Author(s): Iain Spragg
Cristiano Ronaldo: The Ultimate Fan Book gives a unique insight into the life and career of the 2013 FIFA World Footballer of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo. Filled with facts and stats, and 100 stunning photographs, you will learn about his childhood, growing up on the small island of Madeira, joining Sporting Clube in the Portuguese capital Lisbon, before lighting up the European stage, with starring roles for Manchester United and Real Madrid. He displays outstanding skill, devastating pace, fantastic ball control and incredible power shooting with either foot. All in all, few contemporaries can match his talents. Written in a lively, buzzing style and filled with fun features, fantastic photographs and enlightening quotes, Cristiano Ronaldo: The Ultimate Fan Book celebrates the Portuguese maestro's early life - he was named in honour of former US President Ronald Reagan - and his career on and off the pitch. All in all, this is a highly entertaining insight into a football legend.
Iain Spragg is a sports journalist who has written for The Daily Telegraph and The Times. He has written numerous books on sport and humour, including, for Carlton Books, The Big Book of Football's Funniest Quotes, The Reduced History of Rugby, The Reduced History of Sex, The Jonny Wilkinson Story, Lewis Hamilton: The Rise of F1's New Superstar and The Official Arsenal Book of Records. He lives in London.
Introduction; The Early Years; Funchal and Lisbon; League debut; Moving to England; Ronaldo: Portuguese legend; Great Ronaldo Goals (part 1); Amazing Ronaldo Club Facts; At Home with Ronaldo; Playing in the Euros; Great Ronaldo Goals (part 2); Ronaldo's Super Skills; Winning championships; Amazing Ronaldo Portugal Team Facts; Ronaldo in Numbers; Training with Ronaldo; Ronaldo's Superstar Teammates; Ronaldo and his Fans; Great Ronaldo Goals (part 3); Ronaldo: World Traveller; Ronaldo: UEFA Champions League superstar; Ronaldo and his Coaches; The Ronaldo Museum; Ronaldo: Record Breaker; Ronaldo Quiz.