Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

by David Fischer




Even though he was born with an otherworldly athletic gift, Cristiano Ronaldo's early life was anything but easy. Growing up poor in Portugal, he was expelled from school at age fourteen and then diagnosed with an abnormal heart condition. But through hard work and an intense desire to succeed, he soon blossomed into one of the world's greatest soccer players. When he transferred to Real Madrid for a record-breaking salary, Ronaldo transformed himself into a glamorous worldwide celebrity, reinventing the ideal of an international sports icon. Read the inspiring story of a man who overcame adversity to become one of the most celebrated athletes on the planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766092051
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: Influential Lives
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

A professor at Brandeis University, David Hackett Fischer is the author of several noted works that illuminate pivotal moments in American history, including Paul Revere's Ride and the 2004 National Book Award finalist Washington's Crossing.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 Poor Kid from the Island 8

Chapter 2 Finding Direction 18

Chapter 3 From Madeira to Portugal 28

Chapter 4 A Fresh Start 38

Chapter 5 Playing for a Living 47

Chapter 6 The Changing World 58

Chapter 7 Cristiano's Big Move 68

Chapter 8 Portugal's Great Hope 79

Chapter 9 Guts and Glory 89

Chapter 10 A Living Legend 98

Chronology 106

Chapter Notes 109

Glossary 121

Further Reading 123

Index 125

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