CR7: A Career Journey


By Atharv Sharma
Published Sept 16, 2021

Hindustan Times


Early life

Ronaldo believed he could become a professional footballer from a young age. As a result, he dropped out of school to devote his entire attention to the game

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At the age of 12, he was signed by Sporting CP for £1,500. He trained with other young players at Sporting CP's football academy

Manchester United

A talent is spotted by Manchester United’s manager Alex Ferguson

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Ronaldo became United's first Portuguese player. His £12.24 million transfer fee led him to be the most expensive teenager in English football history

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Real Madrid

Real Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer

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Ronaldo was signed by Real Madrid for a stunning £80 million transfer fee, which was a world record at the time. In his first La Liga match, he also scored his first goal, a penalty


Another world record emerges

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Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus for a world-record €100 million transfer price. Ronaldo's transfer fee was the biggest ever paid for a player over the age of 30

Return to Manchester United

Ronaldo comes home

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After reaching an agreement with Juventus, Ronaldo returned to Manchester United in August 2021, 12 years after leaving it to join Real Madrid

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