Essay About Cristiano Ronaldo

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In 2012, when asked about the Ballon d’Or, Jose Mourinho said: “If Messi is the best on the planet, Ronaldo is the best in the universe.” Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on February 5, 1985, in Santo Antonio, a neighborhood of Madeira, Portugal, to Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and Jose Diniz Aveiro. Cristiano has three siblings Hugo, Elma and Liliana Catia, and he was the youngest of all. His name was inspired by the former US-president, Ronald Reagan, whom his father was influenced by. Ronaldo claimed that he lived in poverty, sharing a room with his siblings. He was expelled from school after he threw a chair at his teacher. Ronaldo, at the age of 14, agreed to his mother to focus entirely on football. Ronaldo first learned to master his football skills in the island of Madeira, Portugal. He spent his early years of playing for a local club, Nacional, and by the time he turned 12, he was one of the most popular and one of the best footballer of Madeira. At the age of 16, he got the attention of many other clubs like Sporting CP, Benfica; a team Cristiano’s father followed as a young boy and…show more content…
His speed, strength, skill, and clinical finishing has got new dimension to the football world. Cristiano Ronaldo is so good that even the best goalkeepers as well as the best defenders of the world shiver when Ronaldo steps up to take a free kick or a spot kick (Penalty). ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬He is one of the most fantastic weapons at the Real Madrid man’s disposal in his ability with a dead ball from anywhere within 30 yards of goal. The deceptive movement aligned with the stunning pace that Ronaldo’s approach generates makes him the most dangerous free kick takers currently active. Certainly, Ronaldo missed plenty throughout his career but who hasn’t? However, he still remains a major threat. has ranked Ronaldo number three in the history of free kick takers, just after Juninho and
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