Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered as a football genius and one of Popular Athlete in modern times. Due to his amazing football skills and performance on field, he has received numerous awards and has been named with honors many times. Recently in January 2014, at a ceremony held at the Belém Palace, he was raised to the rank of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry by the President of Portugal Aníbal Cavaco Silva which, as the president said, was an effort “to distinguish an athlete of world renown who has been a symbol of Portugal globally, contributing to the international projection of the country and setting an example of tenacity for future generations”. You need to sit back and enjoy as it is time for the Cristiano Ronaldo HD Wallpapers.
Ronaldo was named as the most marketable football player in the world by international sports market research company Repucom in May 2014. Besides his skills and mind blowing statistics, he is also soothing for the eyes. So here are some of the best Cristiano Ronaldo HD Wallpapers 2015.
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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro famously known as just Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded by many in the sport as the current best player in the world and also regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time. He is a member of Portuguese national team and plays also as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo is also the current captain of the Portugal national soccer team. He was diagnosed with a racing heart at the age of 15. The physical problem due to racing heart forced him to give up playing football. He had undergone an operation where laser was used to cauterize the area of Ronaldo’s heart that was causing the racing heart problem. Ronaldo then successfully resumed his training few days later after the operation.
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Cristiano Ronaldo was born on 5 February 1985 in a neighborhood of Funchal called Santo António, Madeira. He is youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro. His mother, Maria Aveiro was a cook and his father, José Aveiro was a municipal gardener. He was named as “Ronaldo” after then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was chosen to give tribute because he is the favorite actor of his father José Aveiro. Ronaldo has two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia and one older brother, Hugo. During his childhood days, Ronaldo lived in poverty while sharing a room with his brother and sisters. Ronaldo was quite popular at school but was expelled after he threw a chair at his teacher.
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Ronaldo began his career as a youth player at the age of eight. He joined amateur team Andorinha where his father served his duty as a kit man. He spent two years with Andorinha and after that, he moved to local club C.D. Nacional. After a title-winning campaign with C.D. Nacional, he was invited to a three-day trial with Portuguese giants Sporting CP in 1997. The club was quite happy with Ronaldo’s skill and subsequently signed him for an undisclosed sum. After playing as a member of Sporting CP for a couple of years, he caught the attention of then Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson. Alex was so excited to see him practice that he signed young Ronaldo for £12.2 million equivalent of €15 million in 2003.
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He spent his career with Manchester United from 2003 to 2009 while scoring 84 goals in 196 appearances for the team. During his transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009, Ronaldo became the world’s Most Expensive player. He successfully bagged a transfer fee worth of £80 million equivalent to €94 million/$132 million and also bagged a buyout clause worth of €1 billion in 2009. He holds the record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season with his 17 goals in the 2013–14 football season. He was named the greatest goal scorer to play in the UEFA Champions League in a 2014 UEFA poll. He is also the first player ever to score against every team in a single season in La Liga.
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Ronaldo made his international debut in August 2003 for Portugal at the age of just 18. He scored 52 goals out of 118 appearances that he made for Portugal national soccer team. He has participated in six major tournaments as a member of Portuguese team, three FIFA World Cups in 2006, 2010 and 2014, and three UEFA European Championships in 2004, 2008 and 2012. He is Portugal’s top goal scorer of all time and also the first Portuguese player to reach 50 international goals. Ronaldo also holds the record of being the country’s top scorer with 6 goals in the European Championship. He scored his first international goal against Greece in the opening game of Euro 2004 where he helped his team to reach the final. Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in the UEFA European Championship In November 2014 with 23 goals.
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Ronaldo won his first trophy at the FA Cup in 2004. He became the first player in England to win all four main PFA and FWA awards in 2007. He also won three out of the four main PFA and FWA trophies in 2008 and was also named the FIFA World Player of the Year, FIFPro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year and the Onze d’Or. Ronaldo had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations at the age of just 22. He was named FWA Footballer of the Year twice consecutively in 2007 and 2008. As an honorable achievement, Ronaldo became the inaugural winner of the FIFA Puskás Award in 2009 for Goal of the Year. He won his first Ballon d’Or in 2008 and won the FIFA Ballon d’Or again in 2013.
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Ronaldo has won three Premier Leagues, two UEFA Champions Leagues, one La Liga, one FA Cup, two Football League Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, two Copas del Rey, one FA Community Shield, one Supercopas de España and one FIFA Club World Cup with Manchester United and Real Madrid. He also became the runner-up in 2004 and second runner-up in 2012 in the UEFA European Championship for his national team, Portugal. Ronaldo also achieved the runner-up position at UEFA Champions League in 2009 and twice in FA Cup, in 2005 and 2007. He achieved the runner-up position in UEFA Super Cup in 2008. Ronaldo became the runner-up in Copa del Rey in 2013 and Supercopa de España in 2014.
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Ronaldo has previously dated English models Gemma Atkinson and Alice Goodwin. He met with Russian model Irina Shayk through their Armani Exchange campaigns and since the start of 2010, he has been dating with her. Ronaldo became the father of a son on June 17, 2010. His son was born in the United States and was named Cristiano, and nicknamed Cristianinho by his family. Ronaldo has never revealed the identity of his son Cristiano’s mother publicly but announced that he had full custody of his child. As an interesting fact, Ronaldo donates blood several times a year and for that reason, he does not have tattoos as it would prevent him from donating blood.
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Ronaldo’s reputation rapidly grew from his time at Manchester United and he eventually became one of the most marketable athletes in the world and signed many endorsement deals with various big companies worldwide. He was named the new “spokes model” for Emporio Armani men’s jeans and underwear in October 2009. He also re-signed his endorsement contract with American sportswear giant Nike until 2014 in February 2010. He wore Mercurial boots by Nike throughout his career. Ronaldo alternately wears Vapor & Superfly models of the Mercurial series depending which is the top tier Nike boot at the time. Nike have created first Ronaldo signature boot, the Superfly II Safari CR7 in 2010 and again launched the Mercurial Superfly CR7 in 2014.
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Ronaldo became the first athlete on Facebook to reach 50 million followers in August 2010. He then became the first athlete and the second celebrity after Shakira to receive 100 million followers on Facebook in October 2014. Ronaldo also tops the list of most-followed athletes with more than 30 million followers on Twitter. After Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry, he had the 5th highest social rank in the world according to Forbes in 2012. Castrol released a television film in September 2011 named “Ronaldo: Tested to the Limit”. Ronaldo was tested in several aspects, including mental and physical tests. Computer security company McAfee ranked footballers by the probability of an internet search where Ronaldo tops the list in July 2012.
Ronaldo opened a museum called Museu CR7 in December 2013 in his hometown of Funchal that displays trophies and memorabilia of his life and playing career. He also launched a dedicated social networking website and an android and iOS mobile app for his Museum.
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