- Cristiano Ronaldo was a fancy dresser even as a child and played for local Madeira side Club Desportivo National
- Amazing photos of Ronaldo as a skinny kid with his first football registration card in Madeira has now emerged
- The photos also showed humble Ronaldo sweeping the streets in his neighbourhood
For a young skinny boy who posed in front of the camera to complete his first registration card for the FA of Funchal, not many would have seen him grow to become one of the best footballers ever.
That's the story of Cristiano Ronaldo whose photos as a skinny kid with his first football registration card in Madeira, Portugal recently emerged.
The photo which emerged in The Sun, via photographer Neil Munns, shows Ronaldo's first ever registration card, which was printed when he was a seven-year-old.
Nobody could have predicted he would go on to achieve so much in the game including winning five Ballon D'Ors.
Ronaldo posed for the picture to secure his first football registration card as a player of Clube Futebol Andorinha.
The young boy in the picture would later go on to lift six domestic titles and win five Champions League titles.
Most recently, Ronaldo became the first Juventus player to score in ten consecutive games, breaking David Trezeguet's record of nine consecutive games which stood for 15 years.
After celebrating his 35th birthday midweek, Ronaldo has now joined Gabriel Batistuta and Ezio Pascutti as the only players to score in at least 10 consecutive Serie A matches.
Batistuta holds the record of scoring in 11 consecutive games while Pascutti and Ronaldo scored in 10 consecutive games.
The Portuguese will now have his eyes set on equalling Batistuta record and surpassing it. Cristiano Ronaldo has also scored 2️0+ league goals for the 11th season in succession.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Lionel Messi has overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo and other football stars on the planet to top the list of the highest-paid footballers in 2020.
The Barcelona star does not only come top of the pile, his earning worth a staggering €8.3m gross per month almost doubled that of his Portuguese arch-rival.
This may be so because the Argentine hitman is the best player on the planet right now having won the coveted Ballon d'Or honour for the sixth-time record.
Ronaldo is next to the Barcelona captain with an earning of €4.5m gross per month. Brazilian flamboyant footie, Neymar Jr, came third on the list with €3m gross per month.