"Cristiano Ronaldo: A Tale of Dedication, Triumph, and Records"

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>> Without football, my life is worth nothing.
>> My father always taught me that when you help other people, then God will give you double.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Early life:-

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most successful footballer in the world. He was born on February 5, 1985 in Portugal into a very poor family. The poverty made his life very hard. His father used to work as a gardener and kit man in a football club on a very low pay. His mother worked as a cook and cleaning person.

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During which age Cristiano Ronaldo made his professional debut?

In early age Ronaldo played football very well. He was very passionate towards football. Unfortunately, a small age Ronaldo developed a very serious heart condition by name tachycardia resulted in increase of heart beat abnormally. The doctor warned him that if he continues playing football he might face death due to heart failure. However, he started playing football at the age of 15 without heart surgery. On October 7, 2002, at the age of 17 years, Ronaldo scored against Moreirense in a 3-0 win. This was his first goal in a senior level football.

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When did Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United?

In the year 2003 Sir Alex Ferguson brought Ronaldo to Manchester United. Cristiano Ronaldo was just 18 years old, making a significant move from Sporting Lisbon to the English Premier League. He was the most expensive teenager in English football history at that point with $12.24 million. Early performances by Ronaldo suggested the stardom he would experience in the years to come. He scored more than 100 plus goals in 2021.Ronaldo created a world record with the most goals in international football.

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Major events in Cristiano Ronaldo’s carrier: -

Event Date Age
Transfer to Manchester United August 12, 2003 18 years, 6 months, 8 days
Premier League debut August 16, 2003 18 years, 6 months, 12 days
International debut August 20, 2003 18 years, 6 months, 16 days
UEFA Champions League debut September 9, 2003 18 years, 7 months, 12 days
First Premier League goal November 1, 2003 18 years, 8 months, 28 days
First UEFA Champions League goal September 26, 2006 21 years, 7 months, 22 days
First trophy (FA Cup) May 22, 2004 19 years, 3 months, 18 days
First World Cup appearance June 11, 2006 21 years, 4 months, 7 days
First World Cup goal June 17, 2006 21 years, 4 months, 13 days
First hat-trick (Against Newcastle United) January 12, 2008 22 years, 11 months, 8 days
First Ballon d'Or win December 02, 2008 23 years, 9 months, 28 days
Transfer to Real Madrid June 11, 2009 24 years, 4 months, 7 days
Real Madrid debut (Against Deportivo La Coruna) August 29, 2009 24 years, 6 months, 25 days
First goal for Real Madrid August 29, 2009 24 years, 6 months, 25 days
All-time Real Madrid top-scorer October 17, 2015 30 years, 8 months, 13 days
Euro Cup win July 10, 2016 31 years, 5 months, 6 days
Fifth Ballon d'Or December 7, 2017 32 years, 10 months, 2 days
Fifth Champions League May 26, 2018 33 years, 3 months, 21 days
First World Cup hat-trick (Against Spain) June 15, 2018 33 years, 4 months, 11 days
Serie A debut for Juventus August 18, 2018 33 years, 6 months, 14 days
Serie A first goal September 16, 2018 33 years, 7 months, 12 days
100th Juventus goal (Against Sassuolo) May 12, 2021 36 years, 3 months, 8 days
Serie A Golden Boot May 23, 2021 36 years, 3 months, 19 days
Return to Manchester United August 27, 2021 36 years, 6 months, 23 days
All-time international top-scorer September 1, 2021 36 years, 6 months, 28 days
800th Career goal December 2, 2021 36 years, 9 months, 28 days
50th club hat-trick (Against Norwich City) April 16, 2022 37 years, 2 months, 12 days
00th Premier League goal April 23, 2022 37 years, 2 months, 19 days
Transfer to Al Nassr January 1, 2023 37 years, 10 months, 27 days
First Al Nassr hat-trick February 9, 2023 38 years, 4 days

when did Cristiano Ronaldo joined real madrid ?

CR7 joined Real Madrid on 1st July 2009 with a fee of 94 million Euro. During his presentation 80 thousand people greeted him in Santiago stadium. His 28 goals in his debut season with Juventus were his lowest goal total at home since his final campaign with Manchester United, as the dominant team won the Italian league for the eighth time in a row. Ronaldo assisted the team in winning another league championship in the 2019–20 campaign. Juventus went on to win the 2020 Supercoppa Italiana and the 2021 Coppa Italia Final. He left Juventus and went back to Manchester United a few months after the latter match.

In December 2016, he was awarded his fourth career Ballon d'Or in recognition of his achievements. He scored a number of 35 goals in La Liga season 2015–16 and assisted Real Madrid in winning its record 11th Champions League title. Ronaldo had led Real Madrid to both the La Liga and Champions League titles in 2016–17, scoring 42 goals for the team in all competitions and earning his fifth career Ballon d'Or honours. He scored 44 goals in 44 games in 2017–18, helping Real to win the Champions League for the third time in a row.

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Cristiano Ronaldo in international matches: -

After making his United debut, in August 2003, Ronaldo made his debut for Portugal's national team in his own country Portugal. He had a significant role in Portugal's World Cup and resulted in 4th position in 2006 and he became team's permanent captain in 2008. Due to his outstanding performance in 2012 Portugal reached to European Championship semifinals, however they were defeated by Spain in a shoot-out.

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Christiano Ronaldo’s Charities: -

Among a long list of nice deeds, Ronaldo is very kind hearted and previously gave $83,000 to cover a child's brain surgery and also spent $165,000 to support a cancer centre in Portugal. When Ronaldo's European Golden Boot was auctioned off for £1.2 million in 2011, one of the first gifts was towards funding the construction of schools in Gaza.

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The forward has served as an ambassador for Save the Children since 2012; the organisation works to better the lives of children all around the world. In December of that year, a shirt that the forward had signed was sold for €37,000, with all proceeds going to the charity. In addition, Ronaldo represents World Vision and Unicef. In 2014, he donated his £450,000 Champions League winning prize to all three organisations.

In addition, the €100,000 (£87,000) award he received for being included in the 2013 UEFA Team of the Year was given to the Red Cross.

Ronaldo was honoured for his ambassadorship, philanthropic donations, and involvement in various other causes by dosomething.org, which awarded him the world's most charitable sports celebrity in 2015..

Some examples are the £120,000 he donated to the Madeira cancer clinic, where his mother was treated, and the £55,000 he paid for Erik Ortiz Cruz's ten-month-old son's brain surgery.


In the grand scheme of football history, Cristiano Ronaldo's story is a symphony of tenacity, development, and ambition rather than goals and victories. As the final whistle blows in the stadiums, Ronaldo's legacy is not just felt for the trophies and records he won, but also for the relentless intensity that tells who he is.