Cristiano Ronaldo Essay

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Biography Portugal's best and Manchester United's darling midfielder, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was brought into this world on February 5, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. His mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and father Jose Dinis Aveiro had four children. His parents decided to name this future famous footballer after someone that you wouldn't think a Portuguese family would normally consider. He was named after the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. A passionate desire to play on the field and an undying love for football, Cristiano's interest in the great sport of football started when he was just three years old. When Cristiano was around ten or so, word of his spectacular skills on the field was…show more content…
To Cristiano's fortune Manchester United was in dire need of a midfielder after superstar David Beckhman left to play for Real Madrid. The void created by Beckham was huge and Manchester United had to fill it up with a superstar who could take them to the promised land. After a lot of speculation and drama surrounding the replacement, Manchester United finally signed Cristiano Ronaldo after his stint with Sporting CP ended in 2003.From the very day Cristiano signed with Manchester United, his football career took off and hasn't slowed since. In the same year he also made his debut for the national team of Portugal playing in a match against Kazakhstan. In the following year, Ronaldo put up one of his best performances. In the World Cup qualifying games the superstar midfielder scored 7 goals and made his presence felt in the Portuguese national team. Only a year later in 2005, Cristiano Ronaldo netted 11 goals for his country in 25 appearances. Although the up and coming superstar was making waves in the international football stage, controversy hit in the 2006 World Cup and it involved someone that was closely linked to him at his club Manchester United. Manchester United teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, striker for the English squad received a red card in a very important match, England versus Portugal in the World Cup
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