Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7!) is simply one of the best soccer players in the world, winning the Ballon d'Or award in: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017!!
Whether with the Portugese National Team or with historic clubs, Manchester United and Real Madrid, Ronaldo has dazzled at every level.
Cristiano's soccer pedigree and movie star looks has sparked unprecedented demand for his soccer merchandise,
including Cristiano Ronaldo Soccer Jerseys, Soccer Shoes, Balls, Shinguards & more!
A brief history of Cristiano Ronaldo:
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- Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 02/07/85) in Santo Antonio, Madeira, Portugal
to José Dinis Aveiro (municipal gardener) and Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro (cook / cleaning woman)
- Raised in a small tin-roofed home, Cristiano had a challenging childhood with few luxuries
Young Cristiano was obsessed with soccer and would sneak out to play instead of completing homework or eating meals
- His soccer career began at local amateur club, Andorinha, for which his father worked as the "kit man"
From there he moved on to local club Nacional for two years
- In 1997, at age 12, CR7 was signed to club Sporting CP for a fee of 1,500 pounds following a three day tryout. Cristiano progressed rapidly through the youth club levels and debuted in the Primeira Liga on 10/07/02, scoring a brace over Moreirense. Not bad for a 17 year-old
- Sir Alex Ferguson signed the impressive 18 year-old to Manchester United
and christened him with the hallowed number 7 Red Devil jersey he sported from 2003 - 2009
- CR7 joined Real Madrid in 09/10 for a world record 80 million pound transfer fee.
Let's just say, Real Madrid got their money's worth!
- He was named "Ronaldo" after his father's favorite actor: Ronald Reagan!
- Diagnosed with a heart condition that almost ended his soccer career, at age 15, Cristiano underwent a procedure involving a laser.
Fortunately, he was discharged just hours after the procedure and resumed training within a week.
- Upon joining Manchester United, Cristiano requested #28. However, he received the #7 jersey and the CR7 legend was born!
- Ronaldo was the highest earning athlete in the world in 2016!