Cristiano Ronaldo: 30 plus one things you didn't know about the birthday boy
You might have figured out Cristiano Ronaldo attending the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or gala without a plus one meant Irina Shayk had dumped his sorry self or whatever story the media tells us about the break-up.
And you may also know the Portuguese footballer has a son. But do you know the baby mama to Cristiano Ronaldo Junior?
Ronaldo is piling up the years and as sad as it is for the football side, man has to grow. The former Manchester United player celebrates his birthday today and here are 30 plus one things you probably didn't know about Cristiano Ronaldo:
- Cristiano Ronaldo turned 31 years old on February 5, 2016. He was born on February 5, 1985 in Madeira, Portugal.
- The Real Madrid player's full name is Cristiano Ronald dos Santos Aveiro
- Cristiano Ronaldo was named after US President Ronald Reagan who was his father's favourite actor.
- Friends called Cristiano Ronaldo 'cry-baby' as a child because the player used to cry when he passed the ball and his teammates didn't score.
- Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to have scored in every minute of a 90-minute game.
- The Portugal captain is the first player to score 40 or more goals in a professional league in two consecutive seasons.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has no tattoos because he regularly donates blood
- The 31-year-old is the only player to have won a League Title, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, Super Cup, League MVP, Golden Boot, Ballon d'Or and FIFA Club World Cup at two different clubs.
- The Real Madrid star is the only player to score more than 50 goals in four consecutive seasons.
- Ronaldo has the most European Golden Shoe awards .
- A University in Canada offers sociology course about Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has made the most UEFA Team of the Year appearances [10 times].
- Ronaldo has scored the most UEFA Champions League goals in a calendar year [16 goals].
- The Portuguese has scored the most goals in Champions League history. Ronaldo has scored 88 goals.
- Ronaldo was expelled from school at the age of 14.
- Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top scorer in European competitions [91 goals].
- Ronaldo is the record sale of a Manchester United player at £80 million. The player was transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid.
- Ronaldo is the only Manchester United player to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year.
- Ronaldo is the only Manchester United player to have won the FIFA Puskas Award.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has the most hat-tricks in Spanish football [35 hat-tricks].
- Ronaldo is the first player to ever score in six consecutive El Clasicos.
- The Real Madrid star is the first player to score 20 away goals in a single season in the Spanish La Liga.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most hat-tricks in Spanish La Liga [29 hat-tricks].
- The former Manchester United player is the only player to win 3 LFP awards in one season [Best Player, Best Forward and Best Goal].
- Ronaldo is the player to reach 150 goals in fewer games [140 matches].
- Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to win all four main PFA and FWA awards.
- Ronaldo is Real Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer with 343 goals.
- The Portugal international is the first Real Madrid player to score in the first four league matches of a season.
- Cristiano Ronaldo earns more that United States of America President Barack Obama.
- The player became a father in the year 2010 but Ronaldo chose to hide the identity of the woman who gave birth to Ronaldo Junior.
- If you weren't intrigued by these Cristiano Ronaldo facts, you're an avid Lionel Messi fan boy!