‘As he walked up to take his spot-kick, Cristiano knew that Real would win the trophy if he scored. He had the chance to be the hero yet again.’
Cristiano Ronaldo overcame poverty and childhood illness to become one of the best football players ever. Escaping the hot streets of Madeira, Ronaldo first proved himself as a wonder-kid at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, before becoming a legend for Real Madrid and Portugal. This is the story of how the gifted boy became a man, a team-player and a legend.

Read all about:

  • Ronaldo’s childhood in Madeira, Portugal
  • Ronaldo’s early days at Sporting Lisbon
  • Ronaldo’s move to Manchester United
  • Ronaldo’s rise to become Man Utd’s star
  • Ronaldo’s move to Real Madrid
  • Ronaldo’s many, many goals and trophies
  • Ronaldo’s Euro 2016 triumph with Portugal

What readers have said

“I’m a really big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and this book was really helpful. When I’m older I want to play football professionally. Ronaldo is a big inspiration to me and this book helped me understand more about one of the best footballers in the world.”

Mrs P J Kinsella

“It was a joy to read. He ‘s my idol because he never gives up. The best part is when he moves to Sporting Lisbon when he was young because it was a great experience for his career . Brilliant book!!!”


“My 8yr old son loved this book. Easy for a kid to read & understand.”


“Highly recommend. My 9 year old son has loved these books found them really great for getting him into liking reading.”

Jess Hendon

“My son enjoyed reading this book about his football heroes. Easy to read.”


“Five stars – Great for kids.”


“My grandsons, who love football, loved these books. Anything that encourages boys to read is a must with me and these certainly fitted the bill.”

Dr M. C. Norton

“Enthralling story for a 6-year-old.”

J M Moyes

“I don’t like Ronaldo (Go Messi) but I like this book.”


“Five Stars.¬†Kids love it.”

K. A. C. James

“Christmas present for my Grandson, but I’m sure he’ll be pleased.”

Pat Beveridge

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