Why Cristiano Ronaldo is the Best Professional Soccer Player

Here are five reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to be considered the best soccer player on Earth today and why he’ll likely remain so for quite some time to come.

 

Goals, goals, goals
Professional soccer players work their way up through the ranks of their youth leagues, and only a few become champions. However, not everyone can have Cristiano Ronaldo’s success story. When he was only 16, his potential was recognized by Sporting Lisbon scouts at a trial. He continued to score goals throughout his teenage years, advancing from the junior team to the senior club when he was only 18. His goal-scoring prowess continued with Manchester United and Real Madrid FC as well. Though injuries delayed his progress on occasion, he still won numerous prizes over his career including three Premier League Championships with Manchester United, two La Liga titles, and a FIFA Club World Cup with Real Madrid FC; one FIFA World Cup with Portugal; two UEFA European Championships with Portugal and many other accolades in different competitions.

Skills
Cristiano Ronaldo (aka CR7) was born in Funchal, Madeira, and played his first match at 16 years old with Sporting CP. He currently plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He became an Olympic gold medalist in 2016 and has been a Champions League winner eight times since he joined Real Madrid. Some of his nicknames are The Portuguese Quotesman, The Phenomenon, God's Given Talent, and many more ข้อมูลนักบอล.

Strength
Cristiano Ronaldo, also known as CR7, was born on February 5th, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira. At age eight he was playing for Andorinha. As a 16-year-old he signed with Sporting CP and after a short spell at Portuguese Second Division club Belenenses, he joined Manchester United. The media called him the next coming of George Best. He joined Real Madrid for about €94 million in 2009 and remained there until signing with Juventus in 2018 for €100 million. Ronaldo's transfer to Turin marked his sixth European club.

Determination
Cristiano Ronaldo's unmatched determination and competitive nature have catapulted him to the top of professional soccer as arguably the best player. There are few players in history who have seen such a fast rise through the ranks of soccer as him, which only proves his worth. Not only does he have an unmatched passion for what he does, but he also possesses one of, if not, the best natural abilities in all of professional soccer. From dribbling to scoring to defending, there isn't much that he can't do with both feet. The sheer fact that when you watch him play it seems like you're watching someone who wants it more than anyone else on the field is enough reason alone for why he's so good at what he does.

Achievements
-2016 Champions League winner, 2016 European Championship winner, 2015 Uefa Champions League runner-up, three-time PFA Young Player of the Year (2007–09), four-time consecutive, and five-time total PFA Premier League Team of the Year (2006–2010, 2012), 2016 FWA Footballer of the Year
-Recipient for GQ Men's Sportsperson of The Year 2008.
-3x Ballon d'Or Winner: 2008–12
-4x Golden Shoe Winner: 2007–10

Personality
Cristiano Ronaldo has a kind personality. He always gives back to his community by donating as much money as he can to hospitals and disaster victims. There are many stories where people have said that he would often take time out of his own schedule to go visit children in hospitals and bring them gifts.
He loves what he does and plays with passion, confidence, skill, intelligence, and heart. He's good-natured and gracious on the field and off it, making him an exemplary teammate who never shows off or rubs victory in the face of a defeated opponent.

Popularity
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the best player in FIFA’s world rankings on six different occasions, four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015 and then in 2017. He also became the first player ever to win three UEFA Champions League titles with three different teams, namely Manchester United (2008–2009), Real Madrid (2013–2014), and Juventus (2017). In addition, he won five league titles with Manchester United and another five league titles with Real Madrid. He led his country of Portugal to its first European championship in 2016. At 32 years old, he's still going strong playing for his club Juventus in Italy and for Portugal.


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