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C is ia o Ro aldo Po uguese p ofessio al foo balle Epo yms Films C is ia o Ro aldo dos Sa os Avei o GOIH ComM (Po uguese p o u cia io : kɾiʃˈ jɐ u ʁɔˈ aɫdu; bo 5 Feb ua y 1985) is a Po uguese p ofessio al foo […]


C is ia o Ro aldo

Po uguese p ofessio al foo balle

Epo yms

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C is ia o Ro aldo dos Sa os Avei o GOIH ComM (Po uguese p o u cia io : kɾiʃˈ jɐ u ʁɔˈ aɫdu; bo 5 Feb ua y 1985) is a Po uguese p ofessio al foo balle who plays as a fo wa d fo P emie League club Ma ches e U i ed a d cap ai s he Po ugal a io al eam. Of e co side ed he bes playe i he wo ld a d widely ega ded as o e of he g ea es playe s of all ime, Ro aldo has wo five Ballo d’O awa ds o e 3 a d fou Eu opea Golde Shoes, he mos by a Eu opea playe . He has wo 32 ophies i his ca ee , i cludi g seve league i les, five UEFA Champio s Leagues, o e UEFA Eu opea Champio ship, a d o e UEFA Na io s League. Ro aldo holds he eco ds fo mos appea a ces (183), mos goals (140), a d assis s (42) i he Champio s League, mos goals i he Eu opea Champio ship (14), mos i e a io al goals by a male playe (117), a d mos i e a io al appea a ces by a Eu opea male (188). He is o e of he few playe s o have made ove 1,100 p ofessio al ca ee appea a ces, a d has sco ed ove 800 official se io ca ee goals fo club a d cou y.

Ro aldo bega his se io ca ee wi h Spo i g CP, befo e sig i g wi h Ma ches e U i ed i 2003, aged 18, wi i g he FA Cup i his fi s seaso . He would also go o o wi h ee co secu ive P emie League i les, he Champio s League a d he FIFA Club Wo ld Cup; a age 23, he wo his fi s Ballo d’O . Ro aldo was he subjec of he he -mos expe sive associa io foo ball a sfe whe he sig ed fo Real Mad id i 2009 i a a sfe wo h €۹۴ millio (£۸۰ millio ), whe e he wo 15 ophies, i cludi g wo La Liga i les, wo Copa del Rey, a d fou Champio s Leagues, a d became he club’s all- ime op goalsco e . He wo back- o-back Ballo s d’O i 2013 a d 2014, a d agai i 2016 a d 2017, a d was u e -up h ee imes behi d Lio el Messi, his pe ceived ca ee ival. I 2018, he sig ed fo Juve us i a a sfe wo h a i i ial €۱۰۰ millio (£۸۸ millio ), he mos expe sive a sfe fo a I alia club a d he mos expe sive fo a playe ove 30 yea s old. He wo wo Se ie A i les, wo Supe coppe I alia a, a d a Coppa I alia, befo e e u i g o U i ed i 2021.

Ro aldo made his i e a io al debu fo Po ugal i 2003 a he age of 18 a d has si ce ea ed ove 180 caps, maki g him Po ugal’s mos -capped playe . Wi h mo e ha 100 goals a i e a io al level, he is also he a io ‘s all- ime op goalsco e . Ro aldo has played i a d sco ed a 11 majo ou ame s; he sco ed his fi s i e a io al goal a Eu o 2004, whe e he helped Po ugal each he fi al. He assumed cap ai cy of he a io al eam i July 2008. I 2015, Ro aldo was amed he bes Po uguese playe of all ime by he Po uguese Foo ball Fede a io . The followi g yea , he led Po ugal o hei fi s majo ou ame i le a Eu o 2016, a d eceived he Silve Boo as he seco d-highes goalsco e of he ou ame . He also led hem o vic o y i he i augu al UEFA Na io s League i 2019, a d la e eceived he Golde Boo as op sco e of Eu o 2020.

O e of he wo ld’s mos ma ke able a d famous a hle es, Ro aldo was a ked he wo ld’s highes -paid a hle e by Fo bes i 2016 a d 2017 a d he wo ld’s mos famous a hle e by ESPN f om 2016 o 2019. Time i cluded him o hei lis of he 100 mos i flue ial people i he wo ld i 2014. He is he fi s foo balle a d he hi d spo sma o ea US$1 billio i his ca ee .8

Co e s

Ea ly life

C is ia o Ro aldo dos Sa os Avei o was bo i he São Ped o pa ish of Fu chal, he capi al of he Po uguese isla d of Madei a, a d g ew up i he ea by pa ish of Sa o A ó io.910 He is he fou h a d you ges child of Ma ia Dolo es dos Sa os Vivei os da Avei o, a cook, a d José Di is Avei o, a mu icipal ga de e a d pa – ime ki ma .11 His g ea -g a dmo he o his fa he ‘s side, Isabel da Piedade, was f om he isla d of São Vice e, Cape Ve de.12 He has o e olde b o he , Hugo, a d wo olde sis e s, Elma a d Lilia a Cá ia Ka ia.13 His mo he evealed ha she wa ed o abo him due o pove y, his fa he ‘s alcoholism a d havi g oo ma y child e al eady, bu he doc o efused o pe fo m he p ocedu e.14 Ro aldo g ew up i a impove ished Ca holic home, sha i g a oom wi h all his sibli gs.15

As a child, Ro aldo played fo A do i ha f om 1992 o 1995,16 whe e his fa he was he ki ma ,11 a d la e spe wo yea s wi h Nacio al. I 1997, aged 12, he we o a h ee-day ial wi h Spo i g CP, who sig ed him fo a fee of £۱,۵۰۰٫۱۷ He subseque ly moved f om Madei a o Alcoche e, ea Lisbo , o joi Spo i g’s you h academy.17 By age 14, Ro aldo believed he had he abili y o play semi-p ofessio ally a d ag eed wi h his mo he o cease his educa io o focus e i ely o foo ball.18 While popula wi h o he s ude s a school, he had bee expelled af e h owi g a chai a his eache , who he said had dis espec ed him.18 O e yea la e , he was diag osed wi h achyca dia, a co di io ha could have fo ced him o give up playi g foo ball.19 Ro aldo u de we hea su ge y whe e a lase was used o cau e ise mul iple ca diac pa hways i o o e, al e i g his es i g hea a e.20 He was discha ged f om he hospi al hou s af e he p ocedu e a d esumed ai i g a few days la e .21

Club ca ee

Spo i g CP

A age 16, Ro aldo was p omo ed f om Spo i g’s you h eam by fi s – eam ma age László Bölö i, who was imp essed wi h his d ibbli g.22 He subseque ly became he fi s playe o play fo he club’s u de -16, u de -17 a d u de -18 eams, he B eam a d he fi s eam, all wi hi a si gle seaso .17 A yea la e , o 29 Sep embe 2002, Ro aldo made his debu i he P imei a Liga, agai s B aga a d o 7 Oc obe , he sco ed wo goals agai s Mo ei e se i hei 3–۰ wi .23 Ove he cou se of he 2002–۰۳ seaso , his ep ese a ives sugges ed he playe o Live pool ma age Gé a d Houllie a d Ba celo a p eside Joa Lapo a.24 Ma age A sè e We ge , who was i e es ed i sig i g Ro aldo, me wi h him a A se al’s g ou ds i Novembe o discuss a possible a sfe .25

Ma ches e U i ed ma age Alex Fe guso was de e mi ed o acqui e Ro aldo o a pe ma e move u ge ly, af e Spo i g defea ed U i ed 3–۱ a he i augu a io of he Es ádio José Alvalade i Augus 2003. I i ially, U i ed had pla ed o sig Ro aldo a d loa him back o Spo i g fo a yea .26 Havi g bee imp essed by him, he U i ed playe s u ged Fe guso o sig him. Af e he game, Fe guso ag eed o pay Spo i g £۱۲٫۲۴ millio 26 fo wha he co side ed o be o e of he mos exci i g you g playe s he had eve see .27 A decade af e his depa u e f om he club, i Ap il 2013, Spo i g ho ou ed Ro aldo by selec i g him o become hei 100,000 h membe .28

Ma ches e U i ed

۲۰۰۳–۲۰۰۷: Developme a d b eak h ough

The e have bee a few playe s desc ibed as ‘ he ew Geo ge Bes ‘ ove he yea s, bu his is he fi s ime i ‘s bee a complime o me.

—Fo me Ma ches e U i ed playe Geo ge Bes hails he 18-yea -old C is ia o Ro aldo i 2003.29

Ro aldo’s move o Ma ches e U i ed was comple ed o 12 Augus 2003, oo la e fo he 2003 FA Commu i y Shield bu i ime fo hei game agai s Bol o Wa de e s o he ope i g day of he 2003–۰۴ seaso , a d made him he fi s Po uguese playe o sig fo he club.30 His a sfe fee made him, a he ime, he mos expe sive ee age i E glish foo ball his o y.31 Al hough he eques ed he umbe 28, his umbe a Spo i g, he eceived he squad umbe 7 shi , which had p eviously bee wo by such U i ed playe s as Geo ge Bes , E ic Ca o a a d David Beckham.32 Wea i g he umbe 7 became a ex a sou ce of mo iva io fo Ro aldo.33 A key eleme i his developme du i g his ime i E gla d p oved o be Fe guso , of whom he la e said: He’s bee my fa he i spo , o e of he mos impo a a d i flue ial fac o s i my ca ee .34

Ro aldo made his debu as a subs i u e i a 4–۰ home wi ove Bol o Wa de e s i he P emie League o 16 Augus 2003, a d eceived a s a di g ova io whe he came o fo Nicky Bu .35 His pe fo ma ce ea ed p aise f om Bes , who hailed i as u doub edly he mos exci i g debu he had eve see .29 Ro aldo sco ed his fi s goal fo Ma ches e U i ed wi h a f ee-kick i a 3–۰ wi ove Po smou h o 1 Novembe .36 Th ee mo e league goals followed i he seco d half of he campaig ,37 he las of which came agai s As o Villa o he fi al day of he seaso , a ma ch i which he also eceived he fi s ed ca d of his ca ee .38 Ro aldo e ded his fi s seaso i E glish foo ball by sco i g he ope i g goal i U i ed’s 3–۰ wi ove Millwall i he 2004 FA Cup Fi al, ea i g his fi s ophy.39 BBC pu di Ala Ha se desc ibed him as he s a of he fi al.40 The B i ish p ess had bee c i ical of Ro aldo du i g he seaso fo his elabo a e s ep-ove s i yi g o bea oppo e s,41 bu eamma e Ga y Neville said he was o a show po y, bu he eal hi g, a d p edic ed he would become a wo ld-class playe .42

He has go he icks a d pa y pieces, we k ow ha , bu hey’ e o much good u less he e is some hi g a he e d of i all. We s ill have o emembe , of cou se, ha he lad is o ly 19 yea s of age. Co side i g ha , you have o say he has go massive ale . His fee a e mesme isi g a imes, a d if he ca couple ha wi h some co sis e ly good c ossi g, he fu u e looks f igh e i g.

—Fo me BBC pu di Ala Ha se comme i g o Ro aldo af e his fi s seaso .40

Ro aldo sco ed U i ed’s 1,000 h P emie League goal o 29 Oc obe 2004, hei o ly goal i a 4–۱ loss o Middlesb ough.43 A few weeks la e , he sig ed a ew co ac wi h he club ha ex e ded his p evious deal by wo yea s o 2010.44 A he s a of 2005, Ro aldo played wo of his bes ma ches of he 2004–۰۵ seaso , p oduci g a goal a d a assis agai s As o Villa a d sco i g wice agai s ivals A se al.4546 He played he full 120 mi u es of he 2005 FA Cup Fi al agai s A se al, which e ded i a goalless d aw; al hough Ro aldo sco ed his a emp i he pe al y shoo -ou , U i ed los 5–۴٫۴۷ Ro aldo wo his seco d ophy i E glish foo ball, he Foo ball League Cup, af e sco i g he hi d goal i U i ed’s 4–۰ fi al wi ove Wiga A hle ic.48

Du i g his hi d seaso i E gla d, Ro aldo was i volved i seve al i cide s. He had a o e-ma ch ba imposed o him by UEFA fo a o e-fi ge ed ges u e owa ds Be fica fa s,49 a d was se off i he Ma ches e de by (a 3–۱ defea ) fo kicki g Ma ches e Ci y’s fo me U i ed playe A dy Cole.50 Ro aldo clashed wi h a eamma e, s ike Ruud va Nis el ooy, who ook offe ce a he wi ge ‘s showboa i g s yle of play.51 Followi g he 2006 FIFA Wo ld Cup, i which he was i volved i a i cide whe e club eamma e Way e Roo ey was se off,52 Ro aldo publicly asked fo a a sfe , lame i g he lack of suppo he fel he had eceived f om he club ove he i cide .53 U i ed de ied he possibili y of him leavi g he club.54

Al hough his Wo ld Cup al e ca io wi h Roo ey esul ed i Ro aldo bei g booed h oughou he 2006–۰۷ seaso ,55 i p oved o be his b eakou yea , as he b oke he 20-goal ba ie fo he fi s ime a d wo his fi s P emie League i le. A impo a fac o i his success was his o e- o-o e ai i g by fi s – eam coach Re é Meule s ee , who augh him o make himself mo e u p edic able, imp ove his eamwo k, call fo he ball a d capi alise o goalsco i g oppo u i ies a he ha wai i g fo he cha ce o sco e he aes he ically pleasi g goals fo which he was al eady k ow .56 He sco ed h ee co secu ive b aces a he e d of Decembe , agai s As o Villa (a wi ha pu U i ed o op of he league), Wiga a d Readi g.575859 Ro aldo was amed he P emie League Playe of he Mo h i Novembe a d Decembe , becomi g o ly he hi d playe o eceive co secu ive ho ou s.60

۲۰۰۷–۲۰۰۸: Collec ive a d i dividual success

A he qua e -fi al s age of he 2006–۰۷ UEFA Champio s League, Ro aldo sco ed his fi s goals i his 30 h ma ch i he compe i io ,61 sco i g wice i a 7–۱ wi ove Roma.62 He subseque ly sco ed fou mi u es i o he fi s semi-fi al leg agai s Mila , which e ded i a 3–۲ wi ,63 bu was ma ked ou of he seco d leg as U i ed los 3–۰ a he Sa Si o.64 He also helped U i ed each he 2007 FA Cup Fi al, bu he fi al agai s Chelsea e ded i a 1–۰ defea .65 Ro aldo sco ed he o ly goal i he Ma ches e de by o 5 May (his 50 h goal fo he club), as U i ed wo hei fi s league i le i fou yea s.66 As a esul of his pe fo ma ces, he amassed a hos of pe so al awa ds fo he seaso . He wo he P ofessio al Foo balle s’ Associa io ‘s Playe ‘s Playe , Fa s’ Playe a d You g Playe of he Yea awa ds, as well as he Foo ball W i e s’ Associa io ‘s Foo balle of he Yea awa d,6768 becomi g he fi s playe o wi all fou mai PFA a d FWA ho ou s.69 His wages we e co cu e ly upg aded o £۱۲۰,۰۰۰ a week as pa of a five-yea co ac ex e sio .70 Ro aldo was amed u e -up o Kaká fo he 2007 Ballo d’O ,71 a d came hi d, behi d Kaká a d Lio el Messi, i he u i g fo he 2007 FIFA Wo ld Playe of he Yea awa d.72

Ro aldo sco ed his fi s (a d o ly ill 2022) ha – ick fo U i ed i a 6–۰ wi agai s Newcas le U i ed o 12 Ja ua y 2008, which pu U i ed op of he league able.73 O 19 Ma ch, he cap ai ed U i ed fo he fi s ime i a home wi ove Bol o a d sco ed bo h goals i a 2–۰ wi .74 His seco d goal was his 33 d of he campaig , which be e ed Geo ge Bes ‘s o al of 32 goals i he 1967–۶۸ seaso , hus se i g he club’s ew si gle-seaso eco d by a midfielde .75 His 31 league goals ea ed him he P emie League Golde Boo ,76 as well as he Eu opea Golde Shoe, which made him he fi s wi ge o wi he la e awa d.77 He addi io ally eceived he PFA Playe s’ Playe of he Yea a d FWA Foo balle of he Yea awa ds fo he seco d co secu ive seaso .7879 I he k ockou s age of he Champio s League, Ro aldo sco ed he decisive goal agai s Lyo , which helped U i ed adva ce o he qua e -fi als 2–۱ o agg ega e;80 while playi g as a s ike , he sco ed wi h a heade i he 3–۰ agg ega e wi ove Roma.81 U i ed eached he fi al agai s Chelsea i Moscow, whe e, despi e his ope i g goal bei g ega ed by a equalise a d his pe al y kick bei g saved i he shoo -ou ,82 U i ed eme ged vic o ious.83 As he Champio s League op sco e , Ro aldo was amed he UEFA Club Foo balle of he Yea .84

Ro aldo sco ed a o al of 42 goals i all compe i io s du i g he 2007–۰۸ seaso , his mos p olific campaig du i g his ime i E gla d. He missed h ee ma ches af e headbu i g a Po smou h playe a he s a of he seaso , a expe ie ce he said augh him o o le oppo e s p ovoke him.85 As umou s ci cula ed of Ro aldo’s i e es i movi g o Real Mad id, U i ed filed a ampe i g complai wi h gove i g body FIFA ove Mad id’s alleged pu sui of hei playe , bu hey decli ed o ake ac io .86 FIFA p eside Sepp Bla e asse ed ha he playe should be allowed o leave his club, desc ibi g he si ua io as mode slave y.87 Despi e Ro aldo publicly ag eei g wi h Bla e ,88 he emai ed a U i ed fo a o he yea .89

۲۰۰۸–۲۰۰۹: Fi al seaso a d co i ued success

Ahead of he 2008–۰۹ seaso , o 7 July, Ro aldo u de we a kle su ge y,90 which kep him ou of ac io fo 10 weeks.91 Followi g his e u , he sco ed his 100 h goal i all compe i io s fo U i ed wi h he fi s of wo f ee kicks i a 5–۰ wi agai s S oke Ci y o 15 Novembe ,92 which mea he had ow sco ed agai s all 19 opposi io eams i he P emie League a he ime.93 A he close of 2008, Ro aldo helped U i ed wi he 2008 FIFA Club Wo ld Cup i Japa ,94 assis i g he fi al-wi i g goal agai s Liga de Qui o a d wi i g he Silve Ball i he p ocess.95 Wi h his 2008 Ballo d’O a d 2008 FIFA Wo ld Playe of he Yea , Ro aldo became U i ed’s fi s Ballo d’O wi e si ce Bes i 1968,96 a d he fi s P emie League playe o be amed he FIFA Wo ld Playe of he Yea .97

His ma ch-wi i g goal i he seco d leg agai s Po o, a 40-ya d s ike, ea ed him he i augu al FIFA Puskás Awa d, p ese ed by FIFA i ecog i io of he bes goal of he yea ;98 he la e called i he bes goal he had eve sco ed.99 U i ed adva ced o he fi al i Rome,100 whe e he made li le impac i U i ed’s 2–۰ defea o Ba celo a.101 Ro aldo e ded his ime i E gla d wi h i e ophies, as U i ed claimed hei hi d successive league i le a d a Foo ball League Cup.102103 He fi ished he campaig wi h 26 goals i all compe i io s, 16 goals fewe ha he p evious seaso , i fou mo e appea a ces.104 His fi al goal fo U i ed came o 10 May 2009 wi h a f ee kick i he Ma ches e de by a Old T affo d.105

Real Mad id

Ahead of he 2009–۱۰ seaso , Ro aldo joi ed Real Mad id fo a wo ld eco d a sfe fee a he ime, of £۸۰ millio (€۹۴ millio ).106 His co ac , which a u il 2015, was wo h €۱۱ millio pe yea a d co ai ed a €۱ billio buy-ou clause.107 A leas 80,000 fa s a e ded his p ese a io a he Sa iago Be abéu, su passi g he 25-yea eco d of 75,000 fa s who had welcomed Diego Ma ado a a Napoli.108 Si ce club cap ai Raúl al eady wo e he umbe 7 ( he umbe Ro aldo wo e a U i ed), Ro aldo eceived he umbe 9 shi ,109 which was p ese ed o him by fo me Mad id playe Alf edo Di S éfa o.110

۲۰۰۹–۲۰۱۳: Wo ld eco d a sfe a d La Liga champio ship

Ro aldo made his La Liga debu agai s Depo ivo La Co uña o 29 Augus , sco i g a pe al y i a 3–۲ home wi .111 He sco ed i each of his fi s fou league games, he fi s Mad id playe o do so.112 His fi s Champio s League goals fo he club followed wi h wo f ee kicks i he fi s g oup ma ch agai s Zü ich.113 His s o g s a o he seaso was i e up ed whe he suffe ed a a kle i ju y i Oc obe while o i e a io al du y, which kep him sideli ed fo seve weeks.114115 A week af e his e u , he eceived his fi s ed ca d i Spai i a ma ch agai s Alme ía.116 Midway h ough he seaso , Ro aldo fi ished seco d i he 2009 Ballo d’O a d he 2009 FIFA Wo ld Playe of he Yea awa ds, behi d Messi. He fi ished he seaso wi h 33 goals i all compe i io s, i cludi g a ha – ick i a 4–۱ wi agai s Mallo ca o 5 May 2010, his fi s i La Liga.117118 His fi s seaso a Mad id e ded ophyless.119

Followi g Raúl’s depa u e, Ro aldo was give he umbe 7 shi fo Mad id befo e he 2010–۱۱ seaso .120 His subseque e u o his Ballo d’O -wi i g fo m was epi omised whe , fo he fi s ime i his ca ee , he sco ed fou goals i a si gle ma ch du i g a 6–۱ ou agai s Raci g Sa a de o 23 Oc obe .121 Ro aldo subseque ly sco ed fu he ha – icks agai s A hle ic Bilbao, Leva e, Villa eal a d Málaga.122123124 Despi e his pe fo ma ces, he did o make he op h ee i he i augu al 2010 FIFA Ballo d’O .125 Du i g a his o ic se ies of fou Clásicos agai s ivals Ba celo a i Ap il 2011, Ro aldo sco ed wice o equal his pe so al eco d of 42 goals i all compe i io s. Though he failed o sco e i ei he leg of he Champio s League semi-fi als as Mad id we e elimi a ed, he equalised f om he pe al y spo i he e u league game a d sco ed he ma ch-wi i g goal i he 103 d mi u e of he 2011 Copa del Rey Fi al, wi i g his fi s ophy i Spai .126127 His wo goals i he las ma ch of he seaso agai s Alme ía made him he fi s playe i La Liga o sco e 40 goals.128 I addi io o he Pichichi T ophy, Ro aldo wo he Eu opea Golde Shoe fo a seco d ime, becomi g he fi s playe o wi he awa d i diffe e leagues.129

Du i g he followi g seaso , Ro aldo achieved a ew pe so al bes of 60 goals i all compe i io s.130 He fi ished as u e -up o Messi fo he 2011 FIFA Ballo d’O , af e sco i g ha – icks agai s Real Za agoza, Rayo Valleca o, Málaga, Osasu a a d Sevilla, he las of which pu Mad id o op of he league by he seaso ‘s midway poi .131132133 Ro aldo fou d g ea e eam success i he league, helpi g Mad id wi hei fi s league i le i fou yea s wi h a eco d 100 poi s. Followi g a ha – ick agai s Leva e as Mad id fu he i c eased hei lead ove Ba celo a,134 he sco ed his 100 h league goal fo Mad id i a 5–۱ wi ove Real Sociedad o 24 Ma ch 2012, a miles o e he eached i jus 92 ma ches ac oss h ee seaso s, b eaki g he p evious club eco d held by Fe e c Puskás.135 A o he ha – ick i he Mad id de by agai s A lé ico Mad id b ough his o al o 40 league goals, equalli g his eco d of he p evious seaso .136 His fi al league goal of he seaso , agai s Mallo ca, ook his o al o 46 goals, fou sho of he ew eco d se by Messi,137 hough he became he fi s playe o sco e agai s all 19 opposi io eams i a si gle La Liga seaso .138

Ro aldo bega he 2012–۱۳ seaso by lif i g he 2012 Supe copa de España, his hi d ophy i Spai . Wi h a goal i each leg, he helped Mad id wi he Spa ish Supe Cup o away goals followi g a 4–۴ agg ega e d aw agai s Ba celo a.139 Al hough Ro aldo publicly comme ed ha he was u happy wi h a p ofessio al issue wi hi he club, p omp ed by his efusal o celeb a e his 150 h goal fo Mad id,140 his goalsco i g a e did o suffe . Af e e i g a ha – ick, i cludi g wo pe al ies, agai s Depo ivo, he sco ed his fi s ha – ick i he Champio s League i a 4–۱ wi ove Ajax.141 Fou days la e , he became he fi s playe o sco e i six successive Clásicos whe he hi a b ace i a 2–۲ d aw a Camp Nou.142 His pe fo ma ces agai saw Ro aldo vo ed seco d i he u i g fo he 2012 FIFA Ballo d’O , behi d fou – ime wi e Messi.143

۲۰۱۳–۲۰۱۵: Co secu ive FIFA Ballo d’O wi s a d La Décima

Followi g he 2012–۱۳ wi e b eak, Ro aldo cap ai ed Mad id fo he fi s ime i a official ma ch, sco i g wice o lif 10-ma Mad id o a 4–۳ wi ove Sociedad o 6 Ja ua y.144 He subseque ly became he fi s o -Spa ish playe i 60 yea s o cap ai Mad id i El Clasico o 30 Ja ua y, a ma ch which also ma ked his 500 h club appea a ce.145 Th ee days p io , he had sco ed his 300 h club goal as pa of a pe fec ha – ick agai s Ge afe.146 He sco ed his 200 h goal fo Mad id o 8 May i a 6–۲ wi agai s Málaga, eachi g he la dma k i 197 games.147 He helped Mad id each he 2013 Copa del Rey Fi al by sco i g wice i El Clásico, which ma ked he six h successive ma ch a Camp Nou i which he had sco ed,148 a club eco d.139 I he fi al, he headed he ope i g goal of a eve ual 2–۱ defea o A lé ico, bu was show a ed ca d fo viole co duc .149 I he fi s k ockou ou d of he Champio s League, Ro aldo faced his fo me club Ma ches e U i ed fo he fi s ime. Af e sco i g he equalise i a 1–۱ d aw a home,150 he sco ed he wi i g goal i a 2–۱ wi o his fi s e u o Old T affo d.151 He did o celeb a e sco i g agai s his fo me club as a ma k of espec .152 Af e sco i g h ee goals agai s Gala asa ay i he qua e s, he sco ed Mad id’s o ly goal i he 4–۱ away defea o Bo ussia Do mu d i he semi-fi als a d Real we e elimi a ed a he semi-fi al s age fo he hi d co secu ive yea despi e a 2–۰ wi i he seco d leg.153

A he s a of he 2013–۱۴ seaso , Ro aldo sig ed a ew co ac ha ex e ded his s ay by h ee yea s o 2018, wi h a sala y of €۱۷ millio e , maki g him b iefly he highes -paid playe i foo ball.154 He was joi ed a he club by wi ge Ga e h Bale, whose wo ld eco d a sfe fee of €۱۰۰ millio su passed he fee Mad id had paid fo Ro aldo fou yea s p io .155 Toge he wi h s ike Ka im Be zema, hey fo med a a acki g io popula ly dubbed BBC, a ac o ym of Bale, Be zema a d C is ia o, a d a play o he ame of he B i ish public se vice b oadcas e , he B i ish B oadcas i g Co po a io (BBC).156 By la e Novembe , Ro aldo had sco ed 32 goals f om 22 ma ches fo bo h club a d cou y, i cludi g ha – icks agai s Gala asa ay, Sevilla, Real Sociedad, No he I ela d, a d Swede .157158159 He e ded 2013 wi h 69 goals i 59 appea a ces, his highes yea -e d goal ally.160 He eceived he 2013 FIFA Ballo d’O , a amalgama io of he Ballo d’O a d he FIFA Wo ld Playe of he Yea awa d, fo he fi s ime i his ca ee .161

Co cu e ly wi h his i dividual achieveme s, Ro aldo e joyed his g ea es eam success i Spai o da e, as he helped Mad id wi La Décima, hei e h Eu opea Cup. His goal i a 3–۰ home wi ove Do mu d (his 100 h Champio s League ma ch) ook his o al fo he seaso o 14 goals, equalli g he eco d Messi had se wo yea s befo e.162 Af e hi i g a b ace i a 4–۰ defea of Baye Mu ich a he Allia z A e a,163 he sco ed f om he pe al y spo i he 120 h mi u e of he 4–۱ fi al wi ove A lé ico, becomi g he fi s playe o sco e i wo Eu opea Cup fi als fo wo diffe e wi i g eams.164 His ove all pe fo ma ce i he fi al was subdued as a esul of pa ella e di i is a d ela ed hams i g p oblems, which had plagued him i he las mo hs of he campaig . Ro aldo played he fi al agai s medical advice, la e comme i g: I you life you do o wi wi hou sac ifices a d you mus ake isks.165 As he compe i io ‘s op goalsco e fo he hi d ime, wi h a eco d 17 goals,166 he was amed he UEFA Bes Playe i Eu ope.167

I he Copa del Rey, Ro aldo helped Mad id each he fi al by sco i g wo pe al ies agai s A lé ico a he Vice e Calde ó ,۱۶۸ he fi s of which mea he had ow sco ed i eve y si gle mi u e of a 90-mi u e foo ball ma ch.169 His co i ued issues wi h his k ee a d high caused him o miss he fi al, whe e Mad id defea ed Ba celo a 2–۱ o claim he ophy.170 Ro aldo sco ed 31 goals i 30 league games, which ea ed him he Pichichi a d he Eu opea Golde Shoe, eceivi g he la e awa d joi ly wi h Live pool s ike Luis Suá ez.171 Amo g his haul was his 400 h ca ee goal, i 653 appea a ces fo club a d cou y, which came wi h a b ace agai s Cel a Vigo o 6 Ja ua y; he dedica ed his goals o compa io Eusébio, who had died wo days befo e.172 A las -mi u e, back-heeled volley sco ed agai s Vale cia o 4 May (his 50 h goal i all compe i io s) was ecog ised as he bes goal of he seaso by he Liga Nacio al de Fú bol P ofesio al,173 which addi io ally amed Ro aldo he Bes Playe i La Liga.174

Du i g he 2014–۱۵ seaso , Ro aldo se a ew pe so al bes of 61 goals, s a i g wi h bo h goals i Mad id’s 2–۰ wi ove Sevilla i he UEFA Supe Cup.175 He subseque ly achieved his bes -eve goalsco i g s a o a league campaig , wi h 15 goals i he fi s eigh ou ds.176 His eco d 23 d La Liga ha – ick, sco ed agai s Cel a Vigo o 6 Decembe , made him he fas es playe o each 200 goals i La Liga, eachi g he miles o e i 178 h ma ches.176177 Af e wi i g he 2014 FIFA Club Wo ld Cup,178 Ro aldo eceived he 2014 Ballo d’O ,179 joi i g Joha C uyff, Michel Pla i i a d Ma co va Bas e as a h ee- ime ecipie .180 Mad id fi ished i seco d place i La Liga a d exi ed a he semi-fi al s age i he Champio s League.181 I he la e compe i io , Ro aldo ex e ded his u of sco i g away o a eco d 12 ma ches wi h his s ike i a 2–۰ wi agai s Schalke 04.182 He sco ed bo h of his side’s goals i he semi-fi als agai s Juve us, whe e Mad id we e elimi a ed 3–۲ o agg ega e.183 Wi h 10 goals, he fi ished as op sco e fo a hi d co secu ive seaso , alo gside Messi a d Neyma .184 O 5 Ap il, he sco ed five goals i a game fo he fi s ime i his ca ee , i cludi g a eigh -mi u e ha – ick, i a 9–۱ ou of G a ada.185 His 300 h goal fo his club followed h ee days la e i a 2–۰ wi agai s Rayo Valleca o.186 Subseque ha – icks agai s Sevilla, Espa yol a d Ge afe ook his umbe of ha – icks fo Mad id o 31, su passi g Di S éfa o’s club eco d of 28.175 He fi ished he seaso wi h 48 goals, wi i g a seco d co secu ive Pichichi a d he Eu opea Golde Shoe fo a eco d fou h ime.175

۲۰۱۵–۲۰۱۷: All- ime Real Mad id op sco e

A he s a of his seve h seaso a Mad id, he 2015–۱۶ campaig , Ro aldo became he club’s all- ime op sco e , fi s i he league a d he i all compe i io s. His five-goal haul i a 6–۰ away wi ove Espa yol o 12 Sep embe ook his ally i La Liga o 230 goals i 203 games, su passi g he club’s p evious eco d holde , Raúl.187 A mo h la e , o 17 Oc obe , he agai su passed Raúl whe he sco ed he seco d goal i a 3–۰ defea of Leva e a he Be abéu o ake his ove all o al fo he club o 324 goals. o e 4 Ro aldo also became he all- ime op sco e i he Champio s League wi h a ha – ick i he fi s g oup ma ch agai s Shakh a Do e sk, havi g fi ished he p evious seaso level wi h Messi o 77 goals.189 Two goals agai s Malmö FF i a 2–۰ away wi o 30 Sep embe saw him each he miles o e of 500 ca ee goals fo club a d cou y.190 He subseque ly became he fi s playe o sco e double figu es i he compe i io ‘s g oup s age, se i g he eco d a 11 goals, i cludi g a o he fou -goal haul agai s Malmö.۱۹۱

Ro aldo’s fou goals i a 7–۱ home wi ove Cel a de Vigo o 5 Ma ch 2016 ook his o al o 252 goals i La Liga, becomi g he compe i io ‘s seco d-highes sco e i his o y behi d Messi.192 He sco ed a ha – ick agai s VfL Wolfsbu g o se d his club i o he Champio s League semi-fi als.193 The eble ook his ally i he compe i io o 16 goals, maki g him he op sco e fo he fou h co secu ive seaso a d he fif h ove all.194 Suffe i g appa e fi ess issues, Ro aldo gave a poo ly- eceived pe fo ma ce i he fi al agai s A lé ico, i a epea of he 2014 fi al, hough his pe al y i he subseque shoo -ou secu ed Mad id’s 11 h vic o y.195 Fo he six h successive yea , he e ded he seaso havi g sco ed ove 50 goals ac oss all compe i io s.195 Fo his effo s du i g he seaso , he eceived he UEFA Bes Playe i Eu ope Awa d fo a seco d ime.196

Ro aldo missed Mad id’s fi s h ee ma ches of he 2016–۱۷ seaso , i cludi g he 2016 UEFA Supe Cup agai s Sevilla, as he co i ued o ehabili a e he k ee i ju y he suffe ed agai s F a ce i he Eu o 2016 fi al.197 O 15 Sep embe , he did o celeb a e his la e f ee kick equalise agai s Spo i g CP i he Champio s League, wi h Ro aldo s a i g pos ma ch ha hey made me who I am.198 O 7 Novembe , his co ac was upda ed fo he seco d ime a d ex e ded by h ee yea s o 2021.199 O 19 Novembe , he sco ed a ha – ick i a 3–۰ away wi agai s A lé ico, maki g him he all- ime op sco e i he Mad id de by wi h 18 goals.200 O 15 Decembe , Ro aldo sco ed his 500 h club ca ee goal i he 2–۰ wi ove Club Amé ica i he semi-fi als of he 2016 FIFA Club Wo ld Cup.201 He he sco ed a ha – ick i he 4–۲ wi ove Japa ese club Kashima A le s i he fi al.202 Ro aldo fi ished he ou ame as op sco e wi h fou goals a d was also amed playe of he ou ame .203 He wo he 2016 Ballo d’O , his fou h, a d he i augu al 2016 The Bes FIFA Me ‘s Playe , a evival of he fo me FIFA Wo ld Playe of he Yea , la gely owi g o his success wi h Po ugal i wi i g Eu o 2016.204

I he 2016–۱۷ UEFA Champio s League qua e -fi al agai s Baye i Ap il, Ro aldo sco ed bo h goals i a 2–۱ away wi which saw him make his o y by becomi g he fi s playe o each 100 goals i UEFA club compe i io .205 I he seco d leg of he qua e -fi als, Ro aldo sco ed a ‘pe fec ‘ ha – ick a d eached his 100 h Champio s League goal, becomi g he fi s playe o do so as Mad id agai defea ed Baye 4–۲ af e ex a- ime.206 O 2 May, Ro aldo sco ed a o he ha – ick as Mad id defea ed A lé ico 3–۰ i he Champio s League semi-fi al fi s leg. O 17 May, Ro aldo ove ook Jimmy G eaves as he all- ime op sco e i he op five Eu opea leagues, sco i g wice agai s Cel a de Vigo.207 He fi ished he seaso wi h 42 goals i all compe i io s as he helped Mad id o wi hei fi s La Liga i le si ce 2012.208 I he Champio s League Fi al, Ro aldo sco ed wo goals i a 4–۱ vic o y ove Juve us o ake him o 12 goals fo he seaso , maki g him he compe i io ‘s op goalsco e fo he fif h s aigh seaso (six h ove all), as well as he fi s playe o sco e i h ee fi als i he Champio s League e a; he seco d goal was he 600 h of his se io ca ee .209 Mad id also became he fi s eam o wi back- o-back fi als i he Champio s League e a.210

۲۰۱۷–۲۰۱۸: Fif h Ballo d’O a d fif h Champio s League i le

A he s a of he 2017–۱۸ seaso , Ro aldo sco ed Mad id’s seco d goal i he 80 h mi u e of a 3–۱ wi ove Ba celo a i he fi s leg of he 2017 Supe copa de España a Camp Nou; howeve , he was se off wo mi u es la e a d missed he seco d leg.211 O 23 Oc obe , his pe fo ma ces h oughou 2017 saw him awa ded The Bes FIFA Me ‘s Playe awa d fo he seco d co secu ive yea .212 O 6 Decembe , he became he fi s playe o sco e i all six Champio s League g oup s age ma ches wi h a cu li g s ike a home o Do mu d.213 A day la e , Ro aldo wo he 2017 Ballo d’O , eceivi g his fif h- ime awa d o he Eiffel Towe i Pa is.214 O 16 Decembe , he sco ed a f ee kick wi e , as Mad id wo hei seco d Club Wo ld Cup i a ow by bea i g G êmio i he fi al.215 O 3 Ma ch 2018, he sco ed wo goals i a 3–۱ home wi ove Ge afe, his fi s bei g his 300 h La Liga goal i his 286 h appea a ce, maki g him he fas es playe o each his la dma k a d o ly he seco d playe o do so af e Messi.216 O 18 Ma ch, he eached his 50 h ca ee ha – ick, sco i g fou goals i a 6–۳ wi agai s Gi o a.217

O 3 Ap il, Ro aldo sco ed he fi s wo goals i a 3–۰ away wi agai s Juve us i he qua e -fi als of he 2017–۱۸ UEFA Champio s League, wi h his seco d goal bei g a ac oba ic bicycle kick. Desc ibed as a PlayS a io goal by Juve us defe de A d ea Ba zagli, wi h Ro aldo’s foo app oxima ely 7 f 7 i (2.31 m) off he g ou d, i ga e ed him a s a di g ova io f om he opposi g fa s i he s adium as well as a ple ho a of plaudi s f om pee s, pu di s a d coaches.218 O 11 Ap il, he sco ed i he seco d leg a home o Juve us, a 98 h-mi u e i ju y ime pe al y i a 3–۱ defea , mea i g Mad id adva ced 4–۳ o agg ega e.219 I was his e h goal agai s Juve us, a Champio s League eco d agai s a si gle club.220 I he fi al o 26 May, Mad id defea ed Live pool 3–۱, wi i g Ro aldo his fif h Champio s League i le, he fi s playe o do so.221 He fi ished as he op sco e of he ou ame fo he six h co secu ive seaso wi h 15 goals.222 Af e he fi al, Ro aldo efe ed o his ime wi h Mad id i he pas e se, spa ki g specula io ha he could leave he club.223

Juve us

Despi e mo hs of ego ia io o sig a ew Real Mad id co ac ,224 o 10 July 2018, Ro aldo sig ed a fou -yea co ac wi h I alia club Juve us af e comple i g a €۱۰۰ millio a sfe , which i cluded a addi io al €۱۲ millio i o he fees a d solida i y co ibu io s o Ro aldo’s you h clubs.225 The a sfe was he highes eve fo a playe ove 30 yea s old,226 a d he highes paid by a I alia club.227 Upo sig i g, Ro aldo ci ed his eed fo a ew challe ge as his a io ale fo depa i g Mad id,228 bu la e a ibu ed he a sfe o he lack of suppo he fel was show by club p eside Flo e i o Pé ez.229

۲۰۱۸–۲۰۲۰: Adjus me a d co secu ive Se ie A i les

O 18 Augus , Ro aldo made his debu i a 3–۲ away wi agai s ChievoVe o a.230 O 16 Sep embe , Ro aldo sco ed his fi s wo goals fo Juve us i his fou h appea a ce i a 2–۱ home wi ove Sassuolo i Se ie A; his seco d was he 400 h league goal of his ca ee .231 O 19 Sep embe , i his fi s Champio s League ma ch fo Juve us, he was se off i he 29 h mi u e fo viole co duc , his fi s ed ca d i 154 ou ame appea a ces.232 Ro aldo became he fi s playe i his o y o wi 100 Champio s League ma ches, se i g up Ma io Ma džukić’s wi e i a 1–۰ home wi ove Vale cia, which sealed Juve us’s passage o he k ock-ou s ages of he compe i io .233 I Decembe , he sco ed his e h league goal of he seaso , f om he pe al y spo , e i g he fi al goal i a 3–۰ away wi ove Fio e i a.234 Af e placi g seco d i bo h he 2018 UEFA Me ‘s Playe of he Yea a d 2018 The Bes FIFA Me ‘s Playe fo he fi s ime i h ee yea s, behi d Luka Mod ić, Ro aldo pe fo ma ces i 2018 also saw him vo ed u e -up fo he 2018 Ballo d’O , fi ishi g o ce agai behi d his fo me Real Mad id eamma e.235 Ro aldo wo his fi s ophy wi h he club o 16 Ja ua y 2019, he 2018 Supe coppa I alia a, af e he sco ed he o ly goal f om a heade agai s AC Mila .236

O 10 Feb ua y, Ro aldo sco ed i a 3–۰ wi ove Sassuolo, he i h co secu ive away game i which he had sco ed i he league, equalli g Giuseppe Sig o i’s si gle seaso Se ie A eco d of mos co secu ive away games wi h a leas o e goal.237 O 12 Ma ch, Ro aldo sco ed a ha – ick i a 3–۰ home wi agai s A lé ico i he seco d leg of he Champio s League ou d of 16, helpi g Juve us ove come a wo-goal defici o each he qua e -fi als.238 The followi g mo h, Ro aldo sco ed his 125 h goal i he compe i io , ope i g he sco i g i a 1–۱ away d aw i he fi s leg of Juve us’ qua e -fi al agai s Ajax, o 10 Ap il.239 I he seco d leg i Tu i o 16 Ap il, he sco ed he ope i g goal, bu Juve us eve ually los he ma ch 2–۱ a d we e elimi a ed f om he compe i io .240 O 20 Ap il, Ro aldo played i he scude o cli chi g game agai s Fio e i a, as Juve us wo hei eigh h successive i le af e a 2–۱ home wi , he eby becomi g he fi s playe o wi league i les i E gla d, Spai a d I aly.241 O 27 Ap il, he sco ed his 600 h club goal, he equalise i a 1–۱ away d aw agai s De by d’I alia ivals I e Mila .242 Fi ishi g his fi s Se ie A campaig wi h 21 goals a d 8 assis s, Ro aldo wo he i augu al Se ie A awa d fo Mos Valuable Playe .243

Ro aldo sco ed his fi s goal of he 2019–۲۰ seaso i a 4–۳ home wi ove Napoli i Se ie A o 31 Augus 2019.244 O 23 Sep embe , he came i 3 d place fo he Bes FIFA Me ‘s Playe Awa d.245 O 1 Oc obe , he eached seve al miles o es i Juve us’s 3–۰ Champio s League g oup s age wi ove Baye Leve kuse : he sco ed i a 14 h co secu ive Champio s League seaso , equalli g Raúl a d Messi’s eco d; he b oke Ike Casillas’ eco d fo mos Champio s League wi s of all ime a d equalled Raúl’s eco d of sco i g agai s 33 diffe e Champio s League oppo e s.246 O 6 Novembe , i a 2–۱ away wi agai s Lokomo iv Moscow, he equalled Paolo Maldi i as he seco d-mos capped playe i UEFA club compe i io s wi h 174 appea a ces.247 O 18 Decembe , Ro aldo leap o a heigh of 8 f 5 i (2.57 m), highe ha he c ossba , o head he wi i g goal i a 2–۱ away wi agai s Sampdo ia.248 Ro aldo sco ed his fi s Se ie A ha – ick o 6 Ja ua y 2020, i a 4–۰ home wi agai s Caglia i. His 56 h ca ee ha – ick, he became o ly he seco d playe af e Alexis Sá chez o sco e ha – icks i he P emie League, La Liga a d Se ie A.249 O 2 Feb ua y, he sco ed wice f om he pe al y spo i a 3–۰ home wi ove Fio e i a, equalli g David T ezegue ‘s club eco d of sco i g i i e co secu ive league games,250 a d b oke he eco d six days la e by sco i g i his e h co secu ive league game, a 2–۱ away defea o Hellas Ve o a.251 O 22 Feb ua y, Ro aldo sco ed fo a eco d-equalli g 11 h co secu ive league game, alo gside Gab iel Ba is u a a d Fabio Quaglia ella, i wha was his 1,000 h se io p ofessio al game, a 2–۱ away wi agai s SPAL.252

O 22 Ju e, he sco ed a pe al y i a 2–۰ away wi ove Bolog a, ove aki g Rui Cos a o become he highes sco i g Po uguese playe i Se ie A his o y.253 O 4 July, he sco ed his 25 h league goal of he seaso f om a f ee kick i a 4–۱ home wi ove ivals To i o, becomi g he fi s Juve us playe o achieve his miles o e si ce Oma Sívo i i 1961; he goal was also his fi s f om a f ee kick wi h he club af e 43 a emp s.254 O 20 July, Ro aldo sco ed wice i a 2–۱ home wi ove Lazio; his fi s goal was his 50 h i Se ie A. He became he seco d-fas es playe o each his la dma k, af e Gu a No dahl, a d he fi s playe i his o y o each 50 goals i he P emie League, La Liga a d Se ie A. Wi h his b ace, he also eached 30 league goals fo he seaso , becomi g jus he hi d playe (af e Felice Bo el i 1934 a d Joh Ha se i 1952) i Juve us’s his o y o each ha miles o e i a seaso .255256 Mo eove , he became he oldes playe , a he age of 35 yea s a d 166 days, o sco e ove 30 goals i o e of he five op Eu opea leagues si ce Ro ie Rooke wi h A se al i 1948.257 O 26 July, Ro aldo sco ed he ope i g goal i a 2–۰ home wi ove Sampdo ia, which saw Juve us c ow ed Se ie A champio s fo a i h co secu ive ime.258 He fi ished his seco d league campaig wi h 31 goals, maki g him he seco d-highes goalsco e i he league behi d o ly Eu opea Golde Shoe wi e Ci o Immobile, wi h 36 goals.259260 O 7 Augus , Ro aldo sco ed a b ace i a 2–۱ home wi agai s Lyo i he seco d leg of he Champio s League ou d of 16, which saw him fi ish he seaso wi h 37 goals i all compe i io s; he ally allowed him o b eak Bo el’s club eco d of 36 goals i a si gle seaso .261 Despi e he wi , he ie fi ished 2–۲ o agg ega e a d Juve us we e elimi a ed f om he compe i io o he away goals ule.262

۲۰۲۰–۲۰۲۱: ۱۰۰ Juve us goals, Capoca o ie e, a d depa u e

O 20 Sep embe 2020, Ro aldo sco ed i Juve us’s ope i g league ma ch of he seaso , a 3–۰ home wi ove Sampdo ia.263 O 1 Novembe , af e Ro aldo ook ea ly h ee weeks o ecove f om COVID-19, he e u ed o ac io agai s Spezia; he came off he be ch i he seco d half a d sco ed wi hi he fi s h ee mi u es, befo e sco i g a seco d goal f om he pe al y spo i a eve ual 4–۱ away wi .264 O 2 Decembe , he sco ed a goal agai s Dy amo Kyiv i a Champio s League g oup s age ma ch o each his 750 h se io ca ee goal.265 Ro aldo played his 100 h ma ch i all compe i io s fo Juve us o 13 Decembe , sco i g wo pe al ies i a 3–۱ away wi ove Ge oa i he league o b i g his goal ally o 79.266 O 20 Ja ua y 2021, Juve us wo he 2020 Supe coppa I alia a af e a 2–۰ wi agai s Napoli, wi h Ro aldo sco i g he ope i g goal.267 O 2 Ma ch, he sco ed a goal i a 3–۰ wi ove Spezia i his 600 h league ma ch, o become he fi s playe o sco e a leas 20 goals i 12 co secu ive seaso s i he op five leagues of Eu ope.268 O 9 Ma ch, Juve us we e k ocked ou of he Champio s League a he ou d of 16 by Po o, agai o he away goals ule (4–۴ o agg ega e).269 O 14 Ma ch, he sco ed his 57 h ca ee ha – ick i a 3–۱ away wi ove Caglia i.270 O 12 May, Ro aldo sco ed a goal i a 3–۱ away wi ove Sassuolo o each his 100 h goal fo Juve us i all compe i io s o his 131s appea a ce, becomi g he fas es Juve us playe o achieve he fea .271 Wi h Juve us’s vic o y i he 2021 Coppa I alia Fi al o 19 May, Ro aldo became he fi s playe i his o y o wi eve y majo domes ic ophy i E gla d, Spai a d I aly.272 Ro aldo e ded he seaso wi h 29 league goals, wi i g he Capoca o ie e awa d fo highes goalsco e a d becomi g he fi s foo balle o fi ish as op sco e i he E glish, Spa ish a d I alia leagues.273

O 22 Augus , Ro aldo s a ed he fi s game of he ew seaso o he be ch, comi g o as a subs i u e fo Álva o Mo a a i a 2–۲ d aw agai s Udi ese, sco i g a goal ha was uled ou by VAR.274 Though ma age Massimilia o Alleg i co fi med i was his decisio due o Ro aldo’s fi ess, i came amid epo s Ro aldo would depa he club befo e he closu e of he a sfe wi dow,275 a d Ro aldo would ell Alleg i he had o i e io of emai i g a Juve us playe .276 O 26 Augus , Ro aldo a d his age Jo ge Me des eached a ve bal ag eeme wi h Ma ches e Ci y ove pe so al e ms,277 bu he club pulled ou of he deal he followi g day due o he ove all cos of he a sfe .278 O he same day, i was co fi med ha Ci y’s ivals Ma ches e U i ed, Ro aldo’s fo me club, we e i adva ced alks o sig him,279280 while fo me ma age Alex Fe guso a d seve al ex- eamma es had bee i co ac o pe suade him o e-sig fo U i ed.281282

Re u o Ma ches e U i ed

۲۰۲۱–۲۰۲۲: ۱۰۰ P emie League goals

O 27 Augus 2021, Ma ches e U i ed a ou ced hey had eached a ag eeme wi h Juve us o e-sig Ro aldo, subjec o ag eeme of pe so al e ms, visa a d medical.283 The a sfe was epo ed as cos i g a i i ial £۱۲٫۸۵ millio , wi h a wo-yea co ac plus a op io al yea , a d was co fi med o 31 Augus .284 Ro aldo was give he umbe 7 shi af e Edi so Cava i ag eed o swi ch o 21.285 The fi s 24 hou s of Ro aldo’s shi sales was epo ed o have b oke he all- ime eco d followi g a a sfe , ove aki g Messi af e his move o Pa is Sai -Ge mai .286

O 11 Sep embe , Ro aldo made his seco d debu a Old T affo d, sco i g he ope i g wo goals i a 4–۱ league vic o y agai s Newcas le U i ed.287 O 29 Sep embe , he sco ed a las -mi u e wi e i U i ed’s 2–۱ vic o y a home o Villa eal i he Champio s League, a d ove aki g Ike Casillas as he playe wi h he mos appea a ces i he compe i io .288 O 2 Decembe , Ro aldo sco ed wice i a 3–۲ home league wi agai s A se al, aki g him pas 800 op-level ca ee goals.289

O 12 Ma ch 2022, Ro aldo sco ed a ha – ick i a 3–۲ vic o y agai s To e ham, b i gi g his o al goal cou o 807 i he p ocess.290 He is believed o be he eco d holde fo goals sco ed i p ofessio al foo ball, al hough he Foo ball Associa io of he Czech Republic a gues ha Josef Bica sco ed 821 goals.291292 O 16 Ap il, Ro aldo sco ed his 50 h club ha – ick i a 3–۲ wi ove No wich Ci y.293 O 23 Ap il, he sco ed his 100 h P emie League goal i a 3–۱ defea o A se al.294 He was amed he P emie League’s Playe of he Mo h fo Ap il 2022.295

I e a io al ca ee

۲۰۰۱–۲۰۰۷: You h level a d ea ly i e a io al ca ee

Ro aldo bega his i e a io al ca ee wi h Po ugal u de -15 i 2001. Du i g his i e a io al you h ca ee , Ro aldo would ep ese he u de -15, u de -17, u de -20, u de -21 a d u de -23 a io al sides, amassi g 34 you h caps a d sco i g 18 goals ove all.6

Aged 18, Ro aldo made his fi s se io appea a ce fo Po ugal i a 1–۰ wi ove Kazakhs a o 20 Augus 2003,296 comi g o as a half- ime subs i u e fo Luís Figo.297 He was subseque ly called up fo UEFA Eu o 2004, held i his home cou y, a d sco ed his fi s i e a io al goal i a 2–۱ g oup s age loss o eve ual champio s G eece, his eigh h appea a ce fo Po ugal.297 Af e co ve i g his pe al y i a shoo -ou agai s E gla d i he qua e -fi als,298 he helped Po ugal each he fi al by sco i g he ope i g goal i a 2–۱ wi ove he Ne he la ds.299 He was fea u ed i he eam of he ou ame , havi g p ovided wo assis s i addi io o his wo goals.300

Ro aldo was Po ugal’s seco d-highes sco e i hei qualifica io g oup fo he 2006 FIFA Wo ld Cup wi h seve goals.296 Du i g he ou ame , he sco ed his fi s Wo ld Cup goal agai s I a wi h a pe al y kick i Po ugal’s seco d ma ch of he g oup s age.301 A he age of 21 yea s a d 132 days, Ro aldo became he you ges eve goalsco e fo Po ugal a a Wo ld Cup fi als.302 I Po ugal’s i famously di y ou d of 16 ma ch agai s he Ne he la ds, Ro aldo was fo ced off i ju ed i he fi s half af e a ackle f om Du ch defe de Khalid Boulah ouz.297 Followi g Po ugal’s 1–۰ wi , Ro aldo accused Boulah ouz of i e io ally yi g o i ju e him, al hough he ecove ed i ime o play i he ex game.303 I Po ugal’s qua e -fi al agai s E gla d, Ro aldo’s Ma ches e U i ed eamma e Way e Roo ey was se off fo s ampi g o Po ugal defe de Rica do Ca valho. Al hough he efe ee la e cla ified ha he ed ca d was o ly due o Roo ey’s i f ac io ,304 he E glish media specula ed ha Ro aldo had i flue ced his decisio by agg essively complai i g, af e which he was see i eplays wi ki g a Po ugal’s be ch followi g Roo ey’s dismissal.297305 Ro aldo we o o sco e he vi al wi i g pe al y du i g he shoo -ou which se Po ugal i o he semi-fi als.297 Ro aldo was subseque ly booed du i g hei 1–۰ semi-fi al defea o F a ce.306 FIFA’s Tech ical S udy G oup ove looked him fo he ou ame ‘s Bes You g Playe awa d a d ha ded i o Ge ma y’s Lukas Podolski, ci i g his behaviou as a fac o i he decisio .297307 Followi g he 2006 Wo ld Cup, Ro aldo would go o o ep ese Po ugal i fou qualifyi g games fo Eu o 2008, sco i g wo goals i he p ocess.308309

۲۰۰۷–۲۰۱۲: Assumi g he cap ai cy

O e day af e his 22 d bi hday, Ro aldo cap ai ed Po ugal fo he fi s ime i a f ie dly game agai s B azil o 6 Feb ua y 2007,310 as eques ed by Po uguese Foo ball Fede a io (FPF) p eside Ca los Silva, who had died wo days ea lie .311 Ahead of Eu o 2008, he was give he umbe 7 shi fo he fi s ime.312 While he sco ed eigh goals i he qualifica io ,313 he seco d-highes ally, he sco ed jus o e goal i he ou ame , e i g he seco d goal of hei 3–۱ wi i he g oup s age ma ch agai s he Czech Republic; i he same game, he also se -up Po ugal’s hi d goal i i ju y ime, which was sco ed by Qua esma, a d was amed ma of he ma ch fo his pe fo ma ce.314315 Po ugal we e elimi a ed i he qua e -fi als wi h a 3–۲ loss agai s eve ual fi alis s Ge ma y.316

Af e Po ugal’s u successful pe fo ma ce a Eu o 2008, Luiz Felipe Scola i was eplaced as coach by Ca los Quei oz, fo me ly he assis a ma age a U i ed.317 Quei oz made Ro aldo he squad’s pe ma e cap ai i July 2008.318 Ro aldo failed o sco e a si gle goal i he qualifica io fo he 2010 Wo ld Cup,297 as Po ugal a owly avoided a p ema u e elimi a io f om he ou ame wi h a play-off vic o y ove Bos ia a d He zegovi a.319 I he g oup s age of he Wo ld Cup, he was amed ma of he ma ch i all h ee ma ches, agai s Ivo y Coas , No h Ko ea a d B azil.320321322 His o ly goal of he ou ame came i hei 7–۰ ou of No h Ko ea, which ma ked his fi s i e a io al goal i 16 mo hs.323 Po ugal’s Wo ld Cup e ded wi h a 1–۰ loss agai s eve ual champio s Spai i he ou d of 16.324

Ro aldo sco ed seve goals i he qualifica io fo Eu o 2012, i cludi g wo s ikes agai s Bos ia a d He zegovi a i he play-offs, o se d Po ugal i o he ou ame , whe e hey we e d aw i a g oup of dea h.325 I he las g oup s age game agai s he Ne he la ds, Ro aldo sco ed wice o secu e a 2–۱ wi .326 He sco ed a heade i he qua e -fi al agai s he Czech Republic o give his eam a 1–۰ wi .327 I bo h games agai s he Ne he la ds a d he Czech Republic he was amed ma of he ma ch.328329 Af e he semi-fi als agai s Spai e ded sco eless, wi h Ro aldo havi g se h ee sho s ove he ba ,330 Po ugal we e elimi a ed i he pe al y shoo -ou . Ro aldo did o ake a pe al y as he had bee sla ed o ake he u used fif h slo ,331 a decisio ha was ques io ed by he media.332333334 Ro aldo’s ow eamma e, Na i, said ha Ro aldo dema ded o ake he las pe al y.335 As he joi op sco e wi h h ee goals, alo gside five o he playe s, he was agai i cluded i he eam of he ou ame .7: p. 10, sec io 3.08 

۲۰۱۲–۲۰۱۶: All- ime Po ugal op sco e a d Eu opea champio

Du i g he qualifica io fo he 2014 Wo ld Cup, Ro aldo sco ed a o al of eigh goals. A qualifyi g ma ch o 17 Oc obe 2012, a 1–۱ d aw agai s No he I ela d, ea ed him his 100 h cap.336 His fi s i e a io al ha – ick also came agai s No he I ela d, whe he sco ed h ee imes i a 15-mi u e spell of a 4–۲ qualifyi g wi o 6 Sep embe 2013.337 Af e Po ugal failed o qualify du i g he egula campaig , Ro aldo sco ed all fou of he eam’s goals i he play-offs agai s Swede , billed as a ba le be wee Ro aldo a d Zla a Ib ahimović, which e su ed hei place a he ou ame .338 His ha – ick i he seco d leg ook his i e a io al ally o 47 goals, equali g Paule a’s eco d.339 Ro aldo subseque ly sco ed wice i a 5–۱ f ie dly wi ove Came oo o 5 Ma ch 2014 o become his cou y’s all- ime op sco e .340

Ro aldo ook pa i he ou ame despi e suffe i g f om pa ella e di i is a d a ela ed high i ju y,341342 po e ially iski g his ca ee .343 Ro aldo la e comme ed: If we had wo o h ee C is ia o Ro aldos i he eam I would feel mo e comfo able. Bu we do ‘ .344 Despi e o goi g doub s ove his fi ess, bei g fo ced o abo p ac ice wice,345 Ro aldo played he full 90 mi u es of he ope i g ma ch agai s Ge ma y, al hough he was u able o p eve a 4–۰ defea .346 Af e assis i g a i ju y- ime 2–۲ equalise agai s he U i ed S a es,347 he sco ed a la e ma ch-wi i g goal i a 2–۱ wi ove Gha a.348 His 50 h i e a io al goal made him he fi s Po uguese o play a d sco e i h ee Wo ld Cups.349 Po ugal we e elimi a ed f om he ou ame a he close of he g oup s age o goal diffe e ce.348

Ro aldo sco ed five goals, i cludi g a ha – ick agai s A me ia, i he qualifica io fo Eu o 2016.350 Wi h he o ly goal i a o he wi ove A me ia o 14 Novembe 2014, he eached 23 goals i he UEFA Eu opea Champio ship, i cludi g qualifyi g ma ches, o become he compe i io ‘s all- ime leadi g goalsco e .351 A he s a of he ou ame , Ro aldo failed o co ve his cha ces i Po ugal’s d aws agai s Icela d a d Aus ia, despi e aki g 20 sho s o goal. I he la e ma ch, he ove ook Figo as Po ugal’s mos capped playe wi h his 128 h i e a io al appea a ce, which e ded sco eless af e he missed a pe al y i he seco d half.352 Wi h wo goals i he las ma ch of he g oup s age, a 3–۳ d aw agai s Hu ga y, Ro aldo became he fi s playe o sco e i fou Eu opea Champio ships, havi g made a eco d 17 appea a ces i he ou ame .353354 Al hough placed hi d i hei g oup behi d Hu ga y a d Icela d, his eam qualified fo he k ockou ou d as a esul of he compe i io ‘s ewly expa ded fo ma ,355 despi e o wi i g a y of hei games.297

I Po ugal’s fi s k ockou ma ch, Ro aldo’s o ly a emp o goal was pa ied by C oa ia’s goalkeepe Da ijel Subašić i o he pa h of Rica do Qua esma, whose fi ish he secu ed a 1–۰ wi la e i ex a ime.297 Af e his eam p og essed pas Pola d o pe al ies, wi h Ro aldo sco i g Po ugal’s ope i g pe al y,297 he became he fi s playe o pa icipa e i h ee Eu opea Champio ship semi-fi als;356 he sco ed he ope e i a 2–۰ wi agai s Wales, equalli g Michel Pla i i as he compe i io ‘s all- ime op sco e wi h i e goals.357 I he fi al agai s hos s F a ce, Ro aldo was fo ced off af e jus 25 mi u es followi g a challe ge f om Dimi i Paye , despi e mul iple ea me s a d a emp s o play o ,297 he was s e che ed off he pi ch a d eplaced by Qua esma. Du i g ex a ime, subs i u e Ede sco ed i he 109 h mi u e o ea Po ugal a 1–۰ vic o y.358 As eam cap ai , Ro aldo lif ed he ophy i celeb a io of his cou y’s fi s iumph i a majo ou ame . He was awa ded he Silve Boo as he joi seco d-highes goalsco e , wi h h ee goals a d h ee assis s, a d was amed o he eam of he ou ame fo he hi d ime i his ca ee .359360

۲۰۱۶–۲۰۱۸: Pos -Eu opea Champio ship vic o y a d Wo ld Cup

Followi g he Eu o 2016 success, Ro aldo played his fi s p ofessio al ma ch o his home isla d of Madei a o 28 Ma ch 2017 a age 32, ope i g a 2–۳ f ie dly defea o Swede a he Es ádio dos Ba ei os. Wi h he goal, he ied wi h Mi oslav Klose o 71 goals as he hi d-highes sco i g Eu opea i i e a io al foo ball.361

I Po ugal’s ope i g ma ch of he 2017 FIFA Co fede a io s Cup agai s Mexico o 17 Ju e, Ro aldo se up Qua esma’s ope i g goal i a 2–۲ d aw.362 Th ee days la e , he sco ed i a 1–۰ wi ove hos s Russia.363 O 24 Ju e, he sco ed f om a pe al y i a 4–۰ wi ove New Zeala d, which saw Po ugal op hei g oup a d adva ce o he semi-fi als of he compe i io ; wi h his 75 h i e a io al goal, Ro aldo also equalled Sá do Kocsis as he seco d-highes Eu opea i e a io al goalsco e of all- ime, behi d o ly Fe e c Puskás.364365 He was amed ma of he ma ch i all h ee of Po ugal’s g oup s age ma ches.366 Ro aldo lef he compe i io ea ly; af e Chile defea ed Po ugal 3–۰ o pe al ies i he semi-fi als, he was allowed o e u home o be wi h his ewbo child e ,367 a d missed Po ugal’s hi d-place play-off ma ch i which Po ugal defea ed Mexico 2–۱ af e ex a ime.368

O 31 Augus 2017, Ro aldo sco ed a ha – ick i a 5–۱ wi i a 2018 Wo ld Cup qualifyi g ma ch ove he Fa oe Isla ds, which saw him ove ake Pelé a d equal Hussei Saeed as he joi -fif h-highes goalsco e i i e a io al foo ball wi h 78 goals.369 These goals b ough his ally i he Wo ld Cup qualifie s o 14, equalli g P ed ag Mija ović’s eco d fo mos goals i a si gle UEFA qualifyi g campaig , a d also saw him b eak he eco d fo he mos goals sco ed i a Eu opea qualifyi g g oup, ove aki g he p evious eco d of 13 goals se by David Healy a d Robe Lewa dowski. Ro aldo’s ha – ick ook his Wo ld Cup qualifyi g goals o al o 29, maki g him he highes sco e i UEFA qualifie s, ahead of A d iy Shevche ko, a d he highes goalsco e i Wo ld Cup qualifyi g a d fi als ma ches combi ed wi h 32 goals, ahead of Mi oslav Klose.370 Ro aldo la e added o his ally by sco i g a goal agai s A do a i a 2–۰ wi .371

O 15 Ju e 2018, Ro aldo became he oldes playe o sco e a ha – ick i a FIFA Wo ld Cup ma ch, helpi g Po ugal secu e a 3–۳ d aw agai s Spai (his hi d goal a 30-ya d cu li g f ee kick wi h wo mi u es emai i g) i hei ope i g ma ch. I doi g so, he became he fi s Po uguese playe o sco e a goal i fou Wo ld Cups a d o e of fou playe s of a y a io ali y o do so.372 O 20 Ju e, Ro aldo sco ed he o ly goal i a 1–۰ wi agai s Mo occo, b eaki g Puskás’ eco d as he highes Eu opea goalsco e of all- ime, wi h 85 i e a io al goals.373 I he fi al g oup ma ch agai s I a o 25 Ju e, Ro aldo missed a pe al y i a eve ual 1–۱ d aw which saw Po ugal p og ess o he seco d ou d as g oup u e s-up behi d Spai .374 O 30 Ju e, Po ugal we e elimi a ed followi g a 2–۱ defea o U uguay i he las 16.375 Fo his pe fo ma ces i he ou ame , Ro aldo was amed i he Wo ld Cup D eam Team.376

۲۰۱۸–۲۰۲۰: Na io s League i le a d 100 i e a io al goals

Af e he Wo ld Cup, Ro aldo missed six i e a io al ma ches, i cludi g he e i e league phase of he 2018–۱۹ UEFA Na io s League, bu played fo hos s Po ugal i he i augu al Na io s League Fi als i Ju e 2019. I he semi-fi als o 5 Ju e, he sco ed a ha – ick agai s Swi ze la d o each he fi al. Upo sco i g he ope i g goal, he became he fi s playe o sco e i 10 co secu ive i e a io al compe i io s, b eaki g he eco d he p eviously sha ed wi h Gha a’s Asamoah Gya .377 I he fi al of he ou ame fou days la e , Po ugal defea ed he Ne he la ds 1–۰٫۳۷۸

O 10 Sep embe 2019, Ro aldo sco ed fou goals i a 5–۱ away wi ove Li hua ia i a Eu o 2020 qualifyi g ma ch;379 i he p ocess, he ove ook Robbie Kea e (23 goals) as he playe wi h mos goals i he UEFA Eu opea Champio ship qualifyi g, se i g a ew eco d wi h 25 goals.380 He also se a ew eco d fo sco i g agai s he mos a io al eams, 40,381 while also comple i g his eigh h i e a io al ha – ick.382 O 14 Oc obe , he sco ed his 700 h se io ca ee goal fo club a d cou y f om he pe al y spo , i his 974 h se io ca ee appea a ce, a 2–۱ away loss o Uk ai e i a Eu o 2020 qualifie .383 O 17 Novembe , Ro aldo sco ed his 99 h i e a io al goal i a 2–۰ wi ove Luxembou g, leadi g Po ugal o qualify fo Eu o 2020.384 O 8 Sep embe 2020, Ro aldo sco ed his 100 h a d 101s i e a io al goals i a 2–۰ away wi ove Swede i a 2020–۲۱ UEFA Na io s League ma ch, becomi g o ly he seco d male playe eve o achieve his miles o e (af e Ali Daei of I a ) a d he fi s i Eu ope.385386 O 13 Oc obe , he FPF a ou ced ha Ro aldo es ed posi ive fo COVID-19 while bei g asymp oma ic.387 By 30 Oc obe , Ro aldo had ecove ed.388

۲۰۲۱–p ese : All- ime i e a io al op goalsco e

O 15 Ju e 2021, Ro aldo sco ed wice i Po ugal’s fi s game of Eu o 2020, a 3–۰ wi agai s Hu ga y i Budapes .389 This ook him o a o al of eleve Eu opea Champio ship goals, wo clea of Michel Pla i i, as he all- ime op goalsco e i he compe i io ‘s his o y.390 He also became he fi s playe o sco e a five Eu opea Champio ships,391 a d i eleve co secu ive ou ame s. The b ace made Ro aldo he oldes playe o sco e wo goals i a ma ch i he Eu opea Champio ship,392 a d he oldes playe o sco e fo Po ugal a a majo ou ame .393 O 23 Ju e, he sco ed wo pe al ies i Po ugal’s 2–۲ d aw wi h F a ce i hei fi al g oup s age ma ch, equalli g Daei’s eco d of 109 i e a io al goals.394 O 27 Ju e, Po ugal we e elimi a ed followi g a 1–۰ loss agai s Belgium i he ou d of 16.395 Ro aldo fi ished he ou ame wi h five goals ( ied wi h Czech Pa ik Schick) a d o e assis , ea i g him he Golde Boo .396

O 1 Sep embe , Ro aldo sco ed wo headed goals, wi h his seco d comi g seco ds befo e he full- ime whis le, i a 2–۱ home wi agai s he Republic of I ela d i a Wo ld Cup qualifie a he Es ádio Alga ve, which saw him pass Ali Daei’s i e a io al eco d of 109 goals o become he sole eco d holde .397 O 9 Oc obe , he sco ed he ope i g goal i a 3–۰ f ie dly wi ove Qa a a he Es ádio Alga ve; wi h his 181s i e a io al appea a ce, he also ove ook Se gio Ramos’s eco d fo he mos i e a io al caps eceived by a Eu opea playe .398 I he followi g ma ch agai s Luxembou g o 12 Oc obe , also played a he Es ádio Alga ve, Ro aldo sco ed a ha – ick i a 5–۰ wi fo Po ugal, a d became he fi s playe o sco e 10 ha – icks i me ‘s i e a io al foo ball.399

Playe p ofile

S yle of play

A ve sa ile a acke , Ro aldo is capable of playi g o ei he wi g as well as h ough he ce e of he pi ch,400 a d, while os e sibly igh -foo ed, is ve y s o g wi h bo h fee .401 Tac ically, Ro aldo has u de go e seve al evolu io s h oughou his ca ee . While a Spo i g a d du i g his fi s seaso a Ma ches e U i ed, he was ypically deployed as a adi io al wi ge o he igh side of midfield, whe e he egula ly looked o delive c osses i o he pe al y a ea. I his posi io , he was able o use his pace a d accele a io , agili y a d ech ical skills o ake o oppo e s i o e-o -o e si ua io s. Ro aldo became o ed fo his d ibbli g a d flai , of e displayi g a a ay of icks a d fei s,402403 such as he s ep ove s a d so-called ‘chops’ ha became his adema k;404 he has also bee k ow o use he flip–flap.405

As Ro aldo ma u ed, he u de we a majo physical a sfo ma io , developi g a muscula body ype ha allowed him o e ai possessio of he ball u de p essu e, a d s o g legs ha e abled a ou s a di g jumpi g abili y.407 His s e g h a d jumpi g abili y, combi ed wi h his eleva io , headi g accu acy a d heigh of .mw-pa se -ou pu .f acwhi e-space: ow ap.mw-pa se -ou pu .f ac . um,.mw-pa se -ou pu .f ac .de fo -size:80%;li e-heigh :0;ve ical-alig :supe .mw-pa se -ou pu .f ac .de ve ical-alig :sub.mw-pa se -ou pu .s -o lybo de :0;clip: ec (0,0,0,0);heigh :1px;ma gi :-1px;ove flow:hidde ;paddi g:0;posi io :absolu e;wid h:1px1.87 m (6 f 1 1⁄۲ i ), give him a edge i wi i g ae ial duels. These a ibu es allow him o fu c io as a a ge -ma a d make him a ae ial goal h ea i he pe al y a ea; co seque ly, ma y of his goals have bee heade s.408409410 Allied wi h his i c eased s ami a a d wo k- a e, his goalsco i g abili y imp oved d as ically o he lef wi g whe e he was give he posi io al f eedom o move i o he ce e o fi ish a acks. He has also i c easi gly played a c ea ive ole fo his eam, of e d oppi g deep o pick up he ball, pa icipa e i he build-up of plays a d c ea e cha ces fo his eamma es, cou esy of his visio a d passi g abili y.402408

I his fi al seaso s a U i ed, Ro aldo played a eve mo e a acki g a d ce al ole, fu c io i g bo h as a s ike a d as a suppo i g fo wa d, o eve as a a acki g midfielde o occasio .408 He developed i o a p olific goalsco e , capable of fi ishi g well bo h i side he pe al y a ea a d f om dis a ce wi h a accu a e a d powe ful sho , cou esy of his s iki g abili y.408411 A accu a e pe al y kick ake ,412 he also became a se piece specialis , e ow ed fo his powe ful, be di g f ee kicks.413 Whe aki g f ee kicks, Ro aldo is k ow fo usi g he k uckleball ech ique, which was developed by Ju i ho Pe ambuca o.414 He also adop s a adema k s a ce befo e s iki g he ball, which i volves him s a di g wi h his legs fa apa .415 Rega di g Ro aldo’s u ique s yle of aki g f ee kicks, fo me Ma ches e U i ed assis a ma age Mike Phela comme ed: People used o pu he ball dow , walk away, u up a d hi i . He b ough i a mo e dy amic showma ship. He places he ball dow , he co ce a io level is high, he akes his ce ai amou of s eps back so ha his s a di g foo is i he pe fec place o hi he ball i he swee spo . He is he ul ima e showma . He has ha sligh a oga ce. Whe he pulls hose sho s up a d shows his highs, he is sayi g ‘All eyes o me’ a d his is goi g i . He u de s a ds he ma ke i g side of i . The way he s u s up a d places i ; he wo ld is wa chi g him.416

A Real Mad id, Ro aldo co i ued o play a mo e offe sive ole, while his c ea ive a d defe sive du ies became mo e limi ed, al hough o e i ely dimi ished.418 I i ially deployed as a ce e fo wa d by ma age s Ma uel Pelleg i i a d José Mou i ho, he was la e moved back o o he lef wi g, hough i a f ee ac ical ole; his posi io allowed him o d if i o he ce e a will o ge o o he e d of c osses a d sco e, o d aw ou defe de s wi h his moveme off he ball a d leave space fo eamma es o exploi .418419420 Mad id’s cou e -a acki g s yle of play also allowed him o become a mo e efficie a d co sis e playe , as evide ced by his eco d-b eaki g goalsco i g fea s. While he mai ly d ew p aise i he media fo his p olific goalsco i g, Ro aldo also demo s a ed his abili y as a effec ive c ea o i his ole.421422423 This u ique ole has bee desc ibed by pu di s as ha of a false, a acki g, o goalsco i g wi ge , as Ro aldo effec ively almos fu c io ed as a s ike a imes wi h his ce al u s i o he pe al y a ea, despi e ac ually playi g o he lef fla k.419424 F om 2013 o wa ds, u de ma age Ca lo A celo i, he effec ively adap ed his s yle o he physical effec s of agei g wi h i c easi gly educed off- he-ball moveme a d ge e al i volveme , comple i g fewe d ibbles a d passes pe game, a d i s ead focusi g o sho -dis a ce c ea i g a d goalsco i g.418425426 Si ce 2017, Ro aldo adap ed his s yle of play ye agai o become mo e of a f ee- oami g ce e fo wa d u de ma age Zi edi e Zida e, a ole i which he co i ued o excel a d mai ai a p olific goalsco i g eco d; i his posi io , he ea ed p aise i he media fo his i ellige moveme bo h o a d off he ball, posi io al se se, li k-up play a d fi ishi g, as well as his abili y o lose o a icipa e his ma ke s, fi d space i he box a d sco e f om few ouches o oppo u i ies.427428429

I his fi s seaso a Juve us, Ro aldo co i ued o play i a va ie y of diffe e a acki g oles u de ma age Massimilia o Alleg i, depe di g o whom he was pa e ed wi h. While he had occupied a i c easi gly offe sive ole i his fi al yea s a Real Mad id, a imes he fu c io ed i a f ee ole a Juve us, ei he as a lo e s ike o i his adema k ole o he lef wi g, i a 4–۲–۳–۱ o 4–۳–۳ fo ma io , i which he of e swi ched posi io s wi h Ma io Ma džukić. I his ole, he was also give lice ce o d op deep o eve ou wide o o he igh fla k o eceive he ball, a d be mo e i volved i he build-up of plays; as such, aside f om sco i g goals himself, he bega o ake o oppo e s a d c ea e cha ces fo o he playe s wi h g ea e f eque cy ha he had i his fi al seaso s wi h Real Mad id. Off he ball, he was also capable of c ea i g space fo eamma es wi h his moveme a d a acki g u s i o he box, o fi ishi g off cha ces wi h his head o fee by ge i g o o he e d of his eamma es’ c osses.430431 O occasio he also played i a a acki g pa e ship alo gside Ma džukić i a 4–۳–۱–۲, ۴–۴–۲, o 3–۵–۲ fo ma io .432433434 He co i ued o play a simila ole i his seco d seaso wi h he club u de ma age Mau izio Sa i.431

Recep io

I he six yea s we had him, you jus saw his game g ow all he ime, a d he was a fa as ic playe . Now you see he comple e playe . His decisio -maki g, his ma u i y, his expe ie ce, plus all he g ea skills he has go , hey all make him he comple e playe .

—Fo me ma age Alex Fe guso , Ja ua y 2013435

Ro aldo is widely ega ded as o e of he wo bes playe s of his ge e a io , alo gside Lio el Messi.436 Wi i g his fi s Ballo d’O i 2008 by a eco d-high vo e cou a age 23, ove he ex decade Ro aldo has of e fea u ed i deba es co ce i g who is he g ea es playe i his o y.437 Acclaimed fo his p olific a d co sis e goal-sco i g,438 he is co side ed a decisive playe who is also a game cha ge ,439 especially i impo a a d high-p essu ed si ua io s.440

Ro aldo is o ed fo his wo k e hic, eli e body co di io i g a d dedica io o imp oveme o he ai i g pi ch, as well bei g ega ded as a a u al leade .441442 O his lo gevi y a d ex ao di a y commi me o physical p epa a io , Adam Ba e of Sky Spo s said: Dedica io is a huge pa of s ayi g a he op a d Ro aldo’s focus is pe haps u pa alleled wi hi he game.417 While s a i g hey we e s ylis ically diffe e playe s who sha ed a equal desi e o sco e goals, fo me B azil i e a io al Ro aldo p aised C is ia o’s app oach o ai i g, a gui g ha he e a e so few playe s who ake ca e of hei body like he does. I ai ed because I had o, he does i because he loves i .443 His d ive a d de e mi a io o succeed a e fuelled by a desi e o be alked abou alo gside o he g ea s such as Pelé a d Diego Ma ado a o ce e i i g.444 He is c edi ed, alo g wi h his compa io , coach José Mou i ho, wi h i spi i g cha gi g fo u es of Po uguese foo ball i 2010s a d 2020s.445 A imes, he has bee c i icised fo simula i g whe ackled.446 He was also occasio ally c i icised ea ly i his ca ee by ma age Alex Fe guso , eamma es a d he media fo bei g a selfish o ove ly flamboya playe .447 Jo a ha Wilso of The Gua dia opi ed ha Ro aldo had made Juve us, who he joi ed aged 33 i 2018, weake , due o his ela ive immobili y i his mid-30s, eve if his pe so al goal-sco i g ou pu emai ed high.448

Du i g his ca ee , Ro aldo has also bee desc ibed as havi g a a oga image o he pi ch,449 wi h Ro aldo s a i g ha he had become a vic im because of how he was po ayed i he media.450 He is of e see moa i g, ges icula i g a d scowli g while yi g o i spi e his eam o vic o y,449 wi h Ro aldo i sis i g ha his compe i ive a u e should o be mis ake fo a oga ce.450 His ma age s, eamma es a d va ious jou alis s have said ha his epu a io has caused a u fai image of him.451452453

Goal celeb a io s

Sco i g goals is he ha des pa of he game. Some playe s do ‘ eve sco e i ai i g! Wha mo e ca you say abou him? He’s a ge ius!

—Roy Kea e, o C is ia o Ro aldo’s p olific goal-sco i g eco d.454

Ro aldo has adop ed seve al goal celeb a io s h oughou his ca ee , i cludi g o e pa icula celeb a io which gai ed widesp ead cove age i he media, whe he squa ed a d s a ed di ec ly i o a came a o he sideli es of he pi ch wi h his ha d o his chi .455456457 Af e sco i g a goal, he usually celeb a es wi h a s o mi g jump a d u , befo e la di g i sp ead-eagled fashio 456 i o his sig a u e powe s a ce,457 while usually simul a eously exclaimi g Sí (Spa ish a d I alia fo yes).455458 This adema k celeb a io has bee dubbed he Sii i he media.455456459

Compa iso s o Lio el Messi

Bo h playe s have sco ed i mul iple UEFA Champio s League fi als a d have egula ly b oke he 50-goal ba ie i a si gle seaso . Spo s jou alis s a d pu di s egula ly weigh he i dividual me i s of bo h playe s i a a emp o a gue who hey believe is he bes playe i mode foo ball o i he his o y of he game.460 I has bee compa ed o seve al spo s ival ies, amo g hem he Muhammad Ali–Joe F azie ival y i boxi g, he Bo g–McE oe ival y i e is a d he Se a–P os ival y f om Fo mula O e mo o aci g.461462 Some comme a o s choose o a alyse he diffe i g physiques a d playi g s yles of he wo,463 Pa of he deba e evolves a ou d he co as i g pe so ali ies of he wo playe s, as Ro aldo is some imes depic ed as a a oga a d hea ical showoff, while Messi is po ayed as a shy, humble cha ac e .464465466

I ‘s pa of my life ow. People a e bou d o compa e us. He ies o do his bes fo his club a d fo his a io al eam, as I do, a d he e is a deg ee of ival y wi h bo h of us yi g o do he bes fo he eams we ep ese .

—Ro aldo comme i g o his ival y wi h Messi.467

I a 2012 i e view, Ro aldo comme ed o he ival y, sayi g: I hi k we push each o he some imes i he compe i io , his is why he compe i io is so high.468 Alex Fe guso , Ro aldo’s ma age du i g his ime a Ma ches e U i ed, opi ed: I do ‘ hi k he ival y agai s each o he bo he s hem. I hi k hey have hei ow pe so al p ide i e ms of wa i g o be he bes .469 Messi himself de ied a y ival y, sayi g ha i was o ly he media, he p ess, who wa s us o be a logge heads bu I’ve eve fough wi h C is ia o.470 Respo di g o he claims ha he a d Messi do o ge o well o a pe so al level, Ro aldo comme ed: We do ‘ have a ela io ship ou side he wo ld of foo ball, jus as we do ‘ wi h a lo of o he playe s. Ro aldo added ha i yea s o come he hopes hey ca laugh abou i oge he , s a i g: We have o look o his ival y wi h a posi ive spi i , because i ‘s a good hi g.467 Rep ese i g a ch ivals Ba celo a a d Real Mad id, he wo playe s faced each o he a leas wice eve y seaso i he wo ld’s bigges club game, El Clásico, which is amo g he wo ld’s mos viewed a ual spo i g eve s.471

I a deba e a Oxfo d U io i Oc obe 2013, whe asked whe he FIFA p eside Sepp Bla e p efe ed Messi o Ro aldo, Bla e paid ibu e o he wo k e hic of he A ge i e befo e aki g a swipe a Ro aldo, claimi g o e of hem has mo e expe ses fo he hai d esse ha he o he . Real Mad id dema ded a d p omp ly eceived a full apology. I espo se o Bla e ‘s comma de o he pi ch comme , Ro aldo issued his ow ipos e wi h a mock-salu e celeb a io af e sco i g a pe al y agai s Sevilla.472 I Augus 2019, Ro aldo a d Messi we e i e viewed while sa ex o each o he p io o he a ou ceme of he UEFA Me ‘s Playe of he Yea , wi h Ro aldo s a i g: I pushed him a d he pushed me as well. So i ‘s good o be pa of he his o y of foo ball.473

Ou side foo ball

As his epu a io g ew f om his ime a Ma ches e U i ed, Ro aldo has sig ed ma y spo so ship deals fo co sume p oduc s, i cludi g spo swea , foo ball boo s; si ce Novembe 2012, Ro aldo has wo he Nike Me cu ial Vapo pe so alized CR7 edi io ,474 sof d i ks, clo hi g, au omo ive lub ica s, fi a cial se vices, elec o ics, a d video games.475476477478 Ro aldo was fea u ed as he cove s a of EA Spo s’ FIFA video game FIFA 18 a d was heavily i volved i he game’s p omo io .479 His Sii goal celeb a io fea u es i he FIFA se ies, accompa ied wi h his ow voiceove .455 He was also he face of P o Evolu io Socce , appea i g o he cove s of he 2008, 2012 a d 2013 edi io s of he game.480

Wi h ea i gs of €۷۲۰ millio (£۶۱۵ millio ) f om 2010 o 2019, Ro aldo was a ked seco d i Fo bes lis of The Highes -Paid A hle es Of The Decade, wi h o ly boxe Floyd Maywea he J . ea i g mo e.481 Fo bes wice a ked Ro aldo fi s o i s lis of he wo ld’s highes -paid foo ball playe s; his combi ed i come f om sala ies, bo uses a d e do seme s was $73 millio i 2013–۱۴ a d $79 millio i 2014–۱۵٫۴۸۲۴۸۳ The la e ea i gs saw him lis ed behi d o ly Maywea he o he magazi e’s lis of The Wo ld’s Highes -Paid A hle es.484 I 2016, he became he fi s foo balle o op he Fo bes lis of highes -ea i g a hle es, wi h a o al i come of $88 millio f om his sala y a d e do seme s i 2015–۱۶٫۴۸۵ He opped he lis fo he seco d s aigh yea wi h ea i gs of $93 millio i 2016–۱۷٫۴۸۶ He is he fi s foo balle a d o ly he hi d spo sma o ea $1 billio i hei ca ee .8 Ro aldo is o e of he wo ld’s mos ma ke able spo sme : Spo sP o a ed him he fif h mos ma ke able a hle e i 2012487 a d eigh h mos ma ke able a hle e i 2013, wi h B azilia foo balle Neyma oppi g bo h lis s.487488 Spo s ma ke esea ch compa y Repucom amed Ro aldo he mos ma ke able a d mos ecog ised foo ball playe i he wo ld i May 2014.489 He was addi io ally amed i he 2014 Time 100, Time’s a ual lis of he mos i flue ial people i he wo ld.490 ESPN amed Ro aldo he wo ld’s mos famous a hle e i 2016, 2017, 2018 a d 2019.491492493494

Ro aldo has es ablished a s o g o li e p ese ce. The mos popula spo spe so o social media, he cou ed ove 500 millio o al followe s ac oss Facebook, Twi e a d I s ag am by Feb ua y 2021, maki g him he fi s pe so o pass half a billio followe s.496 The mos -followed pe so o Facebook (148 millio ), he mos -followed o I s ag am (310 millio ) a d he mos -followed spo spe so o Twi e (92 millio ), his spo so s ea ed $936 millio i media value ac oss his accou s be wee Ju e 2016 o Ju e 2017.486 Ro aldo has eleased wo mobile apps. I Decembe 2011, he lau ched a iPho e game called Heads Up wi h C is ia o, c ea ed by develope RockLive,497 a d i Decembe 2013, he lau ched Viva Ro aldo, a dedica ed social e wo ki g websi e a d app.498 Compu e secu i y compa y McAfee p oduced a 2012 epo a ki g foo balle s by he p obabili y of a i e e sea ch fo hei ame leadi g o a u safe websi e, wi h Ro aldo’s ame fi s o he lis .499

Ro aldo has bee he subjec of seve al wo ks. His au obiog aphy, i led Mome s, was published i Decembe 2007.500 His spo so Cas ol p oduced he elevisio film Ro aldo: Tes ed o he Limi , i which he was physically a d me ally es ed i seve al a eas; his physical pe fo ma ce was co seque ly subjec o sc u i y by wo ld media upo he film’s elease i Sep embe 2011.463 C is ia o Ro aldo: The Wo ld a His Fee , a docume a y a a ed by ac o Be edic Cumbe ba ch, was eleased via Vimeo i Ju e 2014.501 A docume a y film di ec ed by A ho y Wo ke abou his life a d ca ee , i led Ro aldo, was eleased o 9 Novembe 2015.502503

Dema d fo a eplica Ro aldo shi has bee high h oughou his ca ee . I 2008, Ro aldo’s umbe 7 Ma ches e U i ed shi was he bes -selli g P emie League spo s p oduc .504 I 2015, Ro aldo’s umbe 7 Real Mad id shi was he seco d bes -selli g wo ldwide, af e Messi’s umbe 10 Ba celo a shi .505 I 2018, wi hi 24 hou s of his umbe 7 Juve us shi bei g eleased, ove 520,000 had bee sold, wi h $62.4 millio ge e a ed i o e day.506

Ro aldo ope ed a fashio bou ique u de he ame CR7 (his i i ials a d shi umbe ) o he isla d of Madei a i 2006 a d ope ed a seco d i Lisbo i 2008.507 I pa e ship wi h Sca di avia ma ufac u e JBS Tex ile G oup a d he New Yo k fashio desig e Richa d Chai, Ro aldo co-desig ed a a ge of u de wea a d sock li e, eleased i Novembe 2013.508 He expa ded his CR7 fashio b a d by lau chi g a li e of p emium shi s a d shoes i July 2014.509510 I Sep embe 2015, Ro aldo eleased his ow f ag a ce, Legacy, i a pa e ship wi h Ede Pa fums.511

I 2007, C.D. Nacio al e amed i s you h campus C is ia o Ro aldo Campus Fu ebol (C is ia o Ro aldo Foo ball Campus).512 I Decembe 2013, Ro aldo ope ed a museum, Museu CR7, i his home ow of Fu chal, Madei a, o house ophies a d memo abilia;513 he museum is a official spo so of he local foo ball eam U ião da Madei a.514515 A a ce emo y held a he Belém Palace i Ja ua y 2014, P eside of Po ugal A íbal Cavaco Silva aised Ro aldo o he a k of G a d Office of he O de of P i ce He y o dis i guish a a hle e of wo ld e ow who has bee a symbol of Po ugal globally, co ibu i g o he i e a io al p ojec io of he cou y a d se i g a example of e aci y fo fu u e ge e a io s.516 A b o ze s a ue of Ro aldo, desig ed by a is Rica do Madei a Veloso, was u veiled i Fu chal o 21 Decembe 2014.517

I Ju e 2010, du i g he build-up o he Wo ld Cup, Ro aldo became he fou h foo balle (af e S eve Ge a d, Pelé, a d David Beckham) o be ep ese ed as a waxwo k a Madame Tussauds Lo do .518 A o he waxwo k of him was p ese ed a he Mad id Wax Museum i Decembe 2013.519 I Ju e 2015, as o ome s led by David Sob al f om Lisbo a d Leide discove ed a galaxy which hey amed Cosmos Redshif 7 (CR7) i ibu e o Ro aldo.520

O 23 July 2016, followi g Po ugal’s iumph a Eu o 2016, Madei a Ai po i Fu chal was e amed as C is ia o Ro aldo I e a io al Ai po .521 The u veili g of he eb a ded e mi al ook place o 29 Ma ch 2017, which i cluded a bus of his head bei g p ese ed.522 The bus a d he ame cha ge we e co ove sial, wi h he lack of he bus ‘s like ess o Ro aldo bei g idiculed by comedia s, i cludi g Sa u day Nigh Live,523 while he ame cha ge was subjec o much deba e locally by some poli icia s a d ci ize s, who eve s a ed a pe i io agai s he move, a ac io c i icised by P eside of Madei a Miguel Albuque que.524522 A yea la e , spo s websi e Bleache Repo commissio ed sculp o Ema uel Sa os o c ea e a o he bus ;525 howeve , his bus was eve used a d a ew o e was made by a Spa ish sculp o , show o he public o 15 Ju e 2018.526

Pe so al life

Family, child e a d ela io ships

Ro aldo has had six child e . He fi s became a fa he o a so , C is ia o J ., bo o 17 Ju e 2010 i he U i ed S a es.527 He s a ed ha he has full cus ody of he child a d would o be publicly eveali g he ide i y of he mo he pe a ag eeme wi h he .528529 I Ja ua y 2015, Ro aldo a ou ced ha his five-yea ela io ship wi h Russia model I i a Shayk had e ded.530

Ro aldo became a fa he o wi s,531 daugh e Eva a d so Ma eo, bo o 8 Ju e 2017 i he U i ed S a es via su ogacy. He is cu e ly i a ela io ship wi h A ge i e-Spa ish model Geo gi a Rod íguez,532 who gave bi h o hei daugh e Ala a Ma i a o 12 Novembe 2017.533 The couple expec ed his seco d pai of wi s, hough he male wi died du i g childbi h; he su vivi g female wi is amed Bella Esme alda.534535536 Ro aldo’s fa he , José, died of a alcoholism- ela ed live co di io a age 52 i Sep embe 2005 whe Ro aldo was 20.537538

Heal h

Ro aldo said ha he does o d i k alcohol,539 a d he eceived libel damages ove a Daily Mi o a icle ha epo ed him d i ki g heavily i a igh club while ecove i g f om a i ju y i July 2008.540 He also does o have a y a oos as he egula ly do a es blood a d bo e ma ow.541

Phila h opy

Ro aldo has made co ibu io s o va ious cha i able causes h oughou his ca ee . Televisio foo age of he 2004 I dia Ocea ea hquake a d su ami showed a eigh -yea -old boy su vivo amed Ma u is wea i g a Po uguese foo ball shi who was s a ded fo 19 days af e his family was killed. Followi g his, Ro aldo visi ed Aceh, I do esia, o aise fu ds fo ehabili a io a d eco s uc io .542543 Af e accep i g u disclosed damages f om a libel case agai s The Su ewspape i 2008, Ro aldo do a ed he damages o a cha i y i Madei a.539 I 2009, Ro aldo do a ed £۱۰۰,۰۰۰ o he hospi al ha saved his mo he ‘s life i Madei a followi g he ba le wi h ca ce , so ha hey could build a ca ce ce e o he isla d.544 I suppo of he vic ims of he 2010 Madei a flood, Ro aldo pledged o play i a cha i y ma ch i Madei a be wee P imei a Liga club Po o a d playe s f om Madei a -based clubs Ma í imo a d Nacio al.545

I 2012, Ro aldo a d his age paid fo specialis ea me fo a i e-yea -old Ca a ia boy wi h appa e ly e mi al ca ce .546 I Decembe 2012, Ro aldo joi ed FIFA’s 11 fo Heal h p og amme o aise awa e ess amo gs kids of how o s ee clea of co di io s i cludi g d ug addic io , HIV, mala ia, a d obesi y.547 I Ja ua y 2013, Ro aldo became Save he Child e ‘s ew Global A is Ambassado , i which he hopes o help figh child hu ge a d obesi y.548 I Ma ch 2013, Ro aldo ag eed o be he ambassado fo The Ma g ove Ca e Fo um i I do esia, a o ga isa io aimi g o aise awa e ess of ma g ove co se va io .549

Ro aldo was amed he wo ld’s mos cha i able spo spe so i 2015 af e do a i g £۵ millio o he elief effo af e he ea hquake i Nepal which killed ove 8,000 people.550 I Ju e 2016, Ro aldo do a ed he e i e y of his €۶۰۰,۰۰۰ Champio s League bo us af e Real Mad id wo he Champio s League.550 I Augus , Ro aldo lau ched CR7Selfie, a selfie app fo cha i y o help Save he Child e ha le s pa icipa s ake a selfie wi h him i o e of seve al diffe e ou fi s a d poses.551

Legal issues

I July 2017, Ro aldo was cha ged wi h f audule ly evadi g almos €۱۵ millio i ax be wee 2011 a d 2014, a claim he de ied a he ime.552 I Ju e 2018, Ro aldo was give a wo-yea suspe ded jail se e ce a d fi ed €۱۸٫۸ millio , la e educed o €۱۶٫۸ millio af e eachi g a deal wi h Spa ish au ho i ies. The se e ce ca be se ved u de p oba io , wi hou a y jail ime, so lo g as he does o e-offe d.553

Ro aldo a d a o he ma we e i ves iga ed by he B i ish C ow P osecu io Se vice af e a 2005 ape allega io was b ough fo wa d by wo wome . Wi hi days, he wo wome wi hd ew hei allega io a d Sco la d Ya d la e issued a s a eme decla i g he e was o e ough evide ce fo a p osecu io .554

I Ap il 2017, i was epo ed ha Ro aldo was bei g i ves iga ed by he Las Vegas Police Depa me fo a allega io by a woma ha he had aped he i 2009.555556 Docume s, co fi med by Ro aldo’s lawye s, s a e ha Ro aldo paid a woma US$375,000 i a o -disclosu e se leme .555557 Ro aldo a d his lawye s issued a le g hy s a eme de yi g all accusa io s, desc ibi g hem as a i e io al defama io campaig wi h pa s sig ifica ly al e ed a do comple ely fab ica ed,558559 a claim which De Spiegel ca ego ically de ied.560 I July 2019, Las Vegas p osecu o s said hey would o cha ge Ro aldo ove allega io s of ape; he s a eme added: Based upo a eview of i fo ma io a his ime, he allega io s of sexual assaul agai s C is ia o Ro aldo ca o be p ove beyo d a easo able doub .561 The Daily Mi o , ci i g cou docume s, epo ed i 2021 ha he woma is seeki g £۵۶ millio i damages f om Ro aldo i a civil lawsui .562

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