Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Funchal, Portugal, on 5th February 1985. A Portuguese footballer playing as a forward for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, he serves as captain of the Portuguese national team.
Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Andorinha, where he played for two years, before moving to C.D. Nacional. He has played for several different football clubs, including: Andorinha (Portugal), Nacional (Portugal), Sporting CP (Portugal), Manchester United (England) and Real Madrid (Spain).
Real Madrid paid Manchester United £80 million for Ronaldo in 2009 making him the highest paid athlete in the world.
Ronaldo is often described as an all-time great player and is a brilliant dribbler, incredibly fast and with great reactions and co-ordination. He doesn’t have any weaknesses in terms of his forward play. He can score with both feet, is a very good header of the ball and is an exceptionally accurate free kick and penalty taker.