Historical day for Ronaldo – When he joined United

Historical day for Ronaldo – When he joined United

Portuguese Legend Cristiano Ronaldo was only a young person 12 years prior, yet he will always remember 12 August 2003 – here’s the reason behind this.

It is precisely 12 years ago when 18-year-old Ronaldo signed for United. In the 2003/2004 pre-season, United team played against Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, who crushed the Premier League giants 3-1. Ronaldo apparently inspired Sir Alex Ferguson’s stars so much they encouraged the United Coach to sign the Portuguese winger.

THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE.Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson with new signings Kleberson (L) and Christiano Ronaldo are unvieled at a press conference at Old Trafford, Wednesday 13th August, 2003.The addition of Ronaldo, Kleberson and Cameroon international Eric Djemba-Djemba means Ferguson has an extra option in midfield even after the departures of David Beckham and Juan Sebastian Veron. See PA story SOCCER ManUtd. PA Photo: Martin Rickett.

He marked for £12.24 million and turned into the first Portuguese player to join the Old Trafford side, with Ferguson giving him the famous No. 7 shirt. From that minute, his vocation was just going in one heading, and that was up.

Portuguese hotshot wound up playing 291 games for the Manchester United side, with netting 118 goals and further 65 assists. He lifted nine trophies with Manchester side, including his first Champions League title in 2008, furthermore gathered his first Ballon d’Or that same year.

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Taking after six effective years at United, Ronaldo leave his beloved club and joined the Spanish giants Real Madrid for £80 million.

At Real Madrid, he has scored 313 goals and assist a further 103 in 300 official games. During his 6 years career at Madrid, He won seven more trophies, containing his second Champions League title and won the last two FIFA Ballon d’Or awards.

On this day, 12 years in the wake of joining Manchester United, he is seemingly one of the best two players in the world. Any reasonable person would agree 12 August 2003 changed Ronaldo’s entire professional career.