Cristiano Ronalo is a Portuguese professional footballer who has played for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Portugal. Along with Lionel Messi, he is regularly considered to be one of the top two players in the world. He became the world’s most expensive player, when Real Madrid signed him for 94 million Euros in 2009 from Manchester United.
In the 2006/07 season, Ronaldo was a key figure in Manchester’s successful league campaign. Ronaldo scored over 20 goals, as he won his first championship.
The 2007-08 season was even better, with Cristiano Ronaldo being named player of the tournament, as Manchester United won the coveted Champions League trophy. The most prestigious club competition in the world. Sir Alex Ferguson said of Ronaldo:
– “We’ve had some great players at this club in my 20 years, but he’s up with the best.”
However, despite the success, Ronaldo expressed a desire to leave the club, and move to Real Madrid. In 2009, Manchester United accepted an offer of £80 million from Real Madrid, making Ronaldo the most expensive player in the world.