Cristiano Ronaldo has been in sensational form all season for Manchester United, and his goals and performances on the pitch have no doubt helped to provide Man United with yet another Premiership title after a belated 3-year absence.
A much-vaunted prodigy when snapped up by Man. United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo is maybe, apart from David Beckham, the most well known player on the planet.
Some child prodigies never live up to the expectations they excite. Cristiano Ronaldo has. Best known as one of soccer’s brightest, best and most outspoken wingers, Ronaldo started his career at only seventeen years of age. He started out in youth leagues and then moved to Sporting Lisbon in 2002. In just one year with the team, he’d caught the eye and opened the pocketbook of one of England’s Premier League Teams, Manchester United. It cost Manchester approximately 12 million pounds to their roster, but the young player went on to prove he was worth it.In the next six seasons, Ronaldo played in 292 games with the Manchester club. In those games he managed to score one hundred and eighteen goals. Of course, his natural flamboyance earned him such endearing accolades as “monstrous ego” and “petulant”. Ronaldo shrugged of any implied criticism. After all, whatever he was doing, it was working and working well. So well in fact that, in 2008, he scored 42 goals for Manchester United and earned the title of the FIFA World Player of the Year.