Tuesday, June 24, 2008
About Ronaldo
Full name - Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of birth - February 5, 1985 (1985-02-05) (age 23)
Place of birth - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Height - 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position - Winger



Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born to Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro. The second given name "Ronaldo," was chosen after Ronald Reagan, his father's favourite actor and U.S. president at the time. He has one older brother, Hugo , and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia Madeira. Liliana Cátia works as a singer by the stage name "Ronalda" in Portugal.

Early Career
He began kicking a football when he was three, and when he started primary school at age six, his passion for the sport was obvious. His favourite boyhood team was SL Benfica even though he would later join their rival, Sporting. He first played for an amateur team, Andorinha, where his father was the kit man, when he was just eight years old. By 1995, at just ten years of age, Cristiano Ronaldo's reputation was growing in Portugal. Madeira's top two teams, CS Marítimo and CD Nacional were both interested in signing him. Marítimo, the bigger team, missed a crucial meeting with Rui Santos, Ronaldo's manager at Andorinha, and as a result, Ronaldo signed for Nacional. After a title-winning campaign at Nacional, Ronaldo went on a three day trial with Sporting who subsequently signed him for an undisclosed sum.

And this was the growing time for him and he used the time very well, so that he is now at top...
His time starts from here :-

Resourse :- en.wikipedia.org
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