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Cristiano Ronaldo - the most marketable and popular athlete in the world


Over the course of his career, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has received five Ballon d'Or awards, the most for a European player and is tied for most all-time. Widely regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers of all time, Ronaldo holds the records for most official goals scored in the top five European leagues (377), the UEFA Champions League (114), the UEFA European Championship (29) and the FIFA Club World Cup(7), as well as most goals scored in a UEFA Champions League season (17). He has scored more than 600 senior career goals for club and country. Moreover, he is also the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes.


Collectively, Ronaldo has won 25 trophies in his career, including five league titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and one UEFA European Championship. The first senior trophy of his career came in 2002, after defeating Leixoes S.C. in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira. He has also attained 16 titles from friendly competitions.