Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɾɨʃtiɐnu ʁunaɫdu], born 5 February 1985), commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese footballer who plays as a lateral or forward for a club that is Real Madrid in the Spanish league and was captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo is the most expensive player in football history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer agreement worth £ 80,000,000 (€ 94,000,000, U.S. $ 132,000,000). In addition, his contract with Real Madrid, who was paid 11 million pounds per year over the next six years, the highest paid player in the world. Ronaldo has won the distinction of being the first player to the Prix de la FIFA Puskás, an honor granted by FIFA as the goal of the year. He noted that the goal of 40 yards against Porto in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, while still playing for Manchester United. Ronaldo began his career as a young player Andorinha.