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Cristiano Ronaldo Facts

Cristiano Ronaldo Facts - Introduction

Hi and welcome to my article on interesting facts about Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently regarded as one of the best soccer players in the world.

I decided to start writing different facts about soccer and Cristiano Ronaldo definitely deserves a whole web page dedicated to fun and interesting facts about Cristiano Ronaldo and his illustrious career.

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Interesting Facts About Cristiano Ronaldo

* I will start out this Cristiano Ronaldo facts article by mentioning that Ronaldos full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.

His name Ronaldo was inspired by Cristiano's father's favorite actor and US President, Ronald Reagan.

* Cristiano's father, Jose Dinis Aveiro died from alcoholism at the age of 52. Ronaldo has sworn off alcohol as a result, however he has been spotted by the press drinking gin and juice making this an interesting fact about Cristiano Ronaldo.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is known to be very fashionable and that is another fact about Cristiano Ronaldo.

Passion for fashion and the millions of dollars he made from soccer allowed him to open his own fashion boutique called CR7 in Portugal.

His two sisters run the business.

* Ronaldo models for some major brands such are Armani Exchange and Nike, which reportedly bring Ronaldo an extra $25 million :)

* When the worlds sexiest man David Beckham left Manchester United, Ronaldo took his available number 7 for his own team shirt when he joined the club and won FIFA World's Best Player award.

* Cristiano Ronaldo facts continue with a wax replica made of him 2 days before the 2010 World Cup and it was placed at the famed Madame Toussaud's in London.

* Ronaldo has often been quoted saying "I know I am the best" ant that is another Ronaldo soccer fact :)

* Cristiano is a known player on and off the soccer field. He often changes girlfriends like his soccer socks ;)

* Another very funny and interesting fact about Cristiano Ronaldo is that in 2005, the Spanish media paid a willing model $5000 to sleep with Ronaldo and spill all the sexy secrets.

According to her, "He did me three times… it was a 9.5. I wouldn’t say he gets 10 points."

In addition, "He carries condoms in his Dolce and Gabbana sneakers, but the third time we did it without one" and this gem, "If his c**k was a pizza, it would be a family-sized one."

* Interesting soccer fact about Ronaldo, that many people dont know about, is that Ronaldo was nicknamed "cry-baby" as a child.

He used to cry when he passed the ball and his friends didn't score. People also called him "little bee" because nobody could catch him.

* Ronaldo soccer fact is that he was an amazing player even at 11 years old. Paulo Cardoso, his first coach at Sporting Lisbon, said: "When he got the ball he went past two or three players. At the end of the game the players gathered around him, they knew he was a special kid."

* Fun facts about Cristiano Ronaldo continue with his teenage years when he would train in the gym using weights on either foot and then dribbling with the ball.

He thought it would improve his technique because without weights he would be even faster.

* Interesting fact about Cristiano Ronaldo is that Liverpool was the first choice for Ronaldo but they thought that he wasn't good enough a year before he signed for Manchester United for £12.2 m from Sporting Lisbon in 2003.

After the winger played against Manchester United in a friendly match Sir Alex Ferguson said: "At half-time I knew I had to sign this boy. He was sensational."

* Cristiano Ronaldo soccer facts at Manchester United show that Sir Alex Ferguson had no hesitation in handing Ronaldo the No 7 shirt when he came to United.

He said: "We've had some fantastic No 7s, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, George Best and David Beckham. Some players wouldn't want that jersey because of high expectations it comes with, but his confidence was high even at 18. When he made his debut as substitute against Bolton he took the place by storm."

* Ronaldo scored his first goal for Manchester United on November 1, 2003 against Portsmouth from a free kick.
There you have some of the most interesting Cristiano Ronaldo facts in soccer and in life.

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