He’s one of the greatest footballers to ever grace the pitch, a household name known by fans and non-fans alike. His talents have taken him from humble beginnings in Madeira, Portugal all the way to global superstardom with Manchester United and Real Madrid. That’s right, we’re talking about none other than Cristiano Ronaldo! In this blog post, we’ll delve into his inspiring success story – from his childhood dreams to becoming an international icon. Get ready for a journey through CR7’s achievements that will leave you filled with admiration and awe!
It was the late 1960s, and the Portuguese Colonial War was going on. There was bloodshed everywhere, and soldiers’ conditions were bad.
The situation became so bad, and there were no jobs for anyone as Jose Dinis Aveiro (Ronaldo’s father) served in the military service. In addition, Angola won the war.
As a result, Ronaldo’s father turned into an alcohol addict and over the next few years had three children with his wife, Maria Dolores Aveiro. His father was able to find work as a kit man in club Andorinho and a gardener in the local area.
Cristiano Ronaldo: The Unhuman
Although Ronaldo’s father had a job, the family knew that managing the expenses would be difficult.
The mother, Maria Dolores Aveiro, consulted a doctor about abortion. The doctor denied it, so she aborted the child on her own by running and drinking excessively.
She failed, however, since God had a different plan for the family.
Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro was born in Madeira (Portugal) on February 5th, 1985.
Childhood of Cristiano Ronaldo
There wasn’t even an electricity connection or a proper place for them to live in his home.
During his childhood, Ronaldo played football on the streets of Portugal, which led to his growing love for the sport.
At the age of eight, he started playing football for the club Andorinha and spent two years at the club Nacional.
In terms of his skills, Ronaldo was above everyone in his age group. He was a kid who could play with children three years older than him and still beat them.
For a fee of €1,500, Sporting CP signed Cristiano Ronaldo at the age of 12. It wasn’t easy for a 12-year-old kid to move to Lisbon for training, but he played exceptionally well among the Sporting players. Despite being away from his home, Ronaldo performed very well.
Ronaldo’s Dreams: How He Fought For Them
He and his friends had to ask McDonald’s for leftover food because the financial situation was still tight.
Ronaldo made the decision to quit school at the age of 14 and pursue football full time.
In a year, he was diagnosed with racing heart syndrome that could only be cured by heart surgery. He was advised to stop playing football.
Ronaldo’s dream was to become the best footballer ever, so he practiced day and night. The surgery was successful, and Ronaldo was back in action.
He even practiced in the forest to improve his dribbling and balancing skills after practicing.
Here are a few lessons I’ve learned from Ronaldo’s legend.