|Full Name:||Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro|
|Date of Birth:||5 February 1985|
|Place of Birth:||Funchal, Madeira Portugal|
|Height:||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, born 5 February 1985, is a Portuguese professional footballer.
Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes; moreover, the most by a European player.
Ronaldo holds the records for most appearances (183), most goals (140), and assists (42) in the Champions League, most goals in the European Championship (14), most international goals by a male player (115), and most international appearances by a European male (186).
He is one of the few players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances, and has scored over 800 official senior career goals for club and country.
A tall player at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters). Furthermore, Ronaldo was a formidable athlete on the pitch. Originally a right-winger. Then, he developed into a forward with a free-reined attacking style.
Thus, he was able to mesmerize opponents with a sleight of foot that made sufficient space for openings in opposing defenses.
Afterwards, a successful season with Sporting that brought the young player to the attention of Europe’s biggest football clubs. Then, Ronaldo signed with English powerhouse Manchester United in 2003.