? ‘The definitive biography of Cristiano Ronaldo, named Football Book of the Year at the Cross Sports Book Awards 2016? Fully updated to include the 2015-16 season? Ronaldo’s time at Manchester United – the most popular football club – made him an instantly recognisable figure. ? Ronaldo has won the Ballon D’Or (the world footballer of the year award) three times (in 2008, 2013 and 2014) and in a recent survey by PA Sport he was voted the greatest ever footballer in the 23-year history of the Premiership. ? Through his other writing and television jobs, Guillem Balague has a brilliant network of contacts and exclusive access to interview some of the people that have worked closest with Ronaldo. About the Book:Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest footballers of all time, a dream he pursued from the age of just twelve when he left his humble origins on Madeira behind. It wasn’t long before he had the biggest clubs in Europe knocking on his door, but it was Manchester United who won the race for his signature. Under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo developed into the complete footballer and athlete, winning three league titles and a Champions League along the way. He then became the biggest gal?ctico of them all when he transferred to Real Madrid for a record-breaking fee. However, he has endured a difficult relationship with managers, teammates and the fans – and his time at the club has often been overshadowed by his fierce rivalry with Barcelona and Lionel Messi. Guillem Balague, respected football journalist and expert on the Spanish game, provides the definitive account of what has made Ronaldo the player and man that he is today.
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