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Cristiano Ronaldo


in Sporting CP
Full name Cristiano Ronaldo Santos Aveiro
Date of
birth 5 February 1985
Place of birth Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Height 6 ft 1 in (1
85 cm)
Playing position Winger

Club Information
Current Club

Manchester United Number 7
Joined United: 12 Aug 2003
Youth career
1993-1995 CF
Andorinha
1995-1997 CD Nacional
1997-2001 Sporting CP
Senior career
2001- 2003 Sporting CP

2003 Manchester United


National team
2002 - 2003 Portugal Under 21
2003 - Portugal













* UEFA Euro 2004 Team of the Tournament
* FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year: 2004–05, 2005–06
* Portuguese Footballer of the Year: 2006–07
* UEFA Team of the Year: 2003–2004, 2006–07, 2007-08
* FIFPro World XI: 2006–07, 2007–08
* PFA Young Player of the Year: 2006–07
* PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
* PFA Fans' Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
* PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
* FWA Footballer of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
* Barclays Player of the Season: 2006–07, 2007–08
* Barclays Player of the Month: November–December 2006, January 2008, March 2008
* Barclays Golden Boot: 2007–08
* Barclays Merit Award: 2007–08
* European Golden Shoe: 2007–08
* UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2007–08
* UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2007–08
* FIFPro World Player of the Year: 2007–08
* Ballon d'Or: 2008
* FIFA World Player of the Year: 2008
* FIFA Team of the Year: 2008
Cristiano Ronaldo kisses a golden boot trophy awarded to him as 'FIFPro Player of the Year 2008' in a presentation ahead of their English Premier League


FA Awards 2008

Manchester United Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo kissing his trophy on a French TV set after he won the European footballer of the year award, the "Ballon d'Or" (Golden ball), on December 7, 2008 in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris. Ronaldo beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres to the honour on the back of a phenomenal 2007-08 season in which he scored 42 goals for his Premier League and Champions League-winning club. Ronaldo becomes the first United player to win the award since the late George Best in 1968.