Cristiano Ronaldo Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Cristiano Ronaldo


Cristiano Ronaldo is a world-famous Portuguese footballer. Amassing countless trophy wins for the teams he has played, he has won several individual prizes as well, which has made him one of the greatest players of all time. He has won many trophies for Portugal and the clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. He is one of the most followed sportspersons on social media worldwide with more than 350 million followers.


Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on Tuesday, 5 February 1985 (age 37 years; as of 2022) in Funchal, which is the capital of the Madeira archipelago of Portugal.

A childhood image of Cristiano Ronaldo

The term ‘dos Santos’ from his full name has been taken from his maternal family, and the term ‘Aveiro’ has been taken from his paternal family. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He did not complete formal schooling as his interest was in football, and he was expelled from the school when he threw a chair at the teacher who made fun of his native accent and his poor economic condition. However, this incident made him quit school altogether and propelled him towards football and made him one of the biggest prodigies of sports. He cites his mother as his pillar of support for his decision to quit school to play football professionally. His mother, however, once said that she wanted to abort him as the family was already struggling financially.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 2″

Weight (approx.): 85 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Hazel Brown

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 43 inches, Waist: 33 inches, Biceps: 14 inches


Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is José Dinis Aveiro, who was an army veteran. After retiring from the army, he also worked as a part-time kitman for CF Andorinha and municipal gardener. His mother’s name is Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro, a homemaker who occasionally worked as a cook. He is the fourth and youngest child of his parents.

Cristiano Ronaldo with his parents

Elma is the eldest sister of his siblings, followed by his brother, Hugo, and another sister, Katia.

Katia, Hugo, Elma, and Cristiano (moving right to left)

His father passed away in 2005 in London due to liver failure, caused by excessive consumption of alcohol. In an interview with Piers Morgan, an English broadcaster, Ronaldo broke down while talking about his father and said,

“I really don’t know my father 100 per cent. He was a drunk person. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard. To be the number one and he don’t see nothing, and he don’t see to receive awards, to see what I became.”

Marriage & Children

He is not married and has 5 children. His oldest child, Cristiano Jr. was born in June 2010; however, his mother’s identity remains unknown. In June 2017, he announced the birth of 2 more children (twins), daughter Eva and son Matteo, via surrogacy in the USA. In November 2017, he announced the birth of his fourth daughter, Alana, from his longtime girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez. In April 2022, he announced the birth of his fifth daughter (second child from Georgina), Bella, along with a twin son; however, the son could not survive after the birth.

Cristiano Ronaldo with his girlfriend Georgina and children


Jordana Jardel

Reportedly, he dated a Brazilian model named Jordana Jardel in 2003; Jordana is the sister of his teammate Mario Jardel in Sporting Lisbon.

Jordana Jardel

Merche Romero

From January 2005 to September 2006, he dated Merche Romero, a TV presenter and Portuguese model.

Merche Romero

Gemma Atkinson

In early 2007, he started dating Gemma Atkinson, a glamourous model, radio, and TV presenter and actress; she is the only British girl he has ever been linked with.

Gemma Atkinson

Bipasha Basu

In 2007, Ronaldo kissing Bipasha Basu was highly covered by the media following which both were reported to be dating each other.

Cristiano Ronaldo with Bipasha Basu

Nereida Gallardo

In 2008, it was reported that Ronaldo was dating a Spanish model named Nereida Gallardo.

Nereida Gallardo

Paris Hilton

The couple dated each other in 2009; however, Paris, reportedly, said that she did not find him hot enough. There were even reports about she hired a witch doctor to put some sort of curse on him.

Paris Hilton

Kim Kardashian 

In 2010, Ronaldo was spotted with Kim Kardashian, an American socialite, media personality and businesswoman, in Madrid.

Kim Kardashian

Irina Shayk

From 2010 to 2015, he dated Irina Shayk, a Russian model and TV personality. They reportedly broke up after she did not get along with his mother. Another reason cited for the couple splitting up was the infidelity of Ronaldo; however, these reasons were quashed by both.

Irina Shayk

Georgina Rodriguez

Since 2016, Ronaldo has been dating Georgina Rodriguez, a Spanish model, sales assistant, and businesswoman. She is the mother of two of his children. In a Netflix documentary titled ‘I Am Georgina’, the football superstar talked about his marriage plan with Georgina and said,

“I always tell Georgina that when we get that click, like everything with our life and she knows what I’m talking about. It could be in a year, or it could be in six months or in a month. I’m 1000 per cent sure it will happen.”

Georgina Rodriguez

In January 2024, Ronaldo celebrated Georgina Rodriguez’s 30th birthday by gifting her a watch worth over USD 100,000 (approx. Rs. 83 lacs) that captured widespread attention online.

The watch gifted by Cristiano Ronaldo to Georgina Rodriguez


Ronaldo is a Catholic Christian.


Club Career

Playing as a child in Portugal

From 1992 to 1995, he played for the Portuguese club CF Andorinha when he was a child. From 1995 to 1997, he played for another Portuguese club named C.D. Nacional.

A rare photo of Cristiano Ronaldo from his early days as a football player

Sporting Lisbon

When he turned 12 years old in 1997, he participated in trials for Sporting Lisbon, and he was signed for a fee of £1,500. He had to move to Lisbon from Madiera to join their youth academy. At the age of 16, with his superb dribbling skills, he made his debut for Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, B-Team, and A-Team, all in one season. It was then that he caught the attention of all big clubs in the world, and the race to sign him started.

Cristiano Ronaldo during his days at Sporting Lisbon

Manchester United

He was the first Portuguese player to play for the club when he was signed by the club to play in 2003 and also the most expensive player in English Premier League at that time due to his transfer fee (£12.25M). United’s coach Alex Ferguson was determined to sign him up after his electrifying performance in the United’s friendly match against his former club Sporting Lisbon. He won his first title, FA Cup, in 2004, and reputed BBC sports analyst Alex Hansen commented,

“We still have to remember, of course, that the lad is only 19 years of age. Considering that, you have to say he has got massive talent. His feet are mesmerising at times, and if he can couple that with some consistently good crossing, the future looks frightening.”

He helped United win the UEFA Champions League in the 2007-2008 season, the FIFA Club World Cup in 2008, a hattrick of English Premier League season wins in 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09. Ronaldo enjoyed a great bond with Manchester United Coach Alex Ferguson. In an interview, He talked about Alex and said,

“Probably he doesn’t remember, but I will say it because it’s a beautiful story. One day, my father was in hospital, and I was so emotional, very low. And I spoke with him and he said: ‘Cristiano, go there for two or three days.’

Coach Alex was also in awe of his phenomenal talent and commented about his debut game,

“You always play your best players and the opening game of the season [against Bolton – United would go on to win 4-0], he was a substitute, he came on and he was absolutely bloody fantastic.”

Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United training facility

He returned to Manchester United in 2021 with a transfer fee of £12.85 million. However, he failed to win any trophy for the club.

Real Madrid

He moved to the famous Spanish club Real Madrid in 2009 at a world record transfer fee of £80 million at that time. It is widely believed that he wanted to leave Manchester United, and thus, started playing in La Liga. He scored a goal in the 103rd minute to help Madrid win the 2011 Copa Del Rey Cup, the League title for 2012-13 La Liga, and the 2012 Supercopa De Espana Cup. He also helped Madrid win the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Champions League in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

In an interview, Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane praised Ronaldo’s skills and said,

“Cristiano Ronaldo is the best. You can say a lot of things about Ronaldo, but in his heart, he’s a good person.”


He signed with the Italian club, Juventus in 2018 for a record transfer fee of £100 million, the highest for any Italian club and for any player above 30 years of age at that time. He helped them win the 2018 Supercoppa Italiana cup and back-to-back Serie A league seasons in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. He was also their star player in winning the 2020 Supercoppa Italiana cup and the 2021 Coppa Italia final.

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Juventus

Al Nassr

On 30 December 2022, the Saudi club Al Nassr and Ronaldo reached an agreement according to which Ronaldo was inducted into the club for an annual salary of £177m (Rs. 17.5 billion) until 2025.

International Career

In 2001, he started playing for Under-15, Under-17, Under-19, Under-21, and Under-23 teams for Portugal. He started playing in the national team at the age of 18 and became a captain in 2007 and won the first major tournament for his country, Euro 2016. After the win, Ronaldo said,

“No one believed in Portugal, but the truth is we made it. All of us, we did it. I am very happy, this is one of the happiest days of my life. This is the trophy that was missing. Thanks to all of you players, all the staff and you again coach. All the faith you had, honestly, it touched me. From the bottom of my heart I am truly happy. We deserved this. We are now in the history of Portugal. We are the first team to achieve this.”

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Portugal


Overall (Club + International Career)

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Club Career Stats

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Sporting Lisbon

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Manchester United

  • Double Yellow cards/ Yellow Red card – 2

Real Madrid

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International career stats for Portugal

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During his career, Ronaldo received multiple injuries and had to undergo ankle surgery in 2008, which kept him out of the sport for nearly 70 days. Then, he had a major injury again in 2016 when his collateral ligament was ruptured. In one match for his country against the Czech Republic, he got a bleeding nose after colliding with the opponent’s goalkeeper. He received a cut just above his left eye while playing for Real Madrid against Deportivo La Coruna in 2018; he received the injury by a defender’s boot.

Cristiano Ronaldo looking at his injury through a phone while playing against Deportivo La Coruna in 2018


Choosing water and removing Coca-Cola

Before the Euro Cup 2020, while attending a press conference, he replaced the bottles of Coca-Cola from the table with a bottle of water, signalling that he preferred mineral water over aerated drinks. This caused the company a loss of around $4 billion and a 1.6% drop in its share price. Later, some other football players also enacted the same thing during their press conferences, and some even played it like a joke. Following this, the company issued a statement,

“Players are offered water, alongside Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, on arrival at our press conferences. Everyone is entitled to their drink preferences” as people have different “tastes and needs.”

Rape Allegations

In 2009, a former American model named Kathryn Mayorga accused Ronaldo of raping her; however, in 2010, both reached an out-of-court settlement; she was paid $375,000 to remain silent. In 2018, the case was reopened following which Ronaldo filed a defamation case against her. In a statement, Ronaldo said,

“I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in. Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense. My clear conscious [sic] will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations.”

In 2019, the Clark County District Attorney’s office in Las Vegas acquitted him of any crimes and issued a statement,

“Based upon a review of the information presented at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.”

First Son, Cristiano Jr.

In 2010, Ronaldo announced that he was blessed with a son named Cristiano Jr. (nickname – Cristianinho, or little Cristiano); however, he did not reveal the identity of the woman. He said,

“It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy. As agreed with the baby’s mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship”

When asked about his son’s mother on a popular talk show with Jonathan Ross, he said,

“People speculate I was with this girl or another, or there was a surrogate mother,” he told chat show host Jonathan Ross. I have never told anyone and never will. When Cristiano [Junior] is going to grow up, I am always going to say the truth to him because he deserves it, because he is my son, but I am not going to say because people want me to say.”

Following the announcement, many media sources doubted whether the boy was born through surrogacy, and many media houses reported this as a piece of controversy. Reportedly, he gave $15.28 million for exclusive rights over his son and his mother helped him to get his son. Sources close to him said he will disclose the identity of his mother to Cristiano Jr on his 18th birthday.

Fights with Media

During Euro 2016, Ronaldo once threw the mic of a journalist from the Portuguese news channel CMTV when the journalist questioned him about his preparedness for a match. In 2021, Pascal Ferré, France Football editor-in-chief, reported that Ronaldo wanted to win more Ballon d’Or titles than his rival Messi before retirement following which Ronaldo took to Instagram where he wrote,

“Today’s ending explains why Pascal Ferré’s statements last week, stating that I confided in him that I had as my sole ambition to finish my career with more Ballon d’Or than Lionel Messi. Pascal Ferré lied, used my name to promote himself and to promote the publication he works for. It is unacceptable that the person responsible for awarding such a prestigious award can lie in this manner, in absolute disrespect for someone who has always respected France Football and the Ballon d’Or.”

Fight with Wayne Rooney at FIFA World Cup 2006

During the world cup quarterfinal match in 2006, Ronaldo received criticism for his aggressive appeal to the referee to give a red card to England’s star player Rooney who played alongside him at his club Manchester United. This caused England to lose the match, and Ronaldo was seen winking after getting his fellow player out of the game.

“There was heavy backlash from press however Rooney said, After I was sent off in the World Cup quarter-final against Portugal and we lost on penalties, I got Ronaldo out into the tunnel. I said: ‘Listen, you’re going to get a lot of stick from the press, I’m going to get a lot of stick from the press, my focus now is on Man United. There is no issue with me whatsoever, I would have done exactly the same trying to get England a win against Portugal and this is a big year for us and we have every chance of winning the league. My attention, once we were out, completely flipped back to Manchester United.”

Tax Evasion Fiasco

He pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion from 2009-2018; however, his lawyers argued that it happened since he did not understand Spanish laws clearly. He had to pay $21.6 million, and he narrowly escaped jail term as he was sentenced to 23 months in prison; however, he served his sentence under probation as Spanish law allows first-time offenders to serve a sentence under probation if he/she receives a sentence of less than 2 years.

Controversy over Israel and Palestine

When he was at Juventus in 2019, he was snapped alongside Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz. His fans from Palestine lambasted him for posing alongside the Israeli Foreign Minister and gifting him his T-Shirt as earlier, he had expressed his solidarity with Palestine and, reportedly, donated money for children of that region.

Meeting with Jordan Peterson

In September 2021, there was a huge uproar when he posted a photo with psychologist Jordan Peterson on his Instagram account. There were mixed reactions from his fans and critics with some saying he is seeking help for the challenges he faced in his personal and professional life while some criticized him for his meeting with the very controversial psychologist. Jordan appeared on Piers Morgan show on Sky News Australia and said,

“He invited me to come and see him. He had some trouble in his life last few months ago and a friend of his sent him some of my videos and he said he had watched them and then he read one of my books and found them very helpful and he wanted to talk so I went to his house and we talked for about 2 hours and he showed me all of his equipment for keeping him in tip-top condition and we talked a bit about his companies and but mostly we talked about what he wanted in the future and some of the obstacles he’s facing while pursuing that and so we had a strategic conversation about those topics for about 90 minutes.”

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player – 2016, 2017 (2 times)
  • Ballon d’Or – 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 (5 times)

He owns the limited edition McLaren Senna (price – $1.06 million), which was designed to honour the legendary racer Ayrton Senna. His collection also comprises of Lamborghini Aventador, Maserati GranCabrio, Bentley Continental, Mercedes AMG GLE 63, Rolls Royce Phantom, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Audi RS7, Chevrolet Camaro, and Rolls Royce Cullinan.

He was also gifted a Mercedes G-Wagon Brabus (price – $850,000) and Cadillac Escalade by his long-time girlfriend Georgina on two separate occasions.

In 2022, his partner Georgina Rodriguez gifted him a Rolls Royce Dawn convertible as a Christmas gift.