Cristiano Ronaldo is a footballer who plays for Spain's Real Madrid and is the captain of the Portuguese national team.
Cristiano began playing soccer at an early age, training at the Academia Sporting, the Sporting Clube de Portugal's football academy. His talent and dedication to the game soon became legendary, and he signed with Manchester United in 2003—the first-ever Portuguese player to do so. He assisted Manchester United in their winning the FA Cup final in 2004 and the Football League Cup in 2006 and 2009. Cristiano became the highest-paid footballer of all time in 2009, when Real Madrid agreed to pay $131 million to Manchester United to sign him.
Cristiano has been featured in many video games including "FIFA Street 2" and "Pro Evolution Soccer 2012."
In 2007, Cristiano published his autobiography, "Moments," in which he details his lifelong love of soccer.