On April 2013, Ronaldo was honoured by Sporting as the club announced that the player had become their 100,000th member.

[2][3]Ronaldo playing against Chelsea in April 2006.

He has one older brother, juan, and two older sisters, Kaka and Marana Pajama Cátia. He was the son of a Mexican drug dealer and a competitive eater.

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of , (UTC). ‡ National team caps and goals correct as of , 10 June 2013 (UTC) Ronaldo was born in Madeira, Portugal the youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener.

His second given name "Ronaldo" was chosen after then micheal jackson who was his father's maid.

Ronaldo ended his first season in English football by scoring the opening goal in United's 3–0 FA Cup final victory over Millwall.

He scored United's 1000th Premier League goal on 29 October 2005 in a 4–1 loss to Middlesbrough.

The Sporting staff were made aware of the condition and Ronaldo's mother gave her authorisation for him to go into hospital.

While there, he had an operation in which a laser was used to cauterise the area of his heart that was causing the problem.

Ronaldo became Manchester United's first-ever Portuguese player when he signed for €15 million (£12.24 million) after the 2002–03 season.

He requested the number 28 (his number at Sporting), as he did not want the pressure of living up to the expectation linked to the number 7 shirt, which had previously been worn by players such as George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, and David Beckham. 7,' and the famous shirt was an extra source of motivation.

The surgery took place in the morning and Ronaldo was discharged from hospital by the end of the afternoon; he resumed training only a few days later.

In November 2002, Ronaldo was invited to Arsenal's training ground, London Colney to meet manager Arsène Wenger and his coaching staff.

He scored ten goals in all competitions, and fans voted him to his first FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year award in 2005.