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World’s Sensational Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo turns 34!

World's sensational footballer Cristiano Ronaldo turns 34

The sensational football player of the century Cristiano Ronaldo turns 34 today. Let’s know 34 things about Cristiano Ronaldo.

  1. He got his name ‘Ronaldo’ from the former U.S President Ronald Reagan, who was his father’s favourite actor
  2. Ronaldo was nicknamed ‘cry baby’ as he used to cry when he passed and his friends didn’t score.
  3. Ronaldo was expelled from his school at the age of 14 when he threw a chair at his teacher.
  4. After the expel his mother encouraged him to focus in the game and that made his the sensational footballer of our generation.
  5. When he was 15 he was diagnosed with a racing heart, which would have forced him to give up the game.
  6. He had an operation in which a laser was used to cauterise the area of his heart that was causing the problem; he resumed training only a few days later.
  7. His professional career started at the age of 17 for Sporting CP in ‘Portuguese Super League’.
  8. Ronaldo became the first ever Portuguese player to be signed for Manchester United.
  9. He requested for number 28 on his sporting t-shirt but all he got was number 7
  10. He was with Manchester United for 6 years from 2003- 2009
  11. Ronaldo joined Real Madrid for a world record transfer fee at the time, of 80 million euros.
  12. At least 80,000 fans attended his presentation at the Santiago Bernabéu, surpassing the 25-year record of 75,000 fans who had welcomed Diego Maradona at Napoli.
  13. When he entered Real Madrid he was given number 9, after Raul departure from Real Madrid he was given his number 7 shirt in 2009
  14. In 30 matches featuring both Messi and Ronaldo in the El Clasico, Ronaldo has scored 18 goals and 1 assist.
  15. Ronaldo is the second highest scorer in Clasico history on 18 strikes, level with Real great Alfredo di Stefano.
  16. He scored his first FIFA world cup goal against Iran with a penalty kick.
  17. He captained the Portugal team in UEFA Euro Cup 2016 and won the cup beating France.
  18. In 2006, Ronaldo opened a fashion boutique under the name “CR7” (his initials and shirt number) on the island of Madeira, Portugal.
  19. There is a museum named Museu CR7 in his hometown Funchal, Portugal, dedicated to him which contains his trophies, rare photographs, medals and lots more related to the player.
  20. In the year 2016, it was announced that the airport would be renamed Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo in honour of Madeira native football player Cristiano Ronaldo.
  21. Forbes has twice ranked Ronaldo first on its list of the world’s highest-paid football players.
  22. He has an autobiography titled ‘Moments’, which was published in 2007.
  23. Portugal Prime Minister António Costa presented Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a signed Ronaldo jersey in New Delhi, India, January 2017.
  24. Ronaldo became the fourth footballer, after Steven Gerrard, Pelé and David Beckham, to be represented as a waxwork at Madame Tussauds London
  25. Ronaldo was named the world’s most charitable sportsperson in 2015 after donating £5 million to the relief effort after the earthquake in Nepal which killed over 8,000 people.
  26. In August 2016, Ronaldo launched CR7Selfie, a selfie app for charity to help Save the Children that lets participants take a selfie with him in one of several different outfits and poses.
  27. He has scored a total of 85 goals in total of 154 matches for the National team.
  28. Ronaldo has recieved Ballon d’Or 5 times 2008, 2013, 2014,2016,2017 being the player of winning it the most.
  29. He is been the world’s most expensive football player from 2009-2013
  30. First footballer to reach 40 goals in a professional league for two consecutive seasons.
  31. Only player to score 50 goals or more in six different seasons (done consecutively)
  32. Only player to score 50 goals or more in 7 consecutive calendar years
  33. Only player in history to have scored 60 or more goals in a calendar year four times (consecutively from 2011 to 2014)
  34. Ronaldo has scored the most hat-trick in La Liga history 34 times which is more than any player in the top european leagues.

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