Portugal will be going against Hungary, Germany, and France in Group F of the Euro 2020 competition. With one of the world’s best forward Cristiano Ronaldo, what does it mean for them in their team? We look at a few underlying numbers of Ronaldo and see how much he can contribute to his team’s International success.
Cristiano Ronaldo was born in 1985 in Madeira, Portugal. He is ranked among one of the fastest football players in the world. Ronaldo possesses an immaculate ability to play from both of his feet. Ronaldo stands among some of the most incredible football elites of all time with strong shooting skills, ostensible dribbling skills, and jaw-dropping leaping headers.
He started his career at Sporting CP. After being scouted by Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo made a move for the Red Devils. After scoring 84 goals and winning numerous trophies, Ronaldo left for Real Madrid in 2009 on a world-record transfer. He played for Los Blancos for nine years and moved to Juventus, where he is currently playing as one of their core team players.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a versatile player as he has played in several positions on the pitch. With his ability to cut in the field and shoot with a curling finesse, Ronaldo can play on either wing and center-forward as well. He has gone several evolutions in his playing career. He evolved the most under the Scottish manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Despite being 36 years of age, Cristiano Ronaldo is currently priced at a whopping €60 million. Cristiano Ronaldo, the winner of Euro 2016 and Portugal’s all-time leading goal scorer, was priced at €120 during his peak years at the club.
At the age of 16, Cristiano Ronaldo was promoted by Sporting CP’s youth team due to his impressive goal-scoring and dribbling abilities. After a couple of impressive performances, Ronaldo was scouted by many notable managers and presidents, including Liverpool manager, FC Barcelona president, and even Arsenal manager. But, the ball fell in Alex Ferguson’s court in 2003.
Hailed as one of the most exciting youngest players by Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo joined Manchester United for £12 million and continued his development for six years at the club. In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid for a club-record fee of £80 million in 2009.
During his time at the club, Cristiano Ronaldo won consecutive FIFA Ballon d’Or and Champions League titles. Later on, he became Real Madrid’s all-time highest goal scorer. After achieving everything at the club, Ronaldo forced a move to Juventus for €100 million in 2018.
National Team Career
After starting off decently in his national career, Ronaldo assumed captaincy for the team after 2007. His consecutive successes allowed him to become his nation’s all-time goal scorer as well. In 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo won his first European trophy with Portugal. Fast forward to 2018, Portugal has crowned the winners of the UEFA Nations League.
Across domestic and club-level football, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 661 goals in 876 matches. A record that is unbreakable and impossible to achieve other than the Argentinean forward Lionel Messi. As for his nation, Ronaldo has scored a whopping 120 goals in 204 appearances.
Despite Germany and France being the favorites to quality to the next round in Euro 2020, anything is possible as long as the Portuguese have Cristiano Ronaldo at their service. His technical ability to score goals, leaping headers, long-range free kicks, and plenty of other skills can be crucial for Portugal in the upcoming Euro competition.
We are excited to see what happens to Portugal and how well they perform at the competition. What are your expectations? Let us know in the comments down below.