Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro ComM, GOIH is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Real Madrid, or simply as Real, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain.
Madrid is the capital city of the Kingdom of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole.
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Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time, Ronaldo has four FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, the most for a European player, and is the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes.
The European Golden Shoe, formerly known as the European Golden Boot, is an association football award presented each season to the leading goalscorer in league matches from the top division of every European national league.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer.
Golden Boot or Golden Shoe may refer to:
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He has won 21 trophies in his career, including five league titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and one UEFA European Championship.
The UEFA European Championship is the primary association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations, determining the continental champion of Europe.
The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia.
The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations and contested by top-division European clubs.
A prolific goalscorer, Ronaldo holds the records for most official goals scored in the top five European leagues, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA European Championship, as well as the most goals scored in a UEFA Champions League season.
Born and raised in Santo António, Madeira, Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart at the age of 15.
Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal.
He underwent an operation to treat his condition, and began his senior club career playing for Sporting CP, before signing with Manchester United at age 18 in 2003.
Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.
After winning his first trophy, the FA Cup, during his first season in England, he helped United win three successive Premier League titles, a UEFA Champions League title, and a FIFA Club World Cup.
The FIFA Club World Cup is an international men's association football competition organised by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the sport's global governing body.
By age 22, he had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations and at 23 years old, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards.
The FIFA World Player of the Year is an association football award presented annually by the sport's governing body, FIFA, since 1991.
In 2009, Ronaldo was the subject of the most expensive association football transfer when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer worth €94 million.
In Spain, Ronaldo has won two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, three Champions League titles, and two FIFA Club World Cups.
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the North African coast.
The Primera División, commonly known as La Liga and as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons with Santander, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system.
After joining Real Madrid, Ronaldo finished runner-up for the Ballon d'Or three times, behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career rival, before winning back-to-back Ballons d'Or in 2013 and 2014.
Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
He has scored a record 32 La Liga hat-tricks, including a record-tying 8 hat-tricks in the 2014–15 season and is the only player to reach 30 league goals in six consecutive La Liga seasons.
In 2014, Ronaldo became the fastest player in history to reach 200 La Liga goals, which he achieved in 178 matches.
In 2015, he became the club's all-time leading goalscorer.
In 2016, Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d'Or by a record voting margin after sealing La Undécima, Madrid's 11th European title, and winning Euro 2016.
A Portuguese international, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation in 2015.
Ronaldo made his senior international debut in August 2003, at the age of 18.
He is Portugal's most capped player of all time with over 130 caps, and has participated in seven major tournaments.
He is Portugal's all-time top goalscorer.