Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous people in the world, and one of the most successful soccer players of all time. Many people love this professional soccer and he has fans all over the world. Little boys dream one day to be just like him and play for a great soccer team.
If you want to know more about his life, and what’s his net worth and how much is his salary, continue reading this article.
Early Life of Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5th, 1985 in Funchal Madeira, Portugal. His father José Dinis Aveiro was a gardener, and his mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro was a cook. Ronaldo comes from a big family, and he has three other siblings.
He started playing soccer very young at the age of just eight, with Andorinha. And in 1995, he signed with Nacional. After Nacional, he signed with the Sporting Club de Portugal. At one point he taught that he would never play soccer again because he was diagnosed with a racing heart. But everything worked out fine for him because he had a very successful surgery and he was able to go back to his professional career.
Not that long ago, in the summer of 2003, Alex Ferguson, the manager of Manchester United, saw Cristiano play and he was impressed by the skills of the young player.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Career
The first-ever Portuguese player that signed with Manchester United was Ronaldo himself. He managed to get a very good contract for the 2002-2003 seasons, and he got $12.24 million. He often played late in the game when it was known that the team will score a victory. His first goal for this club was with a free kick on November 1st, 2003.
In 2005 he was voted by fans as a FIFpro special young player of the year, and he also became the team’s best star.
In 2007 he signed a five-year contract for $31 million with Manchester United, and with that contract, he was the highest-paid member in the team’s history. That same year he got awards for PFA Player’s Player of the year and PFA fan’s player of the year.
At the begging of the next season, Ronaldo got banned from three matches because he head-butted an opponent. That passed and he was named the team captain in 2008. While he was the captain they beat Chelsea at the Champions League finals.
In 2009 he decided to leave Manchester United to play for Real Madrid. He played with Real Madrid for nine years and in 2018 he decided to sign a four-year contract with Juventus.
Cristiano also plays for the Portuguese National squad in many tournaments and the World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Net Worth
Ronaldo is a very rich man and he is probably going to be even richer in the future. His current net worth is an astonishing $460 million. And Ronaldo’s salary is $64 million after he signed with Juventus. But he doesn’t just earn from soccer, he also earns a lot of money from endorsements, and that’s roughly around $40 million. He signed an exclusive deal with Nike, a $1 billion “lifetime” deal with a $100 million signing bonus. His talent is paying off, and he is certainly enjoying every second of his life now.
We can’t wait to see how he will play for Juventus in the future and what other endorsement deals he will score.