Is Cristiano Ronaldo a human being? The Portuguese international has done some really amazing things in football that kept people wondering if he’s really a human being.
Have you also ever ask yourself that question? Below goes some wonders the five times Ballon D’Or winner had performed in his football career.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional football player who plays for Italian football club, Juventus and the Portuguese national team as a forward. He is the only European player who has won Ballon d’Or on five occasions and European golden shoe four times. He is also the only European player who has scored more than 100 international goals.
He has played in four different European leagues in nineteen scintillating years of his football career and we haven’t been able to mention an unconquerable league which the Portuguese talisman is incapable of dominating. So far, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more than 760 goals and assisted over 260 times in more than 1000 appearances.
He started his career at Portuguese side, sporting CP where he made his senior debut at just 16 in 2002. He left the club for English premier league side, Manchester United in 2003 after making 25 senior appearances for the club. Manchester United signed the player for £12.24m under sir Alex Ferguson who described the player an exciting talent.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 118 goals and provided 69 assists in 292 games across all competitions playing for Man United. He was instrumental in Manchester United winning the English premier league for three consecutive seasons from 2006 to 2009.
Other honors won with Man Utd include, one FA cup, two League cups, one community shield, as well as a UEFA champions league title.
He won the Ballon d’or in 2008 becoming the only Manchester United player to achieve that since George best in 1968. He won the FIFA world Best Player of the year in 2009, the only Manchester United player to do so.
Ronaldo left Manchester United for Spanish club Real Madrid in 2009. The £80m paid for his signature was the then world record transfer fee paid for a player.
On the day he departed Sir Alex Ferguson said, “Cristiano has been a marvelous player for Manchester United. His contribution has been a major factor in the club’s success in that time and his talent, his ability to entertain and his infectious personality have enthralled fans the world over.”
Ronaldo Career With the Spanish Giant: Is Cristiano Ronaldo a human being?
When he got to Spain he took La Liga by storm scoring 26 league goals in his first season to justify his price tag. He scored in each of his first four league games, the only player in Real Madrid history to do so.
Though he didn’t win any trophy, he finished his first season in Madrid with 33 goals across all competitions.
In his second season he lifted the Copa Del Rey with Real Madrid after scoring the match-winning goal in the final. He became the first player in the history of La liga to score 40 goals in one season. He won the European golden shoe(his second) that season making him the only player to win it in two different leagues.
In his fifth season he led Madrid to their first UEFA Champions league trophy in twelve years and their tenth in history, La decima.
Cristiano Ronaldo went on to spend nine seasons full of achievements in Madrid scoring a staggering 450 times and setting up his teammates for another 132 goals in 438 appearances across all competitions.
He won four UEFA Champions Leagues with Madrid, becoming the only player to ever win the league five times, having already won one with Manchester United.
During his time in Madrid, he won Fifteen trophies with the Spanish giants;
- Four UEFA Champions League
- Two UEFA Super Cups
- Three FIFA Club World Cups
- Two Spanish La Liga
- Two Spanish Super Cups
- Two Copa Del Rey.
Ronaldo had a remarkable spell at the Santiago Bernabeu scooping many individual awards including, four Ballon d’or taking his total to five. He has the highest number of Ballon d’Or by an European footballer and second highest number in the world behind Lionel Messi of Barcelona.
His 450 goals for Real Madrid makes him their all-time top scorer.
Cristiano Ronaldo on move to Serie A
In July 2018, the Portuguese magnificent took his trade to Juventus in an €88m deal, a world record fee for any player above the age of 30 and an Italian record transfer fee.
He initially struggled to find the back of the net for the old ladies in his first three games. Then he abruptly turned things around opening his account with a brace in a Serie A game against Sassuolo on 16 September, 2018.
Ronaldo won the Supercoppa Italiana and the Italian Serie A title with Juventus in his debut season. He became the first player to win titles in England, Spain and Italy.
Ronaldo closed his first season in Juventus with 21 league goals and 8 assists.
On 18th December, 2019 in his second season, Ronaldo left the whole world astonished after leaping as high as 8.39ft into the air and hanging for five seconds before heading the ball into the back of the net. A goal which secured a 2-1 victory for Juventus against Sampdoria.
So far, Ronaldo has scored 88 goal and provided 21 assists for Juventus in 114 appearances in all competitions. Into his third season, he has won two Serie A titles and two Supercoppa Italiana.
Cristiano Ronaldo has two international trophies to his name after leading Portugal to European Championship in 2016 and UEFA Nations League in 2019.
He has scored 102 international goals for Portugal, the highest international goals for a player in Europe and the second highest in the world.
He has captained Portugal since 2009 after making his international debut in 2003.
In nineteen years of an illustrious career, besides destroying many records, Ronaldo has won 31 major trophies and a myriad of individual awards including Five Ballon d’Or, Four European Golden Shoes, Three UEFA Best player in Europe awards, One Puskas awards and many others.
Ronaldo has made FIFA FIFPro WorldXI every year since 2007. He is currently the highest active goal scorer and the third highest of all times.
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