Interesting Facts About Cristiano Ronaldo

This is a list of 15 very interesting facts about the soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. I hope you enjoy the facts!

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15. Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional soccer player who has set records while playing for Manchester United and Real Madrid.

14. Cristiano Ronaldo full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.

13. He was an amazing player even at 11 years old. Paulo Cardoso, his first coach at Sporting Lisbon, said: “When he got the ball he went past two or three players. At the end of the game the players gathered around him, they knew he was a special kid.”

12. Cristiano’s father, Jose Dinis Aveiro died from alcoholism at the age of 52. Ronaldo has sworn off alcohol as a result, however he has been spotted by the press drinking gin and juice.

11. Not many people know this, but Cristiano Ronaldo was the first ever Portugal player to play for Manchester United.

10. Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985 in Madeira, Portugal.

9. He started his career at the CD Nacional, a Portuguese professional team.

8. As a teenager Ronaldo would train in the gym using weights on either foot and then dribbling with the ball. He thought it would improve his technique because without weights he would be even faster.

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7. Passion for fashion and the millions of dollars he made from soccer allowed him to open his own fashion boutique called CR7 in Portugal. His two sisters run the business.

6. His favorite number is seven. In fact, he wears a t-shirt of the same number. He says it is lucky for him, as he won FIFA with the same number.


5. Manchester United paid £12 million to sign him in 2003—a record fee for a player of his age.

4. Ronaldo signed with the Manchester United when he was 18-year-old.

3. Ronaldo models for some major brands such are Armani Exchange and Nike, which reportedly bring Ronaldo an extra $25 million.

2. Two days before Ronny played in the World Cup this June he was immortalized in wax at the famed Madame Toussaud’s in London.

1. He was operated when he was fifteen. He suffered a heart problem, which had to be operated through laser. However, after that he was fine.

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