Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo: Then & Now

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Cristiano Ronaldo Through the Years

Cristiano Ronaldo is a legend in the sports world. Born and raised in Madeira, Portugal, Cristiano began playing soccer (or football, as its called in Europe) as a child, and joined Sporting CP when he was 16. He was then signed to Manchester United in 2003, and from there his sports career skyrocketed. In total, Cristiano has won 32 trophies in his career, including seven league titles and five UEFA Championships Leagues. He played with Manchester from 2003 to 2009 before switching to Real Madrid and then to Juventus. In August of 2021, he returned to Manchester United. 


Outside of soccer, Cristiano is a proud father to four children: son Cristiano Jr., 11; twins Eva and Mateo, 4; and daughter Alana Martina, 3. He’s currently in a relationship with Georgina Rodriguez, Alana's mother. To see photos of Cristiano’s remarkable transformation over the years, click through the gallery.

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Cristiano Ronaldo on Portugal’s National Team

Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured chatting with teammate Helder Postiga before their friendly soccer match with Kazakhstan in Chaves, Portugal. Cristiano was 18 at the time, and it was his first game with Portugal’s national team.


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Cristiano Ronaldo at Practice

Cristiano Ronaldo smiled while lying on the ground during the Portuguese soccer team training on February 16, 2004 at the National Stadium in Lisbon. The practice took place ahead of the team’s match against England.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Scores at the Euro 2004 Semifinals

Cristiano Ronaldo goes shirtless while celebrating his goal during the Euro 2004 semifinal match against the Netherlands at the José Alvalade stadium in Lisbon. Cristiano and his team won the match, 2-1.


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Cristiano Ronaldo Plays in a 2005 Match

Cristiano Ronaldo plays in a soccer match against Beijing on July 25, 2005. Cristiano looked super focused as he kicked the ball down the field.


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Cristiano Ronaldo at the FIFPRO World XI Player Awards

Cristiano Ronaldo attends the FIFPRO World XI Player Awards in London on Sept. 19, 2005. He dressed up for the occassion in a black and white suit.

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Cristiano Ronaldo at the Nike Joga Bonito Movement Event

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his big smile and gives a thumbs up at the Nike Joga Bonito Movement Event at Truman Brewery in London on Feb. 7, 2006. Cristiano dressed in a gray jacket, striped shirt and jeans.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrates a Win Against Manchester City

Cristiano Ronaldo goes shirtless while celebrating his team’s victory against Manchester City in the English Premiership on May 5, 2007. Cristiano’s abs were on full display during the celebration!

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Cristiano Ronaldo Joins Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo gives a thumbs-up after undergoing a medical test before signing his contract with Real Madrid on July 6, 2009. Cristiano joined the Spanish team after playing with Manchester for six years.


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Cristiano Ronaldo Plays for Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo plays with Real Madrid against Real Murcia in the Copa del Rey match in Spain on Oct. 26, 2010. Cristiano sported the team’s all-black uniform in the shot.

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Cristiano Ronaldo at the Globe Soccer Awards Ceremony

Cristiano Ronaldo poses with his trophies at the Globe Soccer Awards Ceremony held in Dubai on December 28, 2011. Cristiano looked so proud to hold the prizes.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Best Ibero American Player Award

Cristiano Ronaldo is honored during the Spanish National Sport Awards 2012 at El Pardo Palace in Madrid on December 5, 2012. Cristiano was awarded the Best Ibero American Player Award of 2012 at the ceremony.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Plays Against Sporting Gijon

Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured at the Spanish Primera Division soccer match between Real Madrid and Sporting Gijon at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid on November 26, 2016. Cristiano looked super sexy as he stood with his hands on his hips in his white uniform.

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Cristiano Ronaldo at CR7 Crunch Fitness

Cristiano Ronaldo poses at a photocall for CR7 Crunch Fitness in Madrid on March 13, 2017. Cristiano wore a white shirt, blue shorts, socks, and sneakers that were all from Nike.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrates With Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his win with Juventus against Manchester United at Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy on November 7, 2018. Cristiano started playing with Juventus that year.

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Cristiano Ronaldo on Vacation in St. Tropez

Cristiano Ronaldo looks super sexy on a boat in St. Tropez on June 24, 2019. Cristiano went shirtless and wore a short red bathing suit while hanging out on the yacht.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Plays With Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured during a warm up in his match with Juventus against Udinese Calcio in Udine, Italy on August 22, 2021. Just days later, Cristiano officially rejoined Manchester United after three years with Juventus.



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