Who is Cristiano Ronaldo (Cr7)

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro  (born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has a record-tying five Ballon d’Or awards, the most for a European player, and is the first player to win four European Golden Shoes. He has won 27 trophies in his career, including five league titles, five UEFA Champions League titles and one UEFA European Championship. A prolific goalscorer, Ronaldo holds the records for most official goals scored in Europe’s top-five leagues (414), the UEFA Champions League (121), the UEFA European Championship (9), as well as those for most assists in the UEFA Champions League (34) and the UEFA European Championship (6). He has scored over 690 senior career goals for club and country.

Watch how the realistic portrait of Cristiano Ronaldo (Cr7) was made.

Born and raised on the Portuguese island of Madeira, Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart at age 15. He underwent an operation to treat his condition, and began his senior club career playing for Sporting CP, before signing with Manchester United at age 18 in 2003. After winning his first trophy, the FA Cup, during his first season in England, he helped United win three successive Premier League titles, a UEFA Champions League title, and a FIFA Club World Cup. By age 22, he had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations and at age 23, he won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. In 2009, Ronaldo was the subject of the most expensive association football transfer when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer worth 94 million (£80 million).

With Real Madrid, Ronaldo won 15 trophies, including two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, four UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups. Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer, Ronaldo scored a record 34 La Liga hat-tricks, including a record-tying eight hat-tricks in the 2014–15 season[note 3] and is the only player to reach 30 goals in six consecutive La Liga seasons. After joining Madrid, Ronaldo finished runner-up for the Ballon d’Or three times, behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career rival, before winning back-to-back Ballons d’Or in 2013 and 2014. After winning the 2016 and 2017 Champions Leagues, Ronaldo secured back-to-back Ballons d’Or again in 2016 and 2017. A historic third consecutive Champions League followed, making Ronaldo the first player to win the trophy five times.[7] In 2018, he signed for Juventus in a transfer worth an initial €100 million; the highest ever paid by an Italian club and the highest fee ever paid for a player over 30 years old.

A Portuguese international, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation in 2015. He made his senior debut for Portugal in 2003 at age 18, and has since had over 150 caps, including appearing and scoring in eight major tournaments, becoming Portugal’s most capped player and his country’s all-time top goalscorer. He scored his first international goal at Euro 2004 and helped Portugal reach the final. He took over full captaincyin July 2008, leading Portugal to their first-ever triumph in a major tournament by winning Euro 2016, and received the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament, before becoming the highest European international goalscorer of all-time.[8] One of the most marketable athletes in the world, he was ranked the world’s highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017, as well as the world’s most famous athlete by ESPN in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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About me

My name is Sanil Chitrakar a Nepali origin currently living in San Francisco, California. I was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. Art has always been my favorite hobby since my early childhood. I used to spend a lot of my time at home drawing, painting and doing other DIY stuff.

When I was 32 years old I became a father. And having my child was the biggest turning point of my life. After my daughter came to my life I made some big changes in my lifestyle. As I started babysitting I started spending less time on my restaurant and more time at my home. As we all know infants spend most of their time sleeping I had so much free time with me. At that moment I decided to give all of my free time to art.

From that point on (late 2015) i started to draw everyday for at least 5 to 8 hrs. Buying as many art supplies as I could just to try out which one works best for me. I guess finding the right art materials is one of the hardest initial step for every self-taught artist. Then I started drawing my favorite celebrities and shared those drawing on my various social handles like facebook, instagram, etc. Soon I started gaining a lot of followers on my social handles. Started getting a lot of positive response from those followers which motivated to keep drawing more and more.

Then came the biggest turning point of my amateur art career. On Jan 2017 I posted the time-lapse video of the drawing of the legend footballer Ronaldinho Gaucho on my social handles. To my surprise Ronaldinho himself saw my drawing and posted it on all of his official social handles. His official post went viral on the internet gaining 1.5 million views in just 3 hrs on his facebook. And just like that I became popular internationally overnight. Check out this official post of Ronaldinho Gaucho

Official facebook post by Ronaldo Gaucho on his official Facebook account

since then my art life made a huge turn. Messages, email etc started pouring in like crazy. With the increasing number of followers the commissioned order started piling up. After that there was no turning back. Doing commissioned work for my customer became my full-time job. And from that point on I became a full-time international artist.