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Cristiano Ronaldo - Ancient Wisdom

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, or Cristiano Ronaldo the IH (Santo António, Funchal, February

5, 1985), is a Portuguese football (soccer) player who plays as a winger and wing at Real

Madrid and the Portuguese national team, in which he is Captain.

Ronaldo became the most expensive player in football history after his transfer in 2009

from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a deal worth 80 million pounds (94 million euros).

this agreement established his termination clause in 1000 million euros and stipulated

a sum of 12 million euros annually, making it one of the highest paid soccer players

in the world. in April 2012 was considered the most valuable football player in the world,

after a study that attributed earnings of 40 million euros per year to the Portuguese

player.

Ronaldo began his career in the youth football club Andorinha de Santo António. In 1995,

went to the National Sports Club and his success with the team led him to sign with Sporting

Clube de Portugal for two seasons. Ronaldo's precocious talent caught the attention of

Sir Alex Ferguson, Manager of Manchester United. In 2003, when he was only eighteen years old,

Ronaldo signed a contract with the English club, which paid about 12.24 million pounds

(15 million euros) to Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Already in the following season, Ronaldo won his first title with Manchester United, the

FA Cup, and reached the final of UEFA EURO 2004 with Portugal, in which he scored his

first international goal, but did not prevent the surprising defeat to Greece. Ronaldo was

included in the ideal team of this competition.

Ronaldo was the first player to win all four major prizes PFA and FWA, in 2007. Ronaldo

took third place in the vote of FIFA World Player of the year in 2007 and second in voting

on the 2007 Golden Ball.

In 2008, Ronaldo won his first, and only to date, the Champions League with Manchester

United, was deemed the best forward and the best player of the competition and was the

highest scorer of the same, as well as won the Golden boot, becoming the first Middle

Ward gain entry, and still won the Premier League Golden Boot. Ronaldo has won three

of the four main prizes PFA and FWA, winning not only the PFA Young Player of the Year

and was nominated for FIFPro, World Soccer, Onze d'Or and FIFA (FIFA World Player of the

year in 2008) , becoming the first Manchester United player to win the Ballon d'Or in forty

years, after George Best.

Was the first player to win the FIFA Ferenc Puskás Award, in 2009, assigned to the best

goal of the year. Ronaldo scored this goal 40 metres from FC Porto in the quarter-final

of the Champions League, while playing for Manchester United.

Johan Cruyff, three times winner of the Golden Ball, said in an interview with the April

2, 2008, "Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and

great players in the history of Manchester United. Ronaldo came second in the vote for

FIFA World Player of the year of 2009 and second place in the vote on the Golden Ball

of 2009.

Ronaldo became the highest scorer in a season in the history of Real Madrid, with 53 goals,

surpassing the previous record of 49 goals for Ferenc Puskás. Six days later, Ronaldo

broke the record for most goals scored in a season in La Liga, with 40, surpassing the

mark established in 1951 Telmo Zarra (38 goals) and the brand of Hugo Sánchez established

in 1990 (38 goals).

Ronaldo also Telmo Zarra broke the record of most goals per minute, with a goal scored

each 70.7 minutes. The newspaper brand, the official outorgador Trophy Pichichi (top scorer

award La Liga), stated that Ronaldo scored 41 goals (the newspaper Marca awarded another

goal to Ronaldo that the La Liga, who attributed the Pepe). By scoring 40 goals, won the Golden

boot again, becoming the first player to win the trophy in two different Championships.

Ronaldo came third in the vote for best player to play in Europe in 2010-2011 season, behind

Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernández, and secondly in the election of the FIFA Golden Ball of

2011, behind Lionel Messi and ahead of Xavi Hernández.

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