Friday, June 12, 2009

adiós Ronaldo

1985 – Born 5 February in Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

2002 – Makes debut for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Super Liga at the age of 17 after winning international caps for Portugal's youth sides.

2003 6 August – Scores in pre-season friendly against Manchester United.

8 August – Completes £12.24m transfer to United, taking the No7 shirt following the sale of then England captain David Beckham to Real Madrid.

16 August – Makes debut as a second-half substitute in opening-day 4–0 win over Bolton at Old Trafford.

20 August – Plays for Portugal's full side in 1–0 win over Kazakhstan.

1 November – Scores first goal for United in 3–0 victory over Portsmouth at Old Trafford.

2004 22 May – Dazzles in United's 3–0 FA Cup final victory over Millwall.

24 June – Scores in penalty shoot-out as Portugal knock England out of Euro 2004.

4 July – Plays in Euro 2004 final, which Portugal lose 1–0 to Greece.

2005 19 October – arrested and questioned by police after an allegation of rape at a London hotel is made against him. Ronaldo asserts his innocence. No charges are brought.

18 November – agrees two-year extension to his United contract, keeping him at the club until 2010.

2006 1 July – Protests to referee Horacio Elizondo after United team-mate Wayne Rooney clashes with Ricardo Carvalho in the World Cup quarter-final between Portugal and England. Rooney is sent off and television pictures catch Ronaldo winking towards the bench. Scores the winning penalty in the shoot-out to knock out England.

8 July – After losing the third-place play-off to Germany, Ronaldo reveals he wants to leave United. Admits he would like a move to Spain, having been linked with Real Madrid.

2007 6 February – named Portugal captain for friendly against Brazil a day after 22nd birthday.

13 April – Agrees new five-year deal with United.

22 April – Voted PFA Player and Young Player of the Year – the first player to land the double award since Andy Gray in 1977.

4 May – Voted Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association as United win the Premier League title.

2008 19 March – scores twice in a 2–0 win over Bolton to take his tally for the 2007-08 season to 33, beating George Best's 40-year-old club record for goals scored by a winger in a single season.

27 April – Voted PFA Player of the Year for second year running.

5 May – Helps United claim Premier League title with win at Wigan.

21 May – Heads United in front in Champions League final against Chelsea in Moscow. The game goes to penalties and, despite Ronaldo missing his kick, United win the shoot-out. Ends the season with 42 goals.

22 May – Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster says he believes Ronaldo will play for the Spanish club at some point in his career.

2 June – Ronaldo is reported to have told Brazilian website Terra that he wants to join Madrid, if they can meet United's asking price.

6 June – United report Madrid to Fifa over their pursuit of Ronaldo.

19 June – Winger is unable to prevent Portugal exiting Euro 2008 as Luiz Felipe Scolari's team lose 3–2 to Germany in the quarter-finals.

8 August – Tells Portuguese newspaper Publico he will remain with Manchester United "for at least another year".

17 August – Makes return from injury as a 62nd-minute substitute in a home draw with Villarreal in the Champions League.

15 November – scores 100th goal for Manchester United with the first of a brace against Stoke.

2 December – Wins the Ballon d'Or, seeing off competition from second-placed Messi and Liverpool's Fernando Torres in third.

2009 8 January – Escapes uninjured after writing off Ferrari by crashing into a roadside barrier under a tunnel near Manchester Airport on his way to training.

12 January – Named Fifa World Player of the Year.

16 May – Helps United win Premier League title with 0–0 draw against Arsenal.

27 May – Unable to prevent United losing 2–0 to Barcelona in the Champions League final in Rome.

11 June – United accept a world-record £80m bid for Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

adiós Ronaldo

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Elizabeth said...

Today I like to watch The Young And
The Restless.