46 Facts About Ronaldo Cristiano

1. Ronaldo Cristiano joined the iPhone app craze in 2011 with his game Heads Up with Cristiano.

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2. In 2010, Ronaldo Cristiano became the fourth soccer player to be immortalized in waxwork form at Madame Tussauds London.

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3. Ronaldo Cristiano has hurt several fans who have gotten in the crossfire of his heatseekers.

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4. Ronaldo Cristiano was born in Sao Pedro, Funchal and grew up in the Funchal parish of Santo Antonio, as the youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook, and Jose Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener and a component-time kit man.

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5. Ronaldo Cristiano came into the 2014 World Cup hot off of his second world player of the year win, but his play at the tournament was spotty, and the entire Portugal team struggled during a group-stage elimination.

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6. Ronaldo Cristiano netted his 324th goal as a member of Real in October 2015 to become the club's all-time leading goal scorer.

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7. In 2005, when Ronaldo Cristiano was playing for Manchester United, his father died from alcohol-related kidney problems; in 2007, his mother struggled with breast cancer.

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8. On July 10, 2016, Ronaldo Cristiano added an emotional victory to his collection.

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9. Ronaldo Cristiano went on to compile an impressive list of individual honors and team trophies.

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10. Ronaldo Cristiano had turned heads with a mesmerizing performance with Portugal against Manchester, wowing even his opponents with his footwork and deft skill.

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11. Ronaldo Cristiano was livid at the decision and was slapped with a hefty ban after pushing Bengoetxea in the heat of the moment.

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12. Ronaldo Cristiano is loving life at Juventus after joining them from Real Madrid after last year's World Cup.

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13. In January 2013, Ronaldo Cristiano became Save the Children's new Global Artist Ambassador, in which he hopes to help fight child hunger and obesity.

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14. In December 2012, Ronaldo Cristiano joined FIFA's "11 for Health" programme to raise awareness amongst kids of how to steer clear of conditions including drug addiction, HIV, malaria and obesity.

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15. Ronaldo Cristiano has made contributions to various charitable causes throughout his career.

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16. Ronaldo Cristiano is in a relationship with Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez, who gave birth to their daughter Alana Martina, on 12 November 2017.

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17. In January 2015, Ronaldo Cristiano announced his five-year relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk had ended.

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18. In December 2013, Ronaldo Cristiano opened a museum, Museu CR7, in his hometown of Funchal, Madeira, to house trophies and memorabilia of his life and playing career; the museum is an official sponsor of the local football team Uniao da Madeira.

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19. Ronaldo Cristiano expanded his business with a second clothes boutique in Lisbon in 2008.

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20. Ronaldo Cristiano opened his first fashion boutique under the name CR7 on the island of Madeira, Portugal, in 2006.

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21. Ronaldo Cristiano has released two mobile apps: in December 2011, he launched an iPhone game called Heads Up with Cristiano, created by developer RockLive, and in December 2013, he launched Viva Ronaldo, a dedicated social networking website and mobile app.

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22. Ronaldo Cristiano was additionally named in the 2014 Time 100, Times annual list of the most influential people in the world.

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23. Ronaldo Cristiano was the face of Pro Evolution Soccer, appearing on the cover in 2008, 2012 and 2013.

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24. Ronaldo Cristiano was featured as the cover athlete of EA Sports' FIFA video game FIFA 18 and was heavily involved in the game's promotion.

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25. Ronaldo Cristiano is widely regarded as one of the two best players of his generation, alongside Lionel Messi.

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26. Ronaldo Cristiano was named man of the match in all three of Portugal's group stage matches.

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27. Ronaldo Cristiano scored five goals, including a hat-trick against Armenia, in the qualification for Euro 2016.

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28. Ronaldo Cristiano failed to score a single goal in the qualification for the 2010 World Cup, as Portugal narrowly avoided a premature elimination from the tournament with a play-off victory over Bosnia.

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29. Ronaldo Cristiano went on to score the vital winning penalty during the penalty shoot out which sent Portugal into the semi-finals.

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30. Ronaldo Cristiano was the second-highest scorer in the European qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup with seven goals.

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31. Ronaldo Cristiano won the Ballon d'Or for a fourth time and the inaugural Best FIFA Men's Player, a revival of the former FIFA World Player of the Year, largely owing to his success with Portugal in winning Euro 2016.

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32. Ronaldo Cristiano became the all-time top scorer in the Champions League with a hat-trick in the first group match against Shakhtar Donetsk, having finished the previous season level with Messi on 77 goals.

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33. Ronaldo Cristiano had scored 12 goals, finishing as the Champions League top goalscorer for a second time in his career.

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34. Ronaldo Cristiano helped Madrid reach the Copa del Rey final by scoring a brace in El Clasico, which marked the sixth successive match at Camp Nou in which he had scored, a Real Madrid record.

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35. Ronaldo Cristiano found greater team success in the league, as he helped Real Madrid win their first La Liga title in four years, with a record 100 points.

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36. Midway through the season, Ronaldo Cristiano placed second in the running for the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award, behind Lionel Messi of Barcelona, Madrid's historic rivals.

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37. Ronaldo Cristiano scored in each of his first four league fixtures with the club, the first Madrid player to do so.

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38. Ronaldo Cristiano ended his time in England with nine trophies, as United claimed their third successive Premier League title and a Football League Cup.

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39. At the close of 2008, Ronaldo Cristiano helped United win the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan, assisting the final-winning goal against Liga de Quito and winning the Silver Ball in the process.

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40. Ronaldo Cristiano won the Professional Footballers' Association's Player's Player, Fans' Player, and Young Player of the Year awards, as well as the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year award, becoming the first player to win all four main PFA and FWA honours.

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41. Ronaldo Cristiano scored the only goal in the Manchester derby on 5 May 2007—his 50th goal for the club—as Manchester United claimed their first Premier League title in four years.

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42. Ronaldo Cristiano clashed with a teammate, striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, who took offence at the winger's showboating style of play.

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43. Ronaldo Cristiano played the full 120 minutes of the decisive match against Arsenal in the FA Cup final, which ended in a goalless draw, and scored his attempt in the lost penalty shootout.

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44. At age 16, Ronaldo Cristiano was promoted from Sporting's youth team by first-team manager Laszlo Boloni, who was impressed with his dribbling.

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45. Ronaldo Cristiano took over full captaincy in July 2008, leading Portugal to their first-ever triumph in a major tournament by winning Euro 2016, and received the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament, before becoming the highest European international goalscorer of all-time.

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46. Ronaldo Cristiano scored his first international goal at Euro 2004 and helped Portugal reach the final.

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