Birth name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Birthday 5 February 1985

Star sign Aquarius

Birthplace Madeira, Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo was born to Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro in the neighbourhood of Santo António in Funchal, Madeira in 1985.

His mother was a cook and his father worked as a municipal gardener. He has an older brother named Hugo and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia.

Cristiano was given the second name Ronaldo as his dad’s favourite actor at the time of his birth was then-US president Ronald Reagan.

The star grew up Catholic. He’s said that his family was very poor and he shared a bedroom with his siblings. He had ‘no toys’ and received ‘no Christmas presents’.

Cristiano was expelled from school after throwing a chair at a teacher. Luckily, it was already clear that he was set for football stardom.

Following a stint at amateur team CF Andorinha as a youngster – where his dad was the kit man – Cristiano joined his local club CD Nacional in 1995.

He enjoyed a successful youth career at Portugal’s Sporting CP but hit the big time in 2003 when he signed to Manchester United for £12.24 million.

In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Spain’s Real Madrid.

Despite being dubbed ‘the best player in the world’ while at Man U, Cristiano’s career hasn’t gone without a hitch.

He was given a red card and a three-match ban in 2007 after headbutting Portsmouth FC’s Richard Hughes. Cristiano said he ‘learned a lot’ from the incident.

Away from the pitch, Cristiano was dealt a devastating blow when his father died at the age of 52 in 2005. A month later, the star was arrested on suspicion of rape.

He denied the allegations and the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence.

Cristiano Ronaldo has dated beauties including Alice Goodwin and Gemma Atkinson. He started seeing Russian model Irina Shayk in 2010.

In July 2010, Cristiano announced that he’d become dad to a boy named Cristiano Jr.

He has full custody of his son and has never revealed the identity of the mother, who chose to stay anonymous.

Cristiano has modelled for companies including Emporio Armani and Nike.

In 2006, he opened a fashion boutique called CR7 in Madeira. He later expanded the business with a store in Lisbon and an underwear range, which was followed by more clothing collections.

A museum dedicated to Cristiano opened in Funchal in 2013. He released his autobiography Moments in 2007.

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