February 5th began the birthday weekend celebrations of the hottest soccer star in the world, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal. He was born on February 5, 1985.
Named for his father's favourite, Ronald Reagan, this great soccer star grew up in the remote backwater of Madeira, an idyllic Portuguese Island somewhat north of the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa.
He began his great career at age 10 on Madeira, soon was noticed, and was brought to the world stage for Manchester United, debuting at age 18...
He is perhaps, right now, the most famous living Portuguese man. He has been named a Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry, a Portuguese order of knighthood.
As he celebrates this birthday this weekend we say a hearty Congratulations