Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth 2020, Childhood, Rise To fame, Career, Personal Life, and More!

Cristiano Ronaldo, popularly known by his nickname ‘CR7’ needs no introduction! This legendary football star Cristiano Ronaldo has a net worth 460 million dollars in 2020, he is the only player to have earned more than a billion dollars to across his playing career. (Forbes)

Cristiano plays forward for Juventus (Italian club) and the Portugal National Team. Entertaining us with a unique style of play, outstanding dribbles, sensational goals, and electrifying speed, Cristiano Ronaldo stands out as an exceptional player. The ace skipper is known for scoring incredible goals while inspiring his team to victory.

Let us take a close look into the life of this football star who is one of the greatest players of all-time.

Childhood and Rise to Fame

Cristiano Ronaldo’s name was after the then-US President Ronald Reagen. He has an elder brother, Hugo, and older sisters, Elma and Liliana. Cristiano played for an amateur team, Andorinha. He stopped attending school to focus on his football career. The legendary star’s football dreams were threatened by a racing heart condition, but after undergoing surgery he resumed playing.

Cristiano earned his place in the youth team of Sporting CP at the ripe age of 16, after he was promoted by his first-team manager.

Career of Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo net Worth 2020
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Sporting CP

Cristiano became the first sporting CP player to play in the under-16, under-17, under-18, B-team, and first team in a season. Sporting also took 12.24 million pounds in exchange for him by Manchester United. He played for the team from 2002 to 2003.

Manchester United

Cristiano had the most expensive signing for a teenager in the 2003-2004 season for the club. Cristiano became the first player to break the 20-goal barrier and helped Manchester claim their first League title in four years in England. In the Champions League, Cristiano inspired Manchester to clinch Europe’s prestigious tournament. He claimed a total of nine trophies while playing for Manchester United. He played for the club from 2003 to 2009.

Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo secured a move to Real Madrid before the start of the 2009–2010 season. He got paid a whopping 94 million Euros, with a 1 billion Euros buyout clause with his contract which was to expire in 2015. Cristiano won the FIFA Ballon d’Or an amalgamation of the FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d’Or. He also helped the Madrid to their tenth European championship, La Decima, and their 12th, La Duodecima. Cristiano became the Madrid first Player to score a total of 5,900 goals. The highest point of his last days with Madrid was his bicycle kick goal in a 3-0 away win over Juventus. The goal was termed as a Playstation goal by the Juventus defender. He played for the club from 2009 to 2018.

Juventus

Cristiano secured a 100 million Euros transfer to Juventus which also included an additional 12 million euros in fee and contributions to his youth club. His transfer to Juventus was the highest for a player above 30 years old. Cristiano debuted for Juventus in a Serie A goal against Chievo on 18th August 2018. He was sent off because of violent conduct in his first champions league’s appearance for Juventus.

Personal Life of Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a philanthropist. He visited Indonesia in 2004 to raise funds for rehabilitation and reconstruction after TV footage showed a boy whose parent had been killed in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, and the boy had been stranded for 19 days. Cristiano and his agent also paid for the treatment of a nine-year-old Canadian boy with terminal cancer in 2012. He also sold his 2011 golden boot for an amount of 1.5 million euros to fund schools in Gaza. In August 2016, he launched the CR7Selfie app, an application for a charity to aid the saving of children.

He had his first child in 2010 but the identity of the child’s mother is unknown. His involvement in a relationship or if the child was via surrogacy is not clear. In the year 2017, he also became father to twins.

Cristiano Ronaldo net worth 2020 is around 460 million dollars owing to his football career, endorsements, business deals, and fashion endeavors.

Controversies and Issues

In the year 2017, the German newspaper Der Spiegel published an article that alleged a rape accusation against Cristiano Ronaldo. The rape happened in 2009. The rape was subject to legal persecution before the signing of a non-disclosure agreement. Cristiano Ronaldo dismissed the allegation as fake news.

Cristiano was also charged with tax evasion in July 2017. He was said to have evaded about 15 million euros in tax between the years 2011 and 2014. He was sentenced to two years in jail and also fined 18.8 million euros in a deal with the Spanish Authorities. The fine was then reduced by 2 million euros and the sentence is to be served under probation without jail time.

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