Cristiano Ronaldo is no doubt one of the biggest names in football. Not only is he one of the greatest footballers of today, he is one of the greatest of all time, having won a tie-breaking five Ballon D’ors alongside arch-nemesis Lionel Messi. He is the inspirational football speaker to appear at product launches, award ceremonies and corporate events. Cristiano has inspired generations with his talent and ability to consistently go the extra mile. It is his confidence in himself, his skill and ability to inspire those around him that have made him one of the best players around.
A complete player with pace, energy, dynamism and strength - Cristiano Ronaldo is the profile of player that puts doubts in the minds of opposition defences and coaches. His innate talent, coupled with his incredible work ethic has consistently seen him go further in striving to be the best. With over fifteen years’ experience in football’s elite leagues, he straddled the pressure of his high potential go further than was ever expected. Cristiano was just 16 when he was promoted to the first team set-up at Sporting CP. A year later he was making his debut for the club and scored two goals in a 3-0 win.
By the end of the season, he had come to the attention of the big clubs and before long, Manchester United and stalwart manager, Sir Alex Ferguson had bid for the burgeoning star. The player signed to Manchester United FC for around £12 million in 2003, and though he was the most expensive teenager in football history, the fee quickly proved to be a bargain for the premier league heavy-weights. He straight away received the prestigious number 7 shirt which was vacated by David Beckham. With huge shoes to fill, Cristiano first walked out at Old Trafford as a substitute and his performance was quickly lauded as one of the best debuts in the club’s history.
The goals, accolades and trophies followed thick and fast and he scored 81 goals in six seasons with the club, earning three Premier League trophies in three straight seasons, alongside two League Cup trophies, one FA Cup and a Champions League trophy. In addition, Cristiano took home a Ballon D’or before leaving United in a record-breaking £80 million transfer to Real Madrid. It was there where Cristiano cemented his status as one of the world’s best players and began a rivalry with Lionel Messi that has continued for a decade.
It has gone some way in pushing both players to rise to the absolute top level time and time again. His experiences as a competitor, leader and elite professional make him the perfect football speaker for your event. He was part of the Real Madrid team that won the team’s tenth European Cup. He helped them follow this up with two further Champions League wins to make it three in a row and make history in the competition. He also won the other four of those Ballon D’ors in his time at the club. Highly scrutinised before the European Championships, fans worldwide were eager to see if Cristiano could take his talents to the international stage.
The star inspired his team to an unlikely victory in the 2016 competition, to the delight of the nation - making him a national treasure.