Famous Football Player: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, born on 5th February, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal was awarded with a second name ‘Ronaldo’ after an actor. He is the sibling of an elder brother, Hugo and two sisters that were also older than him, Elma and Liliana. He is 6ft 1in tall. He was the first athlete to get over 50 million likes on Facebook. In 2010, he reached over 10 million fans and in 2012 he achieved the 5th highest social rank. This makes him the best and most popular football player.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese international footballer, born on Feb 5, 1985, in Santo Antonio. He plays for the Spanish La Liga club “Real Madrid football club and the National team as a winger or forward. He is also the captain of Portugal’s national team. Ronaldo is one of the best football players in the world and boasts the most expensive signing in the world’s football history, when he moved from Manchester United football club to Real Madrid football club in a transfer deal worth £80 million. Ronaldo won countless awards during his stay at Manchester United football club and is on his highest peak of football while currently playing for Real Madrid football club, scoring 50 goals in his 53 appearances.
Mostly known to many as Cristiano Ronaldo, he is a footballer playing o Portugal’s side. He is the captain of the Portuguese national team and he recently plays in the forward position for Spanish Club La Liga in Real Madrid. After he relocated himself from the Manchester united to real Madrid, Ronaldo became the most exclusive and highly expensive football player in the history. The contract with the real Madrid marks him as being among one of the highest and most premiumly paid footballers in the sports world. He played for Andorinha as a young player beginning his football career. He played there for a couple of years and then moved to C.D. Nacional. He made a shift towards the porting club de Portugal in 1997. Later on he was signed by the Manchester united in 2003. He won his initial club honor in the season in the FA cup. Ronaldo won all the four main FWA and PFA awards for the first time and he was known as the FIFpro of that year. He was also known as the, onze d’Or, world soccer player of the year and the FIFA world player of the year. Ronaldo holds several previous and recent scoring records.
Alfredo di Stefano is a famous former Argentinean football player and an excellent coach. He is known to be one of the greatest and best players of all time. He was born on 4 July 1926 in Buenos Aires in Argentina. He played in the forward position and granted many victories to his team. However, he possessed immense stamina and strategic adaptability accompanied with exceptional vision skills and was able to play almost on every part of the pitch very professionally.
In his senior career years from 1945 to 1966, he played for many teams including River Plate, Huracan, Millonarios, Real Madrid and Espanyol. However, his national teams were Argentina in 1947, Colombia in 1949 and Spain from 1957 to 1961. In addition to all these, the teams that he managed in the years 1967 to 1991 included Elche, Boca Juniors, Valencia, Sporting CP, Rayo Vallecano, Castellon and River Plate. Alfredo di Stefano was the part of the proud team who won five successive seasons of the European Champions Cup during the 1950s. In fact he is known to have played during all the five victories. At present, he is the fourth highest scorer of Spain’s top division. He is also known for scoring 216 goals in 282 league matched in the years between 1953 and 1964. This is the reason why he was the Real Madrid’s second highest league goal scorer of all times. Apart from this, he was also given the privilege of being selected as the Golden Player of Spain by the Royal Spanish Football Federation in 2003.
When Manchester United won the Champions League in 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo was named player of the tournament. That was only four years after the young forward scored his first international goal in 2004. Along with the nod in the tournament, he picked up a couple of other honors including: 2008FIF Pro World Player of the Year, 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year and The Ballon d’Or. He was also the Premier League’s Golden Boot winner in 2007/08 and during that same season picked up the European Golden Shoe award. In short, the young players accumulation of honors is more than impressive and if he can stay healthy and continue to play, he will no doubt continue to add more to his already long list of accomplishments.
Since joining Real Madrid, Ronaldo has been plagued by injuries and has yet to fulfill the great expectations that management so clearly has for him. Still, he is a talented young player and, when he is healthy, a real motivator for his teammates and a fan favorite wherever he plays.