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Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
dos Santos Aveiro GOIH, ComM (European Portuguese: [kɾiʃˈtjɐnu ʁoˈnaɫdu]; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid
Madrid
and the Portugal
Portugal
national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time,[note 1] Ronaldo has five Ballon d'Or awards,[note 2] the most for a European player and is tied for most all-time. He is the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes. He has won 25 trophies in his career, including five league titles, four UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
titles and one UEFA
UEFA
European Championship. A prolific goalscorer, Ronaldo holds the records for most official goals scored in the top five European leagues (391), the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
(119), the UEFA European Championship
UEFA European Championship
(29) and the FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
(7), as well as most goals scored in a UEFA Champions League season (17). He has scored more than 600 senior career goals for club and country. Born and raised on the Portuguese island of Madeira, Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart at age 15. He underwent an operation to treat his condition, and began his senior club career playing for Sporting CP, before signing with Manchester United
Manchester United
at age 18 in 2003. He helped United win three successive Premier League
Premier League
titles, a UEFA Champions League title, and a FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup. By age 22, he had received Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
and FIFA World Player of the Year
FIFA World Player of the Year
nominations and at age 23, he won his first Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
and FIFA
FIFA
World Player of the Year awards. In 2009, Ronaldo was the subject of the most expensive association football transfer[note 3] when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid
Madrid
in a transfer worth €94 million (£80 million). In Spain, Ronaldo has won 14 trophies, including two La Liga
La Liga
titles, two Copa del Rey
Copa del Rey
titles, three Champions League titles, two UEFA
UEFA
Super Cups, and three FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cups. After joining Real Madrid, Ronaldo finished runner-up for the Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
three times, behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career rival, before winning back-to-back Ballons d'Or in 2013 and 2014. He has scored a record 34 La Liga hat-tricks, including a record-tying eight hat-tricks in the 2014–15 season[note 4] and is the only player to reach 30 league goals in six consecutive La Liga
La Liga
seasons. In 2014, Ronaldo became the fastest player in history to reach 200 La Liga
La Liga
goals, which he achieved in 178 matches. In 2015, he became the club's all-time leading goalscorer. In 2016, Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
by a record voting margin after sealing La Undécima, Madrid's 11th European title, and winning Euro 2016. The following year, Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
after firing Madrid
Madrid
to the first back-to-back UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
victory in history. A Portuguese international, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation
Portuguese Football Federation
in 2015. Ronaldo made his senior international debut in August 2003, at age 18. He is Portugal's most capped player of all time with over 140 caps, and has participated in seven major tournaments. He is Portugal's all-time top goalscorer. He scored his first international goal at Euro 2004 and helped Portugal
Portugal
reach the final. He took over full captaincy in July 2008, leading Portugal
Portugal
to their first-ever triumph in a major tournament by winning Euro 2016, and received the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament. One of the most marketable sportsmen, he was ranked the world's highest-paid athlete by Forbes
Forbes
in 2016 and 2017, as well as the world's most famous athlete by ESPN
ESPN
in 2016 and 2017.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Club career

2.1 Sporting CP 2.2 Manchester United

2.2.1 2003–07: Development and breakthrough 2.2.2 2007–09: Collective and individual success

2.3 Real Madrid

2.3.1 2009–13: World record transfer and La Liga
La Liga
championship 2.3.2 2013–15: Consecutive FIFA
FIFA
Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
wins and La Décima 2.3.3 2015–17: All-time Real Madrid
Madrid
top scorer and La Undécima 2.3.4 2017–present: La Duodécima and fifth Ballon d'Or

3 International career

3.1 2001–06: Youth level and early international career 3.2 2006–12: Assuming the captaincy 3.3 2012–16: All-time Portugal
Portugal
top scorer and European champion 3.4 2016–present: Post-European Championship victory

4 Player profile

4.1 Style of play 4.2 Reception 4.3 Comparisons to Lionel Messi

5 In popular culture 6 Outside football

6.1 Personal life 6.2 Philanthropy 6.3 Fashion 6.4 Controversies

7 Career statistics

7.1 Club 7.2 International

8 Honours and achievements

8.1 Club 8.2 International 8.3 Individual

8.3.1 Orders

8.4 Records

8.4.1 World 8.4.2 Europe 8.4.3 Spain 8.4.4 England 8.4.5 Real Madrid

9 See also 10 References 11 External links

Early life Ronaldo was born in São Pedro, Funchal, and grew up in the Funchal parish of Santo António,[4][5][6] as the youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener and a part-time kit man.[7] His second given name, "Ronaldo", was chosen after then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan.[8] He has one older brother, Hugo, and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia.[2] His great-grandmother on his father's side, Isabel da Piedade, was from São Vicente, Cape Verde.[9] Ronaldo grew up in a Catholic and impoverished home, sharing a room with his brother and sisters.[10] As a child, Ronaldo played for amateur team Andorinha from 1992 to 1995,[11][12] where his father was the kit man,[13] and later spent two years with Nacional. In 1997, aged 12, he went on a three-day trial with Sporting CP, who signed him for a fee of £1,500.[14][15] He subsequently moved from Madeira
Madeira
to Alcochete, near Lisbon, to join Sporting's other youth players at the club's football academy.[16] By age 14, Ronaldo believed he had the ability to play semi-professionally, and agreed with his mother to cease his education in order to focus entirely on football.[17] While popular with other students at school, he had been expelled after throwing a chair at his teacher, who he said had "disrespected" him.[17] However, one year later, he was diagnosed with a racing heart, a condition that could have forced him to give up playing football. He underwent an operation in which a laser was used to cauterise the affected area of his heart; discharged from hospital hours after the procedure, he resumed training only a few days later.[18] Club career Sporting CP

Ronaldo memorabilia at Sporting CP's museum

At age 16, Ronaldo was promoted from Sporting's youth team by first-team manager László Bölöni, who was impressed with his dribbling.[19] He subsequently became the first player to play for the club's under-16, under-17 and under-18 teams, the B team, and the first team, all within one season.[16] A year later, on 7 October 2002, Ronaldo made his debut in the Primeira Liga, against Moreirense, and scored two goals in their 3–0 win.[20] Over the course of the 2002–03 season, his representatives suggested the player to Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier
Gérard Houllier
and Barcelona president Joan Laporta.[21][22] Manager Arsène Wenger, who was interested in signing the winger, met with him at Arsenal's grounds in November to discuss a possible transfer.[23] Ronaldo came to the attention of Manchester United
Manchester United
manager Alex Ferguson in August 2003, when Sporting defeated United 3–1 at the inauguration of the Estádio José Alvalade
Estádio José Alvalade
in Lisbon. His performance impressed the Manchester United
Manchester United
players, who urged Ferguson to sign him.[24] Ferguson himself considered the 18-year-old "one of the most exciting young players" he had ever seen.[25][26] A decade after his departure from the club, in April 2013, Sporting honoured Ronaldo by selecting him to become their 100,000th member.[27] Manchester United 2003–07: Development and breakthrough Ronaldo became Manchester United's first-ever Portuguese player when he signed before the 2003–04 season.[28] His transfer fee of £12.24 million made him, at the time, the most expensive teenager in English football history.[29] Although he requested the number 28, his number at Sporting, he received the number 7 shirt, which had previously been worn by such United players as George Best, Eric Cantona
Eric Cantona
and David Beckham.[30][31] Wearing the number 7 became an extra source of motivation for Ronaldo.[31] A key element in his development during his time in England proved to be his manager, Alex Ferguson, of whom he later said, "He's been my father in sport, one of the most important and influential factors in my career."[32]

"There have been a few players described as 'the new George Best' over the years, but this is the first time it's been a compliment to me."

—Former Manchester United
Manchester United
player George Best
George Best
on the 18-year-old Ronaldo in 2003[33]

Ronaldo made his debut in the Premier League
Premier League
in a 4–0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers on 16 August 2003, receiving a standing ovation when he came on as a 60th-minute substitute for Nicky Butt.[34][35][36] His performance earned praise from George Best, who hailed it as "undoubtedly the most exciting debut" he had ever seen.[33] Ronaldo scored his first goal for Manchester United
Manchester United
with a free-kick in a 3–0 win over Portsmouth on 1 November.[37] Three other league goals followed in the second half of the campaign,[38][39] the last of which came against Aston Villa on the final day of the season, a match in which he also received his first red card.[40] Ronaldo ended his first season in English football by scoring the opening goal in United's 3–0 victory over Millwall in the FA Cup
FA Cup
final, earning his first trophy.[41]

Ronaldo playing against Chelsea in the Premier League
Premier League
during his third season in England

At the start of 2005, Ronaldo played two of his best matches of the 2004–05 season, producing a goal and an assist against Aston Villa and scoring twice against rivals Arsenal.[42][43][44][45] After scoring four goals in United's run to the FA Cup final,[46][47][48][49] he played the full 120 minutes of the decisive match against Arsenal, which ended in a goalless draw, and scored his attempt in the lost penalty shootout.[50] Ronaldo scored three braces during the next campaign, the 2005–06 season, scoring two goals each against Bolton Wanderers,[51] Fulham,[52] and Portsmouth.[53] He scored Manchester United's 1000th Premier League
Premier League
goal on 29 October, their only strike in a 4–1 loss to Middlesbrough.[54] Midway through the season, in November, he signed a new contract which extended his previous deal by two years to 2010.[55] Ronaldo won his second trophy in English football, the Football League Cup, after scoring the third goal in United's 4–0 final victory over Wigan Athletic.[56] During his third season in England, Ronaldo was involved in several incidents. He had a one-match ban imposed on him by UEFA
UEFA
for a "one-fingered gesture" towards Benfica fans,[57] and was sent off in the Manchester derby—a 3–1 defeat—for kicking Manchester City's former United player Andy Cole.[58] Ronaldo clashed with a teammate, striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, who took offence at the winger's showboating style of play.[59] Following a training ground fight in January 2006, the two again fought in May, with Van Nistelrooy telling Ronaldo to "go crying to your daddy", a reference to Ronaldo's relationship with assistant manager Carlos Queiroz.[60] Van Nistelrooy was left on the substitutes' bench for the final game of the season against Charlton Athletic—a 4–0 victory in which Ronaldo scored his ninth league goal.[61][62] Following the 2006 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup, in which he was involved in an incident where club teammate Wayne Rooney was sent off,[63][64] Ronaldo publicly asked for a transfer, lamenting the lack of support he felt he had received from the club over the incident.[65][66] United, however, denied the possibility of him leaving the club.[67][68] Although his World Cup altercation with Rooney resulted in Ronaldo being booed throughout the 2006–07 season,[69] it proved to be his breakout year, as he broke the 20-goal barrier for the first time and won his first Premier League
Premier League
title. An important factor in this success was his one-to-one training by first-team coach René Meulensteen, who taught him to make himself more unpredictable, improve his teamwork, call for the ball, and capitalise on goalscoring opportunities rather than waiting for the chance to score the aesthetically pleasing goals for which he was already known.[70] His upturn in form was showcased in November when he received a standing ovation from a section of Blackburn Rovers supporters as he was substituted.[71] He scored three consecutive braces at the end of December, against Aston Villa—a victory which put United on top of the league—Wigan Athletic, and Reading.[72][73][74] Ronaldo was named the Premier League
Premier League
Player of the Month in November and December, becoming only the third player to receive consecutive honours.[75][76] 2007–09: Collective and individual success

Ronaldo during the 2006–07 season

At the quarter-final stage of the 2006–07 UEFA
UEFA
Champions League, Ronaldo scored his first-ever goals in the competition, finding the net twice in a 7–1 victory over Roma.[77][78] He subsequently scored four minutes into the first semi-final leg against Milan, which ended in a 3–2 win,[79] but was marked out of the second leg as United lost 3–0 at the San Siro.[80] He also helped United reach the FA Cup final, putting them 2–1 up against Watford,[81] but the decisive match against Chelsea ended in a 1–0 defeat.[82] Ronaldo scored the only goal in the Manchester derby
Manchester derby
on 5 May 2007—his 50th goal for the club—as Manchester United
Manchester United
claimed their first Premier League title in four years.[83] As a result of his performances, he amassed a host of personal awards for the season. He won the Professional Footballers' Association's Player's Player, Fans' Player, and Young Player of the Year awards, as well as the Football Writers' Association's Footballer of the Year award,[84][85] becoming the first player to win all four main PFA and FWA honours.[86] His club wages were concurrently upgraded to £120,000 a week (£31 million total) as part of a five-year contract extension with United.[87] Ronaldo scored a total of 42 goals in all competitions during the 2007–08 season, his most prolific campaign during his time in England. His first goal of the season came against his former club, Sporting, with a header in the first group match of the Champions League.[88] He missed three matches after headbutting a Portsmouth player at the start of the season, an experience he said taught him not to let opponents provoke him,[89][90] but still managed to score 13 league goals by the campaign's midway point.[91][92][93][94] At the end of 2007, Ronaldo was named runner-up to Kaká
Kaká
for the Ballon d'Or,[95] and came third, behind Kaká
Kaká
and Lionel Messi, in the running for the FIFA World Player of the Year
FIFA World Player of the Year
award.[96]

"Ronaldo is better than George Best
George Best
and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of United."

—Dutch player Johan Cruyff
Johan Cruyff
on the 23-year-old Ronaldo, April 2008.[97]

Ronaldo scored his first and only hat-trick for Manchester United
Manchester United
in a 6–0 win against Newcastle United on 12 January 2008, bringing United up to the top of the Premier League
Premier League
table.[98] A month later, on 19 March, he captained United for the first time in a home win over Bolton, and scored both goals of the match.[99] His second goal was his 33rd of the campaign, which bettered George Best's total of 32 goals in the 1967–68 season, thus setting the club's new single-season record by a midfielder.[100] Ronaldo scored his final league goal of the season from the penalty spot in the title decider against Wigan on 11 May, as United claimed a second successive Premier League title.[101] His 31 league goals earned him the Premier League Golden Boot,[102] as well as the European Golden Shoe, which made him the first winger to win the latter award.[103]

Ronaldo taking a direct free kick against Celtic in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League

In the knockout stage of the Champions League, Ronaldo scored the decisive goal against Lyon, which helped United advance to the quarter-finals 2–1 on aggregate,[104] and, while playing as a striker, scored with a header in the 3–0 aggregate victory over Roma.[105] Despite him missing a penalty in the first leg against Barcelona,[106] United eventually advanced to the final in Moscow, where they faced Chelsea.[107] His opening goal was negated by an equaliser as the match ended in a 1–1 draw, but although his penalty was saved in the shoot-out,[108] Manchester United
Manchester United
emerged victorious.[109][110] As the Champions League top scorer, Ronaldo was named the UEFA
UEFA
Club Footballer of the Year.[111] He additionally received the PFA Players' Player of the Year
PFA Players' Player of the Year
and FWA Footballer of the Year awards for the second consecutive season.[112][113] As rumours circulated of Ronaldo's interest in moving to Real Madrid,[114][115] United filed a tampering complaint with governing body FIFA
FIFA
over Madrid's alleged pursuit of their player, but they declined to take action.[116][117] FIFA
FIFA
president Sepp Blatter asserted that the player should be allowed to leave his club, describing the situation as "modern slavery".[118] Despite Ronaldo publicly agreeing with Blatter,[119][120] he remained at United for another year.[121][122][123] Ahead of the 2008–09 season, on 7 July, he underwent ankle surgery,[124] which kept him out of action for 10 weeks.[125] Following his return, he scored his 100th goal in all competitions for United with the first of two free kicks in a 5–0 win against Stoke City on 15 November,[126] which meant he had now scored against all 19 opposition teams in the Premier League
Premier League
at the time.[127] Five days later, he received the third red card of his career when he was sent off against Manchester City.[128] At the close of 2008, Ronaldo helped United win the FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
in Japan,[129] assisting the final-winning goal against Liga de Quito and winning the Silver Ball in the process.[130][131] He subsequently became United's first Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
winner since George Best
George Best
in 1968,[132][133] and the first Premier League
Premier League
player to be named the FIFA
FIFA
World Player of the Year.[134] Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal of the season, and his first since the final against Chelsea, in a 2–0 victory over Inter Milan, sending United into the quarter-finals.[135] His match-winning goal in the second leg against Porto, a 40-yard strike, earned him the inaugural FIFA
FIFA
Puskás Award, presented by FIFA
FIFA
in recognition of the best goal of the year;[136] he later called it the best goal he had ever scored.[137][138] He scored twice against Arsenal, including a free kick from 39 yards, as United advanced to the final in Rome,[139] where he made little impact in United's 2–0 defeat to Barcelona.[140][141] Ronaldo ended his time in England with nine trophies, as United claimed their third successive Premier League title and a Football League Cup.[142][143] He finished the campaign with 26 goals in all competitions, 16 goals fewer than the previous season, in four more appearances.[144] His final ever goal for Manchester United
Manchester United
came on 10 May 2009 with a free kick in the Manchester derby
Manchester derby
at Old Trafford.[145] Real Madrid 2009–13: World record transfer and La Liga
La Liga
championship

"I have nothing but praise for the boy. He is easily the best player in the world. His contribution as a goal threat is unbelievable. His stats are incredible. Strikes at goal, attempts on goal, raids into the penalty box, headers. It is all there. Absolutely astounding."

—Ronaldo's former manager, Alex Ferguson, following his transfer to Real Madrid[146]

Ahead of the 2009–10 season, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid
Madrid
for a world record transfer fee at the time, of £80 million (€94 million).[147] His contract, which ran until 2015, was worth €11 million per year and contained a €1 billion buy-out clause.[148][149] At least 80,000 fans attended his presentation at the Santiago Bernabéu, surpassing the 25-year record of 75,000 fans who had welcomed Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona
at Napoli.[150][151] Since club captain Raúl already wore the number 7, the number Ronaldo wore at Manchester United,[152] Ronaldo received the number 9 shirt,[153] which was presented to him by the former Madrid
Madrid
player Alfredo Di Stéfano.[154]

As his usual number 7 was unavailable, Ronaldo wore number 9 during his first season at Madrid. Following Raúl's departure, Ronaldo was handed the number 7 shirt before the 2010–11 season

Ronaldo made his debut in La Liga
La Liga
on 29 August 2009, against Deportivo La Coruña, and scored from the penalty spot in Madrid's 3–2 home win.[155] He scored in each of his first four league fixtures with the club, the first Madrid
Madrid
player to do so.[156] His first Champions League goals for the club followed with two free kicks in the first group match against Zürich.[157] His strong start to the season, however, was interrupted when he suffered an ankle injury in October while on international duty, which kept him sidelined for seven weeks.[158][159] A week after his return, he received his first red card in Spain in a match against Almería.[160] Midway through the season, Ronaldo placed second in the running for the Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
and the FIFA World Player of the Year
FIFA World Player of the Year
award, behind Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi
of Barcelona, Madrid's historic rivals. He finished the campaign with 33 goals in all competitions, including a hat-trick in a 4–1 win against Mallorca on 5 May 2010, his first in the Spanish competition.[161][162] His first season at Real Madrid
Madrid
ended trophyless.[163] Following Raúl's departure, Ronaldo was handed the number 7 shirt for Real Madrid
Madrid
before the 2010–11 season.[152] His subsequent return to his Ballon d'Or-winning form was epitomised when, for the first time in his career, he scored four goals in a single match during a 6–1 rout against Racing Santander on 23 October.[164] His haul concluded a goalscoring run of six consecutive matches—three in La Liga, one in the Champions League, and two for Portugal—totalling 11 goals, the most he had scored in a single month. Ronaldo subsequently scored further hat-tricks against Athletic Bilbao, Levante, Villarreal, and Málaga.[165][166][167] Despite his performance, he failed to make the podium for the inaugural FIFA
FIFA
Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
at the end of 2010.[168] During a historical series of four Clásicos against rivals Barcelona in April 2011, Ronaldo scored twice to equal his personal record of 42 goals in all competitions in a single season. Although he failed to find the net during Madrid's eventual elimination in the Champions League semi-finals, he equalised from the penalty spot in the return league game and scored the match-winning goal in the 103rd minute of the Copa del Rey
Copa del Rey
final, winning his first trophy in Spain.[169][170] Over the next two weeks, Ronaldo scored another four-goal haul against Sevilla,[171][172] a hat-trick against Getafe,[173] and a brace of free kicks against Villarreal, taking his league total to 38 goals, which equalled the record for most goals scored in a season held by Telmo Zarra
Telmo Zarra
and Hugo Sánchez.[174] His two goals in the last match of the season, against Almería, made him the first player in La Liga
La Liga
to score 40 goals.[175][176] In addition to the Pichichi Trophy, Ronaldo consequently won the European Golden Shoe
European Golden Shoe
for a second time, becoming the first player to win the award in two different leagues.[177] He ended his second season at Real Madrid
Madrid
with a total of 53 goals in all competitions.

Ronaldo scored 46 league goals during the La Liga
La Liga
championship success in his third season in Spain

During the following campaign, the 2011–12 season, Ronaldo surpassed his previous goalscoring feats to achieve a new personal best of 60 goals across all competitions.[178] His 100th goal for Real Madrid came at Camp Nou
Camp Nou
in the Supercopa de España, though Barcelona claimed the trophy 5–4 on aggregate.[179] He regained a place on the FIFA Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
podium, as runner-up to Messi, after scoring hat-tricks against Real Zaragoza, Rayo Vallecano, Málaga, Osasuna, and Sevilla, the last of which put Madrid
Madrid
on top of the league by the season's midway point.[180][181][182][183][184] Despite two goals from Ronaldo, Madrid
Madrid
were subsequently defeated by Barcelona 4–3 on aggregrate in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. He again scored twice, including a penalty, in the Champions League semi-finals against Bayern Munich, resulting in a 3–3 draw, but his penalty kick in the shootout was saved by Manuel Neuer, leading to Madrid's elimination.[185] Ronaldo found greater team success in the league, as he helped Real Madrid
Madrid
win their first La Liga
La Liga
title in four years, with a record 100 points. Following a hat-trick against Levante, further increasing Madrid's lead over Barcelona,[186] he scored his 100th league goal for Madrid
Madrid
in a 5–1 win over Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
on 24 March 2012, a milestone he reached in just 92 matches across three seasons, breaking the previous club record held by Ferenc Puskás.[187] Another hat-trick in the Madrid derby
Madrid derby
against Atlético Madrid
Atlético Madrid
brought his total to 40 league goals, equalling his record of the previous season.[188] His final league goal of the campaign, against Mallorca, took his total to 46 goals, four short of the new record set by Messi,[189] and earned him the distinction of being the first player to score against all 19 opposition teams in a single season in La Liga.[190] Ronaldo began the 2012–13 season by lifting the Supercopa de España, his third trophy in Spain. With a goal in each leg by the Portuguese, Madrid
Madrid
won the Spanish Super Cup on away goals following a 4–4 aggregate draw against Barcelona.[191] Although Ronaldo publicly commented that he was unhappy with a "professional issue" within the club, prompted by his refusal to celebrate his 150th goal for Madrid,[192] his goalscoring rate did not suffer. After netting a hat-trick, including two penalties, against Deportivo La Coruña, he scored his first hat-trick in the Champions League in a 4–1 victory over Ajax.[193] Four days later, he became the first player to score in six successive Clásicos when he hit a brace in a 2–2 draw at Camp Nou.[194] His performances in 2012 again saw Ronaldo voted second in the running for the FIFA
FIFA
Ballon d'Or, finishing runner-up to four-time winner Messi.[195] 2013–15: Consecutive FIFA
FIFA
Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
wins and La Décima Following the 2012–13 winter break, Ronaldo captained Real Madrid for the first time in an official match, scoring a brace to lift 10-man Madrid
Madrid
to a 4–3 victory over Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
on 6 January.[196][197] He subsequently became the first non-Spanish player in 60 years to captain Madrid
Madrid
in El Clásico
El Clásico
on 30 January, a match which also marked his 500th club appearance.[198] Three days prior, he had scored his 300th club goal as part of a perfect hat-trick against Getafe.[199] Following hat-tricks against Celta Vigo and Sevilla,[200][201] he scored his 200th goal for Real Madrid
Madrid
on 8 May in a 6–2 win against Málaga, reaching the landmark in 197 games.[202] He helped Madrid
Madrid
reach the Copa del Rey
Copa del Rey
final by scoring a brace in El Clásico, which marked the sixth successive match at Camp Nou in which he had scored,[203] a Real Madrid
Madrid
record.[191] In the final, he headed the opening goal of an eventual 2–1 defeat to Atlético Madrid,[204] but was shown a straight red card in the 114th minute for violent conduct.[205][206] Real Madrid
Madrid
also failed to defend their La Liga
La Liga
title, finishing runners up to Barcelona. In the first knockout round of the Champions League, Ronaldo faced his former club Manchester United
Manchester United
for the first time. After scoring the equaliser in a 1–1 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu,[207] he scored the match-winning goal in a 2–1 victory at Old Trafford, his first return to his former home ground.[208] Ronaldo scored three goals in Madrid's 5–3 aggregate victory over Galatasaray to see them advance to the semi-finals,[209][210] He scored Madrid's only goal in the 4–1 away defeat to Borussia Dortmund,[211] but failed to increase his side's 2–0 victory in the second leg, as they were eliminated at the semi-final stage for the third consecutive year.[212] Ronaldo had scored 12 goals, finishing as the Champions League top goalscorer for a second time in his career. Accounting for all competitions, he ended the season with a total of 55 goals.

Ronaldo scored a record 17 goals during the 2013–14 La Décima campaign

Real Madrid's failure to win major silverware and reports of division among the players prompted speculation regarding Ronaldo's future at the club.[213][214][215] At the start of the 2013–14 season, however, he signed a new contract that extended his stay by three years to 2018, with a salary of €17 million net, making him briefly the highest-paid player in football.[216][217] He was joined at the club by winger Gareth Bale, whose world record transfer fee of €100 million surpassed the fee Madrid
Madrid
had paid for Ronaldo four years prior.[218] Together with striker Karim Benzema, they formed an attacking trio popularly dubbed "BBC", an acronym of Bale, Benzema, and Cristiano, and a play off the name of the public service broadcaster.[219] After enjoying a strong goalscoring run during the first half of the campaign, Ronaldo suggested that he was in the best form of his career.[220] By late November, he had scored 32 goals from 22 matches played for both club and country, including hat-tricks against Galatasaray, Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Northern Ireland, and Sweden.[221][222][223][224][225] He ended 2013 with a total of 69 goals in 59 appearances, his highest year-end goal tally.[226] His efforts earned him the FIFA
FIFA
Ballon d'Or, an amalgamation of the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year
FIFA World Player of the Year
award, for the first time in his career. Concurrently with his individual achievements, Ronaldo enjoyed his greatest team success in Spain to date, as he helped Real Madrid
Madrid
win La Décima, their tenth European Cup. In the knockout phase of the competition, he scored a brace in each leg of a 9–2 aggregate win against Schalke 04,[227] helping Madrid
Madrid
advance to the quarter-finals. His goal in a 3–0 home win over Borussia Dortmund—his 100th Champions League match—took his total for the season to 14 goals, equalling the record Messi had set two years before.[228][229][230] After hitting a brace in a 4–0 defeat of Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena,[231] he scored from the penalty spot in the 120th minute of the 4–1 final victory over Atlético Madrid, becoming the first player to score in two European Cup
European Cup
finals for two different winning teams.[232] His overall performance in the final was subdued as a result of patellar tendinitis and related hamstring problems, which had plagued him in the last months of the campaign. Ronaldo played the final against medical advice, later commenting: "In your life you do not win without sacrifices and you must take risks."[233] As the Champions League top goalscorer for the third time, with a record 17 goals,[234][235] he was named the UEFA
UEFA
Best Player in Europe.[236] In the Copa del Rey, Ronaldo helped Madrid
Madrid
reach the final by scoring a brace of penalties against Atlético Madrid
Atlético Madrid
at the Vicente Calderón,[237] the first of which meant he had now scored in every single minute of a 90-minute football match.[238] His continued issues with his knee and thigh caused him to miss the final,[233][239] where Real Madrid
Madrid
defeated Barcelona 2–1 to claim the trophy.[240] While Madrid
Madrid
were less successful in La Liga, finishing third, Ronaldo was unmatched as a goalscorer. He scored 31 goals in 30 league games, which earned him the Pichichi and the European Golden Shoe, receiving the latter award jointly with Liverpool striker Luis Suárez.[241] Among his haul was his 400th career goal, in 653 appearances for club and country, which came with a brace against Celta Vigo on 6 January; he dedicated his goals to compatriot Eusébio, who had died two days before.[242] A last-minute, backheeled volley scored against Valencia on 4 May—his 50th goal in all competitions—was recognised as the best goal of the season by the Liga de Fútbol Profesional,[243][244] which additionally named Ronaldo the Best Player in La Liga.[245]

" Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
is changing the game in Spain. With all that pace and power and athleticism, he is driving Real Madrid
Madrid
back into dominance both there and in Europe."

—Former Manchester United
Manchester United
player Bobby Charlton, November 2014[246]

During the next campaign, the 2014–15 season, Ronaldo set a new personal best of 61 goals in all competitions, starting with both goals in Real Madrid's 2–0 victory over Sevilla in the UEFA
UEFA
Super Cup.[247][248] He subsequently achieved his best-ever goalscoring start to a league campaign, with a record 15 goals in the first eight rounds of La Liga, including a four-goal haul against Elche and hat-tricks against Deportivo La Coruña and Athletic Bilbao.[249][250][251][252] His record 23rd hat-trick in La Liga, scored against Celta Vigo on 6 December, made him the fastest player to reach 200 goals in the Spanish league, as he reached the milestone in only his 178th game.[252][253] After lifting the FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup with Madrid
Madrid
in Morocco,[254] again winning the Silver Ball,[255][256] Ronaldo received a second successive FIFA
FIFA
Ballon d'Or,[257][258] joining Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini, and Marco van Basten as a three-time Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
winner.[259][260] 2015–17: All-time Real Madrid
Madrid
top scorer and La Undécima

Ronaldo scored a personal best of 61 goals in all competitions during the 2014–15 season

Following the winter break, Ronaldo's form faltered, concurrently with a decline in performance by his team.[261] A 2–1 defeat against Valencia in the first match of 2015, despite his opening goal, ended Real Madrid's Spanish record winning streak of 22 matches in all competitions.[262] Their season continued unsuccessfully as they failed to win a major trophy, earning a second-place league finish and a semi-final exit in Europe.[263] In the latter competition, Ronaldo extended his run of scoring away to a record 12 matches with his strike in a 2–0 win against Schalke 04,[264] before hitting a brace in the 3–4 return defeat that allowed Madrid
Madrid
to progress to the quarter-finals.[265] He then scored both of his side's goals in the semi-finals against Juventus, where Madrid
Madrid
were eliminated 2–3 on aggregate.[266] With 10 goals, he finished the campaign as top scorer for a third consecutive season, alongside Messi and Neymar.[267] In La Liga, where Madrid
Madrid
finished second, Ronaldo went on a prolific goalscoring run towards the very end of the season. For the first time in his career, he scored five goals in one game, including an eight-minute hat-trick, in a 9–1 rout of Granada on 5 April.[268] His 300th goal for his club followed three days later in a 2–0 win against Rayo Vallecano.[269] Subsequent hat-tricks against Sevilla, Espanyol, and Getafe took his number of hat-tricks for Real Madrid
Madrid
to 31, surpassing Di Stéfano's club record of 28 trebles.[247][270] As a result, Ronaldo finished the season with 48 goals, two ahead of his total in the 2011–12 season, despite having missed two matches in February for assaulting a Córdoba player.[271] In addition to a second consecutive Pichichi, he won the European Golden Shoe
European Golden Shoe
for a record fourth time.[247][272] At the start of his seventh season at Real Madrid, the 2015–16 campaign, Ronaldo became the club's all-time top scorer, first in the league and then in all competitions. His five-goal haul in a 6–0 away win over Espanyol on 12 September took his tally in La Liga
La Liga
to 230 goals in 203 games, surpassing the club's previous recordholder, Raúl.[273][274] A month later, on 17 October, he again surpassed Raúl when he scored the second goal in a 3–0 defeat of Levante at the Bernabéu to take his overall total for the club to 324 goals.[note 5] Ronaldo also became the all-time top scorer in the Champions League with a hat-trick in the first group match against Shakhtar Donetsk, having finished the previous season level with Messi on 77 goals.[277] A brace against Malmö FF, scoring in a 2–0 away win on 30 September, saw him reach the milestone of 500 career goals for both club and country.[278][279] He subsequently became the first player to score double figures in the competition's group stage, setting the record at 11 goals, including another four-goal haul against Malmö.[280][281]

By March 2016, Ronaldo had scored 252 goals in 228 matches in La Liga to become the competition's second-highest scorer

Despite finishing runner-up to Messi for the FIFA
FIFA
Ballon d'Or,[282] Ronaldo received criticism for his form and performances against top teams, with 14 of his goals coming against Espanyol and Malmö.[283][284] However, during the second half of the season, his form gradually improved.[285] By scoring four goals in a 7–1 home win over Celta de Vigo on 5 March 2016, Ronaldo arrived at 252 goals in La Liga
La Liga
to become the competition's second-highest scorer in history behind Messi.[286] After netting the match-winning goal for 10-man Madrid
Madrid
in a 2–1 Clásico victory on 2 April,[287] he scored a hat-trick against VfL Wolfsburg
VfL Wolfsburg
to send his club into the Champions League semi-finals despite a 2–0 first-leg defeat.[288] The treble took his tally in the competition to 16 goals, making him the top scorer for the fourth consecutive season and the fifth overall.[289] Suffering apparent fitness issues, Ronaldo gave a poorly-received performance in the final against Atlético Madrid, in a repeat of the 2014 final, though his penalty in the subsequent shoot-out secured La Undécima, Madrid's 11th victory.[290][291] For the sixth successive year, he ended the season having scored more than 50 goals across all competitions.[290] For his efforts during the season, he received the UEFA
UEFA
Best Player in Europe Award for a second time.[292]

"The boy lived for the game – everything else was built to fit around it"

—Former Real Madrid
Madrid
manager Carlo Ancelotti, on Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
in June 2016[293]

Ronaldo missed Real Madrid's first three matches of the 2016–17 season, including the 2016 UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Super Cup
against Sevilla, as he continued to rehabilitate the knee injury he suffered against France in the final of Euro 2016.[294] On 6 November, Ronaldo signed a new contract which will keep him with Madrid
Madrid
until 2021.[295] On 19 November, he scored a hat-trick in a 3–0 away win against Atlético Madrid, making him the all-time top-scorer in the Madrid derby
Madrid derby
with 18 goals.[296][297] On 15 December, Ronaldo scored his 500th club career goal in the 2–0 victory over Club América
Club América
in the semi-finals of the FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup.[298] He then scored a hat-trick in the 4–2 win over Japanese club Kashima Antlers
Kashima Antlers
in the final.[299] Ronaldo finished the tournament as top scorer with four goals and was also named the best player of the tournament.[300] He won the Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
for a fourth time and the inaugural Best FIFA
FIFA
Men's Player, a revival of the old-style FIFA
FIFA
World Player of the Year, largely owing to his success with Portugal
Portugal
in winning Euro 2016.[301][302] 2017–present: La Duodécima and fifth Ballon d'Or In Real Madrid's 3–2 away win against Villarreal on 27 February 2017, Ronaldo overtook Hugo Sánchez
Hugo Sánchez
as the most prolific penalty-kick scorer in La Liga
La Liga
history.[303][304] As a result of the penalty scored by Ronaldo, Real Madrid
Madrid
reached its 5,900th goal in the history of the league and became the first team to do so.[305] On 12 April, in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
quarter-final against Bayern Munich, Ronaldo scored two goals in a 2–1 away win to give Madrid
Madrid
the win and the lead going into the second leg. The two goals saw him make history in becoming the first player to reach 100 goals in UEFA
UEFA
club competition.[306] During the second leg of the quarter-finals, Ronaldo scored a perfect hat-trick and reached his 100th UEFA
UEFA
Champions League goal, becoming the first player to do so as Real Madrid
Madrid
again defeated Bayern 4–2 after extra-time.[307] On 2 May, Ronaldo scored another hat-trick in the following Champions League match, as Real defeated Atlético Madrid
Atlético Madrid
3–0 in the semi-final first leg. His hat-trick made him the first player to reach 50 goals in the knockout stage of the competition.[308]

Ronaldo with Community of Madrid
Madrid
President Cristina Cifuentes
Cristina Cifuentes
during the title celebrations in Madrid.

On 17 May, Ronaldo overtook Jimmy Greaves
Jimmy Greaves
as the all-time top-scorer in the top five European leagues, scoring a brace against Celta de Vigo.[309] He finished the season with 42 goals in all competitions as he helped Madrid
Madrid
to win their first La Liga
La Liga
title since 2012[310][311] and the first team to win back-to-back finals in the Champions League era; the first to win consecutive European titles in the competition since Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the tournament was known as the European Cup.[312] In the 2017 final, he scored two goals in the victory against Juventus and became the top goalscorer for the fifth-straight season, and sixth overall, with 12 goals, while also becoming the first person to score in three finals in the Champions League era as well as reaching his 600th senior career goal.[313] Real Madrid's title was its 12th, also known as La Duodécima, extending its record, and its third in four years.[314][315]

" Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
can now leave Earth and play against the Martians. He's done everything here."

—Álvaro Arbeloa's tweet after Ronaldo's bicycle kick against Juventus, in the 2017–18 UEFA
UEFA
Champions League quarter-finals[316][317]

At the start of the 2017–18 season, Ronaldo scored Madrid's second goal in a 3–1 Supercopa de España
Supercopa de España
first-leg victory over Barcelona at Camp Nou. Having received a yellow card for taking his top off during his goal celebrations, he was sent off for a second yellow card offence minutes later before he shoved the referee lightly to depict his dissatisfaction.[318] He was handed a five-match ban following the game.[319][320] In his 400th game for Real Madrid, Ronaldo scored two goals away to Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund
in the Champions league, taking his club tally to 411 goals.[321] On 23 October, his performances in the first half of 2017 saw him claim his fifth FIFA
FIFA
Player of the Year award by receiving The Best FIFA Men's Player award for the second consecutive year.[322] On 6 December, Ronaldo became the first player to score in all six Champions League group stage matches with a curling strike at home to Borussia Dortmund.[323] A day later, Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
for a fifth time in his career, receiving the award on the Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
in Paris.[324] On 3 March 2018, he scored two goals in a 3–1 home win over Getafe, his first being his 300th La Liga
La Liga
goal in his 286th La Liga
La Liga
appearance, making him the fastest player to reach this landmark, and only the second player after Lionel Messi.[325] On 18 March, he reached his 50th career hat-trick, netting four goals in a 6–3 win against Girona.[326] On 3 April, Ronaldo scored the first two goals in a 3–0 away win against Juventus in the quarter-finals of the 2017–18 UEFA
UEFA
Champions League, with his second goal being an acrobatic bicycle kick.[327] The goal, described as a " PlayStation
PlayStation
goal" by Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli, garnered him a standing ovation from the Juventus fans in the stadium, as well as a plethora of plaudits from peers, pundits, and coaches.[328][329][330] The goal was also his 119th in European competition, and made him more prolific than 465 other clubs to have participated in the competition. If he were a club, it would be the 10th highest scorer in Champions League history.[331] International career 2001–06: Youth level and early international career A Portuguese international, Ronaldo began his youth career in 2001. Apart from the under-15 team, he also represented the under-17, under-20, under-21, and under-23 national sides, amassing 34 youth caps and scoring 18 goals overall.[332] He represented his country at the 2002 UEFA
UEFA
European Under-17 Football Championship, where they failed to progress past the group stage.[20] Ronaldo also featured in the Olympic squad at the 2004 Summer Olympics, scoring one goal in the tournament, though the team was eliminated in the first round, finishing bottom of their group with three points after 4–2 defeats to eventual semi-finalists Iraq and quarter-finalists Costa Rica.[333][334] At age 18, Ronaldo earned his first senior cap in a 1–0 victory over Kazakhstan on 20 August 2003.[335] He was subsequently called up for UEFA
UEFA
Euro 2004, held in his home country,[336] and scored his first international goal in a 2–1 group stage loss to eventual champions Greece.[337] After converting his penalty in a shootout against England at the quarter-final stage,[338] he helped Portugal
Portugal
reach the final by scoring the opening goal in a 2–1 win over the Netherlands,[339] but the crucial last match ended in a 0–1 defeat.[340] He was featured in the team of the tournament, having provided two assists in addition to his two goals.[341][342] Ronaldo was the second-highest scorer in the European qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup
with seven goals.[342] During the tournament, he scored his first World Cup goal against Iran with a penalty kick in Portugal's second match of the group stage.[343] In the quarter-finals against England, his Manchester United
Manchester United
teammate Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney
was sent off for stamping on Portugal
Portugal
defender Ricardo Carvalho. Although the referee later clarified that the red card was only due to Rooney's infraction,[344] the English media speculated that Ronaldo had influenced his decision by aggressively complaining, after which he was seen in replays winking at Portugal's bench following Rooney's dismissal.[345] Ronaldo was subsequently booed during their 1–0 semi-final defeat to France.[346] FIFA's Technical Study Group overlooked him for the tournament's Best Young Player award, citing his behaviour as a factor in the decision.[347] 2006–12: Assuming the captaincy

Ronaldo, pictured playing against Germany at Euro 2012, was made captain in 2008

One day after his 22nd birthday, Ronaldo captained Portugal
Portugal
for the first time in a friendly game against Brazil on 6 February 2007,[348] as requested by Portuguese Football Federation
Portuguese Football Federation
president Carlos Silva, who had died two days earlier.[349] Ahead of Euro 2008, he was given the number 7 shirt for the first time.[350] While he scored eight goals in the qualification,[351] the second-highest tally, he scored just one goal in the tournament, netting the second goal of their 3–1 win in the group stage match against the Czech Republic, where he was named man of the match.[352] Portugal
Portugal
were eliminated in the quarter-finals with a 3–2 loss against eventual finalists Germany.[353] After Portugal's unsuccessful performance in the European Championship, Luiz Felipe Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari
was replaced as coach by Carlos Queiroz, formerly the assistant manager at United.[354] Queiroz made Ronaldo the squad's permanent captain in July 2008.[355] Ronaldo failed to score a single goal in the qualification for the 2010 World Cup, as Portugal
Portugal
narrowly avoided a premature elimination from the tournament with a play-off victory over Bosnia.[356] At the group stage of the World Cup, he was named man of the match in all three matches against Côte d'Ivoire, North Korea, and Brazil.[357][358][359] His only goal of the tournament came in their 7–0 rout of North Korea,[360] which marked his first international goal in 16 months.[361] Portugal's World Cup ended with a 1–0 loss against eventual champions Spain in the round of 16.[362] Ronaldo scored seven goals in the qualification for Euro 2012, including two strikes against Bosnia in the play-offs, to send Portugal
Portugal
into the tournament, where they were drawn in a "group of death".[363] After the opening 0–1 defeat to Germany, he also failed to score in the 3–2 win against Denmark, missing two clear one-on-one chances.[364][365] He redeemed himself in the last group match against the Netherlands, where he scored twice to secure a 2–1 victory,[366] and the quarter-finals against the Czech Republic, scoring a header to give his team a 1–0 win.[367][368] He was named man of the match against both opponents.[369][370] After the semi-finals against Spain ended scoreless, with Ronaldo having sent three shots over the bar,[371] Portugal
Portugal
were eliminated in the penalty shootout. Ronaldo did not take a penalty as he had been slated to take the unused fifth,[372] a decision that drew criticism.[373][374][375] As the joint top scorer with three goals, alongside five other players, he was again included in the team of the tournament.[376] 2012–16: All-time Portugal
Portugal
top scorer and European champion

Ronaldo evades club teammate Luka Modrić
Luka Modrić
during a friendly match against Croatia in June 2013

During the qualification for the 2014 World Cup, Ronaldo scored a total of eight goals. A qualifying match on 17 October 2012, a 1–1 draw against Northern Ireland, earned him his 100th cap.[377] His first international hat-trick also came against Northern Ireland, when he found the net three times in a 15-minute spell of a 4–2 qualifying victory on 6 September 2013.[378] After Portugal
Portugal
failed to qualify during the regular campaign, Ronaldo scored all four of the team's goals in the play-offs against Sweden, which ensured their place at the tournament.[379] His hat-trick in the second leg took his international tally to 47 goals, equalling Pauleta's record.[380] Ronaldo subsequently scored twice in a 5–1 friendly win over Cameroon on 5 March 2014 to become his country's all-time top scorer.[381]

Ronaldo celebrates the UEFA
UEFA
European Championship, having defeated France in the UEFA Euro 2016
UEFA Euro 2016
Final

Ronaldo took part in the tournament despite suffering from patellar tendinitis and a related thigh injury,[382][383] potentially risking his career.[384] Ronaldo later commented: "If we had two or three Cristiano Ronaldos in the team I would feel more comfortable. But we don't."[385] Despite ongoing doubts over his fitness, being forced to abort practice twice,[386][387] Ronaldo played the full 90 minutes of the opening match against Germany, though he was unable to prevent a 4–0 defeat.[388] After assisting an injury-time 2–2 equaliser against the United States,[389] he scored a late match-winning goal in a 2–1 victory over Ghana.[390] His 50th international goal made him the first Portuguese to play and score in three World Cups.[391] Portugal
Portugal
were eliminated from the tournament at the close of the group stage on goal difference.[390] Ronaldo scored five goals, including a hat-trick against Armenia, in the qualification for Euro 2016.[392][393][394][395] With the only goal in another victory over Armenia on 14 November 2014, he reached 23 goals in the European Championship, including qualifying matches, to become the competition's all-time leading goalscorer.[396] At the start of the tournament, however, Ronaldo failed to convert his chances in Portugal's draws against Iceland and Austria, despite taking a total of 20 shots on goal. In the latter match, he overtook Luís Figo
Luís Figo
as his nation's most capped player with his 128th international appearance, which ended scoreless after he missed a penalty in the second half.[397] With two goals and an assist in the last match of the group stage, a 3–3 draw against Hungary, Ronaldo became the first player to score in four European Championships, having made a record 17 appearances in the tournament.[398][399] Though placed third in their group behind Hungary and Iceland, his team qualified for the knockout round as a result of the competition's newly expanded format.[400]

"Cristiano is sacrificing himself, he's working a lot for the team; he's not angry. When he doesn't score he's usually angry, but not now. He works a lot, also defending. You can see he's an authentic leader."

—Former Portugal
Portugal
international Paulo Futre[401]

In Portugal's first knockout match, Ronaldo's only attempt on goal was parried by Croatia's goalkeeper into the path of Ricardo Quaresma, whose finish then secured a 1–0 victory late in extra time.[402] After his team progressed past Poland on penalties,[403] Ronaldo became the first player to participate in three European Championship semi-finals;[404] he scored the opening goal and assisted a second in a 2–0 win against Wales, equalling Michel Platini
Michel Platini
as the competition's all-time top scorer with 9 goals.[405] In the final against hosts France, Ronaldo was forced off after just 25 minutes following a challenge from Dimitri Payet; after multiple treatments and attempts to play on, he was stretchered off the pitch and replaced by Quaresma. During extra time, substitute Eder scored in the 109th minute to earn Portugal
Portugal
a 1–0 victory.[406] As team captain, Ronaldo later lifted the trophy in celebration of his country's first-ever triumph in a major tournament. He was awarded the Silver Boot as the joint second-highest goalscorer, with three goals and three assists, and was named to the team of the tournament for the third time in his career.[407][408] 2016–present: Post-European Championship victory

Ronaldo playing against Russia at the 2017 FIFA
FIFA
Confederations Cup

Following the Euro 2016 success, Ronaldo scored four goals against Andorra in the 2018 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
qualifiers on 8 October 2016. His four goals against a nine-man team marked the highest number of goals he has scored in an international match.[409][410] On 13 November, Ronaldo scored two goals (while also missing a penalty) in another qualifier against Latvia, which ended in a 4–1 home victory; these goals brought his international tally to 68 goals, putting level with Gerd Müller
Gerd Müller
and Robbie Keane
Robbie Keane
as the fourth-highest European international goalscorer of all time.[411] He played his first professional match on his home island of Madeira
Madeira
on 28 March 2017 at the age of 32, opening a 2–3 friendly defeat to Sweden at the Estádio dos Barreiros; with the goal, he tied with Miroslav Klose
Miroslav Klose
on 71 goals as the third-highest scoring European in international football.[412]

"I admire [Ronaldo], if I had to set up a national team he would be my first pick."

—Pelé, in an interview with Sportsmail.[413]

In Portugal's opening match of the 2017 FIFA
FIFA
Confederations Cup against Mexico on 17 June, Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
set-up Quaresma's opening goal in a 2–2 draw.[414] Three days later, he scored in a 1–0 win over hosts Russia.[415] On 24 June, he scored from a penalty in a 4–0 win over New Zealand, which saw Portugal
Portugal
top their group and advance to the semi-finals of the competition; with his 75th international goal, Ronaldo also equalled Sándor Kocsis
Sándor Kocsis
as the second-highest European international goalscorer of all time, behind only Ferenc Puskás.[416][417] He was named man of the match in all three of Portugal's group matches.[418] Ronaldo left the competition early. After Chile defeated Portugal
Portugal
3–0 on penalties in the semi-finals, he was allowed to return home to be with his newborn children.[419] Therefore, he missed Portugal's third-place play-off match in which Portugal
Portugal
defeated Mexico 2–1 after extra time.[420]

Ronaldo celebrates scoring against New Zealand at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Saint Petersburg

On 31 August 2017, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in a 5–1 win in a World Cup qualifier over the Faroe Islands, which saw him overtake Pelé
Pelé
and equal Hussein Saeed
Hussein Saeed
as the joint-fifth-highest goalscorer in international football, with 78 goals.[421] These goals brought his tally in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers to 14, equalling Predrag Mijatović's record for most goals in a single UEFA
UEFA
senior men's qualifying campaign, and also saw him break the record for the most goals scored in a single European qualifying group, overtaking the previous record of 13 goals set by David Healy and Robert Lewandowski; Ronaldo's hat-trick took his World Cup qualifying goals total to 29, making him the highest scorer in European World Cup qualifiers, ahead of Andriy Shevchenko, and the highest goalscorer in World Cup qualifying and finals matches combined, with 32 goals, ahead of Miroslav Klose.[422] Player profile Style of play

Ronaldo in action for Real Madrid
Madrid
against Espanyol during the 2012–13 season

A versatile attacker, Ronaldo is capable of playing on either wing as well as through the centre of the pitch,[423] and, while ostensibly right-footed, is very strong with both feet.[424] He ranks among the world's fastest footballers, both with and without the ball.[425] Tactically, Ronaldo has undergone several evolutions throughout his career. While at Sporting and during his first season at Manchester United, he was typically deployed as a traditional winger on the right side of midfield, where he regularly looked to deliver crosses into the penalty area. In this position, he was able to use his pace and acceleration, agility, and technical skills to take on opponents in one-on-one situations. Ronaldo became noted for his dribbling and flair, often displaying an array of tricks and feints,[425][426] such as the step overs that became his trademark.[427] As Ronaldo matured, he underwent a major physical transformation, developing a muscular body type that allows him to retain possession of the ball.[428] His strength, combined with his elevation and height of 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in), awarded him an edge in winning aerial challenges for balls; consequently, many of his goals have been headers.[426][429] Concurrently with his increased stamina and work-rate, his goalscoring ability improved drastically on the left wing, where he was given the positional freedom to move into the centre to finish attacks. He also increasingly played a creative role for his team, participating in build-up plays courtesy of his good vision and passing ability.[425]

Ronaldo controlling the ball on his chest during a 2010–11 La Liga game against Almería

In his final seasons at United, Ronaldo played an even more attacking and central role, functioning both as a striker and as a supporting forward, or even as an attacking midfielder on occasion.[430] He developed into a prolific goalscorer, capable of finishing well both inside the penalty area and from distance with an accurate and powerful shot.[146][430][431] An accurate penalty kick taker,[432] he also became a set piece specialist, renowned for his powerful, bending free kicks,[433] though his ability in this regard deteriorated later on in his career.[434][435] At Real Madrid, he continued to play a more offensive role, while his creative and defensive duties became more limited.[430] Initially deployed as a centre forward, he was later moved back onto the left wing, though in a free tactical role, allowing him to drift into the centre at will.[436][437] Madrid's counter-attacking style of play allowed him to become a more efficient and consistent player, as evidenced by his record-breaking goalscoring feats.[438] From 2013 onwards, he effectively adapted his style to the physical effects of ageing with increasingly reduced off-the-ball movement and general involvement, instead focusing on short-distance goalscoring.[427] Reception

"In the six years [Manchester United] had him, you just saw his game grow all the time, and he was a fantastic player. Now you see the complete player. His decision-making, his maturity, his experience, plus all the great skills he has got, they all make him the complete player."

—Former manager Alex Ferguson, January 2013[439]

Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the two best players of his generation, alongside Lionel Messi.[440][441] As a teenager, Ronaldo quickly established himself among the world's best players, featuring as the core component for Manchester United
Manchester United
in the mid-to-late 2000s.[442] However, after winning his first Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
by a record-high vote count at age 23, the public debate regarding his qualities as a player moved beyond his status in contemporary football to the possibility that he was the greatest player in history.[443] Acclaimed for his prolific and consistent goalscoring ability, he is considered a decisive player, who stands out in games and who can be a game changer.[444] Ronaldo is noted for his work ethic and dedication to improvement on the training pitch, as well as a natural leader.[445][446] His drive and determination to succeed are fuelled by a desire to carve his name in history alongside football players such as Pelé
Pelé
and Diego Maradona.[447] Ronaldo has at times been criticised for diving when tackled, about which his Madrid
Madrid
teammate Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos
responded after a 3–1 victory over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup: "He was a long way from me. I think it was a moment of play that unbalanced him and he didn't feign anything,".[448] Despite his talent, he was also occasionally criticised early in his career by manager Alex Ferguson, teammates and the media for being a selfish or overly flamboyant player.[449][450] Earlier in his career, Ronaldo had also been described as having an "arrogant image" on the pitch, with Ronaldo stating that he had become a "victim", because of how he was portrayed in the media.[451] He is often seen moaning, gesticulating and scowling while trying to inspire his team to victory, with Ronaldo insisting that his competitive nature should not be mistaken for arrogance.[451] His managers, teammates and various journalists have commented that this reputation has caused an unfair image of him.[452][453][454][455][456] In 2014, Ronaldo told France Football
France Football
that he had made a "mistake" when he said in 2011, "People are jealous of me as I am young, handsome and rich", adding that he had matured since then and fans understood him better.[457] Comparisons to Lionel Messi Main article: Messi–Ronaldo rivalry

Ronaldo with Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi
before an international friendly between Portugal
Portugal
and Argentina in Geneva, Switzerland, on 9 February 2011

Both players have scored in at least two UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
finals and have regularly broken the 50-goal barrier in a single season. Sports journalists and pundits regularly argue the individual merits of both players in an attempt to argue who they believe is the best player in modern football.[458] It has been compared to sports rivalries such as the Muhammad Ali– Joe Frazier
Joe Frazier
rivalry in boxing, the Borg–McEnroe rivalry
Borg–McEnroe rivalry
in tennis, and the Ayrton Senna–Alain Prost rivalry from Formula One
Formula One
motor racing.[459][460]

"It's part of my life now. People are bound to compare us. He tries to do his best for his club and for his national team, as I do, and there is a degree of rivalry with both of us trying to do the best for the teams we represent."

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
commenting on his rivalry with Messi.[461]

Some commentators choose to analyse the differing physiques and playing styles of the two,[462] while part of the debate revolves around the contrasting personalities of the two players: Ronaldo is sometimes depicted as an arrogant and theatrical showoff, while Messi is portrayed as a shy, humble character.[463][464][465][466] In a 2012 interview, Ronaldo commented on the rivalry, saying "I think we push each other sometimes in the competition, this is why the competition is so high",[467] while Ronaldo's manager during his time at Manchester United, Alex Ferguson, opined that "I don't think the rivalry against each other bothers them. I think they have their own personal pride in terms of wanting to be the best".[468] Messi himself denied any rivalry, saying that it was "only the media, the press, who wants us to be at loggerheads but I've never fought with Cristiano".[469] Responding to the claims that he and Messi do not get on well on a personal level, Ronaldo commented, "We don't have a relationship outside the world of football, just as we don't with a lot of other players", before adding that in years to come he hopes they can laugh about it together, stating; "We have to look on this rivalry with a positive spirit, because it's a good thing."[461] Representing archrivals Barcelona and Real Madrid, the two players face each other at least twice every season in the world's biggest club game, El Clásico, which had a global audience of 400 million viewers in March 2014.[470] In a debate at Oxford Union
Oxford Union
in October 2013, when asked whether FIFA president Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter
preferred Messi or Ronaldo, Blatter paid tribute to the work ethic of the Argentine before taking a swipe at Ronaldo, claiming "one of them has more expenses for the hairdresser than the other". Real Madrid
Madrid
demanded – and promptly received – a full apology, and the Portuguese issued his own riposte with a mock-salute celebration after scoring a penalty against Sevilla, after Blatter had described him as a "commander" on the pitch.[471] In popular culture See also: Museu CR7
Museu CR7
and Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
International Airport

The Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Museum, "CR7", in Funchal, Madeira. It was opened on 15 December 2013

Ronaldo's CR7 Museum – front view

Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport
Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport
in Madeira

Forbes
Forbes
has twice ranked Ronaldo first on their list of the world's highest-paid football players; his combined income from salaries, bonuses and non-football earnings was $73 million in 2013–14 and $79 million in 2014–15.[472][473] The latter earnings saw him listed behind only boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
on the magazine's list of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes.[474] In 2016, he became the first footballer to top the Forbes
Forbes
list of highest-earning athletes, with a total income of $88 million from his salary and endorsements in 2015–16.[475] He topped the list for the second straight year with earnings of $93 million in 2016–17.[476] Ronaldo is one of the world's most marketable athletes: SportsPro rated him the fifth most marketable athlete in 2012,[477] and eighth most marketable athlete in 2013, with Brazilian footballer Neymar topping both lists.[477][478] Sports market research company Repucom named Ronaldo the most marketable and most recognised football player in the world in May 2014.[479] He was additionally named in the 2014 Time 100, Time's annual list of the most influential people in the world.[480] ESPN
ESPN
named Ronaldo the world's most famous athlete in 2016 and 2017.[481][482] As his reputation grew from his time at Manchester United, Ronaldo signed many sponsorship deals for consumer products, including e.g. sportswear (he wears Nike Mercurial Vapor
Nike Mercurial Vapor
CR7 boots), soft drinks, clothing, automotive lubricants, financial services, electronics, computer video games, and much more.[483][484][485][486][487][488] Ronaldo was featured as the cover athlete of EA Sports' FIFA
FIFA
video game FIFA 18
FIFA 18
and he was heavily involved in the game's promotion.[489] Ronaldo has established a strong online presence; the most popular sportsperson on social media, he counted 158 million total followers across Facebook, Twitter
Twitter
and Instagram
Instagram
by June 2015.[490] As of June 2015, he has the world's biggest Facebook fanbase with 103 million followers:[490] he became the first sportsperson to reach 50 million followers in August 2010,[491] and in October 2014, he became the first sportsperson, and the second person after Shakira, to reach 100 million followers.[492] By June 2017, Ronaldo had 277 million followers across social media.[476] His sponsors earned $936 million in media value across his social media accounts between June 2016 to June 2017.[476] Ronaldo has released two mobile apps: in December 2011, he launched an iPhone game called Heads Up with Cristiano, created by developer RockLive,[493] and in December 2013, he launched Viva Ronaldo, a dedicated social networking website and mobile app.[494] Computer security company McAfee
McAfee
produced a 2012 report ranking footballers by the probability of an internet search for their name leading to an unsafe website, with Ronaldo's name first on the list.[495] Ronaldo's life and person have been the subject of several works. His autobiography, titled Moments, was published in December 2007.[496] His sponsor Castro produced the television film Ronaldo: Tested to the Limit, in which he is physically and mentally tested in several areas; his physical performance was consequently subject to scrutiny by world media upon the film's release in September 2011.[497] Cristiano Ronaldo: The World at His Feet, a documentary narrated by the actor Benedict Cumberbatch, was released via Vimeo
Vimeo
in June 2014.[498] A documentary film about his life and career, titled Ronaldo, was released worldwide on 9 November 2015.[499] Directed by BAFTA-winner Anthony Wonke, the film is produced and distributed by Universal Pictures, while Asif Kapadia
Asif Kapadia
is the executive producer.[500] In 2007, C.D. Nacional
C.D. Nacional
renamed their youth campus Cristiano Ronaldo Campus Futebol ( Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Campus).[501] In December 2013, Ronaldo opened a museum, Museu CR7, in his hometown of Funchal, Madeira, to house trophies and memorabilia of his life and playing career;[502] the museum is an official sponsor of the local football team União da Madeira.[503][504] At a ceremony held at the Belém Palace in January 2014, President of Portugal
Portugal
Aníbal Cavaco Silva raised Ronaldo to the rank of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry, "to distinguish an athlete of world renown who has been a symbol of Portugal
Portugal
globally, contributing to the international projection of the country and setting an example of tenacity for future generations".[505] A bronze statue of Ronaldo, designed by artist Ricardo Madeira
Madeira
Veloso, was unveiled in Funchal
Funchal
on 21 December 2014.[506][507] In June 2010, during the build-up to the World Cup, Ronaldo became the fourth footballer – after Steven Gerrard, Pelé
Pelé
and David Beckham – to be represented as a waxwork at Madame Tussauds London.[508] Another waxwork of him was presented at the Madrid
Madrid
Wax Museum in December 2013.[509] In June 2015, astronomers led by David Sobral from Lisbon
Lisbon
and Leiden
Leiden
discovered a galaxy which they named CR7 (Cosmos Redshift 7) in tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
in reference to his CR7 mantle (his initials and shirt number).[510][511] On 23 July 2016, following Portugal's triumph at Euro 2016, Madeira
Madeira
Airport in Funchal
Funchal
was renamed the Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
International Airport.[512][513] The unveiling of the rebranded terminal took place on 29 March 2017, which included a bust of his head being presented.[514][515] Neither the bust nor the name change were unanimous, with the lack of the bust's likeness to Ronaldo being ridicularized by Saturday Night Live's character Cecilia Giminez portrayed by comedian and actress Kate McKinnon,[516] while the name change was subject to much debate locally by some politicians and citizens who even started a petition against the move – action that was criticised by Miguel Albuquerque, the president of Madeira.[517][518] Outside football Personal life Ronaldo's father, José Dinis Aveiro, died of an alcoholism-related liver condition at age 52 in September 2005 when Ronaldo was 20.[519][520] Ronaldo has said that he does not drink alcohol, and he received libel damages over a Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror
article that reported him drinking heavily in a nightclub while recovering from an injury in July 2008.[521]

"In football I don't have a lot of friends. People I really trust? Not many. Most of the time I'm alone. I consider myself an isolated person."

–During the filming of his authorized biography, Ronaldo admitted to often preferring solitude while working, attributing it to his autonomous way of living.[385]

Ronaldo was in a relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk
from 2010–2015.[522][523] Ronaldo became father to a son in June 2010.[524][525] Ronaldo announced that he had full custody.[526] Ronaldo has never publicly revealed the identity of his son's mother.[527] In June 2017, Ronaldo confirmed on Facebook that he had become the father to twins.[528][529] Five months later, his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to their daughter.[530][531] Philanthropy Television footage of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami showed an eight-year-old boy survivor named Martunis wearing a number 7 Portuguese football shirt who was stranded for 19 days after his family was killed. Following this, Ronaldo visited Aceh, Indonesia, to raise funds for rehabilitation and reconstruction.[532][533] After accepting undisclosed damages from a libel case against The Sun newspaper in 2008, Ronaldo donated the damages to a charity in Madeira.[534] In 2009, Ronaldo donated £100,000 to the hospital that saved his mother's life in Madeira
Madeira
following her battle with cancer, so that they could build a cancer centre on the island.[535] In support of the victims of the 2010 Madeira
Madeira
flood, Ronaldo pledged to play in a charity match in Madeira
Madeira
between Primeira Liga
Primeira Liga
club Porto and players from Madeiran-based clubs Marítimo and Nacional.[536] In 2012, Ronaldo and his agent paid for specialist treatment for a nine-year-old Canarian boy with apparently terminal cancer.[537] In November 2012, Ronaldo sold the golden boot he had won in 2011 for €1.5 million and gave the money to fund schools for children in Gaza.[538] In December 2012, Ronaldo joined FIFA's '11 for Health' programme to raise awareness amongst kids of how to steer clear of conditions including drug addiction, HIV, malaria and obesity.[539][540] In January 2013, Ronaldo became Save the Children's new Global Artist Ambassador, in which he hopes to help fight child hunger and obesity.[541] In March, Ronaldo agreed to be the ambassador for The Mangrove
Mangrove
Care Forum in Indonesia, an organisation aiming to raise awareness of mangrove conservation.[542] In November 2014, Ronaldo appeared in FIFA's "11 against Ebola" campaign with a selection of top football players from around the world, including Neymar, Gareth Bale, Xavi
Xavi
and Didier Drogba.[543] Under the slogan "Together, we can beat Ebola", FIFA's campaign was done in conjunction with the Confederation of African Football
Confederation of African Football
and health experts, with the players holding up eleven messages to raise awareness of the disease and ways to combat it.[543] He was named the world's most charitable sportsperson in 2015.[544] In June 2016, Ronaldo donated the entirety of his €600,000 Champions League bonus after Real Madrid
Madrid
won the 2015–16 UEFA
UEFA
Champions League.[544] In August 2016, Ronaldo launched CR7Selfie, a selfie app for charity to help Save the Children
Save the Children
that lets participants take a selfie with him in one of several different outfits and poses.[545] In the app, fans can select from among 68 photos of Ronaldo in different outfits and poses, and scroll through 39 filters to apply to their selfies.[546] Fashion

Ronaldo during his current tenure with Real Madrid

Ronaldo is known as a fashion icon, and is a lucrative spokesperson sought after by clothing designers, health and fitness specialists, fashion magazines, perfume and cosmetics manufacturers, hair stylists, exercise promoters, and spa and recreation companies. One example is a line of fragrances called Legacy.[547] He opened his first fashion boutique under the name "CR7" (his initials and shirt number) on the island of Madeira, Portugal
Portugal
in 2006. Ronaldo expanded his business with a second clothes boutique in Lisbon in 2008.[548] In partnership with Scandinavian manufacturer JBS Textile Group and the New York fashion designer Richard Chai, Ronaldo co-designed a range of underwear and sock line, released in November 2013.[549] He later expanded his CR7 fashion brand by launching a line of premium shirts[550] and shoes by July 2014.[551] In June 2015, Ronaldo announced that he would be releasing his own fragrance by the end of the year, in a partnership with Eden Parfums.[552] Controversies In 2017, Ronaldo was charged with fraudulently evading almost €15 million in tax between 2011 and 2014, a claim which he denies.[553] As of September 2017 the court case is ongoing. In April 2017, a story was published by Der Spiegel
Der Spiegel
based on leaked documents provided by Football Leaks relating to an alleged rape by Ronaldo, stating that the alleged assault occurred in 2009 but that a legal agreement and accompanying non-disclosure agreement was entered into, resulting in the alleged charges being dropped.[554] Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes
Jorge Mendes
denied the claims labelling them 'journalistic fiction', with the player stating it was consensual sex.[555] Der Spiegel published a further story in response to the denial, alleging that text messages sent by Ronaldo showed that he was aware of the legal negotiations.[554] Career statistics Club

As of 3 April 2018

Club statistics

Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup Europe[b] Other[c] Total

Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals

Sporting CP
Sporting CP
B 2002–03[556] Segunda Divisão 2 0 — — — — 2 0

Sporting CP 2002–03[557] Primeira Liga 25 3 3 2 — 3[d] 0 0 0 31 5

Manchester United[558] 2003–04 Premier League 29 4 5 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 40 6

2004–05 33 5 7 4 2 0 8 0 0 0 50 9

2005–06 33 9 2 0 4 2 8 1 — 47 12

2006–07 34 17 7 3 1 0 11 3 — 53 23

2007–08 34 31 3 3 0 0 11 8 1[e] 0 49 42

2008–09 33 18 2 1 4 2 12 4 2[f] 1 53 26

Total 196 84 26 13 12 4 58 16 3 1 292 118

Real Madrid 2009–10[161] La Liga 29 26 0 0 — 6 7 — 35 33

2010–11[169] 34 40[g] 8 7 — 12 6 — 54 53

2011–12[560] 38 46 5 3 — 10 10 2[h] 1 55 60

2012–13[561] 34 34 7 7 — 12 12 2[h] 2 55 55

2013–14[562] 30 31 6 3 — 11 17 — 47 51

2014–15[563] 35 48 2 1 — 12 10 5[i] 2 54 61

2015–16[563] 36 35 0 0 — 12 16 — 48 51

2016–17[563] 29 25 2 1 — 13 12 2[f] 4 46 42

2017–18[563] 23 22 0 0 — 9 14 4[j] 3 36 39

Total 288 307 30 22 — 97 104 15 12 430 445

Career total 511 394 59 37 12 4 155 120 18 13 755 568

^ Includes the Taça de Portugal, FA Cup
FA Cup
and Copa del Rey ^ All appearance(s) in UEFA
UEFA
Champions League, unless where noted. ^ Includes the FA Community Shield, UEFA
UEFA
Super Cup, FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup and Supercopa de España ^ One appearance in UEFA
UEFA
Champions League, two appearances in UEFA
UEFA
Cup ^ Appearance in FA Community Shield ^ a b All appearances in FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup ^ Does not include one goal scored on 18 September 2010 against Real Sociedad. Marca, which awards the Pichichi Trophy, attribute it to Ronaldo, while La Liga
La Liga
and UEFA
UEFA
attribute it to Pepe.[559] ^ a b All appearances in Supercopa de España ^ One appearance and two goals in UEFA
UEFA
Super Cup, two appearances in Supercopa de España, two appearances in FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup ^ One appearance in UEFA
UEFA
Super Cup, one appearance and one goal in Supercopa de España, two appearances and two goals in FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup

International Further information: List of international goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo

As of 26 March 2018[564][565][566][567]

National team Year Apps Goals Ratio

Portugal 2003 2 0 0.00

2004 16 7 0.44

2005 11 2 0.18

2006 14 6 0.43

2007 10 5 0.50

2008 8 1 0.13

2009 7 1 0.14

2010 11 3 0.27

2011 8 7 0.88

2012 13 5 0.38

2013 9 10 1.11

2014 9 5 0.55

2015 5 3 0.60

2016 13 13 1.00

2017 11 11 1.00

2018 2 2 1.00

Total 149 81 0.54

Honours and achievements For a comprehensive listing of Ronaldo's achievements, see List of career achievements by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo presenting his third Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
to fans at the Santiago Bernabéu in January 2015

Club

Sporting CP

Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2002

Manchester United[568]

Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09 FA Cup: 2003–04 Football League Cup: 2005–06, 2008–09 FA Community Shield: 2007 UEFA
UEFA
Champions League: 2007–08 FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup: 2008

Real Madrid[568]

La Liga: 2011–12, 2016–17 Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14 Supercopa de España: 2012, 2017 UEFA
UEFA
Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17 UEFA
UEFA
Super Cup: 2014, 2017 FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017

International

Portugal

UEFA
UEFA
European Championship: 2016

Individual

FIFA
FIFA
Ballon d'Or/Ballon d'Or: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017[569][570][568][571] FIFA
FIFA
World Player of the Year: 2008[572] FIFPro
FIFPro
World Player of the Year: 2008[573] The Best FIFA
FIFA
Men's Player: 2016, 2017 UEFA
UEFA
Best Player in Europe Award: 2014, 2016, 2017[236][574][575] UEFA
UEFA
Club Footballer of the Year: 2007–08[576] World Soccer Player of the Year: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017[577] GSA Best Player of the Year: 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017[578] Onze d'Or: 2008, 2016–17[579][580]

Onze d'Argent: 2007, 2009, 2011–12[579] Onze de Bronze: 2010–11[579]

Bravo Award: 2004[581] FIFPro
FIFPro
Special
Special
Young Player of the Year: 2003–04, 2004–05[582] CNID Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017[583][584][585][586][587][588][589][590] PFA Portuguese Player of the Year: 2016, 2017[591] European Golden Shoe: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15[568] IFFHS
IFFHS
World's Best Top Goal Scorer: 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017[592][593][594][595] IFFHS
IFFHS
World's Best Top Division Scorer: 2014,[593][596] 2015[596] IFFHS
IFFHS
Men's World Team: 2017[597] FIFA
FIFA
Puskás Award: 2009[598] FIFA
FIFA
FIFPro
FIFPro
World XI: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017[599][600] UEFA
UEFA
Team of the Year: 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016[601], 2017[602] UEFA
UEFA
Ultimate Team of the Year[603] ESM Team of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17[604][605] ESPN
ESPN
World Team of the Decade: 2009[606] FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
Golden Boot: 2016, 2017 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
Golden Ball: 2016

FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
Silver Ball: 2008,[607] 2014,[256][255] 2017[608]

FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
top assist provider: 2014[609] UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
Best Forward: 2007–08, 2016–17[603][610] UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
Squad of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17[611][612][613][614][615] UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
Team of the Group stage: 2015–16[616][617] UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
top scorer: 2007–08, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17[603] UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
top assist provider: 2013–14[618] UEFA European Championship
UEFA European Championship
Team of the Tournament: 2004, 2012, 2016[619][620][407] UEFA European Championship
UEFA European Championship
top scorer: 2012[621] UEFA European Championship
UEFA European Championship
Silver Boot: 2016[408] UEFA
UEFA
Euro All Time XI[622] Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year: 2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08 Manchester United
Manchester United
Players' Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08 Manchester United
Manchester United
Goal of the Season: 2008–09[623] PFA Young Player of the Year: 2006–07[624] PFA Fans' Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08 PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08[625] FWA Footballer of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08[626] Barclays Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08[627][628] Premier League
Premier League
Player of the Month: November 2006, December 2006, January 2008, March 2008[629] PFA Premier League
Premier League
Team of the Year: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09 Premier League
Premier League
Golden Boot: 2007–08[627] Premier League
Premier League
top assist provider: 2006–07[630][631] FA Cup
FA Cup
top goalscorer: 2004–05[632] Premier League
Premier League
20 Seasons Awards Fantasy Team – Public[633] Premier League
Premier League
20 Seasons Awards Fantasy Team – Experts[633] La Liga
La Liga
Best Player: 2013–14 La Liga
La Liga
Best Forward: 2013–14 La Liga
La Liga
Best Goal: 2013–14 La Liga
La Liga
Fans 5 Star Player: 2014–15 Trofeo EFE: 2012–13 Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16[634][635][636] La Liga
La Liga
Player of the Month: November 2013, May 2015, May 2017[637][638][639] La Liga
La Liga
Team of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16[640][641][642] UEFA
UEFA
La Liga
La Liga
Team of The Season: 2015–16, 2016–17[643][644] La Liga
La Liga
top scorer: 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15[568] Copa del Rey
Copa del Rey
top goalscorer: 2010–11[645] BBC
BBC
Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: 2014 ESPY Awards Best International Athlete: 2014, 2016[646] GSA Greatest Media Attraction: 2011[578] GSA Fans Favorite Player: 2013[578] GSA Goodwill Award: 2016[578] Facebook FA La Liga
La Liga
Player of the Year: 2016[647] Facebook FA La Liga
La Liga
Best Striker: 2016[647] EA Sports
EA Sports
FIFA
FIFA
Team of the Year: 2016,[648] 2017[649]

Orders

Officer of the Order of Prince Henry[650] Medal of Merit, Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa (House of Bragança)[651][652] Grand officer of the Order of Prince Henry[653] Commander of the Order of Merit[654] Cordão Autonómico de Distinção[655]

Records

As of 7 March 2018

World

Most (FIFA) Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
awards: 5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) (shared with Lionel Messi) Most World Soccer Player of the Year awards: 5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) Most IFFHS
IFFHS
World's Best Top Goal Scorer awards: 4 (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) The most expensive footballer in history: 2009–2013[656] Most FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
or Intercontinental Cup (football)
Intercontinental Cup (football)
trophies: 4 (shared with Toni Kroos) Top goalscorer in the history of FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
or Intercontinental Cup (football): 7 goals (shared with Pelé)[657] Only player to win the Golden Boot in at least two FIFA
FIFA
Club World Cup tournaments (did it consecutively; shared with César Delgado) Only player to have won more than one FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
Silver Ball: 3[658] Only player to win the Man of the Match award in at least two FIFA Club World Cup finals (shared with Lionel Messi) Only player to win the Man of the Match award in two consecutive FIFA Club World Cup finals (2016, 2017) Most FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
final goals: 4 (shared with Lionel Messi) Only player to have scored at three FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
tournaments: 2008, 2016, 2017 (shared with Lionel Messi) Only player to score a hat-trick in a FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
or Intercontinental Cup final (in 2016; shared with Pelé) Most hat-tricks (1) in the FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
or Intercontinental Cup (shared with Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez
and Pelé) Most international goals in a calendar year (club and country): 32 (2017)[659] First footballer to reach 40 goals in a professional league for two consecutive seasons[660] First player to score in every minute of an official football game[238][661][unreliable source?] Only player to win the league title, domestic cup, domestic supercup, Champions League, Club World Cup, league player of the year, Golden Shoe and Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
at two different clubs ( Manchester United
Manchester United
and Real Madrid)[662] Most appearances in the FIFPro
FIFPro
World XI: 11 times (2007–2017) (shared with Lionel Messi)[663] First and only player to appear in the FIFPro World XI
FIFPro World XI
for two different clubs Guinness World Record for Most Liked Person on Facebook: 2015[499] Only player in the world who has scored in 7 consecutive major international tournaments: the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 editions of the European Championship; and the 2006, 2010 and 2014 editions of the World Cup[664] Only player to score 50 goals or more in six different seasons (did it consecutively) Only player to score 50 goals or more in 7 consecutive calendar years Only player in history to have scored 60 or more goals in a calendar year four times (consecutively from 2011 to 2014)

Europe

Most career goals in Europe's top six leagues: 394 goals Only player in history to score in all six group stage matches in the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
in a season (2017–18) Most goals scored in all UEFA
UEFA
competitions: 147 goals First player to reach 100 career goals in European competitions (club football)[306] First player to reach 100 goals in the UEFA
UEFA
Champions League[665] First player to reach 100 career goals for a single club in the UEFA Champions League[666] Most goals scored in European competitions (club football): 120 goals (including UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Super Cup
and Champions League qualifiers) Most goals scored in the UEFA
UEFA
Champions League: 117 goals[667][668] Most assists in the UEFA
UEFA
Champions League: 33 assists[669] Most goals scored in a UEFA
UEFA
Champions League/ European Cup
European Cup
season: 17 goals in 2013–14[670] Most goals scored in group stage of a UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
season: 11 goals in 2015–16[280][281] Most goals scored in UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
knockout phase: 56 goals Most goals scored in knockout phase of a UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
season: 10 goals in 2016–17[671] Most UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
goals scored in a calendar year: 19 goals in 2017[672] Only player to score 15 or more UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
goals in two different seasons: in 2013–14 and 2015–16[673] First player in the history of UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
to score three hat-tricks in a single season: in 2015–16[673] First and only player to have scored two back-to-back hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
knockout phase.[674] Most hat-tricks in the UEFA
UEFA
Champions League: 7 (shared with Lionel Messi) Only player to finish UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
top scorer in 5 consecutive seasons (2012–13 to 2016–17) Only player in history to score 10+ goals in 7 UEFA
UEFA
Champions League seasons (did it consecutively) Most quarter-final goals in the UEFA
UEFA
Champions League: 20 goals Most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
semi-finals: 13 goals Most goals scored from penalty kicks in UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
history: 14[675] Most goals scored against a single opponent in the Champions League: 9 goals against Bayern Munich (shared with Lionel Messi; against Arsenal)[citation needed] Most consecutive UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
games scored in: 9 games (shared with Ruud van Nistelrooy)[676] First footballer to have won the European Golden Shoe
European Golden Shoe
in two different leagues: English Premier League
Premier League
(2007–08) and Spanish La Liga (2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15)[677] Most goals scored in the UEFA
UEFA
European Championship, including qualifying: 29 goals, for Portugal[396] Most career goals at UEFA European Championship
UEFA European Championship
finals: 9 goals, for Portugal
Portugal
(shared with Michel Platini)[678] Only player to have scored at four UEFA European Championship
UEFA European Championship
finals: 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016[678] Only player to have scored three or above (goals) at more than one UEFA European Championship
UEFA European Championship
finals: 3 goals in 2012 and in 2016[678] Most headed goals at UEFA European Championship
UEFA European Championship
finals: 5[678] Highest appearance-maker at UEFA European Championship
UEFA European Championship
finals: 20 appearances[678] Most goals scored in UEFA European Championship
UEFA European Championship
and European FIFA World Cup qualifiers: 50 goals[665] First player to ever score 10 goals in six consecutive UEFA
UEFA
Champions League seasons: 2011–12 to 2016–17 Only player to score for two different winning teams in the European Cup/ UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
Final: Manchester United
Manchester United
(2007–08) and Real Madrid
Madrid
(2013–14)[679] Most away goals scored in Champions League history: 54 goals[668] Most European Golden Shoe
European Golden Shoe
awards: 4 (shared with Lionel Messi) Most UEFA
UEFA
Team of the Year appearances: 12 times Most consecutive appearances in the UEFA
UEFA
Team of the Year: 11(2007–2017) Only player to appear in more than one position in the UEFA
UEFA
Team of the Year.[680] Only player to be among the finalists for all the editions of the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award: 2010–11 to 2016–17[681] Fastest player to score 350 goals for one club (335 games)[682] Most UEFA
UEFA
Best Player in Europe awards: 4 (2008, 2014, 2016 and 2017) Most goals scored in European World Cup Qualifiers: 30 goals

Spain

Most hat-tricks in La Liga
La Liga
history: 33[683] Most goals scored from penalty kicks in La Liga
La Liga
history: 61[684] Fastest La Liga
La Liga
player to score 150 league goals (140 games)[685] Fastest La Liga
La Liga
player to score 200 league goals (178 games)[253] Fastest La Liga
La Liga
player to score 300 league goals (286 games)[686][687] Most goals scored in Madrid
Madrid
Derby matches: 18[296][297] First player to score in six consecutive Clásicos[688] Best scoring start in a Spanish league season: 15 goals in eight rounds[249] Fastest player to reach 20 league goals in one season: 12 games (missed one game due to injury)[689] Only player to reach 30 goals in six consecutive La Liga
La Liga
seasons[690] Most teams scored against in a season (2012–13): 19 (shared with Ronaldo Nazário and Lionel Messi)[691] Most La Liga
La Liga
hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks (shared with Lionel Messi)

England

Most league goals in a 38-game season (2007–08): 31 Premier League goals (shared with Alan Shearer
Alan Shearer
and Luis Suárez)[692][693]

Real Madrid

Real Madrid
Madrid
all-time top goalscorer: 438 goals[694] Top goalscorer in La Liga: 301 goals[695] Top goalscorer in UEFA
UEFA
Champions League: 102 goals[696] Most assists in La Liga: 84 assists[697] Most assists in UEFA
UEFA
Champions League: 23 assists[698] Fastest player to reach 50 league goals[699] Fastest player to reach 100 league goals[700] Fastest player to reach 200 official goals[701] Fastest player to reach 250 official goals[citation needed] Most goals scored in seven consecutive league matches: 15 goals[702] First player to score in eight consecutive matchdays[703] Most hat-tricks in La Liga: 33[704] Most goals scored from penalty kicks in UEFA
UEFA
Champions League: 13[705]

See also

Biography portal Association football
Association football
portal Portugal
Portugal
portal

List of footballers with 50 or more international goals List of footballers with 100 or more caps

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^ The terminology for the award has varied. Ronaldo received three Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
(2008, 2016, 2017) and two FIFA
FIFA
Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or
(2013, 2014), as well as the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year
FIFA World Player of the Year
and 2016, 2017 The Best FIFA
FIFA
Men's Player awards. ^ Since surpassed by Gareth Bale's fee of €100.8 million in 2013 (also to Real Madrid), Paul Pogba's €105 million transfer fee to Manchester United
Manchester United
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La Liga
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Madrid
had previously recognized Ronaldo as their all-time top scorer after he scored a brace against Malmö FF
Malmö FF
on 30 September 2015. The club's official record book attributes to Ronaldo a 74th-minute goal in a 2–1 win over Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad
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UEFA Champions League
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Madrid
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UEFA
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12 May 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. Ronaldo (best striker and best player), James (best goal), Modric (best midfielder), Marcelo (best defender) and Navas (best goalkeeper) were the winners at the ceremony which took place at Facebook's offices in Madrid. The Real Madrid
Madrid
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Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo
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Lionel Messi
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Cristiano Ronaldo
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Lionel Messi
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Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo
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C.F. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016. He is the only player in the world who has scored in the last three World Cups and last four Euros... Following his two goals against Hungary, he is the only player to have scored for his national team in the last seven major international tournaments. The madridista forward has made his mark in the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 editions of the Euro; and in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 editions of the World Cup.  ^ a b "What records does Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo
is the first player to score 100 goals for a single club in the UEFA
UEFA
Champions League, just pipping Lionel Messi
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European Cup
" All-time Topscorers " rank 1 – 50". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 7 March 2018.  ^ a b " UEFA Champions League
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Cristiano Ronaldo
Club matches". worldfootball.net.  ^ OptaJose [@OptaJose] (21 November 2017). "18 – Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 18 Champions League goals in 2017; the record for a single player in a calendar year. Updated" (Tweet). Retrieved 21 November 2017 – via Twitter.  ^ a b "Ronaldo sets two Champions League records". Goal.com. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.  ^ " Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
" Champions League 2016/2017". Retrieved 1 July 2017.  ^ " UEFA Champions League
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All time – Penalties". Statbunker. Retrieved 7 March 2018.  ^ Vertelney, Seth. "Ronaldo equals another Champions League record with goal at PSG". Goal.com. Retrieved 7 March 2018. With his towering header from Lucas Vazquez's cross, Ronaldo scored for the ninth straight game in the Champions League, equalling Ruud van Nistelrooy's record set between 2002 and 2003.  ^ " Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
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European Cup
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Cristiano Ronaldo
is the first to ten selections and uniquely has appeared in more than one position: midfield (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) and up front (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).  ^ " UEFA
UEFA
Best Player in Europe Award". UEFA. Retrieved 15 March 2015.  ^ Gibson, Sean (5 March 2016). " Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
becomes fastest player in Europe to score 350 goals for one club". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 6 March 2016.  ^ " La Liga
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Cristiano Ronaldo
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Madrid
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Cristiano Ronaldo
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Lionel Messi
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Cristiano Ronaldo
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Premier League
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Manchester United
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men's football squad – 2004 Summer Olympics

1 Moreira 2 M. Sérgio 3 Meireles 4 B. Alves 5 R. Costa (c) 6 Meira 7 C. Ronaldo 8 Viana 9 H. Almeida 10 C. Martins 11 J. Ribeiro 12 Frechaut 13 Boa Morte 14 Bosingwa 15 Lourenço 16 João Paulo 17 Danny 18 Vale Coach: Romão

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Portugal
squad – 2006 FIFA World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup
Fourth Place

1 Ricardo 2 Ferreira 3 Caneira 4 Costa 5 Meira 6 Costinha 7 Figo (c) 8 Petit 9 Pauleta 10 H. Viana 11 Simão 12 Quim 13 Miguel 14 N. Valente 15 Boa Morte 16 Carvalho 17 C. Ronaldo 18 Maniche 19 Tiago 20 Deco 21 Nuno Gomes 22 Santos 23 H. Postiga Coach: Scolari

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UEFA
Euro 2008

1 Ricardo 2 Ferreira 3 B. Alves 4 Bosingwa 5 Meira 6 Meireles 7 C. Ronaldo 8 Petit 9 H. Almeida 10 J. Moutinho 11 Simão 12 Nuno 13 Miguel 14 Ribeiro 15 Pepe 16 Carvalho 17 Quaresma 18 Veloso 19 Nani 20 Deco 21  Nuno Gomes
Nuno Gomes
(c) 22 Patrício 23 H. Postiga Coach: Scolari

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Portugal
Portugal
squad – 2010 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup

1 Eduardo 2 B. Alves 3 Ferreira 4 Rolando 5 Duda 6 Carvalho 7 C. Ronaldo (c) 8 P. Mendes 9 Liédson 10 Danny 11 Simão 12 Beto 13 Miguel 14 Veloso 15 Pepe 16 Meireles 17 Amorim 18 H. Almeida 19 Tiago 20 Deco 21 Costa 22 D. Fernandes 23 Coentrão Coach: Queiroz

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Portugal
Portugal
squad – UEFA Euro 2012
UEFA Euro 2012
semi-finalists

1 Eduardo 2 B. Alves 3 Pepe 4 Veloso 5 Coentrão 6 Custódio 7 C. Ronaldo (c) 8 Moutinho 9 H. Almeida 10 Quaresma 11 Oliveira 12 Patrício 13 R. Costa 14 Rolando 15 Micael 16 Meireles 17 Nani 18 Varela 19 M. Lopes 20 Viana 21 J. Pereira 22 Beto 23 Postiga Coach: Bento

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Portugal
Portugal
squad – 2014 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup

1 Eduardo 2 B. Alves 3 Pepe 4 Veloso 5 Coentrão 6 William 7 C. Ronaldo (c) 8 Moutinho 9 H. Almeida 10 Vieirinha 11 Eder 12 Patrício 13 Costa 14 Neto 15 Rafa 16 Meireles 17 Nani 18 Varela 19 A. Almeida 20 Amorim 21 Pereira 22 Beto 23 H. Postiga Coach: Bento

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Portugal
Portugal
squad – UEFA Euro 2016
UEFA Euro 2016
winners (1st title)

1 Patrício 2 B. Alves 3 Pepe 4 Fonte 5 Guerreiro 6 Carvalho 7 C. Ronaldo (c) 8 Moutinho 9 Eder 10 J. Mário 11 Vieirinha 12 Lopes 13 Danilo 14 William 15 Gomes 16 Sanches 17 Nani 18 Rafa 19 Eliseu 20 Quaresma 21 Cédric 22 Eduardo 23 Adrien Coach: Santos

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Portugal
Portugal
squad – 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
FIFA Confederations Cup
Third Place

1 Patrício 2 Alves 3 Pepe 4 Neto 5 Guerreiro 6 Fonte 7 Ronaldo (c) 8 Moutinho 9 A. Silva 10 B. Silva 11 Semedo 12 Sá 13 Danilo 14 William 15 Gomes 16 Pizzi 17 Nani 18 Gelson 19 Eliseu 20 Quaresma 21 Cédric 22 Beto 23 Adrien Coach: Santos

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