Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, known as Cristiano Ronaldo (Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 5 February 1985), is a footballer who plays for Portuguese side, both by the banda leftas right, Manchester United Football Club.
For his technique, speed, agility, racing and shooting to door, is considered by many as one of the best players in the world. He has been elected theBest Player of the Premier League in 2007 and 2008, as well as Portuguese Athlete of the Year in those two years. In late 2007, Fifa chose him in third position for the Fifa World Player award, behindKaká and Lionel Messi.
In 2007, Real Madrid were willing to pay Manchester United 80 million euros to gain the services of Portuguese, which of course have occurred had the most expensive signing infootball history, surpassing the signing of Zinedine Zidane in the Real Madrid (75 million euros). On April 13, 2007, Ronaldo extended his contract with Manchester until 2012, with a salary of 4.6million euros cleaner per year (180,000 euros a week).
On March 19, 2008 in a game against Bolton FC, Cristiano Ronaldo became the tip that has scored more goals in one season at United, surpassingthe mark of another famous extreme, George Best (32 goals during the season 1967/68). At the end of the season, Cristiano Ronaldo would have marked 42 goals, 31 of them in league. This result left himtwo overcome many of the 44-Ruud van Nistelrooy in the 2002/2003 season.
On May 21, 2008 played the final of the Champions League the Uefa scoring the only goal of Manchester United in the ninetyminutes of play. The winner of the competition was decided by penalties after reached with the result 1-1 at the end of the extension. Cristiano Ronaldo failed launch shots but failed to Terry andAnelka gave victory to the group led by Sir Alex Ferguson.
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