Cristiano Ronaldo: A superstar

Birth - Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985 in Funchal, the capital of Portugal's Madeira archipelago.

Portuguese national team - That same year, he also made his debut for Portugal's senior national team, with a hat trick against Kazakhstan.

Prodigy - At Sporting, he became the first player to ever play in the under-16, under-17, under-18, the B, and first teams within one season.

Champions League winner - In 2008, he won his first Champions League trophy, his only with Manchester United colors.

Abstainer - In 2005, his father died from the effects of excessive alcohol consumption.

Real Madrid - In 2009, he transferred to his dream club, Real Madrid, for €94 million (US$131.5 million), then a world record.

A turn in Turin - After nine seasons at Real Madrid, the Portuguese superstar wanted a change and was transferred to Juventus for €100 million (US$114 million) at the age of 33.

European champion - He achieved his greatest success with the 'Seleção' in 2016.

Model girlfriend - In 2010, he started dating Russian top model Irina Shayk. But after five years together, they broke up.

Georgina Rodríguez - Since 2017, he's been in a relationship with Georgina Rodríguez, who's also a model.

Cristiano Ronaldo Jr - His son made his debut for the Juventus youth team in 2018, and appears to be as good as his dad was at his age.

Net worth - His net worth is estimated anywhere between €300 million and €1.5 billion (US$339 million-$1.6 billion)

Sponsors - Ronaldo is the figurehead of many brands. The familiar abbreviation of his name and his squad number, 'CR7,' is the name of his clothing collection for Nike.

Ballon d'Or - He's also won soccer's top individual prize, the Ballon d'Or, five times: once while at Manchester United, and four times while at Real Madrid.

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