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Factbox: Manchester United signing Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Published at 05:16 pm August 28th, 2021
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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo re-joins Manchester United after the Premier League club agree a deal with Juventus on Friday

Factbox on Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who is set to re-join Manchester United after the Premier League club agreed a deal with Juventus on Friday.

EARLY DAYS

  • Born Feb. 5, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira.
  • Plays youth team football at Nacional before joining Sporting Lisbon in 2002.

Also Read: Ronaldo's return to United sparks hopes of reviving glory days

MANCHESTER UNITED (2003-09)

  • United manager Alex Ferguson signs the 18-year-old for 12.24 million pounds ($16.85 million) in August 2003.
  • In 2006-07, United win the title and Ronaldo is named England's Footballer of the Year.
  • Celebrates League and Champions League double in the 2007-08 season, finishing as Europe's top goalscorer with 42 goals.
  • Caps 2008 season by winning the Ballon d'Or.
  • In 2008-09, helps United to the Premier League title and League Cup.
  • Scores 118 goals in 291 appearances for United.


REAL MADRID (2009-18)

  • Signs for 80 million pounds ($110.15 million) from United in 2009, a world record fee at the time.
  • Scores 46 goals in the 2011-12 LaLiga season as Real win the title.
  • Scores a record 17 goals in the Champions League in 2013-14 as Real secure a 10th European title.
  • Scores the decisive spot kick in penalty shootout against Atletico to give Real their 11th Champions League title in 2016.
  • Wins the Ballon d'Or in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
  • Finishes as Real Madrid's all-time top scorer with 451 goals.


JUVENTUS (2018-21)

  • Signs for the Turin club in July 2018 for a reported fee of 100 million euros ($117.93 million), the highest ever for a player over 30.
  • Scores 21 goals as Juventus win their eighth consecutive Scudetto, thereby becoming the first player to win league titles in England, Spain and Italy.
  • Comes in third place for the 2019 Best FIFA Men's Player Award, behind Messi and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk.
  • Nets 31 times to finish as the second-highest goalscorer in the 2019-20 Serie A season as Juventus again win the title.
  • Juventus, however, get knocked out by Lyon in the round of 16 in the Champions League.
  • Wins the Serie A golden boot for 2020-21 with 29 goals but the Italian giants fail to win the league, finishing fourth.
  • Finishes with 101 goals in 134 games across all competitions.


PORTUGAL (2003-)

  • Makes Portugal debut in August 2003.
  • Helps side to runners-up spot at Euro 2004.
  • Portugal are eliminated from the 2010 World Cup by Spain in the last 16.
  • Portugal go out in the group stage at the 2014 World Cup with Ronaldo clearly struggling with injury.
  • In 2016, helps Portugal win their first European title as they beat France 1-0 in the final.
  • Captains Portugal to victory over the Netherlands in the 2018-19 Nations League final.
  • Scores against France at Euro 2020, equalling former Iran captain Ali Daei's international record of 109 goals.
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