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Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985, in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. In the 2004 FA Cup final, he made a score for Manchester's first three goals and helped them capture the championship. In 2008, he set a franchise record for goals scored. In 2009, Real Madrid paid a record $131 million for his services.

Born Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro on February 5, 1985, in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, a small island off the western coast of the country, Ronaldo is the youngest of four children born to Maria Dolores dos Santos and Jose Dinis Aveiro. He was called after Ronald Reagan, a favored actor of his father's.

Ronaldo matured in a mainly working class neighborhood, his home a small tin roofed shack that overlooked the ocean. His very early life was formed by difficulty; his dad, a garden enthusiast, commonly drank too much, and at some point passed away from kidney problems in 2005. To assist keep the kids fed, and keep some monetary stability, Ronaldo's mom worked as a cook and cleaning person.

It was through his dad's work as a devices supervisor at a boy's club that Ronaldo was first presented to the game of football. By the time he was 10 years old, he was currently recognized as a phenomenon-- a children who consumed, slept and consumed the game.

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