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Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese forward who plays for Juventus. Named after Ronald Reagan, Ronaldo signed for Sporting CP at the age of 12. As a teenager, Ronaldo was forced to have an operation on his heart because of a condition that could have caused him to give up the game. After working through the youth teams at Sporting, Ronaldo made his debut in October 2002, scoring twice. Ronaldo moved to Manchester United in 2003, becoming the club’s first ever Portuguese player. He went on to win multiple Premier League titles and the Champions League with the Red Devils, as well as the Ballon d'Or. In 2009, he moved to Real Madrid where he won the club’s famous 10th Champions League title. Ronaldo has accumulated more than 100 caps for Portugal, scoring over 50 goals – and captained Portugal to victory at UEFA Euro 2016.
Cristiano Ronaldo has completed transfers to the best European Championships
- 2003: Sporting CP to Manchester United – £17.10 million
- 2009: Manchester United to Real Madrid – £84.60 million
- 2018: Real Madrid to Juventus – £105.30 million
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered to be one of the best and most famous football players in the world. The Portuguese star has won many awards during his career and made plenty of impressive records. He holds the record for most goals and assists in UEFA Champions League history. He hasn't been in many teams over the years, but all of them are famous ever since he left the Portuguese Sporting CP in his teens. We can't say for sure that the player will leave his current team when his contract expires, but if he does, the team he moves to would be one of the more prominent names in today's football and most likely in Europe.
Ronaldo’s Transfer History
The famous footballer has been in three major teams in his professional career – Manchester United, Juventus, and Real Madrid. In 2003 young Ronaldo transferred to Man United from Sporting CP at the age of eighteen. He was the most expensive teenager in English football during that time, and the team paid £17.10 million for him. He inherited Beckham's number seven shirt and played for the team up to 2009. The young player landed three Premier League titles and one Champions League title while playing for the prevalent team.
In the same year, Manchester United decided to accept a bid from Real Madrid for him and got £84 million. The price was another world record at that time, and he was dubbed “the most expensive player in history.” His dream was to move to Madrid, and he expressed it to United and secured his position in Real Madrid. He played for that team until 2018 and scored some great goals, and gained even more fans. The superstar won plenty of titles for the team during his stay.
Juventus snatched the star up right after he indicated that he thought about leaving Madrid. The transfer was even more expensive than his previous one and cost £88 million-plus almost £17 million in additional charges. The deal was signed for four years, and although there are two years more when we can't predict what will happen, reports are that the Portuguese star will leave Juventus after his contract is over.
We are sure that Ronaldo will stay in Europe even if he decides to leave Juventus because that is what he wants, but we will see which European team will snatch him after his contract expires. The player has expressed his desire to play even in his 40s, but recently he hasn't made specific statements regarding this topic. There are currently rumors that Paris Saint-Germain might go for him, but none of them have been substantial yet. The sporting director of PSG stated that it's normal to have these types of rumors around Ronaldo and their club that it's currently impossible because of the football market. There were also rumors that Ronaldo would return to Manchester United after his contract is up as a free transfer. Of course, these are just rumors, and for now and no official statements have been released.