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At the age of 3, history recorded that he started kicking a football. His passion for football grew considerably by when he was 6 years old. Although his childhood team was Benfica, he however signed for spoting its rival. His first amateur team is Andorinna at a tender age of 8 and by the time he was 10, his influences in Portugal is so apparent to the extent that top teams were keen on signing him. Following his successful winning campaign in Nacional, he finally signed for sporting.
Christiano Ronaldo made his debut for sporting versus moreirense and fired into the net twice. Besides he played in the UEFA under 17 championships. His outstanding displays in this under 17 championships drew more attention to him even by the bigger clubs around the world. Former Liverpool FC Manager was at the verge of signing him but later thought otherwise because of his age. Meanwhile, man u manager, Alex Ferguson spotted him when sporting clubs dl Portugal out-classed man-u by 3-1 in 2003. Ronaldo impressive performance has its strength in the ability to use both legs effectively. The man u players passionately desire that Christiano Ronaldo be in man u as a colleague and promising star.
In August 2003, Ronaldo made his international debut against Kazakhshan. Even though Portugal lost to Greece in the encounter, yet he scored a lone goal in the opening march. In the semifinal, Portugal scored the first goal to a march which Portugal beat Netherland 2-1. He featured for Portugal at 2004 summer Olympic where he came 2nd highest scorer in FIFA World Cup qualification in the European zone with 7 goals.
In addition, Ronaldo scored his first world cup goal against Iran with a penalty kick while led Portugal to beat Netherland 1-0 and he was tough tackled Boulahrouz. He wore the captainship band for his country for the first time on February 6th, 2007 following his 22nd birthday.
After David Beckham had left for Real Madrid, Ferguson signed Ronaldo for 12.24 million pounds fee. He made his first appearance for Man u. from the bench in 60th minute against Bolton Wanderer with Man u home. As he was handed short no 7 he was rated in the class of unforgettable man u legend such as George Best Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham.
Once in a while, Ronaldo could be impatient while in the pitch, he was red-carded in Manchester united versus Manchester city. He got a one match ban from UEFA in December 2005. While on national duty for his country, he got a yellow card in a friendly match against Luxemburg.
Manchester limited’s 1000th premiership goal was scored by Ronaldo on October 29th 2005 against Middleborough. He scored twice in February at a home win against Fulham with another 2 goals at Frankton Park. Ronaldo featured prominently against Wigan in Carling cup final against Wigan in the millennium stadium at Cardiff, his one goal in this march increase his total tally goal to 10.
Christiano Ronaldo was the FIFPro special Young Player of the year 2005 going by the fan’s rating. He was rated 20thin the FIFA ranking in 2005. He won the Barclays player of the month in November 2006. As at December 2006, Ronaldo emerged as one of influential players in Manchester United considering his vital contribution.