SUUUIIIIIII The story of cr7 - Joe Wacholz

"SUUUUUUUIIIIIIIII" The Building of Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo is someone who is called a renaissance man, he had struggles and hardships but pulled through with accomplishments and successes. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on February 5th, 1985. Ronaldo grew up on a island in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. When Cristiano was young he was quite poor, living in a tin roofed house, both parents working daily. Cristiano grew up knowing soccer from his father and his friends. When Ronaldo turned 10, he learned how to play soccer, after he became familiar with soccer he wouldn't stop playing it. However, Cristiano Ronaldo's childhood was difficult but when he became older he strived to succeed

The first photo is of Cristiano when he was a teenager playing soccer for a youth club, the second picture was of Cristianos house when he grew up with his parents, the third picture is of Ronaldo when he was young and played for another youth team.

The beginning of CR7 was quite extraordinary. When Ronaldo was 12 he was signed by SportingCB's youth group. Ronaldo played for Sporting until he turned 18 when he was signed by Manchester United. Ronaldo's 5 year career with Manchester United mesmerized many. Ronaldo scored a total of 84 goals in 196 appearances for Manchester United, setting a record amount of goals for the club. Ronaldo help Manchester win the UEFA Champions league title in 2008. That same year, Ronaldo won the most famous trophy in soccer, The Ballon d'Or. After winning this grand title of Ballon d'Or winner, he was considered a top player. This impressive feat caused Real Madrid to make a move signing Ronaldo in 2009

The picture on the left is Ronaldo in action for Portugal, top right is Ronaldo in action for Manchester United, and bottom right is Ronaldo in game mode for Sporting CB

Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid for a record price of 94 million dollars. Ronaldo's debut for Real Madrid was spectacular, he scored and assisted in the game and was given the MVP of the match. The same year Ronaldo won "Best Transfer Move" award. After becoming a superstar striker in Real Madrid, Ronaldo won many awards. Some of his best awards would be 4x Ballon d'Or winner FIFA Best Player Award, European Golden Shoe, and a very important one to his fans, the UEFA Champions league title. For this title Ronaldo is best of the best for many reasons. With Real Madrid Ronaldo has scored 359 goals. In total, Ronaldo has scored over 500 goals in his career, making him one of the all time goal scorers ever behind Pele. Ending this out, Ronaldo has had one of the most impressive careers of all time and is still currently playing

On the left is Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid, on the top right is Ronaldo winning his 3rd Ballon d'Or, and the bottom left is Ronaldo with the UEFA Champions league title trophy

FUN FACTS

• Ronaldo told his father that he would become a soccer player and buy him a house and Ronaldo followed this promise and bought his family a house

• Ronaldo left home at the age of eleven. And didn't see his family for months

• Ronaldo's first goal he scored for sporting cb was dedicated his father who had recently died of liver failure

There is now a museum dedicated to Ronaldo which Ronaldo has donated thousands of dollars to.

Credits:

Created with images by jarmoluk - "the ball stadion football" • gunthersimmermacher - "cristiano ronaldo world cup 2010 portugal" • Paolo Camera - "Ronaldo" • Paolo Camera - "Cristiano Ronaldo" • CDeahr23 - "Ronaldo vs. FC Schalke 04" • Simon Harriyott - "Entrance door"

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