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The Story Of Cristiano Ronaldo Before Man United

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From humble beginnings, Cristiano Ronaldo has become to be regarded by many as the best footballer in the world.

He was born Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro on February 5th, 1985. Cristiano was the youngest of four children. His mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro was a cook and his father José Dinis Aveiro, a gardener. The family lived in a dilapidated shack in the working class district of Funchal in Madeira. The name Ronaldo came about because the young boy’s father was a big fan of actor, later to be become President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan.

As a boy Cristiano Ronaldo supported Benfica who were the arch-rivals of the team he later played for. He was absolutely obsessed with football and even played and practiced with fruit if there was no football available. He would sometimes lie about his homework just to play football a bit longer.

Ronaldo’s first club was an amateur side Andorinha. His father was kit man for the club. Ronaldo’s determination to succeed was such that he would sometimes burst into tears if he misplaced a pass or gave the ball away. However, his talent was immediately apparent, and two local professional clubs, CS Maritimo and CD Nacional were eager to sign the ten year old Ronaldo. He spent two years with Nacional helping them win the title in his second season. It was then that Sporting Lisbon offered the young Ronaldo a trial. This meant that the young footballer had to live away from his parents as he had to go and stay in Lisbon. However he wanted to experience better coaching and develop as a player with a bigger club.

Sporting Lisbon have some of the world’s best facilities for young players. Here Ronaldo thrived and managed to impress his fellow players with his skills. At the end of one game his teammates swarmed round to congratulate the talented player, such was his impact on the game. He was often teased because of his Madeiran accent, but it only served to make him stand up for himself. Jose Mourinho watched Ronaldo play for Sporting Lisbon’s youth team and was amazed at his skill, and speed and his technique.

It was here that he started to perfect his trademark ‘stepover’ trick. In one season Ronaldo developed through the Under 16s, Under 17s, Under 18s, B-team and then first team, such was the speed that he was developing at. He scored three times in twenty five games during his first two seasons. However, his main chance came during a friendly against Manchester United. He terrorized United’s players down the wing to such an extent that at half time United’s players were asking Sir Alex Ferguson to sign him. This happened soon after and Cristiano Ronaldo was on a journey that would see him crowned FIFA 2008 World Player of the Year. For the latest football news go to premier league football news.

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20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. muhammed akorede

    February 25, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    i love you RONALDO u are my best player forever……… I really want to know you

  2. Hans john

    January 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I need to be like u ronaldo but all the best

  3. Cristiano emmamuel

    October 9, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Ronaldo is the best till nw

  4. Tokunbo kayode

    July 21, 2012 at 6:01 am

    How i wish to be like you, but recless enviroment distope most of talented ones like you, but best of luck to my world best player Cristiano Ronaldo

  5. leonor

    June 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    qual e o clube do cristiano ronaldo . ha e verdade eu sempre gostei da forma como voce jogava , continue assim capiao voce e o melhor jogador do mundo

  6. lllin

    December 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

    miss u ronaldo..please comeback ;(

  7. ANU

    June 30, 2010 at 6:46 am

    LOVE YOU…………RONALDO

  8. shabs

    June 30, 2010 at 6:45 am

    u r so fit rony i reaLLY WISH I CLD MEET U 1 DAY XXX

  9. lionel messi

    January 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    hey bro im so happy that your playing with real madrid

  10. Temiloluwa Oluwafemi

    December 28, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Ronaldo why did you leave the red devil (man utd) and i will like you to add me to fan list. please always email me

  11. thivaagaran

    November 12, 2009 at 12:58 am

    i want to like cristiano ronaldo!@#$%^&*()

  12. thivaagaran

    November 12, 2009 at 12:56 am

    that’s good!@#$%^&*()

  13. kishan

    October 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

    great for my project, wicked info

  14. leonardo

    September 8, 2009 at 4:19 am

    wow man i just want to be like u
    i go to soccer club aswell i have the exact skillls that u have man u got to bit leonel messi man common when i grow up i will get your place then i will be the best soccer player in the world like u are.

    • Humaiz

      September 28, 2015 at 11:30 am

      HI,
      WHERE U LIVE ……I WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING WITH YOU

  15. vivek

    August 22, 2009 at 5:36 am

    hey c.ronaldo m huge fan of urs nd y u leave da manchester utd anyway ur skills was fabulus nd drifflin also,,so keep playin nd u r ma best player in dis world,,,,,,,,,buy bye

  16. sammy

    April 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    wow!!

  17. slapz

    February 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    wat a beautiful website to me i think cristaino ronaldo is the best player in the world and i which to be excatly like him.

  18. sorin

    January 20, 2009 at 3:21 am

    Ronaldo is the best in the World at this moment. I hope he remains at Manchester for long time and continues to play at the highest level.

  19. Alex Z

    January 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Great article, wikipedia!

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