Or simply – Ronaldo
His name is Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro. The world knows him as Cristiano Ronaldo. He is one of the most famous and successful athletes today, who doesn’t need a special introduction.
He was born February 5th, 1985, as the fourth child in the Aveiro family. What is kind of funny is that Ronaldo got his name after the former US President Ronald Reagan, who was his father’s favorite actor. His father, José Dinis Aveiro, was a gardener, and mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, was a cook.
Growing up in poverty left a big mark on him. Today Ronaldo is a great philanthropist who gives a good part of his income for humanitarian purposes. In his childhood, he was problematic with a bad attitude, which led to being expelled from school. His mother Maria advised him to use all his energy in soccer, which proved to be a great idea. He started to play professional soccer when he was 17 years old, playing for Sporting Lisbon. The rest is history – thanks to his great ability and speed, only world-famous soccer clubs and million $ contracts came up.
It is less known that Cristiano is also the owner of the boutique chain called “CR7” (his initials and a happy number) in which you can buy luxury pieces made of leather, enriched with diamonds, as well as jeans with leather pockets.
Ronaldo’s love life is almost as successful as his career. This athlete had affairs with some of the most beautiful women of today, such as Irina Shayk, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Raffaela Fico.
In 2010 Cristiano became the father for the first time. The child he got with a waitress with whom he was in short relationship is named Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. The famous football player has a full custody of his boy. Rumors are that the mother, who remained anonymous, received a $10 million payment in order to give up custody. Today, the Portuguese star is the father of four children and two of them were born with a surrogate mother in America – twins Eva Maria and Matteo.
In 2017 with his Spanish girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez he got a daughter Alana Martina. The couple met at the VIP event for D&G where Alana worked as a hostess. Some rumors say they are expecting a fifth child and that yesterday she was engaged before his game against Morroco where he already scored his fourth goal at the World Cup in only two games.
Most probably Ronaldo is returning to Manchester United this summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is $250 million.
Ronaldo has received five Golden Ball awards. He holds the records for most official goals scored in the top five European leagues – 395.
In the UEFA Champions League he scored 120, UEFA European Championship – 29 and the FIFA Club World Cup 7 goals, as well as most goals scored in a UEFA Champions League season 17.
He has scored more than 670 senior career goals for club and country.
Moreover, he is also the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes.
CR7 – Definitely one of the best players of all times.