5 Of Cristiano Ronaldo's Career Highlights
- When he won his first trophyWhen he won his first trophy
- When he joined Real MadridWhen he joined Real Madrid
- His Performances in the KO stages of the 2016-2017 Champions LeagueHis Performances in the KO stages of the 2016-2017 Champions League
- When he won his fifth Ballon d'OrWhen he won his fifth Ballon d'Or
- When he became Real Madrid's top goalscorerWhen he became Real Madrid's top goalscorer
Portuguese athlete, Christian Ronaldo, is regarded as having one of the most illustrious careers in footballing history. Get to know him and five of his most memorable games below.
In the span of his football career, Cristiano Ronaldo has bagged five Ballon d’Or awards, four FIFA Club World Cups, and has also won UEFA Champions Leagues. The Portuguese player's determination in the arena has made him one of the world's best players.
We look at some of the most memorable moments in his career.
When he won his first trophy
At 18, the young Ronaldo impressed Sir Alex Ferguson in a match between Man United and Sporting Lisbon. The Portuguese player was offered a spot in the Devils (Manchester United F.C.).
Even when the group did not have any trophy-filled season compared to its previous games, they managed to win the FA Cup with Ronaldo scoring a header. This was the first major trophy he won.
When he joined Real Madrid
Ronaldo's success at Manchester United opened many opportunities for him. He was able to fulfil his childhood dream of joining the highly regarded football club Real Madrid. Because Ronaldo had already established himself as a good player, his move came with a record-breaking fee of £80 million ( 5.4~ million pesos).
His Performances in the KO stages of the 2016-2017 Champions League
Real Madrid had successfully defended its title during the 2017 Champions League, all thanks to Ronaldo.
The player was able to score two goals against Juventus in the final, three goals against Atletico Madrid, five goals against Bayern Munich, and ten goals from the quarterfinals to the final.
When he won his fifth Ballon d'Or
The Ballon d'Or or "Golden Ball" is an annual football award given to the best football players of all time. Ronaldo won his first Ballon Do'r during the 2008-2009 season whilst still at Manchester United.
As of this writing, Ronaldo already won five of these awards: one in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017.
When he became Real Madrid's top goalscorer
The award for being a football club's top goalscorer is typically given to players who have stayed in the team for the entirety of their careers. This was not the case for Ronaldo, who in just seven seasons, became Real Madrid's top goalscorer.
Ronaldo had taken over Spanish player Raúl who scored 323 goals in 741 games over 16 years at Real Madrid.