The Formative Years
Cristiano Ronaldo was a natural soccer player as a child. He attended a three-day tryout with Sporting CP when he was only 12 years old and chosen for £1,500 (about $2,000). Ronaldo believed he could play professional football when he was 14, so he dropped out of school to focus solely on soccer. It wasn’t long before Sporting CP(a soccer team) started noticing him.