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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 195. Chapters: Cristiano Ronaldo, Steve McManaman, Franck Ribéry, Samir Nasri, Harry Kewell, Ryan Giggs, George Boyd (footballer), James Milner, Nani, Arjen Robben, George Best, Fredrik Ljungberg, Filipe Morais, Neil Warnock, Gareth Bale, Chris Moore (English footballer), Antonio Valencia, Michael Boulding, Juan Mata, Craig Nelthorpe, Adam Smith (footballer born February 1985), Michael Coulson (footballer), Chris Brandon, Ritchie Humphreys, Peter Till, Freddy Adu, Robert Snodgrass, Kris Commons, Robert Pirès, Martyn Woolford, Jack Wilshere, Nolberto Solano, Adam Johnson (footballer), Ashley Young, Joe Colbeck, Steve Coppell, Scott Sinclair, Arda Turan, Garrincha, André Ayew, Ashley Chambers, Damien Duff, Stewart Downing, Lucian Sânmărtean, Lewis Haldane, Simão Sabrosa, Ryo Miyaichi. Excerpt: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH, (born 5 February 1985), commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and is the captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer worth £80 million (€93.9 million/$131.6 million). In addition, his contract with Real Madrid, in which he is paid €12 million per year, makes him one of the highest-paid footballers in the world, and his buyout clause is valued at €1 billion as per his contract. Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Andorinha, where he played for two years, before moving to C.D. Nacional. In 1997, he made a move to Portuguese giants Sporting Clube de Portugal. Ronaldo caught the attention of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, who signed him for £12.24 million (€15 million) in 2003. The following season, Ronaldo won his first club honour, the FA Cup. Ronaldo was the first player to win all four main PFA and FWA awards, doing so in 2007. In 2008, Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or. He placed second in the Ballon d'Or in 2007, 2009, and 2011. He was awarded the European Golden Shoe in both 2008 and 2011. In 2008, he won three of the four main PFA and FWA trophies and was named the FIFPro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, Onze d'Or, and the FIFA World Player of the Year. In 2007 and 2008, Ronaldo was named FWA Footballer of the Year. Ronaldo was the inaugural winner of the FIFA Puskás Award in 2009. Ronaldo holds numerous former and current scoring records, including records for most goals scored in a season for Real Madrid, most goals scored per minute in La Liga, first top European league player to reach 40 goals in a single season in two consecutive years, fastest Real Madrid player to reach one hundred league goals, and the first player ever to score against every team in a single season in La Liga.
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