have triumphed at United, so why can't it happen to me? I'm not worried that I'm young. It's an incentive to do the best I can.”
“I am very happy to be signing for the best team in the World, and I'm especially proud to be the first Portuguese ever to join Manchester United.”
“I was saluted by Sir Alex Ferguson when I was subbed and that made me very happy.”
Cristiano Ronaldo (born Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro on February 5, 1985) is a Portuguese soccer player. He is a forward for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and serves as a captain of the Portuguese national team. He became the most expensive soccer player in history after he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid. His transfer was worth $131.6 million. He was the first player to win all four main PFA and FWA awards, which he accomplished in 2007. He was awarded the European Golden Shoe in 2008 and 2011. In 2008 he won three of the four main PFA and FWA trophies and was named the FIF Pro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, Onze d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year. In 2008, Ronaldo also won the Ballon d’Or. He placed second in Ballon d’Or in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. In 2009, he was the inaugural winner of the FIFA Puskas Award. He holds records for most goals scored in a season for Real Madrid. In January 2013 he scored his 300th club goal. He is also the first player to score against every team in a single season in La Liga. In 2010, Cristiano stripped down in a campaign for Armani underwear. In April 2013, Cristiano was named the face of Jacob & Co. watches and currently starred in the brand’s most recent campaign.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is best known for playing soccer.
Cristiano Ronaldo has dated models Alice Goodwin and Gemma Atkinson. Since 2010, he has been dating Russian model Irina Shayk. He is a practicing Roman Catholic. On July 3, 2010, Cristiano announced the birth of his son on his official Facebook and Twitter pages and requested that the public respect his privacy. His son is named Cristiano and he has full custody of him. Cristiano’s father, José Dinis Aveiro, died of an alcohol-related liver condition at 52 in September 2005. Cristiano was 20 years old at the time. Due to his loss the soccer player does not drink alcohol.