|Birth Name||Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro|
|Nick Name||Cris, Ron, Ronnie, The Sultan Of The Stepover, Kluivert(from Patrick Kluivert)|
|Date of Birth||5th February 1985|
|Birth Place||Funchal, Madeira, Portugal|
|Profession||Professional Football Player|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Chinese Zodiac Sign||Ox|
|Family||Father : José Dinis Aveiro
Mother : Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro
Brother : Hugo Aveiro
Sisters : Elma Aveiro, Liliana Cátia Aveiro
|Playing position||Left/Right Winger, Striker|
|Current Club||Manchester United|
|Secret behind his Success||Terrific physique, Balance, Pace, Two feet, Technically sound, Personality and Great strength of mind|
|Previous Clubs||CD Nacional, Sporting|
|Youth Clubs||Andorinha, CD Nacional, and Sporting CP’s youth club|
|First Senior Club||Sporting Clube de Portugal|
|Childhood||Nickname – Kluivert (from Patrick Kluivert)
Team – Sport Lisboa e Benfica
|Awards||* English PFA Player of the Year (2008)
* FWA Footballer of the Year (2008)
* PFA Players’ Player of the Year (2007)
* PFA Young Player of the Year (2007)
* PFA Fans’ Player of the Year (2007)
* PFA Premiership Team of the Year (2005-2006, 2006-2007)
* Football Writers’ Association Award (2007)
* Barclays Player of the Season (2006-2007)
* Barclays Player of the Month (November 2006, December 2006)
* PFA Fans’ Player of the Month (October 2006, February 2007)
* FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year (2005, 2006)
* Portuguese Sports Personality (2006)
* Portuguese Footballer of the Year (2007)
* Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (2006-2007)
* Manchester United Players’ Player of the Year (2006-2007)
* FA Premier League (2006-2007)
* FA Cup (2004)
* Football League Cup (2006)
* Community Shield (2007)
* FIFA World Player of the Year (2007)
* European Footballer of the Year (2007)
* FIFPro World XI (2006-2007)
* UEFA Team of the Year (2004, 2007)
* UEFA European Championship (2004)
* FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (2006)
|Favorites||Music – Dance Music
Films – The Sixth Sense” and “The Rock”
Food – A Portuguese cod fish, made with potatoes and scrambled eggs
Actor – Jean Claude Van Damme
Actress – Angelina Jolie
Color – White
Drink – “Santal” (Regional fruit drink)
Players – Luis Figo and Thierry Henry
|Strengths||Ultra skillful, Dribbling, Speed, Finishing, Free kicks|
|Endorses||Nike, Pepe Jeans and Suzuki cars|
|Criticized for||Diving in the penalty area|
|Ex-Girl Friends||Merche Romero, Jordana Jardel, Lauren Frain|
|Hobbies||Listening to music and sometimes just spending time alone|
|Trade mark||Fancy flicks and Stepovers|
|Debut||August 2003, vs Kazakhstan|
|First goal||2004 FA Cup Final against Millwall FC|
|Idol||Luis Figo (Portugal)|
|Facts||* His second name was chosen after Ronald Reagan (his father’s favorite actor) and 40th U.S. president (Ronald Reagan).
* He started playing football at the age of 3.
* He started playing for his local football side ‘Nacional’.
* He joined the Amateur team, Andorinha, at the age of eight.
* He is the first Portugese player to be picked by Manchester United.
* He was voted player of the 2003/04 season.
* He was the most expensive teenager in Britain in 2003.
* He was selected for the Portuguese Olympic football team in 2004.
* He was signed by Manchester United as a long term replacement for David Beckham.
* He is a very big idol in his hometown Madeira.
* His father passed away while he was on international duty in Russia.
* He bought a £1.5 million pound mansion in Cheshire which was previously owned by 3 former Manchester United players.
* He flew to Indonesia to visit the areas affected by the tsunami and raised over 1 billion Rupiah by auctioning off his personal sports gear.
* He was named in the UEFA Team of the year 2004.
* He has a £400 bet with Sir Alex the last two season’s as too wether he will break the 15 goal barrier – which he did with 23 last season.
* He was voted player of the season 2003-2004 by viewers of MUTV
* Ronado is the second most popular name put on a replica shirt in the United megastore.
* He owns a fashion shop in his home town of Funchal called “CR7”.
|About Him||Johan Cruyff :
“Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of United.”