In 2008, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. In 2015, Ronaldo scored his 500th senior career goal for club and country.
Often ranked the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation, during its 100th anniversary celebrations in 2015.
He is the only player to win four European Golden Shoe awards.
One of the most marketable athletes in sport, in 2016 Forbes named Ronaldo the world's best paid athlete.
Ronaldo holds the record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season, having scored 17 goals in the 2013–14 season.
In 2014, Ronaldo became the fastest player to score 200 goals in La Liga, which he accomplished in his 178th La Liga game.
By age 23, he had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations., born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal.He is the only player in the history of football to score 50 or more goals in a season on six consecutive occasions.
He was the subject of the most expensive association football transfer when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth €94 million (2 million).In Spain, he has since won one La Liga title, two Copas del Rey, two Champions League titles, and a Club World Cup.