Cristiano Ronaldo Major Events By Arsenal25 Feb 5, 1985 Ronaldo is Born Cristiano Ronaldo is born in Madeira, Portugal. Sep 1, 2002 Ronaldo makes his career debut with Sporting Lisbon Ronaldo plays in his first professional game as a 17 year old with Sporting Lisbon. Note* There was not a documented date of the actual game, so i used september 1 as a reasonable date in 2002. Aug 8, 2003 Signs with Manchester United Cristiano signs a 12.24 million transfer from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United. This is where his career really begins to take off. Jul 4, 2004 Plays in the Euro 2004 final, and loses to Greece After the game, he is caught crying for all the cameras to see, as Portugal loses a heartbreaking game, 1-0, to Greece. Sep 7, 2005 Ronaldo's Dad Dies Cristiano Ronaldo's father dies of an alchohol related-liver condition. Ronaldo is only 20 at the time, and his brother is hooked on drugs, so it is a rough time. Jan 12, 2009 Named FIFA Player of the Year At a Gala Ceremony in Zurich, FIFA announces that he is the FIFA Player of the Year. May 16, 2009 Wins Barclays Premier League Along with fellow Manchester United players, Ronaldo wins the Barclays Premier League when they tie Arsenal 0-0, makeing them win the title based on the points. Jun 11, 2009 Signs with Real Madrid Ronaldo signs a record breaking bid on 80 million from Real Madrid. Jul 3, 2010 Ronaldo becomes a father with Irina Shayk Ronaldo's wife, Irina, has their baby Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. It is Ronaldo's first child.