There is no way you don’t know the celebrity we are going to talk about today. After all, CR7 is nothing short of a sensation that has hardly failed to leave an impression on people around the world. Still, for those of you living under a rock, Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro is a professional European Portuguese football player. He is a forward player who plays for the Italian club “Juventus” and also for Portugal’s national team.
Now that we are done with the obvious, here are some interesting facts we bet you don’t know about him. Do you know that Ronaldo had a rare heart condition when he was a teenager? Now, can you believe that he has risen from that to being the most expensive player in football history? Incredible, right? Well, keep reading this article to find out more about the remarkable life and net worth of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on 5th February 1985 in Sao Pedro, Portugal. He grew up in Funchal as the youngest child of Jose Dinis Aveiro, his father and Maria Dolores dos Santos, his mother. Ronaldo started his awe-inspiring journey as an amateur playing for Andorinha, and then for Nacional. After he got into the club’s football academy, he decided to discontinue his education and focus entirely on football.
In 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo had his first son, but the mother’s identity was kept hidden. Later, in 2015, he ended his 5-year-old relationship with a Russian model.
In mid-2017, Cristiano became the father of twins, a daughter and a son through surrogacy, and then had his 4th child five months later with his current girlfriend, Georgina.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Cristiano Ronaldo is a versatile attacker, he plays at either wing or through the center of the pitch. He is enumerated amongst the world’s fastest footballers, both with or without the ball. Cristiano is a very talented player and his pace and acceleration coupled with high skills of the game take the opponents by surprise. His surprising dribbling supported with his stepovers has put him on the top, and this trick has become his trademark.
At the age of 16, Cristiano Ronaldo was selected in Sporting CP, which marked the beginning of his career. He finally got the attention he deserved, and several teams like ‘Barcelona,’ ‘Liverpool’ and ‘Arsenal’ approached him, but he joined ‘Manchester United’ in 2003-04 for £12.24 million. Cristiano Ronaldo proved to be lucky for ‘Manchester United’ bringing them the Premier League Cups thrice, an FA Cup, 2 Football League, an FA Community Shield, a UEFA Champions League and a FIFA Club World Cup. He left the team with 9 trophies under his belt and then joined ‘Real Madrid.’
‘Real Madrid’ recruited Cristiano for $132 million setting up a world record for the highest fee. He signed the contract for €11 million per year, but with bonuses and salary, he makes around $88 million per year. Cristiano Ronaldo proved his worth to ‘Real Madrid’ by bringing them a lot of trophies listed below:
1 La Liga, 2 Copa Del Rey, 2 Supercopa de España, 4 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Super Cups, and 3 FIFA World Cups.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is around $500 million, making him one of the highest earning footballers in the world. He receives $50 million as his salary. Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is boosted by off the field endorsements which give him an earning of an additional $40 million.
He has endorsement deals with Nike, Clear Shampoo, Herbalife, Samsung, Fly Emirates, Heuer, and many others. Further, he also makes a huge income through social media; about $176 million yearly to be precise. He also earns from his CR7 branded shirts, shoes, suits, perfumes, underwears, and other merchandise.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique player in the world of football whose smart play distinguishes him from others. Since he was focused entirely on his game from the beginning, which proved him a great player, he fulfilled his dreams and achieved what people can only imagine. He is definitely a great player who can dominate the game as well as the hearts and minds of his supporters.