This is the heartfelt story of a boy with a passion for music and the beautiful game. Young Jorge’s values were forged in the neighborhood soccer park, and by his family and his grandmother who loved him and inspired him. Jorge was a boy whose care and compassion for every human being took him
from the streets of Buenos Aires to become Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church.
This is also the tale of 1946, an amazing Championship year for Jorge’s beloved soccer club, San
Lorenzo. It is a year where he never missed a game, and the one game he will never forget.
Fully updated to include the 2015-16 season
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest footballers of all time, a dream he pursued from the age of just twelve when he left his humble origins on Madeira behind.
It wasn't long before he had the biggest clubs in Europe knocking on his door, but it was Manchester United who won the race for his signature. Under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo developed into the complete footballer and athlete, winning three league titles and a Champions League along the way.
He then became the biggest galáctico of them all when he transferred to Real Madrid for a record-breaking fee. However, he has endured a difficult relationship with managers, teammates and the fans - and his time at the club has often been overshadowed by his fierce rivalry with Barcelona and Lionel Messi.
Guillem Balagué, respected football journalist and expert on the Spanish game, provides the definitive account of what has made Ronaldo the player and man that he is today.
Ronaldo's exceptional talents have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Ronaldo so much. From family to soccer to the future, all you need to know about Cristiano Ronaldo is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Cristiano Ronaldo's life.
This book also includes all of Cristiano Ronaldo's statistics.