Cristiano Ronaldo is, without doubt, one of the greatest football players to have ever played “the beautiful game,” and subsequently, one of the most famous men on the planet.
His footballing career began when he was 16-years-old, for Sporting Lisbon in his native Portugal. Following a 3-1 win against Manchester United in August 2003, then-managed Sir Alex Ferguson made it his mission to sign the talented youngster. He did so, and the rest, you could say is history. Ronaldo was given the number 7 shirt, which had previously been worn by the likes of George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham, essentially making it Manchester United royalty.
With a glittering 20-year under his belt, Ronaldo has been catapulted to global stardom and become one of the highest-paid, and highest-earning athletes in the world. Here’s everything you need to know about Cristiano Ronaldo, including his net worth, age, wife and more.
Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
DoB: 5 February 1985
Height: 6ft 1 in / 1.878m
Relationship Status: Partnered
Spouse: Georgina Rodríguez
Net Worth: $500 million (Estimated)
Instagram: @cristiano – 447m followers
Twitter: @Cristiano – 100.6m followers
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Net Worth
Ronaldo’s net worth is estimated at $500 million. A large portion of this wealth has been earned through his insane salary at Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. He also has some lucrative sponsorship and endorsement deals with a range of companies, most notably, Nike. Ronaldo has also put his face to other products such as soft drinks, clothing and video games including the Fifa football video game series and was included on the cover for the 2018 release.
Through the combination of his salary and sponsorship earnings, Ronaldo is to have brought in $1 billion in career earnings in 2021, making him the first footballer to hit the coveted milestone, and only the third sportsman in history to do so.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary is regularly subject to speculation. Upon his return to Manchester United for the 2021-22 season, Ronaldo was believed to be earning £480,000 per week. However, Goal.com reports that his actual salary is likely closer to £385,000 per week, netting him £20 million per year. He was earning around £26 million/$34 million during his time playing for Italian side Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo Family & Children
Many people believe Cristiano Ronaldo is married, with a wife, but in reality, he has only ever had girlfriends. He is currently dating Argentine-Spanish model Georgina Rodríguez, with whom he has two daughters, the second of which was born on 18 April 2022. Rodgríguez was also pregnant with a boy at this time, but he passed away during birth.
Cristiano Ronaldo has previously been in a 5-year relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk and he became the father to boy and girl twins via a surrogate in 2017.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
Ronaldo’s first child, a boy, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, was born on 17 June 2010 in San Diego, California. The identity of Cristiano Ronaldo Jr’s mother has been kept a secret, per an agreement shared between the couple. Clearly, football runs in the DNA of Ronaldo, as Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, at nearly 12-years-old, is already showing signs of a promising football career.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. currently plays for the Manchester United under 12s team, following his father’s move back to the Premier League outfit. Before this, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr followed his father to Italy to play for the Juventus youth squad.
Cristiano Ronaldo Age
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently 37-years-old, and his birthday is 5th February 1985. He is one of just a handful of football players (and, to a greater extent, athletes) who continue to play at the very top of their game, despite being what many would consider being ‘old’.
Cristiano Ronaldo Fitness
The key to Cristiano Ronaldo’s success at the age of 37 is his commitment to keeping incredibly fit and healthy. He does so via a selection of intense workouts followed by some space-age cryotherapy recovery.
Cristiano Ronaldo Hairstyles
While he might not change it as often as fellow footballer David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo does like to change his hair every once in a while. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he opted for the complete shave. He’s also been spotted with a man bun with undercut, and has even attempted a curly haircut too.
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