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
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!
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.
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.
Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo left home at age eleven to play soccer. He was very homesick after he went to live at the Sporting CP Youth Soccer Academy. He later said, "Football kept me going." There's more interesting information about one of the best soccer players in the world inside this book. Open it and get to know Cristiano Ronaldo.
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.
Even though he was born with an otherworldly athletic gift, Cristiano Ronaldos early life was anything but easy. A poor kid from Portugal, he was expelled from school at age fourteen and then diagnosed with an abnormal heart condition. But through hard work and an intense desire to succeed, he soon blossomed into one of the greatest soccer players in the world. When he transferred to Real Madrid for a record-breaking salary, Ronaldo transformed himself into a worldwide celebrity, reinventing the ideal of an international sports icon. Sports fans will be inspired by this soccer superstars rags-to-riches story.
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.