Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) May 19, 2009 -- When the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) picked the best soccer player in the world in 2008, the winner Cristiano Ronaldo was sporting his stainless steel Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. Mind you, Cristiano Ronaldo has also been voted the sexiest football player in the world, and his legions of female fans are passionate about his play and a bit more than just his play. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiros was born on February 5, 1985 in Madeira, Portugal. The island of Madeira was also the place where Cristiano Ronaldo first learned to master his skills as a soccer player. He spent his early years playing for his local team, Nacionial, and by the time he turned 12 years old, he already made his name for himself as one of Madeira's top soccer player. In the summer of 2003, when his Portuguese team played against Manchester United and defeated them, Cristiano caught the attention of Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. ?Ronaldo became Manchester United's first-ever Portuguese player. Initially, when they tried to give him the legendary number 7, Cristiano Ronaldo requested the number 28 as his jersey number because he did not feel that he could live up to the pressure of previous players such as George Best and David Beckham who had worn that jersey. However, Cristiano Ronaldo later embraced the number 7 jersey, stating: "The No 7 shirt is an honor and a responsibility. I hope it brings me a lot of luck. There is no harm in dreaming of becoming the world's best player. It is all about trying to be the best. I will keep working hard to achieve it but it is within my capabilities.â
On the 29 October 2005 Ronaldo scored Manchester United's 1000th Premiership goal, in a 4â1 loss at the hands of Middlesbrough. He was named FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year 2005, the only award to be voted for by fans. Usually, the name of Ronaldo, at least in soccer, was firmly tied to the Brazilian striker, as he was immensely renowned after winning almost anything a footballer could dream of winning. However, entering a poorer period of his career at Real Madrid, Ronaldo slowly began to succumb and young Cristiano Ronaldo was there to grab the name for his own. Nowadays, most people will think of the young Portuguese rather than the ex-"Il Phenomeno" when hearing the name Ronaldo. Sporting a Rolex Daytona, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the new phenomenon. By the way, his mother named him after former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, so there is no connection between him and the Brazilian star. Cristiano Ronaldo has now become both the new Ronaldo and the Captain of Manchester United. When playing a league game, Cristiano Ronaldo âmakes the mostâ of challenges presented by his opponents. As Manchester City Captain Richard Dunne describes: âRonaldo is the best player in the world, but he plays the game to his advantage. At times, he can be running so fast that any nick could send him tumbling. He makes the most of the situation, I suppose. Some referees give free-kicks and some donât, but whether heâs diving or not diving, heâs impossible to mark when heâs on form. Ronaldo has had a couple of occasions [red cards] against us in the past, though, but maybe thatâs down to the intensity of the derby.â
In 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo won the PFA Player of the Year Award for the second time running while also being named the best soccer player in the world by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). During his free time, Cristiano Ronaldo enjoys cooking, and he mentioned in an interview that he usually cooks before he leaves for practice. Among Cristiano Ronaldo's biggest pet peeves are smoking, people who don't make an effort and dishonesty. When the tsunami hit South East Asia, Cristiano Ronaldo flew to Indonesia to help those in need, and auctioned off his personal memorabilia to help raise funds for charity. Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to get involved in more charity projects in the future because he believes his star status will help him reach out to others for help. In the past, Cristiano Ronaldo has dated the model Jordana Jardel, sister of Brazilian footballer Mario Jardel, model Lauren Frain, and Christina Carlos. As a sex symbol like David Beckham, he is loved by the ladies for his striking good looks and his stylish Rolex Daytona. Without questions, when soccer fans think of the name Ronaldo today, they picture the handsome visage of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo sporting a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona.
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