Cristiano Ronaldo

Learn a little about this amazing footballer, captain of Portugal and forward at Real Madrid, and enjoy our colouring page, poster, worksheet and other fun printables. You can even learn to draw Ronaldo!

Cristiano Ronaldo

Fun Facts

Ronaldo has broken so many records it is hard to know where to start listing them!

  • He has been named the world's highest-paid athlete (by Forbes) in 2016 and 2017, and the world's most famous athlete (by ESPN) in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
  • He won the FIFA/Ballon d'Or award for the best footballer in the world a record five times!
  • He has been capped (played for his country's team) over 140 times. He captained the victorious Portuguese team in the Euro 2016 tournament.
  • In 2017, Ronaldo had the world's biggest social media following with over 297 million followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He beat Justin Bieber (273 million) and Taylor Swift (262 million).
  • His father was a fan of US President Ronald Reagan. And that's where his name comes from!

Ronaldo Quotes

"I know I'm a good professional, I know that no one's harder on me than myself and that's never going to change, under any circumstances."

"I'm not going to change the world. You're not going to change the world. But we can help - we can all help".

"I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve."

A Short Biography of Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo, whose full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, was born in 1985 in Funchal, Madeira. His father was a gardener and his mother a cook, and the family was very poor. Ronaldo had no toys and shared a room with his brother and two sisters. But Ronaldo was football-obsessed from a very early age and by the time he was 10 he was already regarded as an exceptional talent. He was a popular boy but was naughty at school and was expelled.

As a child he played for Andorinha, an amateur team. He them moved to Nacional in Madeira, and soon afterwards, at age 12, left his family to train in Lisbon at Sporting's youth academy. He was apparently homesick and teased by the other boys because of his Madeiran accent. Nobody teased him about his skills, however, and his determination! While playing with Sporting he was spotted and wooed by Manchester United, transferring in 2003. There he was encouraged to wear the number 7 shirt - previously worn by George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham! He said "...the famous shirt was an extra source of motivation. I was forced to live up to such an honour." He scored 84 goals for Man U during his six years there, helping Man U become one of the most successful clubs in Europe.

In 2003, Ronaldo became the best played football player in the world when Real Madrid enticed him away from Manchester United with a payment of £80 million! he scored 33 goals for Real Madrid that season, and 40 the next

Ronaldo has been involved and generous in many charitable activities, with particular emphasis on helping children, cancer sufferers and the fight against ebola.

He is not married but has a son, Cristiano, born in 2010, and three other children.

In January 2014 Ronaldo was named Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry - a Portuguese knighthood - for promoting Portuguese culture around the world.

Our Cristiano Ronaldo Resources

Compare and Contrast Ronaldo and Messi

Compare and Contrast Ronaldo and Messi

It's not surprising that the football skills of great footballers Ronaldo and Messi are often compared. This worksheet allows the kids to have their own go at it.

Cristiano Ronaldo Booklet

Cristiano Ronaldo Booklet

This little booklet takes moments to print and fold, and is useful for recording facts and statistics about this footballing hero.

Cristiano Ronaldo Comprehension

Cristiano Ronaldo Comprehension

Ask the kids to read the interesting text all about Cristiano Ronaldo, then answer the questions at the end of our comprehension worksheet.

Cristiano Ronaldo Factsheet

Cristiano Ronaldo Factsheet

Many people think that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer in the world! Learn a little more about him with the help of our fun factsheet.

Cristiano Ronaldo Interview Worksheet

Cristiano Ronaldo Interview Worksheet

Imagine that you are an interviewer and you have the chance to ask questions of this great Portuguese footballer. What do you think the audience would want to know?

Cristiano Ronaldo Notebooking Page

Cristiano Ronaldo Notebooking Page

There are 2 designs of notebooking paper to choose from here - 1 lined throughout and 1 with space for a picture. They are perfect for writing about this great footballer.

Cristiano Ronaldo Quote Poster

Cristiano Ronaldo Quote Poster

"I'm not going to change the world. You're not going to change the world. But we can help - we can all help". This quote from Cristiano Ronaldo might inspire the kids to do their bit too...

Cristiano Ronaldo Quote Worksheet

Cristiano Ronaldo Quote Worksheet

Sometimes kids take a little bit of convincing that hard work is necessary! Maybe if they hear it from someone like Cristiano Ronaldo they may pay attention! This worksheet is designed to encourage them to do just that...

Cristiano Ronaldo Story Paper

Cristiano Ronaldo Story Paper

Use this fun Ronaldo story paper for creative writing, writing about the football star himself, or perhaps for a thank you letter! Two versions available - one lined and one with handwriting lines - and of course the kids can colour in their hero, too!

Cristiano Ronaldo Story Paper 2

Cristiano Ronaldo Story Paper 2

Here's a second story paper page using a photo of Cristiano Ronaldo - perfect for older children writing about this amazing Portuguese football player.

Cristiano Ronaldo Timeline Worksheet

Cristiano Ronaldo Timeline Worksheet

When you've read our short biography of Cristiano Ronaldo and perhaps done a little more research on your own, ask the kids to write down some key dates and events in his life on this timeline worksheet.

Cristiano Ronaldo Worksheet

Cristiano Ronaldo Worksheet

Kids can find out some fun facts about Cristiano Ronaldo, and then fill in this worksheet. What would they want to talk to him about, if they were lucky enough to meet him?

Cristiano Ronaldo Writing Page

Cristiano Ronaldo Writing Page

Use this simple writing paper - available in colour or black and white - to write about football star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Design an Award for Cristiano Ronaldo Worksheet

Design an Award for Cristiano Ronaldo Worksheet

Cristiano Ronaldo has won many awards - but I doubt he has won anything like the one your kids are about to design for him with this fun worksheet! Perhaps the ribbon will be the colours of the Portuguese flag?

Learn to Draw Ronaldo

Learn to Draw Ronaldo

Ronaldo fans will enjoy learning how to draw their own picture of the football hero, by following along with our step by step instructions. It's easy when you know how, and put in a little practice!

Messi v Ronaldo Writing Prompt

Messi v Ronaldo Writing Prompt

Is Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi the better footballer? Kids can use this worksheet to come to their own conclusions and discuss.

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