Cristiano Ronaldo is among the most famous and accomplished soccer players of all time, but his public image and playing style at times have been a source of controversy. This in-depth volume explores Ronaldo's athletic career, chronicling sports coverage of his time on the field, alongside news stories reporting on his personal life and role as a public figure. In doing so, it offers the soccer fan and the general reader alike a glimpse into what it means to be a star athlete in our times, with a public eye examining and criticizing your every success and setback
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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of football’s all-time greats: a FIFA Ballon d’Or winner with pace, trickery and extraordinary goalscoring ability. Driven by an insatiable desire to be the best he possibly can, he has inspired first Manchester United and then Real Madrid to some of the proudest achievements in each club’s recent history, and continues to push himself on to greater things each season. Luca Caioli, author of the bestselling Messi, tells the inside story of this global superstar both on and off the pitch, featuring insights from those who know him best: coaches, teammates, girlfriends and even the man himself. Ronaldo is a unique behind-the-scenes look at a true great of the game, updated to include the turbulent yet brilliant 2012/13 campaign.
This title explores the life of Cristiano Ronaldo, from his early days playing soccer to his triumphs at the highest level. The title also features informative sidebars, fun facts and quotes, a glossary, and further resources. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro rose from poverty in Portugal to become one of the wealthiest men to ever play football. His father, a poor gardener who drank too much, and his mother, who waited tables and other odd jobs to provide care for four children, recognized his talent early and pulled him from school at a young age so he could devote his boundless energy to the game he loved. Wearing the number seven worn by David Beckham, Ronaldo's speed, footwork, and skills as a forward and a winger have forged him one of the sport's most respected players of all time. As featured on CNN, Time Magazine, People Magazine, LA Times, OK Magazine, and MSNBC! FAME is a comic book biography series that focuses on the biggest and brightest stars in the world! Read about the world of Cristiano Ronaldo!
One of the greatest names in the history of world soccer, Ronaldo has had a life that can only be described as storybook. Born into grinding poverty in Rio de Janeiro, he went on to become a fan idol while playing for some of Europe's biggest and best soccer clubs. Serious injuries couldn't prevent him from writing his name in the record books as the all-time leading goal scorer in World Cup competition. Three times he was named best player in the world. Read this book to learn more about a true Brazilian phenomenon.
The definitive biography of Cristiano Ronaldo, named Football Book of the Year at the Cross Sports Book Awards 2016 Fully updated to include the 2017-18 season and Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest footballers of all time, a dream he pursued from the age of just twelve when he left his humble origins on Madeira behind. It wasn't long before he had the biggest clubs in Europe knocking on his door, but it was Manchester United who won the race for his signature. Under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo developed into the complete footballer and athlete, winning three league titles and a Champions League along the way. He then became the biggest galáctico of them all when he transferred to Real Madrid for a record-breaking fee. Unprecedented success in the Champions League and a record-equalling five Ballons d'Or followed, before his sensational move to Juventus in the summer of 2018. Guillem Balagué, respected football journalist and expert on the Spanish game, provides the definitive account of a twenty-first-century footballing icon.
Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to live apart from his family at the early age of ten so that he could pursue his dream of becoming a professional soccer player. He has since developed into one of the most popular and richest soccer players in the world, representing the Spanish soccer team Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team. This informative edition details the life of Cristiano Ronaldo. Early chapters explore the difficulties he faced growing up poor in Madeira and how he was discovered to be a soccer phenomenon as a young child. Later chapters cover his move to Spain, his rise to soccer prominence, and how sudden fame affected his life.
From just being Dadado to his family when he was a child in Brazil to being O Fenômeno (The Phenomenon) when he was out on the soccer field, Ronaldo has entertained and amazed soccer fans for years. He joined his first professional team at age fourteen, and just a few years later became an international player. He has played for teams in Brazil, Spain, Italy, and Holland. Despite a few injuries and setbacks, this speedy striker has scored hat tricks, won the World Cup, and earned the Golden Boot award. The Phenomenon always keeps his fans excited.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest soccer players of his generation. Most fans are aware of his successes for Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team, but in order to truly understand Cristiano Ronaldo, you must first understand where he came from. "Cristiano Ronaldo: An Unauthorized Biography" explores Ronaldo's upbringing and details his breakthrough onto the world stage, all the way through Real Madrid's La Liga title in 2012. Ronaldo's exceptional talents have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Ronaldo so much. From family to soccer to the future, all you need to know about Cristiano Ronaldo is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Cristiano Ronaldo's life. This book also includes all of Cristiano Ronaldo's statistics.