Cristiano Ronaldo, also known as CR7, is a man born in Madeira Island (Portugal) on February 5th of 1985, that left his family too early to enter the Sporting Club academy of Portugal and follow his dream to be a soccer player.
With hard work and dedication, in a few years Cristiano Ronaldo was able to become one of the biggest soccer players on a world level. For many, he is considered one of the best athletes of all time and, with no doubt, one of the most popular worldwide, followed by thousands of fans from all over the world on social media.
He even ventured into the fashion world with his own underwear and t-shirts line, and was once part of the most influential people in the world’s list of TIME.
Cristiano Ronaldo was four times considered the best soccer player in the world and was the first player to win the main awards of PFA and FWA four times. In the last years he became the soccer player with the higher number of goals reached, both with the teams he was a part of and representing the Portugal Team.
At the moment, his professional life is divided between Real Madrid, one of the main Spanish soccer teams, and the Portugal Team, that has helped to win the European championship – something never done before in a country as small as Portugal (but it’s a place that has been revealing some of the best soccer players in the world, as well as trainers and other sportsmen).
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most capable and fast soccer players in the world, that has been able to break untouchable records made by other athletes. Cristiano Ronaldo is the most international Portuguese soccer player from all times.
But don’t think all of these merits were achieved by simple luck or natural capability. All of these triumphs and broken Records (including his own) are credited mainly to his highly competitive essence that leads him to never be satisfied with the current achievements (no matter how relevant they are) and to always want more, overcoming himself and all others.
Cristiano Ronaldo, that has the age of many high level soccer players who start to get weak and think about getting out of the active life, seems to be still in a good shape for many years – many years of high yield.
It’s likely that Cristiano Ronaldo will end his career as a professional soccer player in Real Madrid, because his value of trespass is hard to be reached by any other club and, also, he has made this wish public more than once. However, nothing is guaranteed in the soccer world.
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the most expensive player in history of soccer transfers after his transfer on 2009 from Manchester United to Real Madrid, closing the deal at 80 millions of Libras (round 94 millions of Euro).
This contract has established a termination clause of 1 000 millions, that is theoretically unbreakable, and has stipulated an annual order of 12 millions of Euros, what made him one of the best paid soccer players in the world. If we put this together with the publicity income, the sponsorships and the representation of some of the best brands in the world makes him a competition athlete with one of the highest income levels worldwide.
Cristiano Ronaldo is for sure the best paid soccer player in the world, a fact that has been confirmed by Forbes. One more record to add to the many he won in his career, because that was the first time a soccer player was on top of that list.