Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5
better known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese
footballer. He plays for the Spanish
Madrid and the Portuguese
In 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Sporting CP. He was given the number 7. This number had been worn by George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham before him.
In the 2007/08 season, he became the only player in the last 25 years to win both the "FIFA World Player of the Year" and the "Young Player of the Year" awards in the same season. In that season,
scored a total of 42 goals and won the European
Golden Boot, an award which is given to the top scorer of league
matches of every European national league.
Ronaldo is currently the second most expensive professional football player of all time, after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid for approximately £80m. At his presentation as a Real Madrid player, 80,000 people greeted him at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. This is the world record, passing Argentine legend Diego Maradona's presentation for Napoli.
In 2017, he became the first player to reach 100 goals in the UEFA Champions League.