Cristiano Ronaldo: From poor boy to world football legend and his biography


Let’s discover what makes a boy born into a poor family and still suffering from congenital heart disease can become the world’s leading football monument like C.Ronaldo today.

Let’s discover what makes a boy born into a poor family and still suffering from congenital heart disease can become the world’s leading football monument like C.Ronaldo today.


On February 5, 1985 the boy Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born into a family living in Santo António-Portugal. Ronaldo was named after an actor his father loved very much – Ronald Reagan. His mother is Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a chef, and his father is José Dinis Aveiro, a seasonal gardener while having to support all four children including: Ronaldo, a brother and two sisters, because So this player had to go through a very poor childhood.


His life was more difficult because the family soon disintegrated when Ronaldo’s parents separated when he was 11 years old, then his father also died at the age of 52 due to hepatitis, a consequence of heavy alcoholism.(Here This is also the reason that the player swore that he would not touch a drop of alcohol).

At school, Ronaldo was considered a playful and unruly child, and teachers often complained about his academic achievements and mischief. However, Ronaldo showed a love and talent for playing football from an early age. Fortunately, his family realized that this could be an opportunity to help their child change his life later. Therefore, they have created all the conditions to help Ronaldo develop his football talents

At the age of 8, Cristiano Ronaldo was asked by his father to play for a children’s team called Andorinha. This is also the starting point on the way to becoming a top star in the world later.



According to the family’s description, this young player was so obsessed with football that he forgot his meal. Even at night, Ronaldo climbs out of the window to practice football instead of doing homework like other children. It was also because of his passion for the ball that he quickly became the star of Andorinha. At the age of 10, Ronaldo was allowed to play for the official local team, Nactional .

Time makes heroes

After the successes achieved at Nacional, Ronaldo caught the eye of the country’s big team – Sporting Lisbon and he had a 3-day trial with Sporting and then joined this club.

After a stint at Sporting’s football academy, Ronaldo was diagnosed with tachycardia at the age of 15, an illness that would have forced him to give up his playing career. Hearing the news, the staff of the academy facilitated Ronaldo’s mother to take him for treatment. The surgery took place in the morning and Ronaldo was discharged by the end of the afternoon, he resumed training just a few days later.

At Sporting Lisbon the player set an incredible record by becoming the only player in the history of the Sporting club to have played for both U16, U17, U18, B squad and first team in just one season. single award. This makes the name of this player more and more known

Surprisingly, the first big man to notice Ronaldo’s talent was Liverpool, not Manchester United. It is known that the head coach of the Anfield owner at that time, Gérard Houllier, wanted to invite Ronaldo to play for his team when he was only 16 years old. However, the Liverpool management refused to bring him back, because Cristiano was too young and needed some time to develop his skills further.


In the summer of 2003, Ronaldo made a strong impression on coach Sir Alex Ferguson when he showed his outstanding ability on the football field to help his club defeat the Red Devils in a friendly match. Therefore, Sir.Alex did not hesitate to sign a contract to invite him to replace the position of right winger David Beckham (to play for Real Madrid) for 12.24 million pounds. Another interesting detail is that the shirt number that Cristiano Ronaldo suggested when he moved to the Red Devils was 28, but Sir Alex put all his faith in the talent of this young player and gave him the number 7 shirt. legends like Cantona, Robson, Best and Beckham.

Become the legend

At MU, Ronaldo’s career went up like a kite in the wind:

– He finished his first season (2003-04) with a total of 6 goals in 40 matches and was voted the club’s Player of the Season.

-In 2006, Ronaldo received the Barclays Player of the Month award for two consecutive months (11 and 12), becoming only the third person in Premier League history to do so.

– On May 5, 2007, Ronaldo scored the only goal in the decisive match for the Premier League title against rivals in the same city Manchester City, which was also his 50th goal at MU and helped the team win the Premier League title. Premiership title again after four years ceding the throne to Arsenal and Chelsea.


– Also in 2007, Ronaldo also received the FIFPro Young Player of the Year award for the second time in a row at the end of the season. And yet, he was also voted PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year at the same time, along with Andy Gray (1977), he is the only player to achieve this achievement in the same time. Season.

– On March 19, 2008, Ronaldo was awarded the MU captaincy for the first time in his career in a 2–0 home win over Bolton, the author of both goals. With a steady scoring performance, he won the first “European Golden Shoe” title also this season.

On 11 June 2009, Ronaldo transferred to the royal team Real Madrid for the highest transfer fee at that time was 80 million pounds. Ronaldo ended six years playing at Manchester United with 292 matches and scored 118 goals and many noble titles that every player dreams of. Upon leaving Old Trafford, he expressed his gratitude to Ferguson, who helped him develop his career, saying: “He was my football father and also the most important, influential person. the most profound influence of my career.”


So far Ronaldo has remained loyal to the “White Vulture” and as we always turn, this player has become the world’s top soccer star with a series of incredible records set such as: “Legs” Most goals scored in the club’s history”, “The player with the most golden shoes in the world”, “The striker reached the milestone of 200 goals in the shortest time” and most recently “The only player in the world”. The most in history to score 50 or more goals in a season 6 times in a row.


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