Cristiano Ronaldo From Zero to Hero (Soccer)
FIRST he was so geeky, naive, and seemed simple. The son of a poor neighborhood, did not ever get on a plane. In fact, he had never left the area, Madeira. Cristiano Ronaldo From Zero to Hero
That’s Cristiano Ronaldo as small as revealed in a book written by Luca Caioli, Ronaldo: The Obsession for Perfection.
Then, like a godfather Fernao Sousa and gave him a big change in her life path. He was accompanied Ronaldo to Lisbon in 1997 to undergo a test at the club Sporting Lisbon. When it was only 12 years old.
If you could choose, he chose to Benfica. This club idol father and brother. But his mother always adored Sporting and he hoped his son would as good as Luis Figo.
In addition, there may be tested Ronaldo missed a great opportunity in one of Portugal’s biggest clubs. Sporting has a soccer academy that gave birth to big names such as Paolo Futre, Luis Figo and Simao.
Sporting interested in Ronaldo. He himself believes it is acceptable to the club because they feel have a good talent. He thinks it could make the club like it. However, he was only 12 years old. And, when he came over and engage in exercise, excitement arise.
The coach, Paulo Cardoso and Osvaldo Silva, was there watching the game Ronaldo. They are actually not very attracted by Ronaldo postures that seem skinny. But, seeing the action, they immediately fell in love. The boy from Madeira was so sticky and can carry the ball through two or three opposing players. He also did not stop moving, like a single viewer that can play ball anywhere like it.
“I immediately looked to Osvaldo and said, ‘This child is different. He has something special’,” said Cardoso.
“And, it was not just us who thinks so. At the end of the practice session, all the children gathered around him (Ronaldo). They knew he was the best player,” he added.
The coaches were impressed. They want to see him play again the next day at the Jose Alvalade Stadium. This time, the Director of Football Academy Sporting, Aurelio Pereira, will come to watch the game.
“He’s very talented. He can play with both feet. He is also very fast. When playing, the ball as if attached to his body,” said Pereira.
“But, what impressed me is the determination. Strength of character shone. He was very excited, not afraid, and not inferior to the older players. He has the leadership which only possessed of great players. When I was in the locker room, all the children to talk about him and wanted to know him. He has it all. It was clear she was better than the other, “said Pereira again.
On 17 April 1997, Osvaldo Silva Paulo Cardoso and then write a recommendation, which reads: “Players who have special talents and extraordinary technique, especially the clever dodge and deflect the direction, also has great movement.”
That is, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro has passed the test. He can play at Sporting Lisbon, but had reached an agreement with Nacional da Madeira used to be.
At that time, Ronaldo is owned by the club Nacional da Madeira. While the club was indebted to Sporting for 22 500 euros ($ 268.4 million) for the purchase of young players, Franco.
Thus, Sporting Ronaldo could be taken as repayment of debt. Price 22 500 euro for children aged 12 years is clearly too excessive. However, Sporting was no objection as part of the investment, and Ronaldo is a great investment.
On June 28, 1997, Pereira was preparing a new report, “Although it seems absurd to pay for it about 12 years old, his talent is worth the price. It has been proven during the exam and witnessed all the coaches. He will be a great investment in the future.”
Sporting Ronaldo transfer to go smoothly. Nacional da Madeira satisfied that the debt is paid off. In contrast, Sporting had a great investment. Cristiano Ronaldo From Zero to Hero
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And, really. In 2003, Sporting could sell Ronaldo for Manchester United (MU) for 15 million euros ($ 178.9 billion for the current exchange rate). He became the first player from Portugal at the club.
Ronaldo soon coalesce and become a star. He was able to replace David Beckham star that eventually moved to Real Madrid. In fact, forget the public as soon as star of Beckham Ronaldo. With United, he joined presented three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cup, one Community Shield, the UEFA Champions League, and a World Club Cup.
A row of pretty adorn his greatness. It was a geeky child who has turned into a superstar who then sold to Real Madrid with a record of the highest transfer in football history, which amounted to 94 million euros ($ 1.1 trillion). Value to beat the record transfer of Zinedine Zidane from Juventus when purchased Madrid.
Full name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Place / Date of birth: Funchal, Madeira (Portugal), February 5, 1985
Height: 1.86 m
Position: Midfield / attacker
Shirt numbers: 7
Club: Andorinha (1993-1995), Nacional (1995-1997), Sporting Lisbon (1997-2002)
Senior career: Sporting Lisbon (2002-2003), Manchester United (2003-2009), Real Madrid (2009 – …)
Together with MU
Premier League champions (3): 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09
FA Cup (1): 2003-04
League Cup (2): 2005-06, 2008-09
Community Shield (1): 2007
Champions League (1): 2007-08
FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008
With Real Madrid
Champion of the Copa del Rey (1): 2010-11
The individual title
UEFA Euro All-Star Team (1): 2004
Bravo Award (1): 2004
FIFPro Special Young Player version (2): 2004, 2005
Player of Portugal (1): 2006-07
UEFA Team of the Year (6): 2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (3): 2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08
FIFA FIFPro World XI (5): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
PFA Young Player (1): 2006-07
PFA Player of the Year (2): 2006-07, 2007-08
PFA Fans’ Player of version (2): 2006-07, 2007-08
PFA Premier League Team of the Year (4): 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09
Player of the FWA (2): 2006-07, 2007-08
Barclays Player of the Year (2): 2006-07, 2007-08
Premier League Player of the Month (4): November 2006, December 2006, January 2008, March 2008
Top scorer of the Premier League (1): 2007-08
Barclays Merit Award (1): 2007-08
Top scorer of the Champions League (1): 2007-08
Top scorer of Europe (2): 2007-08, 2010-11
UEFA Best Striker (1): 2007-08
UEFA Club Player of the Year (1): 2007-08
Runner-up Player of the FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008
Ballon d’Or (1): 2008
FIFA World Player of the Year (1): 2008
FIFPro World Player of version (1): 2008
Onze d’Or (1): 2008
Player of the Year (1): 2008
FIFA Puskas Award (1): 2009
Top scorer of the Copa del Rey (1): 2010-11
Top scorer of La Liga (1): 2010-11
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