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#Brazinga2014: World Cup Player Profile - Cristiano Ronaldo

Monday, 16 June 2014 - 8:41pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: AFP

Country: Portugal
Date of birth: 1985-02-05
Birthplace: Funchal
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 84.0 kg

Cristiano Ronaldo is to Portugal what Eusebio or Luis Figo had been in their day, and it was his memorable hat-trick that sent them to Brazil after a tricky play-off against Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden, won 4-3 over two legs. The performance tipped the balance of the 2013 Ballon d'Or vote to seal his second such award as a reward for a relentless shower of goals for Real Madrid, including 17 in 11 Champions League games as Madrid won the European Cup in 2014. He had moved to Spain in a 94 million euros megadeal after winning his first Ballon d'Or in 2008 with Manchester United. He scored 42 goals in 49 games during their all-conquerring 2007-08 season when they won the Premier League and the Champions League.

Playing Career

Position: Midfielder
Clubs: Nacional Madeira (1995-1997), Sporting Lisbon B (1997-2002), Sporting Lisbon (2002-2003), Manchester United (Eng/2003-2009), Real Madrid (Esp/since 2009)
International appearances: 110
International goals: 49
International debut: 20/08/2003, Portugal-Kazakhstan 1-0
Last international appearance: 05/03/2014, Portugal-Cameroon (5-1)

Playing Honours

International Honours;

World Cup: 4th (2006), second round (2010), 10 matches, 2 goals

European Championships: finalist (2004), semifinal (2012), quarter-finalist (2008), 14 matches, 6 goals

Club Honours;

2 Champions League (2008, 2014), finalist (2009)

1 Club World Cup (2008)

1 Portuguese Supercup (2002)

3 English Championships (2007, 2008, 2009)

1 English FA Cup (2004)

2 English League Cups (2006, 2009)

2 Community Shields (2007, 2008)

1 Spanish Championship (2012)

2 Spanish Cup (2011, 2014)

1 Spanish Supercup (2012)

Other Honours;

Ballon d'Or (European Footballer of the Year - 2008, 2013)

FIFA World Player of the Year (2008)

Top European Goal Scorer (2008, 2011)

Top scorer in the English Premiership with 31 goals (2008)

Top scorer in the Champions League with 12 goals (2013)




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