Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese soccer player and caption for the Portugal national team. His playing position is forward for Spanish club Real Madrid. He was born on February 5, 1985 in Santo Antonio, a neighborhood of Funchal, Madiera. His family was Catholic and lived in poverty conditions. He is the youngest child in the family. His older brother is named Hugo, and his sisters are Elma and Liliana CÌÁtia. When he was 14-years-old, he and his mother agreed that he should focus entirely on soccer. Ronaldo is currently unmarried but began dating Russian model Irina Shayk in 2010. In the same year, it was announced that he had become a father of a son named Cristiano, who is in the full custody of Ronaldo.
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2. Income & Salary
As his soccer career and aspirations continued from early school years, Ronaldo made his debut in August 2003. He was eventually noticed by Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson. The manager signed him for $20 million (å£12.24 million) in 2003. In the following year, Ronaldo received his first club honor, the FA Cup. He accomplished winning all four main Professional Footballers’ Association and Football Writers’ Association awards in 2007. In addition, he is the first Portuguese to win the FIFA/Ballon d‰ÛªOr award for best soccer player on the planet twice. He received them in 2008 and 2013. The top European league player to reach 40 goals in a single season two years in a row, he is the fastest Real Madrid member to achieve 100 league goals. He scored his 400th career goal in January 2014.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
When Ronaldo moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid 2009, the transfer cost was about $131 million (å£80 million), making him one of the most expensive soccer players in sports history. This costly transfer explains his total net worth of $130 million. Moreover, his annual salary is estimated to be around $35 million.