The definitive biography of Cristiano Ronaldo, named Football Book of the Year at the Cross Sports Book Awards 2016
Fully updated to include the 2017-18 season and Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus
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 galáctico of them all when he transferred to Real Madrid for a record-breaking fee. Unprecedented success in the Champions League and a record-equalling five Ballons d'Or followed, before his sensational move to Juventus in the summer of 2018.
Guillem Balagué, respected football journalist and expert on the Spanish game, provides the definitive account of a twenty-first-century footballing icon.
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All this book is about is messi. Then why is the book called Ronaldo. Make a book about messi if you love him so much.
Great Book Love Ronaldo
Is this a book to tell the story of Ronaldo, or to promote Messi?
Guillem Balague is obviously biased for Barcelona and Lionel Messi, as he takes every opportunity he can in this book to tarnish Cristiano and Real Madrid, all the while promoting Lionel Messi, which is ironic in the sense he says he disagrees with media and the like creating a false image of stars like they do with Ronaldo. I would definitely not recommend this book to anyone interested in the achievements and life of Cristiano Ronaldo, but if you enjoy seeing him brought down in an attempt to make Lionel Messi look better, then this is the book for you. I do not rate this at all.