Cristiano Ronaldo

© Dagur Brynjólfsson

© Dagur Brynjólfsson


Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born in Madeira, Portugal, on February 5, 1985. He is a Portuguese soccer star who serves as the Portuguese national team’s captain (since July 2008). He also plays as a forward for Real Madrid’s Spanish La Liga club. Ronaldo made his international debut, in August 2003, against Kazakhstan. Since then, he has been a part of five major international tournaments like, the FIFA World Cup – 2006 and 2010, UEFA Euro – 2004, 2008 and 2012. He is among the highest-paid footballers due to his Real Madrid contract, which pays him a salary of a little over $15.5 million. He holds several former as well as current scoring records, which includes records for scoring most goals, for Real Madrid, in a season. Ronaldo is considered by many people as the best footballer of the present time. In his personal life, Ronaldo has dated models Gemma Atkinson, Alice Goodwin and Irina Shayk. He has also been linked to Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton. On 3 July 2010, Cristiano announced the birth of his son, born to an unnamed American mother. The child was named Cristiano Jr. and is in Ronaldo’s full custody. Cristiano Ronaldo is known for wearing the cologne ‘Pi’ by Givenchy.