Teenage fan breaks into Cristiano Ronaldo's room

Teenage fan breaks into Cristiano Ronaldo's room

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 27 (UPI) --There was a security breach at the World Cup base in Brasilia when a 15-year-old fan broke into Cristiano Ronaldo's room Thursday evening.
Aileen Graef

U.S. advances to knockout round despite loss to Germany

They had to do it the hard way, but in the end it was job done for the United States on Thursday as the Americans advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup for the second consecutive tournament despite falling to Germany, 1-0, at the Arena Pernambuco.

Portugal ekes past Ghana in 80th-minute goal

Cristiano Ronaldo's 80th-minute goal handed Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana at the Estadio Nacional on Thursday, but it wasn't enough to lift the team into the next round.
World Cup: Portugal ties USA 2-2 with late goal

World Cup: Portugal ties USA 2-2 with late goal

Silvestre Varela scored in the dying moments for Portugal to salvage a 2-2 draw against the United States at the Arena Amazonia on Sunday.
Ghanaian witch doctor says he caused Cristiano Ronaldo's knee tendinosis

Ghanaian witch doctor says he caused Cristiano Ronaldo's knee tendinosis

KUMASI, Ghana, June 5 (UPI) --A Ghanaian witch doctor is claiming he is responsible for Cristiano Ronaldo's injury, which he said he caused to prevent him from playing Ghana.
Aileen Graef
Cristiano Ronaldo covers Vogue Spain in the nude

Cristiano Ronaldo covers Vogue Spain in the nude

MADRID, May 20 (UPI) --Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo showed off his toned body in the latest issue of Vogue Spain where he appears naked behind girlfriend Irina Shayk.
Veronica Linares
World Cup 2014: 32 facts about the 32 teams

World Cup 2014: 32 facts about the 32 teams

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 14 (UPI) --The 2014 FIFA World Cup will kickoff in a little less than a month when host nation Brazil faces off against Croatia on June 12.
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Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA's Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA's Ballon d'Or

ZURICH, Switzerland, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Cristiano Ronaldo, who had 69 goals in 59 games in 2013, has been voted the FIFA Ballon d'Or, the trophy given soccer's World Player of the Year.

Cristiano Ronaldo museum opens in Madeira

Dec. 16 (UPI) --Cristiano Ronaldo opened the {link:CR7: "http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1653122/there-space-museum-ballon-dor?cc=4716",nw} museum on Sunday in Funchal where more than 50 objects are on display.
Justin Salhani

Shortlist for FIFA World XI forwards announced

Dec. 10 (UPI) --The forwards for FIFA's World XI have been named with two of the three players on the Ballon d'Or shortlist featuring. Lionel Messi and favorite Cristiano Ronaldo join other top soccer players around the world on the list of 2013's best forwards.
Justin Salhani

Ballon d'Or shortlist announced

Dec. 9 (UPI) --The three man shortlist for FIFA's Ballon d'Or, the top prize for an individual in soccer which translates to Golden Ball, has been named.
Justin Salhani

Soccer players give tribute to Mandela

Dec. 5 (UPI) --Soccer players from around the world have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela following the death of former South African president and global icon.
Justin Salhani

Spain's top three win big

Nov. 23 (UPI) --Spain's top three placed teams in La Liga all won by a margin of a{link:t least four goals: "http://espnfc.com/scores/_/date/20131123",nw} this past weekend.
Justin Salhani

Messi heaps praise on Ronaldo

Nov. 22 (UPI) --Argentina soccer star Lionel Messi has praised rival Cristiano Ronaldo after the Real Madrid forward scored three goals to qualify Portugal for the World Cup.
Justin Salhani
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Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo looks on during the Peace Cup match between Real Madrid and Al Ittihad on July 26, 2009 in Madrid, Spain. (UPI Photo/Angel Martinez)

† Appearances (Goals).

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH, (Portuguese pronunciation: ; born 5 February 1985), commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a winger or a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and serves as captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo currently holds the distinction of being the most expensive player in football history after being transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer deal worth £80 million (€94m, US$132m). In addition, his contract with Real Madrid, in which he is to be paid £11 million per year over the following six years, makes him the highest paid football player in the world.

Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Andorinha, where he played for two years, then moved to Nacional. In 1997, he made a move to Portuguese giants Sporting CP. Ronaldo's precocious talent caught the attention of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and he signed the 18-year-old for £12.24 million in 2003. The following season, Ronaldo won his first club honour, the FA Cup, and reached the Euro 2004 final with Portugal, in which tournament he scored his first international goal.

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