Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays forward for Manchester United in the Premier League and captains the Portugal national team.
Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, having won five Ballon d'Or awards
In his career, he has won 32 trophies, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, and the UEFA European Championship.
Ronaldo holds the records for most Champions League appearances (183), goals (140), and assists (42), goals in the European Championship (14), international goals (117),
He is one of only a few players to have appeared in over 1,100 professional games and scored over 800 official senior career goals for club and country.
Ronaldo began his senior career with Sporting CP before joining Manchester United at the age of 18 in 2003, where he won the FA Cup in his first season.
He went on to win three consecutive Premier League titles, the Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup before winning his first Ballon d'Or at the age of 23.
Ronaldo was the subject of the then-most expensive association football transfer when he signed for Real Madrid in 2009 for €94 million (£80 million).
He won the Ballon d'Or back-to-back in 2013 and 2014, as well as again in 2016 and 2017, and was runner-up three times behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career rival.
Ronaldo was the subject of the then-most expensive association football transfer when he joined Real Madrid in 2009 for €94 million (£80 million), where he won 15 trophies