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Cristiano Ronaldo

2010-05-13 17:50
Age: 24
Position: Forward
Club: Real Madrid

In 2008, Ronaldo won his first Champions League title, and was named player of the tournament. He was named the FIFPro World Player of the Year and the FIFA World Player of the Year, in addition to becoming Manchester United's first Ballon d'Or winner in 40 years.

Three-time Ballon d'Or winner Johan Cruyff said in an interview on 2 April 2008, "Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of United."

Ronaldo earned his first cap for Portugal in a 1–0 victory against Kazakhstan on 20 August 2003. He was called up for Euro 2004, scoring in a 2–1 group stage loss to eventual champions Greece and in a 2–1 semi-final win over the Netherlands. He was named in the team of the tournament despite finishing with only two goals.

He will play a major tactical and attacking role in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with his understanding of European football styles, and his own skills at the forefront of world football.

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