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05.02.2012
» Happy Birthday Cristiano Ronaldo! The Portuguese star turns 27

Cristiano Ronaldo Happy birthday poster/wallpaper/banner, as he turns 27 years old

Cristiano Ronaldo turned 27 on the 5th of February 2012 and he certainly has plenty of reasons to be proud about. Curiously, Ronaldo's birthday date is exactly the same as the Brazilian's prodigy player, Neymar, who was actually keen to congratulate him on this special day.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 27th birthday this Sunday and his 3rd as a Real Madrid player. The Portuguese player made his debut in 2002, while still playing for Sporting CP and has never stopped improving ever since. With a career total of 273 goals out of 531 games played in Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid and the Portuguese National Team, Ronaldo keeps breaking new records each season, as he establishes himself as one of the greatest players of all time.

Cristiano Ronaldo tribute video:

At the age of 27, it's already safe to say that Cristiano Ronaldo has done enough to be included in this sports "Hall of Fame", side by side with the greatest names of the game. He may have failed to win a big title with the Portuguese National Team, but so did Figo and Eusébio, so that can't be a valid argument to criticize Ronaldo. Portugal has never won an European Championship neither a World Cup, so demanding CR7 to almost single-handedly lead the National Team to glory, sounds indeed as an unfair task/requirement, in order for some people to acknowledge him as one of the best players seen on this sport.

Cristiano Ronaldo evolution in Sporting, Manchester United and Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo is completing his 3rd season as a Real Madrid player and during this period, the Portuguese player has already obtained the same amount of goals he scored when playing for Manchester United. In a Red Devil shirt, Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 games, but as a Merengue, CR7 only needed 121 games to score the exact same amount of 118 goals. In what concerns the Portuguese National Team, Ronaldo scored 32 goals from 87 matches so far and everyone expects this particular tally to go up in June, as Portugal will be one of the several stronger contenders seeking glory in the EURO 2012.

Cristiano Ronaldo career goals*
Club
Seasons
Games
Goals
Portugal
2003-2012
87
32
Sporting
2002-2003
31
5
Manchester United
2003-2009
292
118
Real Madrid
2009-2012
121
118
TOTAL
2002-2012
531
273

* Until the 5th of February of 2012

 

Cristiano Ronaldo new haircut and hairstyle in 2012

Even though Ronaldo is now closer to the 30-years old mark, a few specialists have already commented that the Portuguese player's physique is nothing but extraordinary, which may allow him to have a longer career than most of the other football players. In May 2011, Walter Di Salvo, a world-class fitness coach that has worked with Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United, has left a few remarks on how many years he believes the Portuguese player still has ahead of him. Di Salvo mentioned that if he manages to stay away from serious injuries, Cristiano Ronaldo body should be strong enough to allow him to keep playing at a top-level until he's 38 years old! If that's true, we'll keep watching Ronaldo making his magic every week, for the next 11 years!

Cristiano Ronaldo birthday cake for his 27 years old party

For those who believe in destiny, the 5th of February doesn't represent a special date only in Cristiano Ronaldo calendar, as there are a couple of other world-class players who also share this birthday date. That's the case of Manchester City's Carlos Tevez and the Brazilian phenomenon and rising star, Neymar, who still plays for Santos. Neymar has even showed his humble side, as he left a message on his Twitter account, congratulating Cristiano Ronaldo for his birthday. The message is below, translated to English:

"Before today's game, I would like to leave my congratulations to a star and idol, Cristiano Ronaldo! What a big honor it is, to be born in the same day as him!"
- Neymar (Official Twitter account)


Real Madrid next game will be against Levante for La Liga, next Sunday. In the meanwhile, you can watch Sunderland vs Arsenal, but also Liverpool vs Tottenham live and Manchester United vs Liverpool from our soccer live streams section. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be on the line-up against Levante, in the next weekend fixture.

Real Madrid vs Levante kick-off time (12-02-2012):

Jakarta (Indonesia) | GMT+7: 03:30
Spain
(Madrid) | GMT+1: 21:30
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | GMT+0: 20:30
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | GMT-2: 18:30
New York (United States) | GMT-5: 15:30
Los Angeles (United States) | GMT-8: 12:30
Beijing (China) | GMT-8: 12:30

Sources: ronaldo7.net / record.pt

Cristiano Ronaldo career (2002-2012) in photos:

Sporting (2002-2003):

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Sporting CP, while still young kid in the 90's

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Sporting CP in 2002-2003 and chasing the ball

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Sporting CP and running away from an opponent

Cristiano Ronaldo doing dribbling tricks in Sporting CP, in 2002-2003

Cristiano Ronaldo and Danny, in a Sporting CP training session, with Laszlo Boloni, in 2002-2003

Cristiano Ronaldo reading the newspaper in his first season for Sporting CP, in 2002/2003

Cristiano Ronaldo in a practice session for Sporting CP in 2002-03, wearing a Reebok vest, with Laszlo Bolini

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating his first goal as a professional football player, in a game between Sporting CP vs Moreirense, in 2002-2003

 

Manchester United (2003-2009):

Cristiano Ronaldo arriving at Manchester United and holding his new red jersey/shirt in 2003

Cristiano Ronaldo in a blue Manchester United jersey, walking towards Sir Alex Ferguson

Cristiano Ronaldo on his Manchester United debut against Bolton, in the English Premier League 2003-2004

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Manchester United in his first years at the club, 2003 and 2004

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating his first goal for Manchester United, with an horrible haircut and scary teeth

Cristiano Ronaldo shirtless after scoring one of his first goals for Manchester United in 2003-2004

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating a Manchester United trophy at Old Trafford, with Wayne Rooney behind him

Cristiano Ronaldo and his family celebrating the Barclays English Premier League title at Old Trafford

Cristiano Ronaldo holding the English Premier League trophy at Old Trafford, with a pretty chick near him

Cristiano Ronaldo lifting the UEFA Champions League trophy at Manchester United, with Anderson, Tevez, Van der Saar and Nani also in absolute joy, in 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson holding Barclays Manager and Player of the Month awards

Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick stance at Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo holding the ball on his forehead, at a Manchester United warm-up

Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United, with his hair full of gel

Cristiano Ronaldo kissing the UEFA Champions League trophy, after winning it for Manchester United in 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson in a Manchester United training session

Cristiano Ronaldo greeting Simão Sabrosa and Petit, in a clash between Manchester United and Benfica, for the UEFA Champions League

 

Real Madrid (2009-2012):

Cristiano Ronaldo running for Real Madrid in 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid in the beggining of the 2011-2012 season

Cristiano Ronaldo shot power and technique during a Real Madrid game

Cristiano Ronaldo with Florentino Pérez and Di Stéfano, at his Real Madrid presentation in 2009

Cristiano Ronaldo screaming 'Hala Madrid', during his presentation day at Real Madrid, in the Santiago Bernabéu in 2009

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turning their backs at each other, in a Barcelona vs Real Madrid Clasico

Cristiano Ronaldo and his biggest rival, Lionel Messi, while Real Madrid and Barcelona players salute each other before kickoff

Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho during a Real Madrid training session in 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo in a Real Madrid black jersey, celebrating a goal with his fingers

 

Portugal (2003-2012):

Cristiano Ronaldo with 14, 15 or 16 years old, playing for the Portuguese youth team categories

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Portugal in the 2006 World Cup, still wearing the number 17 jersey

Cristiano Ronaldo listening to Felipe Scolari tactical instructions at a Portugal training session

Cristiano Ronaldo crying and being comforted by Tiago, in the EURO 2004 final

Cristiano Ronaldo crying after Portugal lost to Greece in the EURO 2004 Final, with Pauleta and Jorge Andrade also looking sad near him

Cristiano Ronaldo joy after scoring a goal for Portugal in 2011

Cristiano Ronaldo thinking about life during a practice session for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo in a Nike vest, talking with the Portuguese National Team coach, Paulo Bento

Cristiano Ronaldo passing the ball with his left-foot, during a game for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo opening his arms as he celebrates a goal for the Portugese National Team

Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick stance in a Portugal game

Cristiano Ronaldo during the warm-up for Portugal, with a Leo Messi banner/ad campaign on his the board behind him

Cristiano Ronaldo throwing his jacket, while he talks with Carlos Queiróz

Cristiano Ronaldo wearing the Portuguese National Team captain armband and running with the ball

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi holding their awards before a game between Portugal and Argentina

Cristiano Ronaldo in a white Portugal jersey, running very focused after the ball

 

Family:

Cristiano Ronaldo in a white and tight Armani Jeans t-shirt, holding his mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro

Cristiano Ronaldo in a pink shirt and black jacket, with his mother and sister at a special event

Cristiano Ronaldo taking a photo with his mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro

Cristiano Ronaldo with his mother, his two sisters and his brother in law

Cristiano Ronaldo holding the Golden Shoe/Boot, with his mother next to him

 

With Girlfriend - Irina Shayk:

Cristiano Ronaldo laughing while wearing sunglasses, with Irina Shayk also smiling next to his shoulder

Cristiano Ronaldo in a black suit going out with his girlfriend, the Russian Irina Shayk, looking stupendous in a white sexy dress

Cristiano Ronaldo having a chat with Irina Shayk, his girlfriend in 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk taking a photo holding Ronaldo's two awards

All photos credits belong to the Portuguese newspaper: record.pt

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