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