Cristiano Ronald 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. His second name 'Ronaldo' was named after his father?s favorite American actor - Ronald Reagan. After the departure of David Beckham, Sir Alex Ferguson decided to buy the youngster for a fee of £12.24 million. He started playing for Manchester in the 2003/04 season. Despite initially asking for the number 28 shirt, Ferguson insisted that he wear the famous number 7 shirt. At Manchester United, his career steadily progressed. 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.