He’s one of the biggest names in professional football, and one of the biggest sports stars in the world. The most expensive football player in history thanks to his huge, record-setting £80-million transfer contract, Cristiano Ronaldo has made waves in the world of football since he started playing professionally at the age of just 18.
Few teenage football wizards become professionals in their early youth. Cristiano Ronaldo, however, was playing for one of the world’s most renowned teams in his late teens. Signed to Manchester United in 2003, he became the club’s first player from Portugal, boasting an incredible £15-million agreement in his late teens.