Cristiano Ronaldo dos-Santos Aveiro, is commonly called Cristiano Ronaldo or more specifically “CR7” by his field name in soccer. Ronaldo’s second name was given to him because of Ronald Reagan, his father’s favorite actor. Ronaldo has 3 other siblings. As a long time Portuguese professional footballer, Cristiano has an estimated net worth of $310 million.
Cristiano was born in Santo António, a-neighbourhood of Funchal Madeira, a small island off the western coast of Portugal on February 5th, 1985. Recently turned 31 years old, his mother Maria Dolores dos-Santos Aveiro was a cook and his dad José Dinis Aveiro was a municipal gardener.
In last few years in football, Cristiano Ronaldo met an immense success and won the coveted FIFA Ballon d’Or winner for consecutive 2 times, 2013 and 2014. In addition to Cristiano’s FIFA World Player of-the year award, he has also won the Golden Boot, among other honors in the course of his career. According to IFFHS, Cristiano is the World’s Best Top Goal-Scorer.
The Portuguese winger is also the world’s most popular athlete in social media, with 35 million Twitter followers and 102 million Facebook followers. He’s the first Portuguese professional player to attain 50 international goals, making-him Portugal’s alltime top goalscorer. He was the highest paid player in the world when he moved to Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 in a transfer valued at £80 million ($132 million/€94 million).
In May 2012, Cristiano became the 1st foot-baller to score against every league team in one single season-in La Liga. He was honored for Best International Athlete by the ESPY Awards in 2014 and marked his name in the UEFA-European Best Player Award for an awesome 2013/14 season, and as LFP Best Forward, LFP Team and LFP Best Goal of-the season.
Back in April 2014, it was Cristiano whose name was placed in Time Magazine’s yearly list of ‘the most influential people-in the world’, known as the TIME 100. He is the record-holder of being the most-expensive footballer in the football-history from 2009 to 2014. During that same year, he became the BBC Overseas Sports-Personality of-the year.
In December 2014, he became the fastest soccer player to score 200-goals in La Liga, which he reached in his 178th La Liga game. Ronaldo also became the 1st footballer to attain 40 professional league goals for 2 consecutive seasons. In September 2015, Cristiano became the alltime top goal scorer in-the UEFA Champions League with 82-goals.
In October 2015, he was Real Madrid’s alltime leading goal scorer. Castrol, a renowned company, released a television film named “Ronaldo: Tested to the Limit”. Recently, Cristiano Ronaldo extended his contract-with Real Madrid. Following the signing, he now earns an estimated €17 million equivalent to $22,620,000 annually including bonuses from the Spanish club.
Ronaldo has the 2nd highest football salary in any league behind Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o playing for Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala. Cristiano has also cashed in on his success and fame, earning $22 million per year off the pitch thanks to deals with Castrol, Nike, Konami and others. He’s the 2nd football player when it comes to earnings from endorsements, trailing only David Beckham. Ronaldo is living large with a $50+ million annual salary (with bonuses) through the length of his contract which is up in 2018.