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Encyclopedia > Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Personal information
Full name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of birth February 5, 1985 (1985-02-05) (age 22)
Place of birth    Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Right/Left Winger
Forward
Club information
Current club Manchester United
Number 7
Youth clubs
Andorinha
CD Nacional
Sporting CP
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1999–2003
2003–
Sporting CP
Manchester United
0025 (3)
127 (34)   
National team2
2003– Portugal 046 (17)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 17:42, 13 April 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of March 28, 2007.
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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH (pron. IPA [kɾiʃ'tiɐnu ʁu'naɫdu] or [ʁo'naɫdu]), (born 5 February 1985), better known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a professional Portuguese footballer, who plays for Manchester United F.C. and Portugal. The Order of Infante D. Henrique (Portuguese: Ordem do Infante D. Henrique) is a Portuguese honorific order that distinguishes relevant services for Portugal, in the country or in foreign ones, in the expansion of the Portuguese culture, its history and its values. ... Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Not to be confused with the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ...

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Biography

He was born in Madeira, Portugal, to his mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and his father José Dinis Aveiro. He grew up with a elder brother Hugo, and two elder sisters, Elma and Katia. Katia works as a singer by the stage name "Ronalda" in Portugal. His second name ("Ronaldo") is relatively rare in Portugal. His parents named him after former U.S. President Ronald Reagan because he was his father's favourite actor, and not for political reasons.[2] Motto: Das ilhas, as mais belas e livres (Of all islands, the most beautiful and free) Anthem: A Portuguesa (national) Hino da Região Autónoma da Madeira (local) Capital (and largest city) Funchal Official languages Portuguese Government Autonomous region  - President Alberto João Jardim Independence  - Settled 1420   - Autonomy July... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ...


Early career

He began kicking a football when he was three, and when he started primary school at age six, his passion for the sport was obvious. His favourite boyhood team was SL Benfica even though he would later join their rival, Sporting. He first played for an amateur team, Andorinha, where his father was the kit man, when he was just eight years old. By 1995, at just ten years of age, Cristiano Ronaldo's reputation was growing in Portugal. Madeira's top two teams, CS Marítimo and CD Nacional were both interested in signing him. Marítimo, the bigger team, missed a crucial meeting with Rui Santos manager of Andorinha, and as a result Ronaldo signed for Nacional. After a title-winning campaign at Nacional, Ronaldo went on a three day trial with Sporting who subsequently signed him for an undisclosed sum. Benfica redirects here. ... Motto: Das ilhas, as mais belas e livres (Of all islands, the most beautiful and free) Anthem: A Portuguesa (national) Hino da Região Autónoma da Madeira (local) Capital (and largest city) Funchal Official languages Portuguese Government Autonomous region  - President Alberto João Jardim Independence  - Settled 1420   - Autonomy July... Club Sport Marítimo commonly shortened to CS Marítimo and just Marítimo (pron. ... Clube Desportivo Nacional, founded in 1910, is a Portuguese football club, that plays in Funchal, Madeira Islands. ...


Sporting Clube de Portugal

Ronaldo joined Sporting's other youth players who trained at the Alcochete, the club's "football factory," where he received first-class instruction. Sporting realised that Ronaldo needed more support and arranged for his mother to join him. He made his debut for Sporting against Moreirense and scored two goals. He also featured for Portugal in the UEFA Under 17 Championships. Moreirense Futebol Clube (pron. ... The UEFA U-17 Championship is an annual football competition organised by the sports European governing body, UEFA. From 1982 to 2001 it was an Under-16 event. ...


His performances at the UEFA Under 17 championship drew him to the attention of the wider football world. He was first spotted by former Liverpool F.C. manager Gérard Houllier at the age of 16. However, Liverpool later declined him because he was too young and needed some time to develop into a top footballer.[3] However he came to the attention of Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer of 2003, when Sporting Clube de Portugal beat Manchester United 3–1 in the inauguration of the Alvalade XXI stadium in Lisbon. Ronaldo demonstrated his ability to play on both wings. After the match, United's players spoke enthusiastically of the young talent that they had just played against, saying they would rather have him in their team than play against him in the future.[3] Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool. ... Gérard Houllier, OBE, (born 3 September 1947, in Thérouanne, Pas-de-Calais, France) is a football manager, currently managing the French champions Lyon. ... Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson CBE (born 31 December 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager and former player, currently managing Manchester United F.C. He has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football and been in charge of Manchester United for more... Estádio José Alvalade Estádio José Alvalade is a football stadium in Lisbon, home of Sporting Lisbon, one of Portugals biggest clubs. ...


Manchester United

Ferguson decided that he wanted the youngster for his team, who were in the market for a right-sided midfielder with the departure of David Beckham to Real Madrid; Ronaldo was signed for a fee of £12.24 million.[citation needed] He made his debut for Manchester United as a 60th minute substitute against Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford. United were then 1-0 up but with just minutes on the pitch, Ronaldo won a penalty, which Ruud van Nistelrooy saw saved by Jussi Jääskeläinen. However, this did not affect the eventual outcome as the match ended in a 4-0 win to Manchester United and Ronaldo's contributions were hyped everywhere,[weasel words] with certain British tabloids[attribution needed] running headlines such as Seven Heaven (Ronaldo was handed the No. 7 shirt on his arrival, a shirt number that has belonged to some of the biggest Manchester United legends like George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham; Ronaldo initially asked for the number 28 which he wore at Sporting, as he did not want the pressure of living up to expectations with the number 7[4]). He has played primarily as a winger for United and can play on either wing. David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid. ... Please sign the Sir Nat Lofthouse Petition : http://petitions. ... Rutgerus Johannes Martinius van Nistelrooy (originally spelled Van Nistelrooij) (born July 1, 1976 in Oss, North Brabant) is a Dutch footballer who plays in the position of centre forward for Real Madrid. ... Jussi Jääskeläinen (born April 17, 1975 in Mikkeli) is a Finnish football goalkeeper who currently plays for Bolton Wanderers F.C. in the English Premiership. ... For the 1987 album by The Wedding Present, see George Best (album). ... Bryan Robson, OBE (born January 11, 1957) is a former England, West Bromwich Albion, and Manchester United footballer who also captained his country. ... Eric Cantona (born May 24, 1966 in Marseille) is a French former footballer of the late 1980s and 1990s. ... David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... In sports, the term winger is the name of a position, including football (soccer), rugby union, rugby league and hockey. ...


In 2006, a row between him and Ruud van Nistelrooy at the Carrington training ground intensified speculation about their roles at the club.[5] However, Ronaldo signed a new deal with United that would last through 2010. Ronaldo said of the deal, "United have stood by me and been there for me and I want to repay that."[6] Rutgerus Johannes Martinius van Nistelrooy (originally spelled Van Nistelrooij) (born July 1, 1976 in Oss, North Brabant) is a Dutch footballer who plays in the position of centre forward for Real Madrid. ...


Ronaldo has occasionally had problems with his temper during games, he was sent off in a game against Manchester City and received a one-match ban imposed by UEFA for a "one-fingered gesture" towards Benfica fans in a UEFA Champions League match in December 2005.[7] While playing for Portugal in a friendly against Luxembourg he was given a yellow card for pushing Jeff Strasser in the throat in retaliation after Strasser tackled him. Felipe Scolari warned Ronaldo to keep his temper in check during the World Cup.[8] The Union of European Football Associations, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... Benfica redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jeff Strasser (born October 5, 1974 in Luxembourg-Ville) is a Luxembourgian football player. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


On 29 October 2005 Ronaldo scored Manchester United's 1000th Premiership goal, in a 4–1 loss at the hands of Middlesbrough. He bagged a double double in February, with two goals at home to Fulham and another pair at Fratton Park, and also scored in the following Premiership game against Wigan taking his tally to 8 Premiership goals. On 26 February 2006, Ronaldo played in the Carling Cup Final against Wigan in the Millennium Stadium at Cardiff, and scored a goal - taking his season's tally to 10 goals. October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Middlesbrough Football Club are an English football club, commonly known as The Boro, that currently plays in the FA Premier League. ... Fulham Football Club (FFC) are an English football team based in Fulham, London. ... Fratton Park is the home stadium of Portsmouth F.C., and is situated in the English city-port of Portsmouth. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Wigan Athletic Football Club are a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), also known as Anfield South in Cardiff is the national stadium of Wales, used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ...


He was named FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year 2005, the only award to be voted for by fans. He received the same accolade the following year in 2006. He was also ranked 20th in the FIFA Player of the Year 2005 standings. FIFPro is a worldwide representative organisation for professional football (soccer) players. ... The FIFA World Player of the Year is a football award given annually to the male and female player who is thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches and captains of international teams. ...


Despite the World Cup incident, Ronaldo remained popular with the majority of Manchester United fans when he played (and scored) in his first Premiership match since the 2006 World Cup. Manchester United fans could clearly be heard chanting "there's only one Ronaldo" at various points in the game, in a 5-1 win over Fulham F.C. Fulham Football Club (FFC) are an English football team based in Fulham, London. ...


He won the Barclays Player of the Month for November 2006. During a match with Middlesbrough F.C, he was criticised for diving by rival manager Gareth Southgate.[9] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Middlesbrough F.C. are an English football team, commonly known as Boro. ... Gareth Harold Southgate (born 3 September 1970 in Crawley, Sussex) is a former English footballer, currently manager of Middlesbrough in the English Premiership. ...


By December 2006, Ronaldo had become one of United's most influential players, scoring six goals in 3 league games to bring his overall tally up to 12 goals. He came on at half-time as a substitute against Wigan Athletic and immediately stamped his influence on the match with 2 goals in the space of a few minutes. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson concedes he would lose his wager with the Portuguese in his current form after setting a target of 15 goals for the season. The Scot remarked that he was "pleased for him because he works hard at his game. He's still learning the game. His ability to pass the ball has helped him this season. His passing has been very good. That just shows he is maturing. He's been fantastic, and he's getting better all the time."[10] Wigan Athletic Football Club are a football team based in Wigan, England. ... Sir Alex Ferguson (born Alexander Chapman Ferguson, December 31, 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager, currently managing Manchester United F.C.. He has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football and been in charge of Manchester United for over 1000 matches. ...


In January 2007, Ronaldo was awarded the Barclays Player of the Month Award for the second successive month, becoming the third ever player in the Premiership to do so (after Arsenal's Dennis Bergkamp in 1997 and Robbie Fowler in 1996).[11][12] On February 4, 2007 in a match against Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Ronaldo was caught in yet another diving controversy, after winning United a controversial penalty despite seeming to receive little or no contact from Tottenham's Steed Malbranque.[13] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (born May 10, 1969 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch professional footballer. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Bernard Robbie Fowler, born 9 April 1975, and commonly known as God by Liverpool F.C. supporters, is an English footballer who currently plays as a striker for Liverpool F.C. Fowlers career began with Liverpool, with whom he made his debut in 1993. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club, who play in the Premier League. ... Steed Malbranque, (born January 6, 1980 in Mouscron, Belgium), is a footballer currently playing for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. ...


As the end of each season approached, particularly in 2006 and 2007, it became traditional for rumours to start floating that Ronaldo was unsettled at Manchester United and wanted to play for Real Madrid - the rumours frequently originating from the board of Real Madrid who were reported in April 2007 to be willing to pay an unprecedented €80 million (£54 million) for Ronaldo. [14] At the beginning of March 2007 however, Ronaldo, as well as Manchester United, confirmed that they would be negotiating an extension to his current contract. On 13 April 2007, Ronaldo signed a five-year, £120,000-a-week deal with United, making him the highest-paid player in United's history.[15] He said, "I am very happy at the club and I want to win trophies and hopefully we will do that this season." [16] Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid. ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ...


During the 2006-07 season, Ronaldo was awarded the titles of PFA Player and PFA Young Player of the Year Awards on April 22, 2007. In addition to winning the two awards (an accomplishment that has only been matched once - in 1977 by Andy Gray) [17], Ronaldo was also named a member of the PFA Premiership Team of the Year, alongside seven of his fellow Manchester United teammates. On 24 April 2007, Ronaldo completed the treble by winning the PFA Fans' Player of the Year, an award which is given by winning the most votes from fans all over the United Kingdom. In addition, he was also awarded the 2007 Portuguese Footballer of the Year. Locations of the 20 Premiership clubs in the 2006–2007 season, as green dots. ... At the end of every English football season the members of the PFA, the players union, vote on which of its members has played the best football in the previous year. ... The PFA Young Player of the Year is awarded at the end of every English football season, by the members of the Professional Footballers Association, the players union. ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... // First Division Liverpool retained their league championship trophy and won their first European Cup to confirm Bob Paisley as a successful replacement for Bill Shankly in his third season at the helm. ... Andrew Mullen Gray (born November 30, 1955 in Glasgow) was a Scottish football player and is now a much respected football pundit for Sky Sports. ... At the end of every English football season the members of the PFA, the players union, vote on which of its members has played the best football in the previous year. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (115th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... At the end of every English football season, football fans have the ability to vote for their player of the year, for each division in English football. ... Eusébio, The Portuguese legend The magic Luís Figo, 6 times winner 1970: Diário Popular 1971-2000 - CNID 2001-2002 - Record 2003-2006 - O Jogo Note:since the year of 2001, the prize only distinguishes the best footballers to play in Portugal ...


International career

Ronaldo made his international debut in August 2003, against Kazakhstan. He scored Portugal's only goal in their 2–1 loss to Greece in the opening match of Euro 2004 and the first goal of the semi final against the Netherlands, which Portugal won 2–1. The final saw a rematch of the opening game of the tournament, and again, Greece emerged victorious. Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ...


Ronaldo represented Portugal at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and was the second highest scorer in FIFA World Cup qualification in the European zone with 7 goals. As of 17 June 2005, he has scored 11 goals in 25 appearances for his country. The football (soccer) tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics started on August 11, (two days before the opening ceremony), and ended on August 28. ... FIFA World Cup qualification is the process a national football (soccer) team goes through to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Finals, or, more commonly known as the FIFA World Cup. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ronaldo scored his first World Cup goal against Iran with a penalty kick. A world cup is a global sporting competition in which the participant entities - usually national teams or individuals representing their nation - compete for the title of world champion. ...


In the Round of 16, he left Portugal's 1-0 win over Netherlands injured after a high tackle by Khalid Boulahrouz. Khalid Boulahrouz (Arabic: خالد بُلحروز) (born December 28, 1981, in Maassluis, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer of Moroccan descent, who plays for the Netherlands and Chelsea of the English Premiership. ...


Ronaldo was named the national team captain for the first time in a friendly match against Brazil on February 6, 2007, a day after his 22nd birthday. This move was in honor of Carlos Silva, the Portuguese Football Federation president who had died two days before. Scolari explained, "Mr Silva asked me to make him captain as a gesture. He thought the English fans would give him a difficult time and this was a response. He is too young to be captain, but Mr Silva asked me, and now he is no longer with us."[18] February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ...


World Cup incident

On 8 July 2006, after the sending off of United team-mate Wayne Rooney in the Quarter Final of the 2006 World Cup between England and Portugal, and after much speculation in the English media that he had influenced Rooney's red card, Ronaldo told reporters that he thought he "should get out of Manchester as the circumstances are not right to keep playing there".[19] July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Qualifying countries The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...


"I have told my agent I am prepared to leave. I want to do it in the best manner possible. I want to play for Real Madrid and dream of doing so," Ronaldo allegedly told the Spanish sports daily Marca.[20] Marca is a Spanish nationwide daily sports newspaper. ...

Ronaldo's infamous wink to his manager, sparking speculation that he had provoked Manchester United team mate Rooney to kick him and be sent off

On 9 July, he also told SIC, a Portuguese television channel, he cannot understand all verbal violence and pejorative speculation about him. Ronaldo declared he did not behave wrongly when Portugal defeated England and so cannot be blamed for defending his home country colours. He added that he cannot live and work in a place where people do not like him, so he would be glad to move out of England. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 228 × 173 pixelsFull resolution (228 × 173 pixel, file size: 14 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cropped BBC screenshot showing cristiano ronaldos infamous wink at the 2006 World Cup in the english players and fans minds he was being a scumbag... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... SIC - Sociedade Independente de Comunicação is Portugals third terrestrial television station. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area...


After England's elimination Ronaldo was attacked by the English tabloids. The Sun made a dart board with a picture of his wink in a similar fashion to the one made after the 1998 World Cup for David Beckham by The Daily Mirror, another English tabloid.[21][22][23] Look up sun in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... -1... David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... Alternate newspaper: The Daily Mirror (Australia) The Daily Mirror is a British tabloid daily newspaper. ...


Ronaldo has said that Rooney was a friend, and that he was not trying to get Rooney a red card.[24] Rooney said, "I bear no ill feeling to Cristiano but am disappointed that he chose to get involved."[25]


Wayne Rooney was investigated by FIFA's disciplinary committee after being sent off during England's World Cup quarter-final defeat against Portugal, banned for two competitive matches and fined 5,000 Swiss francs (£2,207). ISO 4217 Code CHF User(s) Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Campione dItalia Inflation 1. ...


After the match Ronaldo admitted reports that Real Madrid were interested in him were correct, and was now more likely to go to the Spanish club or elsewhere over the summer transfer period.[26] Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid. ...


On July 5, in the semi-final against France, which Portugal lost 1-0, Ronaldo was loudly booed each time he had possession of the ball, by French and English fans alike. Several reports accused Ronaldo (and other members of his side) of trying to influence the referee by diving.[27][28][29][30][31] There have been similar accusations in the past, and Ronaldo has been booked for the offence more than once in the English Premiership.[32][33][34] Shortly after he dropped back to second place in the online voting for Best Young Player, it was reported by BBC Sport that this was partly because of an email campaign by an England supporter urging people to vote for Luis Valencia, who was the second place player to prevent Ronaldo from winning the award.[35] Though the online vote only affected the nomination process, FIFA Technical Study Group awarded the honours to Germany's Lukas Podolski, citing Ronaldo's behaviour as a factor.[36] July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... Diving (or simulation - the term used by FIFA) in the context of football is an attempt by a player to gain an unfair advantage by diving to the ground and possibly simulating an injury, to appear as if a foul has been committed. ... Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera (born August 4, 1985) is an Ecuadorian footballer who is contracted with Villarreal CF, but has played most recently on loan at Recreativo de Huelva, in Spain. ... Lukas Podolski (IPA—German: ) (born as Łukasz Podolski on June 4, 1985 in Gliwice, Silesia, Poland), nicknamed (Prinz) Poldi, is a German football player. ...


On July 12, United released a statement saying "The club can confirm there is no possibility of Cristiano being sold. Cristiano recently signed a new contract until 2010 and the club fully expects him to honour that contract. The club will not listen to any offers for Cristiano," and on July 17, Sir Alex Ferguson said, "Cristiano will be coming back," while Chelsea manager José Mourinho said, "If he stays in England, I think he can turn things around."[37][38] In addition, Sir Alex Ferguson sent assistant boss Carlos Queiroz to Portugal, hoping to change the young player's mind,[39] and Rooney pleaded with Ronaldo not to leave the team, and to let their differences rest.[40] Ultimately, Ronaldo stayed at Manchester United for the 2006-07 season. July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... José Mourinho, GOIH (pron. ... Sir Alex Ferguson (born Alexander Chapman Ferguson, December 31, 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager, currently managing Manchester United F.C.. He has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football and been in charge of Manchester United for over 1000 matches. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Personal life

In October 2005, Ronaldo and another man were questioned by police for an alleged sexual assault. Ronaldo denied the accusation and the Crown Prosecution Service stated there was insufficient evidence to press charges.[41] The Crown Prosecution Service, or CPS, is a non-ministerial department of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for public prosecutions of people charged with criminal offences in England and Wales. ...


Ronaldo has done charity work, as well as flying out Martunis, an 11-year-old Indonesian tsunami survivor and his father to attend one of their World Cup qualifiers in June 2005; covering all their expenses. Subsequently all the players contributed money to buy them a house in Indonesia.[42][43] A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ... Tsunami strikes Ao Nang, Thailand. ...


Cristiano opened fashion shop "CR7" to his hometown Funchal in February, 2006. His elder sisters are the managers of the shop. Funchal at night Funchal (pron. ...


After the two World Cup qualifiers, Ronaldo flew to Indonesia to visit the areas affected by the tsunami and to raise funds. He met the Vice President of the Indonesian Republic Jusuf Kalla and the President of East Timor Xanana Gusmão, and raised £66,000 (about $130,000 USD) by auctioning off his personal sports gear in Jakarta, Indonesia.[44] The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... Jusuf Kalla Jusuf Kalla (born Watampone, South Sulawesi; May 15, 1942) is the current Vice President of Indonesia. ... Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão (born June 20, 1946), born José Alexandre Gusmão, is the first President of East Timor in Southeast Asia. ... Jakarta (also Djakarta or DKI Jakarta), formerly known as Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta and Batavia is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ...


Career stats

(Correct as of 15 April 2007)

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season Domestic League Domestic Cups Europe Total
Apps Goals Assts Apps Goals Assts Apps Goals Assts Apps Goals Assts
Manchester United 2006-07 29 16 13 7 3 1 9 2 5 45 21 19
2005-06 33 9 6 6 2 1 8 1 0 47 12 7
2004-05 33 5 4 9 4 - 8 0 - 50 9 4
2003-04 28 4 4 6 2 0 5 0 - 39 6 4
Total 181 48 34
Sporting Clube de Portugal 2002-03 25 3 - - - - - - - 25 3 -

Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... Sporting Clube de Portugal (pron. ...

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1 Ricardo | 2 P. Ferreira | 3 Caneira | 4 R. Costa | 5 Meira | 6 Costinha | 7 Figo | 8 Petit | 9 Pauleta | 10 H. Viana | 11 Simão | 12 Quim | 13 Miguel | 14 N. Valente | 15 Boa Morte | 16 R. Carvalho | 17 C. Ronaldo | 18 Maniche | 19 Tiago | 20 Deco | 21 Nuno Gomes | 22 P. Santos | 23 H. Postiga | Coach: Scolari Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... First international Spain 3-1 Portugal (Madrid, Spain; 18 November 1921) Biggest win Portugal 8 - 0 Liechtenstein (Lisbon, Portugal; 18 November 1994) Portugal 8 - 0 Liechtenstein (Coimbra, Portugal; 9 June 1999) Portugal 8 - 0 Kuwait (Leiria, Portugal; 19 November 2003) Biggest defeat Portugal 0-10 England (Lisbon, Portugal; 25 May... Qualifying countries The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Ricardo Pereira, usually referred to simply as Ricardo (pron. ... Paulo Ferreira (pron. ... Marco António Simões Caneira (born 9 February 1979), usually known simply as Caneira (pron. ... Ricardo Miguel Moreira da Costa (born 16 May 1981 in Vila Nova de Gaia) is a Portuguese football (soccer) player who currently plays as a defender for FC Porto. ... Fernando Meira (born 5 June 1978 in Guimarães), is a Portuguese football player. ... Francisco José Rodrigues da Costa, OIH, better known as Costinha (pron. ... Luís Filipe Madeira Careiro Figo, OIH (pron. ... Armando Gonçalves Teixeira, OIH (born September 25, 1976 in Strasbourg, France), known as Petit (pron. ... Pedro Miguel Carreiro Resendes, OIH (born April 28, 1973 in Ponta Delgada, Azores), nicknamed Pauleta (pron. ... Hugo Viana (pron. ... Simão Pedro Fonseca Sabrosa, OIH, commonly known as Simão Sabrosa (pron. ... Joaquim Manuel Sampaio Silva, OIH, known as Quim, (pron. ... Miguel (pron. ... Nuno Jorge Pereira Silva Valente, commonly known just as Nuno Valente (pron. ... Luís Boa Morte, pron. ... Ricardo Alberto Silveira Carvalho, OIH (born May 18, 1978 in Amarante, near Porto), pron. ... Maniche (pron. ... Tiago Cardoso Mendes, OIH, better known just by Tiago (pron. ... Anderson Luis de Souza, OIH (born August 27, 1977 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil) is a professional footballer widely known as Deco (pron. ... Nuno Gomes (IPA pron. ... Paulo Santos (pron. ... Hélder Manuel Marques Postiga, OIH, or Hélder Postiga (pron. ... Luiz Felipe Scolari, ComIH (born November 9, 1948 in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), also known as Felipão (Big Phil), is an Italo-Brazilian football coach. ...


 
 

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