Cristiano Ronaldo Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.

Birth place: Funchal, Portugal
Birth name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
    Father: Jose Dinis Aveiro, a gardener
    Mother: Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook
    Children: with Georgina Rodriguez: Alana, 2017; with mother’s name unavailable publicly: Eva and Mateo (twins), 2017; with mother’s name unavailable publicly: Cristiano Jr., 2010
    Other Facts:
    Portugal’s all-time top international goalscorer.
    Winner of the Ballon d’Or footballer of the year award five times (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017), and the European Golden Shoe four times (2007-08, 2010-11, 2013-14 and 2014-15).
    One of his acts of charity was paying for the brain surgery of a 10-month-old boy. Other acts have included raising money for survivors of the 2004 Indonesian tsunami and paying for treatment for a 9-year-old cancer patient.
    His father named him after US President Ronald Reagan.
    Timeline:
    Early 1990s – Joins local amateur team Andorinha.
    Late 1990s – Joins Clube Desportivo Nacional da Madeira, one of Portugal’s leading professional football clubs.
    Early 2000s – Signs with Sporting Clube de Portugal.
    August 12, 2003 – Signs with Manchester United for £12.24 million, or $19.7 million.
    August 20, 2003 – Debuts for Portugal’s national team.
    June-July 2004 – Represents Portugal in the UEFA Euro and scores a goal in the tournament opener. This is his first major international tournament.
    July 2004 – Plays for Portugal during the Summer Olympics. Portugal is eliminated in the group stage.
    2005 – Wins the FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year award.
    October 2005 – Comes under investigation for an alleged sexual assault but is not charged.
    June 17, 2006 – Scores his first World Cup goal against Iran. Portugal wins 2-0.
    2008 – Wins the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
    2009 – Transfers to Real Madrid. The deal has a £80 million (more than $130 million) transfer fee.
    December 15, 2013 – Opens a museum dedicated to his football career in his hometown of Funchal, Portugal.
    January 6, 2014 – Scores his 400th career goal.
    January 20, 2014 – Is named Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry.
    October 17, 2015 – Officially becomes Real Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer in the club’s 3-0 victory over Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
    November 9, 2015 – The documentary “Ronaldo” premieres in London.
    January 2017 – Is named the inaugural Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016.
    August 14, 2017 – According to the Spanish Football Federation, Ronaldo is banned for five games following his red card in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over rival Barcelona. On top of the one-game ban for the red card, he will miss four further games for pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea as he was leaving the field.
    December 7, 2017 – Claims his fifth Ballon d’Or, equaling the record set by eternal rival Lionel Messi.
    June 2018 – Ranked number three on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid athletes, with estimated earnings of $108 million.
    July 10, 2018 – Leaves Real Madrid to join the reigning Serie A champion Juventus, based in Turin, Italy, on a four-year contract and a reported $117 million transfer fee.
    September 27, 2018 – Kathryn Mayorga files a lawsuit in Clark County, Nevada, accusing Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. She seeks to void a settlement and nondisclosure agreement she says she was coerced to sign by Ronaldo and his team at the time. Ronaldo denies the allegations.
    January 10, 2019 – Las Vegas police spokeswoman, Officer Laura Meltzer, confirms that in the course of investigating a rape allegation against Ronaldo they have sent a warrant to authorities in Italy requesting a sample of his DNA.
      January 22, 2019 – Ronaldo agrees to settle his tax fraud case with Spanish authorities by paying a fine of 18.8 million euros ($21.6 million) and accepting a 23-month suspended prison sentence. Under Spanish law, first-time offenders can avoid prison time if the sentence is under two years.

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