In 16 years as a Portuguese player, Ronaldo has racked up important goals to become the best striker in Europe
A long love story, the one with the red jacket of his Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo debuted against Kazakhstan at the stadium of Manuel Branco Teixeira of Chaves. It was August 20, 2003. Are you paying spectators? Less than 8,000. That Madeiran boy was 18 and 6 months old, he was not yet nicknamed CR7 and he played in Sporting Lisbon (25 appearances and 3 goals for him in that season).
But the ct. Brazilian of the Lusitanians Luiz Felipe Solari had no doubt (to tell the truth not only him, a few days later he would have been bought by Sir Alex Ferguson and he would have landed at Man United). Here then that at minute 47 ′, Scolari called Luis Figo back to the bench. In his place, as right wing, Christian entered. No one could have imagined it yet, but that boy with crooked teeth would have written a piece of history of the Portuguese national team.