Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA World Cup Career
Take a look back at the FIFA World Cup career of Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo – from his debut at Germany 2006 to his most recent global finals outing at Russia 2018.
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Cristiano Ronaldo born on 5 February 1985 is a Portuguese professional footballer. He plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. 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, both of which are records for a European player. He has won 30 major trophies in his career. Including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League title.
Ronaldo holds the records for the most goals (134) and assists (41) in the history of the UEFA Champions League. He is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances and has scored over 750 senior career goals for club and country.He also holds the record of scoring second-most goals (758) in football history. He achieved this feat on 4 January 2021 by surpassing Pele. And He is also the second player to score 100 international goals, and the first European to achieve the feat.
Born and raised in Madeira, Ronaldo began his senior club career playing for Sporting CP. Before signing with Manchester United in 2003, aged 18. After winning the FA Cup in his first season, he helped United win three successive Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup; at age 23, he won his first Ballon d’Or. In 2009, Ronaldo was the subject of the then-most expensive association football transfer.
Ronaldo signs for Real Madrid
When signed for Real Madrid in a transfer worth €94 million (£80 million). There, he won 15 trophies, including two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, and four UEFA Champions League titles. And became the club’s all-time top goalscorer.
After joining Madrid, Ronaldo finished runner-up for the Ballon d’Or three times. Behind Lionel Messi—his perceived career rival—before winning back-to-back Ballons d’Or from 2013–2014 and again from 2016–2017. After winning a third consecutive Champions League title in 2018. Ronaldo became the first player to win the trophy five times.
In 2018, he signed for Juventus in a transfer worth an initial €100 million (£88 million). The highest fee ever paid by an Italian club and the highest ever paid for a player over 30 years old. He won the Serie A title in his first two seasons with the club.