Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid points to the corner flag during the La Liga match between Racing Santander and Real Madrid at El Sardinero stadium on April 4, 2010 in Santander, Spain. (Getty Images)more pics » CRISTIANO RONALDO FACTS
Born February 5, 1985 in Madeira.
Has played for Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Is rumored to be dating socialite Kim Kardashian.
is a Portuguese soccer star, and probably the highest-paid player in the world. He landed a $132 million deal with Read Madrid when he moved from Manchester United, and now he's worth a lot of dough. Cristiano Ronaldo (Bauer Griffin)
He began playing as a kid, and was pretty much a prodigy from the get-go. By the time he was 8, he was already playing great and was playing pro at a young age. However, his career was almost cut short when it was discovered that he had a racing heart. He underwent an operation when he was 15 to correct the problem and has been doing well since.
He signed a 6-year deal with Real Madrid last year, so will be staying put in Spain for a while. In addition to being an awesome footballer, he also owns two clothing stores and is thought to be one of the hottest athletes around.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in action during the International Friendly match between Portugal and Republic of China at the City of Coimbra Stadium on March 3, 2010 in Coimbra, Portugal. (Getty Images)more pics » Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 2nd leg match between Real Madrid and Olympique Lyonnais at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 10, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Getty Images)more pics » Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal lines up during the National Anthems prior to the International Friendly match between Portugal and Republic of China at the City of Coimbra Stadium on March 3, 2010 in Coimbra, Portugal. (Getty Images)more pics
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