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Cristiano Ronaldo Height, Age, Girlfriend, Children, Family, Biography

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Height: 6' 2"
Age: 39 Years
Girlfriend: Georgina Rodríguez

Cristiano Ronaldo

Bio/Wiki
Birth NameCristiano Dos Santos Aveiro
Full NameCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Nickname(s)'G.O.A.T.' (Greatest of All Time), El Bicho (The Bug), Ronnie, CR, CR7, Cris, C. Ronaldo, The Sultan Of the Stepover, Ron, Rocket Ronaldo, Mr Champions League, Cry Baby, Little Bee
ProfessionFootballer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)6' 2" (187 cm)
Weight (approx.)80 Kg (176 lbs)
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 34 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourHazel Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Football
Professional Debut29 September 2002 for Sporting against Braga in the Primeira Liga (age 17 years, 7 months, and 25 days)
First Professional Goal7 October 2002 against Moreirense (age 17 years, 8 months, 3 days)
International Debut20 August 2003 for Portugal against Kazakhstan in a friendly
First International Goal12 June 2004, during a UEFA Euro 2004 group stage match against Greece
First World Cup Goal17 June 2006 for Portugal against Iran
Jersey Number• #7 (for both Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr and the Portugal national team)
Cristiano Ronaldo Jersey Number
• #9 (for Real Madrid during the 2009–10 season)
Cristiano Ronaldo wore jersey number 9 for Real Madrid
• #28 (for Sporting)
Cristiano Ronaldo wore jersey number 28 for Sporting
PositionForward
Clubs• Al Nassr (2023-present)
• Manchester United (2021–2022)
• Juventus (2018–2021)
• Real Madrid (2009–2018)
• Manchester United (2003–2009)
• Sporting CP (2002–2003)
• Sporting CP B (2002–2003)
• Nacional (1995–1997)
• Andorinha (1992–1995)
Transfers and Loans1 July 2003: Sporting to Manchester United (€ 17.5M)
1 July 2009: Manchester United to Real Madrid (€ 94M)
10 July 2018: Real Madrid to Juventus (€ 100M)
31 August 2021: Juventus to Manchester United (€ 20M)
Coach/MentorLaszlo Boloni, Leonel Pontes, Alex Ferguson, René Meulensteen
Records (main ones)World Records
• First to score in five World Cups
• Most goals scored in all official senior competitions - 838
• Most men's international caps - 205
• Most men's international goals scored - 128
• Most goals scored in the FIFA Club World Cup - 8
• First male player to score ten international hat-tricks
• Most international (club or country) goals scored in a calendar year - 32
• Only player to win the league title, domestic cup, domestic supercup, Champions League, Club World Cup, league player of the year, Golden Shoe and Ballon d'Or at two clubs (Manchester United and Real Madrid)
• Oldest player to score a hat-trick at a FIFA World Cup - 33 years, 130 days (15 June 2018)
• First player to score in consecutive FIFA Club World Cup Finals
• First player to score 10 hat-tricks in men's international football (12 October 2021)

Guinness World Records
• Most FIFA World Player of the Year awards - 3
• Most goals in a UEFA Champions League season by an individual - 17
• Most hat-tricks in a La Liga career - 25

European Records
• Most appearances in all UEFA club competitions - 197
• First player to reach 100 career wins in the UEFA Champions League
• First player to reach 100 career goals in European club competitions
• First player to reach 100 career goals in the UEFA Champions League
• First player to reach 100 career goals for a single club in the UEFA Champions League
• First player in the history of UEFA Champions League to score three hat-tricks in a single season
• First and only player to score in three UEFA Champions League Finals: in 2008, 2014, and 2017
• First and only player to score ten goals against a single opponent (Juventus) in the UEFA Champions League
• First player to have won the European Golden Shoe in different leagues: English Premier League (2007–08) and Spanish La Liga (2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15)
• Most Man of the Match awards at the UEFA European Championship - 6

Spanish Records
• Fastest La Liga player to score 150 league goals - 140 matches
• Fastest La Liga player to score 200 league goals - 178 matches
• Fastest La Liga player to score 300 league goals - 286 matches
• Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season - 8 hat-tricks

Portuguese Records
• Most international caps as captain - 140 caps
• Most recorded assists for the Portugal national team - 32
• Most goals scored in a calendar year for the Portugal national team - 14
• Most matches played in World Cup finals - 22
• Youngest player to reach 100 caps - 27 years, 8 months and 11 days
• First Portuguese player to score a Premier League hat-trick
• Youngest player to represent Portugal at a major tournament: 19 years, 4 months

Club Records
• Real Madrid all-time top goalscorer - 450 goals
• Fastest player to reach 50 league goals for Real Madrid
• Fastest player to reach 100 league goals for Real Madrid
• Fastest player to reach 200 official goals for Real Madrid
• Most hat-tricks in La Liga for Real Madrid -: 34
• Fastest player to reach 10 official goals in all competitions for Juventus - 16 appearances
• Most goals scored in a season (in all competitions) for Juventus - 37

Other Records
• Most expensive footballer in history: €94 million (£80 million) (Rs. 800 crore) - 2009
• Most European Golden Shoes - 4
• Youngest player to appear in a European Championship final - 19 years, 150 days
• Most hat-tricks in La Liga history - 34
• Oldest player to score a UEFA Champions League hat-trick - 34 years, 35 days
Awards, Honours, Achievements Saudi Arabia
• Saudi Professional League Player of the Month - February 2023, August 2023, September 2023, December 2023, and March 2024
• Globe Soccer Awards - 2023

Juventus
• MVP of the Year - 2019–20 and 2020–21

Italy
• Supercoppa Italiana Best Player (Lega Serie A) - 2020
• Serie A Footballer of the Year (Gran Galà del Calcio) - 2019 and 2020
• Best Striker (Serie A Awards) - 2020–21
• Most Valuable Player (Serie A Awards) - 2018–19

Real Madrid
• Mahou five star player - December 2017 and March 2018

Spain
• Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano by Marca - 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, and 2015–16
• Best Player (La Liga Awards) - 2013–14
• Best Forward (La Liga Awards) - 2013–14
• Most Valuable Player (La Liga Awards) - 2012–13

Manchester United
• Players' Player of the Year - 2006–07 and 2007–08
• Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year - 2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08 and 2021–22

England
• Premier League Player of the Season - 2006–07 and 2007–08
• Footballer of the Year (Football Writers' Association) - 2006–07 and 2007–08
• PFA Fans' Player of the Year (PFA Awards) - 2006–07 and 2007–08
• PFA Players' Player of the Year (PFA Awards) - 2006–07 and 2007–08
• PFA Young Player of the Year (PFA Awards) - 006–07

Portugal
• Best Portuguese Player of All Time (Quina de Oro Awards) - 2015

Europe
• UEFA Best Man Player of the Decade (2011–20) by International Federation of Football History & Statistics - 2020
• Club Forward of the Year (UEFA Club Football Awards) - 2007–08
• Club Footballer of the Year (UEFA Club Football Awards) - 2008
• Champions League Forward of the Season (Union of European Football Associations) - 2016–17 and 2017–18
• Men's Player of the Year Award (Union of European Football Associations) - 2013–14, 2015–16, and 2016–17

Other Awards
• Best Player of the Year by FourFourTwo - 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016
• Best Male Footballer in the World by The Guardian - 2014 and 2016
• Golden Foot - 2020
• Goal 50 by Goal - 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017
• Best International Men's Soccer Player (ESPY Awards) - 2018 and 2021
• Bravo Award by Guerin Sportivo - 2004
• Fans’ Favourite Player of the Year (Globe Soccer Awards) - 2023
• Player of the Century (2001–20) (Globe Soccer Awards) - 2020
• Best Player of the Year (Globe Soccer Awards) - 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019
• World Player of the Year (World Soccer) - 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017
• Special Young Player of the Year (International Federation of Professional Footballers) - 2003–04 and 2004–05
• World Player of the Year (International Federation of Professional Footballers) - 2008
• The Best FIFA Men's Player (The Best FIFA Football Awards) - 2016 and 2017
• World Player of the Year (FIFA) - 2008
• FIFA Ballon d'Or (FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala) - 2013 and 2014
• Ballon d'Or (Ballon d'Or Gala) - 2008, 2016, and 2017
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 February 1985 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023)39 Years
BirthplaceSão Pedro, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Zodiac signAquarius
Signature Cristiano Ronaldo's signature
NationalityPortuguese
HometownFunchal, Madeira, Portugal
SchoolEscola EB2 de Telheiras, elementary school in the Telheiras area of Lisbon
College/UniversityDin not attend
Educational Qualification6th Grade (School dropout)
ReligionChristianity (Roman Catholic)
EthnicityPortuguese (Madeiran)
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
AddressGestifute S.A. M. Avenida da Boavista, Nr. 1837 Piso 17 Escritórios 17.1 a 17.4 4100-133 Porto Portugal
HobbiesPlaying Ping-pong, Watching Table Tennis matches, Playing Casino Games, Listening to Music, Workout, Playing Golf
ControversiesArrested on rape charges
In 2005, he was arrested for allegedly raping two women at a London hotel suite. Later, the case was dropped by Scotland Yard. [1]Fox Sports

Rape allegations
On 27 September 2018, he was accused of raping a woman named Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. On 10 June 2022, the federal civil case against him was dismissed. The judge cited that an attorney for accuser Kathryn Mayorga engaged in misconduct. Mayorga said that she was forced into signing a nondisclosure agreement and $375,000 settlement following the alleged rape. [2]CNN
Ronaldo, pictured with accuser Kathryn Mayorga in Vegas in 2009
Not revealing the identity of his son's mother
After his son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. was born in 2010, he didn't reveal the identity of his son's mother due to which he was heavily criticized in the media. Later, it was reported that he had one-night stand with a ­penniless American waitress who became pregnant and gave birth to his son, and Ronaldo had to pay a £10 million paternity bill. [3]The Mirror

Five-match ban after red card against Barcelona
In 2017, he was banned for five games following his red card in Real Madrid's first-leg victory over Barcelona. The band included one-game ban for the red card, and four games for pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea as he was leaving the field. [4]The Guardian

Tax Fraud
In 2019, he was fined almost 19 million euros ($21.6 million) for tax fraud. He paid the amount to avoid a 23-month prison sentence. [5]Reuters

99 Lashes controversy
In October 2024, some reported claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo had been sentenced to receive 99 lashes for hugging Fatemeh Hamami, a disabled Iranian artist. Ronaldo embraced the disabled artist after receiving two portraits of himself from her in Tehran ahead of Al-Nassr's AFC Champions League match against Persepolis. Later, the Iranian embassy in Madrid denied the reports, and Hamami expressed her anger over the false reports. [6]Goal
Cristiano Ronaldo with Fatemeh Hamami
Suspended for obscene gesture
In February 2024, he received a one-match suspension after he made an alleged offensive gesture during a Saudi Pro League game while playing for Al Nassr. After Al Nassr defeated Al-Shabab, Ronaldo was spotted cupping his ear and repeatedly thrusting his hand forward near his pelvis, which was an alleged gesture aimed at Al-Shabab fans who were chanting "Messi." [7]Al Jazeera
Ronaldo's obscene gesture during Saudi league match
Faced ban after red card for elbowing opponent in Saudi Super Cup
In April 2024, he was banned for two games after receiving his first red card in Saudi Arabia for elbowing an opponent in a match between Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal in the Saudi Super Cup semifinals. [8]Business Standard
Social MediaInstagram
Facebook
Twitter
Official Website
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsCurrent Relationship

• Georgina Rodríguez (Spanish Model and Internet Celebrity)

Dating Period: November 2016 - present
Cristiano Ronaldo with Georgina Rodríguez
Previous Relationships

• Irina Shayk (Russian Model)

Dating Period: May 2010 - January 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo with his ex-girlfriend Irina Shayk
• Nereida Gallardo (Spanish Model)

Dating Period: January 2008 - July 2008
Cristiano Ronaldo with Nereida Gallardo
• Gemma Atkinson (British Actress)

Dating Period: February 2007 - August 2007
Gemma Atkinson
• Merche Romero (Portuguese Model and Game Show Host)

Dating Period: January 2005 - September 2006
Cristiano Ronaldo with Merche Romero
• Jordana Jardel (Brazilian Model)

Dating Period: 2003-2004
Cristiano Ronaldo with Jordan Jardel
• Mirella Grisales (Colombian Model)
Cristiano Ronaldo with Mirella Grisalesz
• Niki Ghazian (Iranian Model)
Niki Ghazian
Encounters

• Cassandre Davis (American Model) - August 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo with Cassandre Davis
• Cristina Buccino (Italian Model) - July 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo with Cristina Buccino
• Paula Suarez (Colombian Model) - July 2016
Paula Suarez
• Daniella Grace (American Actress) - May 2016
Daniella Grace
• Alessandra Ambrosio (Brazilian Model) - October 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo with Alessandra Ambrosio
• Alessia Tedeschi (Italian Model) - May 2015
Alessia Tedeschi
• Daniella Chavez (Chilean Model) - November 2014
Daniella Chavez
• Alesia Riabenkova (American Actress) - May 2014
Alesia Riabenkova
• Andressa Urach (Brazilian Model) - April 2013
Andressa Urach
• Kim Kardashian (American Reality TV Contestant) - April 2010
Cristiano Ronaldo with Kim Kardashian West
• Raffaella Fico (Italian TV Personality) - August 2009
Raffaella Fico
• Paris Hilton (American Socialite) - June 2009
Cristiano Ronaldo with Paris Hilton
• Olivia Saunders (British citizen) - February 2009
Olivia Saunders
Bipasha Basu (Indian Actress) - July 2007
Cristiano Ronaldo and Bipasha Basu
• Mia Judaken (American Socialite) - March 2006
Mia Judaken
• Aly Eckmann (American Journalist)
Aly Eckmann
Rumoured Relationships

• Desirée Cordero (Spanish Model) - September 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo with Desirée Cordero
• Nikoleta Lozanova (Bulgarian Model) - February 2016
Nikoleta Lozanova
• Nataly Rincon (Colombian Model) - December 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo with Nataly Rincon
• Maja Darving (Danish Model) - August 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo Ex-girlfriend Maja Darving
• Melanie Martins (Portuguese Model) - 2015
Melanie Martins
• Lucía Villalón (Spanish TV Personality) - 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo with Lucia Villalon
• Diana Morales (Spanish Model) - 2014
Diana Morales
• Amal Saber (Moroccan Model) - 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo with Amal Saber
• Rita Pereira (Portuguese Actress) - August 2012
Rita Pereira
• Elisa de Panicis (Italian Model)
Elisa de Panicis
Family
ChildrenSon(s)- 2
• Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. (Born 17 June 2010)
• Mateo (born on 8 June 2017 in the United States via surrogacy)
Daughter(s)- 2
• Eva (born on 8 June 2017 in the United States via surrogacy)
• Alana Martina (born on 12 November 2017 from Spanish model Georgina Rodríguez)
Cristiano Ronaldo with his wife and children
Note: Eva and Mateo are twins. On 18 April 2022, he announced the death of his newborn twin son.
ParentsFather- José Dinis Aveiro (a municipal gardener at the Junta de Freguesia of Santo António and part-time kit man for football club Andorinha)
Mother- Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro (worked as a cook in the hospitality industry and a cleaning woman)
Cristiano Ronaldo with his parents
SiblingsBrother- 1
• Hugo Aveiro
Sister- 2
• Katia Aveiro
• Elma Aveiro
Cristiano Ronaldo (2nd from left) with his brother and sisters
Favourites
Footballer(s)Mario Jardel, Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima
ActorLuis Figo
Singer(s)Ricky Martin, George Michael, Phil Collins, Elton John
Song"Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin
FoodBacalhau a braz (a mixture of cod, onions, thinly sliced potatoes and scrambled eggs), Chicken Salad
ColourWhite
FilmThe Sixth Sense
Style Quotient
Car CollectionBentley Continental GTC, BMW M6, Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports Coupé, Audi Q7, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Cabriolet, Ferrari F430, Audi R8, Bentley GT Speed, Maserati GranCabrio, Audi RS6, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, Ferrari 599 GTO, Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI, Porsche Cayenne Turb, Bugatti Veyron, Phantom Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin DB9, Bugatti La Voiture Noire, Rolls Royce Dawn convertible (gifted by his partner Georgina Rodriguez as a Christmas gift in 2022)
Cristiano Ronaldo's garage
Jet CollectionA $70 million Gulfstream G650 jet
Expensive Things/Valuables• A $1.85 million diamond watch from Jacob & Co. He also owns many more luxury watches including Hublot, Cartier Santos, Frank Muller, and Breguet Classique.
• Bugatti La Voiture Noire - worth around 8.5 million euros (approximately Rs. 75 crores) - bought in August 2020 - It was reported to be the world's most expensive car at the time.
Cristiano Ronaldo with the world's most expensive car, Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)$215 million (Rs 1,770 crore) per annum for Al-Nassr's (2023-2025)
Assets/Properties• A multi-million-pound mansion in the United Kingdom - The seven-bedroom mansion has a world-class top-of-the-range gym, swimming pool, and a separate cinema room.
• A villa in Madrid
• A penthouse in Manhattan's Trump Towers
• An apartment in Lisbon
• A villa in Marbella
• A two-family home in Turin
• A private island near Madiera (bought during the Covid-19 pandemic)
• An apartment in Portugal (bought in 2018)
Net Worth (approx.)$500 million (Rs. 3,775 crore) (as of 2023)

Cristiano Ronaldo

Some Lesser Known Facts About Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is considered the all-time leading male goalscorer in international football. He is known for his exceptional dribbling skills, incredible speed, and his exceptional goalscoring ability. He is often ranked as the best player in the world.
  • He was named after Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, as his mother was a huge fan of Reagan. His father considered Reagan his favourite actor. Ronaldo was born just a month after the actor-turned-politician Reagan had been sworn in for his second term in the White House.
  • Ronaldo’s great-grandmother on his father’s side, Isabel da Piedade, was an African woman, who was born in the island of São Vicente.
  • In an interview, Ronaldo said that he grew up in poverty and shared a single room with his siblings.
  •  In her book “Mother Courage,” Ronaldo’s mother revealed that she once considered terminating her pregnancy with Ronaldo due to poverty and her husband’s issues with alcohol.

    A childhood photo of Cristiano Ronaldo with his mother

    A childhood photo of Cristiano Ronaldo with his mother

  • In an interview, his mother said that had Ronaldo not become a footballer, he would be a bricklayer (a craftsperson and tradesperson who lays bricks to construct brickwork).
  • His mother has become so popular in Portugal that she has featured in advertising campaigns for many popular brands such as Maggi, MultiOpticas, and Pingo Doce.
  • On 2 July 1993, he joined the local amateur team Andorinha at the age of eight; his father was the kit man for the team.
  • On 2 June 1995, he joined the local club Nacional, where his coach discovered his talent and trained him to become a great football player.
  • While playing for Nacional, Ronaldo got the opportunity of a three-day trial with Sporting CP. Later, Ronaldo played for the club’s youth teams from 1997 to 2001.

    Cristiano Ronaldo during the initial years of his football career

    Cristiano Ronaldo during the initial years of his football career

  • He was expelled from the school at the age of 14 after he threw a chair at a teacher in 1999.
  • When he was 15 years old, he was diagnosed with a heart condition, tachycardia, which causes heart racing even when resting. Due to this condition, there was a possibility of premature retirement. He had to undergo heart surgery to save his career.
  • At the age of 16, Laszlo Boloni, his first-team manager at Sporting, impressed by his dribbling and promoted him. Ronaldo later played for the club’s under-16, under-17, under-18, the B team, and the first team, becoming the first player to play for them in a single season.

    Laszlo Boloni, the coach who gave Cristiano Ronaldo his pro debut

    Laszlo Boloni, the coach who gave Cristiano Ronaldo his pro debut

  • On 14 August 2002, he played his first official match for Sporting CP’s senior team at the age of 17. It was a UEFA Champions League qualifying round against Inter Milan.
  • On 7 October 2002, Ronaldo made his debut in the Primeira Liga in which he scored two goals for Sporting in a 3-0 win over Moreirenes.
  • In 2003, Irish footballer George Best praised Ronaldo and said,

    There have been a few players described as ‘the new George Best’ over the years, but this is the first time it’s been a compliment to me.”

    George Best (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo

    George Best (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo

  • He became Manchester United’s first-ever Portuguese player when he signed during the 2003-2004 season and the most expensive player (with a transfer fee of 12.24 million euros) in English Soccer history.
  • For Manchester United, Ronaldo scored his first goal with a free-kick.
  • When he moved to Manchester United from Sporting, he requested jersey number 28; however, Sir Alex Ferguson suggested he should wear jersey number 7 (previously worn by legends like David Beckham, Eric Cantona, and George Best). Ronaldo says,

    I was petrified as I knew Beckham wore that shirt. But I took on the challenge and since then it has been my lucky number. I have won everything in football with that shirt.”

  • For Alex Ferguson (Ronaldo’s manager in England), Ronaldo once said,

    He’s been my father in sport.”

    Cristiano Ronaldo with Alex Ferguson

    Cristiano Ronaldo with Alex Ferguson

  • On 20 August 2003, he debuted for Portugal’s national team.
  • His first international goal was in Euro 2004. While playing for Portugal in the UEFA Euro, he scored a goal in the tournament opener.
  • He played for Portugal in the 2004 Summer Olympics; however, Portugal was eliminated in the group stage.
  • On 2 September 2005, his father died of a liver condition caused by his alcoholism. Ronaldo often cites this reason for avoiding alcoholic beverages.

    Cristiano Ronaldo with his father

    Cristiano Ronaldo with his father

  • He sued the Daily Mirror for an article in which it was reported that Ronaldo drank heavily in a nightclub while recovering from an injury in July 2008; Ronaldo received libel damages against the story.
  • On 7 February 2007, he became the captain of Portugal for the first time in a friendly match against Brazil; he was 22 years old at the time.
  • On 5 October 2007, his autobiography “Moments” was released.

    Cristiano Ronaldo's autobiography, moments

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s autobiography, moments

  • On 12 January 2008, Ronaldo scored his first hat-trick for Manchester United against Newcastle United.
  • on 7 July 2008, he underwent ankle surgery and remained out of action for 10 weeks.
  • When he scored a 40-yard strike goal against Porto in 2009, he called it the “best goal he had ever scored.”

  • On 10 May 2009, he scored his final goal for Manchester United with a free-kick.
  • In the same year, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid and spent nine seasons with the club during which he won four Ballon d’Or awards, four Champions League titles, two La Liga titles, and numerous other titles and awards.
  • On 2 June 2010, he became the fourth football player after Steven Gerrard, Pele, and David Beckham to be represented as a waxwork. This waxwork was presented at the Madrid Wax Museum in 2013.

    Cristiano Ronaldo's waxwork at the Madrid Wax Museum

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s waxwork at the Madrid Wax Museum

  • On 3 July 2010, Ronaldo announced that he had become a father but never revealed the identity of his son’s mother.
  • While playing for Real Madrid against Manchester United for the first time, he did not celebrate scoring as a mark of respect against his former club.
  • In September 2011, a television film titled Ronaldo: Tested to the Limit was released.

    A poster of the television film Ronaldo Tested to the Limit

    A poster of the television film Ronaldo Tested to the Limit

  • In December 2011, RockLive, an American online social network and games developer, launched an iPhone game, Heads Up with Cristiano.
  • On 6 September 2013, he scored his first international hat-trick against Northern Ireland.
  • In December 2013, Ronaldo launched Viva Ronaldo, a dedicated social networking website and app.
  • On 15 December 2013, a museum, CR7, dedicated to his football career was opened in his hometown of Funchal, Portugal.

    CR7 museum and hotel in Funchal, Madeira

    CR7 museum and hotel in Funchal, Madeira

  • On 6 January 2014, he scored his 400th career goal.
  • On 20 January 2014, he was named Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry.
  • On 5 March 2014, he became Portugal’s all-time top scorer after scoring two goals against Cameroon.
  • In June 2014, a documentary titled Cristiano Ronaldo: The World at His Feet was released via Vimeo. The documentary was narrated by actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

    Cristiano Ronaldo The World at His Feet

    Cristiano Ronaldo The World at His Feet

  • In 2015, the University of British Columbia Okanagan introduced a sociology class on Ronaldo, which was included in their fourth-year modules. Luis LM Aguiar was the associate professor of sociology at the time who wanted to explore various aspects of Ronaldo’s life through the lens of sociology. Luis LM Aguiar teaching a sociology class on Cristiano Ronaldo
  • On 17 October 2015, he became Real Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer in the club’s 3-0 victory over Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
  • On 9 November 2015, a documentary titled “Ronaldo” directed by Anthony Wonke premiered in London.

    A poster of the documentary film Ronaldo

    A poster of the documentary film Ronaldo

  • In the same year, a galaxy, Cosmos Redshift 7 Galaxy or CR7 Galaxy, was named after him.
  • In 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo met Georgina at the Gucci store in Madrid, where she was working as a shop assistant.
  • In 2017, Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo was named after him.

    Madeira International Airport is named after Cristiano Ronaldo

    Madeira International Airport is named after Cristiano Ronaldo

  • On 8 November 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a “lifetime” endorsement deal with Nike.
  • In 2018, Canadian musician Drake mentioned Ronaldo’s name in the song Blue Tint from his album Scorpion. One of the lines of the song goes,

    Way this sh*t set up I live like Ronaldo, but I never been in Madrid.”

  • On 10 July 2018, he left Real Madrid and joined Juventus on a four-year contract with a reported $117 million transfer fee.
  • On 20 April 2019, after Juventus defeated Fiorentina 2-1 to claim the Italian championship Serie A title, Ronaldo became the first player ever to win titles in the Premier League (with Manchester United), La Liga (with Real Madrid), and Serie A (with Juventus).
  • In 2020, he became the first soccer player billionaire after he surpassed $1 billion in career earnings.
  • In January 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo became the most-followed athlete on Instagram; the followers crossed the 200 million mark.
  • On 13 October 2020, he was tested positive for coronavirus.
  • On 31 August 2021, he left Juventus and joined Manchester United for the second time.
  • In September 2021, with a speed of 32.51 km/h, Ronaldo became the fastest football player, in any game, in a game against West Ham.

  • On 12 October 2021, he scored his tenth international hat-trick, breaking the record previously set by Sven Rydell.
  • On 22 November 2022, after a week he gave an explosive TV interview about his frustrations at Manchester United, the club announced that Ronaldo was leaving the club with immediate effect.
  • When he scores a goal, he celebrates it with a “storming jump” and “turn”, before “landing in spread-eagled fashion.” He also exclaims “Sí” (Spanish and Italian for “yes”) after scoring a goal. The media has dubbed this trademark celebration as “Siu.”
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  • The media often quotes about his rivalry with Lionel Messi, arguing who is the best player in modern football or the history of the game. The media often portrays Ronaldo as an arrogant and theatrical showoff and Messi as a shy, humble character.
  • He is very particular about his diet and eats six small meals a day, or one every three to four hours, and avoids alcohol and carbonated drinks. He says,

    I eat a high protein diet, with lots of wholegrain carbs, fruit and vegetables, and avoid sugary foods.”

  • He is known for his charity work and has served as an ambassador for various organizations including Save the Children, UNICEF, and World Vision. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he donated $1.08 million to three hospitals in Portugal.
  • He once paid for the brain surgery of a 10-month-old boy. Among his other charity works are raising money for survivors of the 2004 Indonesian tsunami and paying for treatment for a 9-year-old cancer patient.
  • In January 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo became the most charitable sportsperson in the world after he donated nearly $8 million to help the global charity Save the Children carry out its earthquake-relief efforts in Nepal.
  • Ronaldo doesn’t have any tattoos as he wants to be free to give blood whenever he can. He once donated blood to the son of Portuguese teammate Carlos Martins who was diagnosed with a very rare blood disease.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to win four European Golden Shoe awards.
  • He often advocates for drinking water. On 14 June 2021, the popular soft drink company Coca-Cola’s share price dropped by 1.6% after Cristiano Ronaldo removed two Coca-Cola bottles during a press conference at the European Championship; the event coincided with a $4bn fall in the share price of Coca-Cola.

  • On 30 December 2022, he signed a contract with the Saudi club Al Nassr. Reportedly, he signed the club for an annual salary of £177m (Rs. 1,770 crore), making him the highest-paid footballer in the history of the game. [9]BBC

    Cristiano Ronaldo after joining the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr

    Cristiano Ronaldo after joining the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr

  • In January 2024, Ronaldo gifted a watch to his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez on her 30th birthday which took rounds on the internet. The watch was said to be worth over USD 100,000, which is approximately Rs. 83 lakh.

    The watch gifted by Cristiano Ronaldo to Georgina Rodriguez

    The watch gifted by Cristiano Ronaldo to Georgina Rodriguez

  • His shirts have always been in high demand among his fans. In 2008, his number 7 Manchester United shirt was the best-selling Premier League sports product. In 2018, his number 7 Juventus shirts generated $62.4 million in one day within 24 hours of its release.
  • As a businessman, Cristiano Ronaldo runs a line of CR7 branded products that include clothing, footwear, and fragrance. he also owns a hotel, a museum, and a number of restaurants in Madeira, Portugal.

    Cristiano Ronaldo with his CR7 eyewear brand

    Cristiano Ronaldo with his CR7 eyewear brand