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CRISTIANO RONALDO

The world-famous footballer who reigns over millions of hearts and is a craze among girls is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish Club, Real Madrid C.F and the Portuguese national team was born on February 5, 1985 as Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro to very simple family. His mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, was a cook and his father Jose Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener and staunch Catholics. He was popular in school. By the time he reached 14, he was convinced that he was cut out for football and made his passion, his career.

He started his career at a very young age of eight. He played for amateur team, Andorinha, where his father worked as a kit man. At the age of 15, he faced the first roadblock in his just-started-career, he was diagnosed with a racing heart, which could have ended his career but his mother supported him all the way and allowed him to get operated, thus saving his career. He grabbed the attention of Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson in the summer of 2003, when sporting defeated United 3-1 in the inauguration of the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon.

The players of Manchester United wanted Ronaldo to play for their team and used Alex to get him on board. In April, 2013, Ronaldo was honored by Sporting by selecting him to become the 100,00th member of the prestigious club. He became Manchester United’s first ever Portuguese player when he was signed for a whopping 12.24 million.