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Cristiano Ronaldo

Biography of Cristiano Ronaldo
Personal information
Full nameCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
BirthdateFebruary 5, 1985
Age38 years old
OccupationSoccer player
By-nameCR7, The Bug, The Commander

Georgina Rodríguez

Height1.85 m

María Dolores dos Santos Aveiro y José Dinis Aveiro

AwardsBallon d'Or (5), The Best FIFA (2), Golden Boot (4), All-time top goal scorer in football.
Actual teamAl Nassr (Saudi Arabia)
Zodiac signAquarius

Cristiano Ronaldo Biography

Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a striker and is considered one of the best strikers in the world. He was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal on February 5, 1985, and is the son of María Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro. Since he was a child he always showed his good performance in football and stood out for his skill with the ball.

His beginnings were at the age of 8 when he entered La Andorinha academy and where he quickly began to excel above the peers of his age. So much was the quality that Cristiano showed, that at the age of 10, the C. S. Marítimo and C. D. Nacional showed interest in having the young player. After an agreement was reached, the player signed for C. D. Nacional, where he continued with his training as a footballer and became one of the greatest promises of Portuguese football.

In 2001, he was presented to try out at the Sporting Clube de Portugal, where he performed very well and managed to be part of one of the most popular clubs in Portugal, so he had to move to Lisbon. By that time, he was diagnosed with a heart problem and had to undergo an operation, which was satisfactory and did not cause dangers in the player’s soccer career.



Cristiano Ronaldo’s professional debut came on August 14, 2002, at the age of 17, in the Champions League qualifying match, where Sporting de Lisboa faced Inter Milan. On September 30, he made his debut in the Portuguese league in a game against Sporting Braga, where his club was defeated 4-2. His first professional goal was scored on October 7 of that same year against Moreirense Futebol Clube, where his team won 3-0 and the player scored two goals, with which he began to be part of the first team of Sporting Lisbon.

The talent shown by the Portuguese made him the first player to be part of the youth team, reserves and professional in the same season, and before finishing it the Sporting Lisbon won the Portuguese league, the Cup, and the Portuguese Super Cup.

His talent was quickly captured by several European clubs, which started to scout him. Teams like Liverpool, a team that did not sign him because they considered him very young and should further enhance his skills. In 2003, Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United played a friendly match for the opening of the José Alvalade Stadium, which would be the scene of Euro 2004. In that game, the player showed great quality and football technique that surprised Alex Ferguson, who after that, was interested in having the player on his team. Cristiano Ronaldo ended up signing for Manchester United that summer for aorund 18 million euros.

At the beginning of the 2003-2004 season, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United, where he wore the number 7 shirt, which David Beckham had been wearing in the past. He made his debut in the Premier League on August 16, 2003, in a game against Bolton, where he entered the 60th minute of the game.

His first goal with Manchester was scored on November 1 of that year, in the league game against Portsmouth FC. At the end of the season, the Portuguese player won the FA Cup with his team and scored a goal that contributed to the obtained title. In the second season, the player increased his level, and he stood out as one of the best youth players in the world and secured a place in the starting team of Manchester United.

Starting the league 2005-2006, the player scored the thousandth goal in the history of the Premier League and was chosen as the best young player of the year. In that season he also won the league cup and scored 12 goals in 47 games.

In the 2006-2007 season, Cristiano Ronaldo began to stand out by the ability to give assists to his teammates and to improve his goal average. For that reason, was chosen the player of the month of the Premier League in November and the Portuguese sportsman of the year, by the Portuguese newspaper A Bola. In that season he would score 17 goals and be crowned champion of the English Premier League, which made him more attractive to clubs like, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Barcelona. On April 13, 2007, he extended his contract with Manchester United until 2012 and his salary was 8 million euros per season, was one of the best-paid players in the world at that time. In that season he was also recognized by the Professional Footballers Association as player of the year and best young player of the year.

In the 2007-2008 season, the Portuguese player continued to add titles in his career, and it was on August 5, 2007, that he managed to win the Community Shield, a match in which Manchester United defeated Chelsea. He became the winger with the most goals scored in a season with Manchester United, after scoring 42 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo, for the first time played a European final, on May 21, 2008, when his team Manchester United played the final of the Champions League against Chelsea FC, a match that ended 1-1 in regular time with a goal from the Portuguese, so the title was defined by penalty kicks which was won by Manchester United.

After the end of the season, the player managed to win the Premier League team and win the golden boot, adding two more achievements in his football career. He won the Golden Ball, the Golden Boot and the FIFA World Player in 2008, which identified him as the best player in the world in that season and also was part of the ideal team of FIFA. The popularity of Cristiano Ronaldo began to increase so much that Real Madrid was interested in the services of the talented player. Nevertheless, an injury prevented that the negotiation was closed in that year. Before expected, the Portuguese star recovered from his injury and could continue with the competitions that played Manchester United in the 2008-2009 season, where he reached the final of the Champions League for the second year in a row, but in this case, as the runner-up when falling 2-0 before Barcelona FC. At the end of the season, Manchester United managed to win the League Cup, the Premier League and the FIFA Club World Cup where their team beat Liga de Quito 1-0. In this season, Ronaldo scored 33 goals and gave 9 assists in 33 games, which added up to a total of 118 goals in his career.

The talented Portuguese player always expressed his interest in playing in a club like Real Madrid, where he would be transferred for a figure that exceeded 90 million Euros. On June 6, 2009, the player was presented at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium before more than 90 thousand fans chanted his name in the phrase “Yes, yes, yes, Ronaldo is already here.”

His first game with the Real Madrid jersey was against the Irish Shamrock Rovers, on July 21, 2009, in a game corresponding to the preseason of Real Madrid. In a tour for South Korea, he scored his first goals with Real Madrid, in the 2009 Peace Cup against Juventus and Liga de Quito. He made his debut in the Spanish league on August 29, 2009, before the Deportivo de La Coruña where he managed to score a goal that contributed to the victory of his team by 3-2. Days later for Champions League, the player scored twice against F. C. Zürich, in the 5-2 victory of Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo would continue to show outstanding performance, and on May 5, 2010, he scored his first hat-trick against Mallorca. Although the Portuguese player managed to score 33 goals in 35 games in the 2009-2010 season, he did not win any title with Real Madrid. At the start of the 2010-2011 season, Cristiano Ronaldo kept breaking records, for the first time in his career he scored 4 goals in a game against Racing Santander and managed to score 13 goals in 6 straight games; reaching a figure of 50 goals in 53 games played. In December, the Portuguese finished the year with 43 goals, being his highest number of goals scored in the middle of a season. The player won his first title with Real Madrid, on April 20, 2011, when he won the King’s Cup at Barcelona by a score of 1-0, where the Portuguese player scored the winning goal. With that goal he reached 43 goals in the season, surpassing his own record of 42 goals. He also managed to overcome the great players Hugo Sánchez and Telmo Zarra, exceeding 38 goals in a Spanish league. The player closed the season with a total of 53 goals in 54 games, sharing a record with the player Lionel Messi.

On October 15, 2011 he played his 100th game with Real Madrid against Real Betis and on November 2, after scoring 2 goals against Olympique Lyonnais for Champions League, reached 100 goals in official matches with Real Madrid, with an average of 0.96 goals per game. Days later he received the “Golden Boot” which identified him as the top scorer of last season. At the end of 2011, reached 20 goals in the league, of which 15 were scored in 5 triples.

Cristiano Ronaldo began to be recognized for scoring on Barcelona in each of the exciting Spanish classics, began the year 2012 by scoring a goal in the first leg and another in the quarter-final of the King’s Cup, although his team was eliminated; and in the month of April, he would score the winning goal for Real Madrid, killing Barcelona’s hopes of being league champions. On May 2, ending the 2011-2012 season, he scored 1 goal in the 3-0 victory against Athletic Club, with which Real Madrid certified its Spanish league title. He finished with a total of 60 goals in all the tournaments that he played, standing out for being the first player to score a goal to all the teams he faced in the Liga.

The 2012-2013 season started with a title for Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo, where the overall result was 4-4, but by the rule of the away goal Real Madrid came out the champion. The Portuguese scored a goal in the first leg and another in the return and reached the record of Ivan Zamorano to score in five consecutive classics. On October 7, 2012, he exceeded the Chilean record, after scoring two goals in the first league classic against the Blaugrana team, scoring them for the sixth time in a row. Beginning in 2013, the player reached 302 goals in his professional career, being one of the players with the best goal average in history.

He played for the first time against his old team, Manchester United, on February 13, 2013, for the knockout stages of the Champions League, where he scored two goals that contributed to the next round pass to Real Madrid. On February 26 of that year, he again scored a double to Barcelona FC, in the semifinal of the King’s Cup, contributing to the classification of his team. On May 8, 2013, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal against Málaga, with which he reached 200 goals in 197 games with Real Madrid. After the season ended, the player scored 55 goals in 55 games and 12 assists.

On September 15, beginning the 2013-2014 season, Cristiano Ronaldo renewed his contract with Real Madrid until 2018. He reached his 100th game in European competitions, on October 2, 2013, in a Champions League match against Copenhagen, where he scored two goals and Real Madrid won 4-0. Ronaldo’s goalscoring ability continued to break records, and at the end of 2013, he became Real Madrid’s fourth goal scorer with 164 goals in the Spanish league and the second goalscorer in away matches with 72 goals, behind Raúl González. In addition, he was chosen by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, as the world’s top scorer in 2013. At the beginning of 2014, the season continued, and in the game against Celta, Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals which helped him to reach 400 goals in his football career. On January 13 of that same year, the Portuguese player was awarded the FIFA Golden Ball, this being the second ball he achieved throughout his career, crediting him as one of the best players in the world and in football history.

During 2014, the Portuguese continued to break records, among which stand out: On February 26, he was the first player to score 10 or more goals in three Champions Leagues, after scoring two goals in the first leg of the round of 16 of that competition. On March 15, he became the first player to score 25 or more goals in five consecutive Spanish league seasons. On April 2, he equalized Lionel Messi and José Altafini’s as the top scorers in the Champions League, but on April 29 in the semi-finals of that competition against Bayern Munich, he scored 2 goals which served him to become the player who scored the most goals in a Champions League.

On May 24 of that same year, Real Madrid played the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, where they won by a score of 4-1 and the Portuguese contributed with a goal. After finishing the season, the Portuguese ended up with 31 goals in the Spanish League and a total of 51 goals in 47 games played; He also won the King’s Cup, a match in which he did not play for an injury.

For the start of the 2014-2015 season, Cristiano Ronaldo was champion of the Super European Cup, where he scored the two goals of the victory of Real Madrid against Sevilla. On August 29, 2014, the Portuguese received the award for the Best European player, by UEFA. On October 22 of that season, Raul Gonzalez reached the top scorer in the Champions League with 71 goals in 110 games. Ronaldo’s records kept growing, and it was on December 6th when he reached 200 goals scored with Real Madrid’s shirt.

Cristiano Ronaldo won his third FIFA Ballon d’Or, on January 12, 2015, who recognized him again as the best player in the world in 2014 and a few days later was recognized by the Portuguese Football Federation, with the “Quina de Ouro” award, which identified him as the best player in the history of Portuguese football. On 8 April of that same year, scored the goal 300 with the shirt of Real Madrid, and a few days later reached 50 goals in a single season, so he became the only player to score that amount or more goals in 5 consecutive seasons.

After the end of 2014 season, the player scored 61 goals in 54 games and added the Super European Cup, the Club World Cup, won the golden boot for the fourth time and was the top scorer in the league with 48 goals. On September 12, 2015, at the start of a new season, he scored 5 goals in Real Madrid’s victory against Espanyol and beat Raúl Gonzáles as top scorer in the Spanish League. On October 2 of that same year, Real Madrid paid tribute to him, for having become the club’s historic scorer with 323 goals. On May 28, 2016, he was crowned champion of the Champions League, where Real Madrid defeated Atlético de Madrid. The end of the 2015-2016 season left for Cristiano Ronaldo 51 goals scored in 48 games and the title of European champion.

On November 6, 2016, the player renewed a contract with Real Madrid until the year 2021, and on December 12 of that same year he won for the fourth time the Golden Ball, which accredited him as the best player in the world, and in 2016 On January 9, 2017, he won the FIFA’s The Best Award. On October 23, 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Best The Award, which recognized him again as the best player in the world. December 2017, the player won the golden ball awarded by the magazine France Football, which recognized him again as the best player in the world in the year. On December 28, 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo was distinguished for the fifth time with the Globe Soccer award for the best player of the year 2017.



In 2001, debuted in the U-17 team of Portugal, where he participated in two matches corresponding to the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where he showed great talent and quickly began to be recognized, so much so that in 2003 he was summoned to the U21 national team of Portugal, where he qualified for the U21 European Championship, a championship that he did not play because he decided to play the 2003 Esperanzas de Toulon tournament, in which was crowned champion.

The excellent level shown by the player in the youth teams, made him quickly be called to the senior team of his country, where he made his debut on August 20, 2003, and was part of the team convened to face Eurocup 2004, a competition in which he scored two goals in 7 games played and the Portugal team finished runners-up after losing the final match against Greece 1-0.

In 2006, he was summoned by Luiz Felipe Scolari, dispute the World Cup to be held in Germany. In the maximum competition of soccer, Portugal beat the selections of Iran, Mexico, and Angola in the group stage, qualifying perfectly for the second round. In the direct elimination phase, Portugal won the Dutch national team in the round of 16, in Quarters to England and their way reached the semifinals where they lost 1-0 to the French national team. At the end of the World Cup, Ronaldo scored a goal and his team was fourth in the competition.

Two years after the World Cup in Germany, Cristiano Ronaldo appeared on the squad to face the 2008 European Championship in Austria and Switzerland, where Portugal reached the quarterfinals where they would be defeated 3-2 by the Germany team. The player could only score one goal in that competition.

In 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo played the South Africa World Cup 2010 where he scored a goal and reached the round of 16, where Portugal was eliminated by Spain. Two years later, the player was part of the 23 players, who would play the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. In the group stage, Portugal and Ronaldo debuted with defeat against Germany, but in the next two games they straightened their way and beat Netherland, where the player scored two goals, and Denmark, getting the classification to the next round. In the quarterfinal phase, Ronaldo scored the only goal, with which his team beat the Czech Republic. In the semifinals, Spain ended the dream of the title for Portugal. After finishing the competition, the player was second in the Castrol EDGE Index, which deserves the most regular players of the tournament, and was on the list of the 23 best players in the tournament. On the way to the 2014 Brazil World Cup, Portugal finished second in his group, which forced him to play the playoff against the Swedish national team; the overall score was in favor of Portugal 4-2 and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 4 goals, giving the classification to his team.

Already in the world cup of Brazil, the Portuguese and their national team failed to pass the group stage, where they lost the second spot against the United States by goal difference, the result of a defeat against Germany, a draw with the United States and a victory against Ghana. After several competitions with the absolute selection, another opportunity came for Ronaldo in the Euro 2016 competition.

In the Group Stage Portugal achieved an agonizing classification as one of the best third teams, after achieving 3 draws in the group stage against Austria, Hungary, and Iceland. In the direct elimination phase, Portugal got Croatia out by a score of 1-0. In Quarterfinals Portugal defeated Poland in penalties, after a 1-1 draw in regular time, where Ronaldo was the man of the match. In the semi-final, Cristiano Ronaldo faced his Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale who was part of the Wales team, where Portugal won 2-0, and Cristiano gave his contribution in the victory with a spectacular performance and a goal, and after 12 years, the player returned to dispute a final of that contest.

In the final, the Portuguese crack was injured before the end of the first half. However, his team managed to defeat France 1-0, crowned champion of Europe; that was the first title that Ronaldo got with the senior team. In addition, he was awarded the silver boot for having scored 3 goals and 3 assists. Cristiano Ronaldo played the tie to the 2018 World Cup, where he managed to score 15 goals and finally on October 10, 2017, managed to seal the qualification to the World Cup with the selection of Portugal.



Awards with Manchester United

  • FA Cup: 2004. • League Cup: 2006 and 2009.
  • Premier League: 2007, 2088 and 2009.
  • Community Shield: 2007 and 2008.
  • UEFA Champions League: 2008.
  • Club World Cup: 2008.


Awards with Real Madrid

  • Copa del Rey: 2011 and 2014.
  • Spanish League: 2012 and 2017.
  • Super Cup of Spain: 2012 and 2017
  • UEFA Champion League: 2014, 2016 and 2017.
  • European Super Cup: 2014 and 2016, 2017.
  • Club World Cup: 2014 and 2016.

Portugal National team

  • Eurocopa 2016.


Some Records and Individual Awards

  • 69 goals in one year
  • 61 goals in a season
  • 98 goals in competitions of UEFA
  • 17 goals in a single edition of the UEFA Champion League
  • Best All-Star breakthrough in history, after scoring 15 goals in 8 matches
  • Golden Ball: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017.
  • Matches followed a scoring goal, after scoring 20 goals in 12 games
  • Reached 100 goals in the Champions League on April 18, 2017
  • UEFA Champions League top scorer 2016-2017
  • Best striker of the season, by UEFA: 2016-2017
  • Best UEFA Player 2016-2017
  • FIFA The Best Award: 2016, 2017.
  • Globe Soccer Award: 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017.


Serena Williams

Biography of Serena Williams
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Biography of Serena Williams

Serena Jameka Williams Price (born September 26, 1981) is a professional tennis player from the United States, born in Saginaw, Michigan. Her father, Richard Williams, and her mother, Oracene, divorced in 2001. During her childhood, the family had to face difficulties due to her father’s decisions, who, despite his favorable economic and social position, decided to move the family from Long Beach, on the West Coast of Los Angeles, to Compton, a closed and difficult neighborhood in the center of the city, with the goal of raising his daughters in a tough environment.

Beginnings in tennis

Since she was very young, she started training tennis, a sport that was mostly practiced by people of high economic standing. Serena trained tirelessly every day. Her father, Richard, supported her and saw her great talent, as well as his ambition to take advantage of her potential. Richard was always an ambitious and controlling man, so he became the manager of his two talented daughters. At the age of eleven, a rivalry emerged with her sister Venus, who also trained and had exceptional performance. At that time, she had won 63 consecutive regional level games.

Contract with Reebok

In 1991, Richard decided to seek out a well-known star coach located in Florida, Rick Macci. His father’s decision had quick results and the family moved to a luxurious place in Florida after his daughter signed a contract with Reebok. Although Serena’s progress was not as notable compared to Venus’, she always showed her strength on the court. At the age of fourteen, she had the opportunity to enter the professional circuit with notable success. However, two years passed before she began to compete seriously.

How did she manage to finish her studies?

Venus has always been an inspiration to Serena. So, in 1997, when Venus reached the final stages of the US Open, but lost to then world number one Martina Hingis, it was a hard blow for the family but also a reason to keep training relentlessly. Due to their sporting responsibilities, the sisters finished school irregularly at an exclusive school of only thirty students located in Lake Placid, the Dwightwood Academy. Serena graduated in June 1999, the school administrators allowed her to graduate even though her grades were not the best because they knew that her future and talent was to compete professionally in this sport.

First African American player to win a Grand Slam

Although it seemed that the 1999 season was going to be better for Serena, it ended up being better for Venus. Then, Serena overtook Venus by winning her first Grand Slam title at the US Open. That moment in the history of Serena, her family, the United States, and also the African American population was glorious. It was the first time an African American player had won a Grand Slam. To add to the happiness, on April 5th of that year, Serena was able to enter the top ten and shortly after, in the doubles category, she and her sister won the French Open and the Federation Cup.

The Williams sisters

It is known that, on many occasions, while they were young, the Williams sisters had problems produced by competition and by the specialized press publications that usually compared them. In the year 2000, Venus defeated Serena in the final of the Lipton tournament. Serena showed great serenity and heartily congratulated her sister. Later, she won the Paris Indoor. That year, in the Wimbledon competition, Venus eliminated Serena in the semifinals, and later raised the title against Davenport. Additionally, both won doubles in two major tournaments: Roland Garros and the US Open.

By that time, the Williams‘ dominance was already being talked about and it was natural that when referring to one sister, the other would also be mentioned. Although they rarely competed together, their bond was very strong. Serena was already imposing herself as one of the best in the women’s professional circuit. In 2002, she defeated Venus in the Wimbledon final with a score of 7-6 and 6-3. This was the best moment of her career as she reached the top spot in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking and by that time she already had sixteen international circuit titles.

On September 9th, Serena, 20 years old, amazed at the US Open with her latest display of power by defeating Venus in the final with a score of 6-4 and 6-3 in just 72 minutes. With this victory, she managed to tie with her elder sister in their personal matchups (5-5) and in Grand Slam titles, both with four each. It is important to highlight that Serena’s impressive season included six titles, 45 wins and only 4 losses. An injury to her ankle prevented her from participating in the Australian Open, allowing American Jennifer Capriati to triumph.

Fifth Grand Slam title.

The following year, Serena did not win at Roland Garros, where she surprisingly fell in the semifinals to Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne. However, she did win at Wimbledon, where the Venus-Serena final from the previous year was repeated. Serena added her fifth Grand Slam title. She was involved in a legal conflict with a German man who was harassing her. After being reported, he was arrested and imprisoned on March 3, 2002 for stripping in front of the reception of a hotel in Scottsdale (Arizona), where Serena was staying. Serena’s father threatened the harasser with death and Serena threatened to kill him if her daughter suffered any harm.

Causes of her temporary retirement from tennis.

In September 2003, the family mourned when Yetunde, her sister, was murdered by a common criminal. After this, the sisters were off the courts for a while. Serena started taking acting classes with an experienced teacher in Los Angeles. In acting, she finds a moment of escape and claims to forget about her sporting commitments. Serena received the ESPY Athlete of the Year Award. Her popularity as an athlete allowed her to be a model and official image for several sports brands.

Contracts, performance, marriage.

First she signed with Puma, then with Nike, with whom she signed for an exorbitant amount of money. After studying acting, she began studying design, so now she is the designer of a sportswear brand: Aneres, she usually wears her clothes in competitions. We have not only seen her on the courts and in the advertisements but also in TV series such as ER, Law & Order, and Hair Show, among others. In 2016, she equaled the record of German Steffi Graf with 22 Grand Slam titles. In addition, she enjoyed a beautiful romantic relationship with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. They got married in 2016 and currently have a son.

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Erling Braut Haaland

Erling Haaland
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Biografía de Erling Braut Haaland

Erling Braut Haaland (born July 21, 2000) is a Norwegian-English professional footballer who plays as a forward. He achieved success with Borussia Dortmund, becoming the first player in Champions League history to score a hat trick in his debut match. Haaland began his career at Bryne F.K. at the age of 15, later moving to Molde in 2016 and signing with Salzburg in 2018. With Salzburg, he made history in 2019. With Borussia Dortmund, he became one of the most famous players in the Bundesliga. He has also been a member of the Norwegian national under-20 team.

Early Years

Haaland was born on July 21, 2000 in Leeds, England. He is the son of sports couple Alf Inge Haaland and Gry Marita. His father was a footballer who played for Leeds at the time of his birth, while his mother was an athlete and a Norwegian champion in heptathlon. From a very young age, football became his passion. Even when an injury forced his father to retire from the game, Haaland continued to play.

Erling Haaland’s Early Career

Haaland began his career at the age of 15 with the Norwegian team Bryne F.K. During the 2015-16 seasons, he played for Bryne 2, the team’s reserve squad, where he scored 18 goals in 14 games. In May 2016, Berntsen gave him his first chance with the first team. He made his debut on May 12, 2016 in a first division match against Ranheim. With Bryne, Haaland played in 16 games.

Molde (2017-18)

In February 2017, it was announced that he had signed with Molde. He made his debut for the team on April 26, 2017, scoring his first goal in a 3-2 victory against Volda TI in the Norwegian Cup. Two months later, on July 4, he made his league debut as a substitute against Sarpsborg 08. Haaland scored the winning goal in that match, his first in the Eliteserien. On September 17, 2017, he scored his second goal against Viking FK. Haaland ended his first season with 4 goals in 20 appearances with Molde.

During his second season under coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Haaland scored 16 goals in 30 games. One of his most notable performances during his second season was on July 1, 2018, when he scored four goals against SK Brann in the first 21 minutes of the match. His impressive talent attracted the attention of Juventus and Salzburg.

Red Bull Salzburg (2018-20)

Haaland joined the Austrian team on August 19, 2018. His first season, however, did not go as expected. He played only five games and scored only one goal, so he was hardly taken into account. In the 2019-20 season, everything changed after he scored 9 goals in the under-20 match against Honduras. After this surprising match, Haaland became a key player for Salzburg. He made history with the team and in the Champions League, by scoring a hat-trick in the first half of his Champions League debut against Genk on September 17, 2019. In his second season with Salzburg, he played a total of 22 games, starting 11, and scored 28 goals.

Borussia Dortmund (2020-22)

At the beginning of 2020, Haaland signed with Borussia Dortmund of the Bundesliga. He made his debut on January 18, 2020 against FC Augsburg, scoring his first hat-trick in 23 minutes. He became the second player in the team’s history to score three goals during his Bundesliga debut, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. On February 18, 2020, Haaland scored both goals in the 2-1 victory against Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16. He had several standout performances before the league closed due to the pandemia.

On May 16, 2020, he scored the first goal after the league break against Schalke; it was his tenth goal in domestic competition. A month later, he scored two goals in a 2-0 victory against Leipzig, securing a spot in the Champions League for the following season for Dortmund. On September 19, 2020, he scored another double in the 3-0 victory against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Then he returned to score in the 2-3 loss on September 30th against Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup and in the league again against Bayern on November 7th. On November 21st, he scored four goals in 32 minutes in the 5-2 thrashing of Hertha Berlin. On the same day, he became the first Norwegian to win the Golden Boy award. Three days later, on November 24th, he scored a double in the 3-0 victory over Club Brugge. He became the fastest player to reach 15 goals in the UEFA Champions League, with only 12 appearances in the tournament.

In December 2020, Haaland suffered a tendon injury that kept him out of action until January 2021. He returned to the team on January 3, 2021, in the match against VfL Wolfsburg. Six days later, he scored a double in the 3-1 victory as a visitor against Leipzig. Then, he scored two goals in the 2-4 defeat against Mönchengladbach on January 22nd. He scored two goals and recorded an assist in the 2-3 victory against Sevilla F.C. in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16, and later scored two more goals in the return match to secure Dortmund’s passage to the quarterfinals. Although Dortmund was eliminated, Haaland became the top goal scorer of the competition (with 10 goals).

With the season finished, Haaland was named the best player of the Bundesliga 2020-21 after scoring 27 goals in 28 matches played.

Manchester City (2022)

On June 13, 2022, the transfer to Manchester City F.C. was completed with a five-year contract. He made his debut on July 30, 2022, in Manchester’s 3-1 defeat against Liverpool.


  • Bryne F. K. (2016)
  • Molde F. K. (2017-18)
  • C. Red Bull Salzburgo (2018-19)
  • Borussia Dortmund (2020-22)
  • Manchester City F. C. (2022-act.)
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Saúl Álvarez

Biography of Saul Alvarez
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Biography of Saúl Álvarez

Santos Saúl Alvarez Barragán, known in the world of boxing as Canelo Alvarez, was born on July 18, 1990 in San Agustín, Guadalajara, Mexico. His nickname was assigned by his manager, José “Chepo” Reynoso. At five years old, Canelo moved with his family to Juanacatlán. His decision to dedicate himself to boxing came from his brother Rigoberto, who is also a professional boxer. At 13 years old, Canelo began training boxing and quickly participated in tournaments.

2004 – beginnings in boxing

In 2004, Canelo won the silver medal in the National Juvenile Championship in Sinaloa, and a year later, he obtained the gold medal in the 2005 Youth Olympics in Tuxtla Gutiérrez. With an amateur record of 44 wins, several by KO, and two losses, Canelo entered the professional ring in 2005, making his debut at the Chololo Larios Arena in Tonalá, Jalisco, at just 15 years old. He won by technical KO in the fourth round.

2008 – welterweight title of the North American Boxing Federation

Over time, Canelo increased his skill in the ring. In 2008, he obtained the welterweight title from the Latin American Federation of Professional Boxing Commissions, recognized by the World Boxing Association (WBA), by defeating boxer Carlos Adán Jerez. He also participated in the Scotiabank Forum in Mexico City, where he surprised the audience by knocking out Tony “Mazatleco” Fitch, thus becoming welterweight champion of the North American Boxing Federation (NABF).

Latin welterweight title of the World Boxing Organization

That same year in Zapopan, Jalisco, Canelo knocked out Dominican Euri Gonzalez in a long eleven round fight. With this victory, Canelo won the Latin welterweight title of the World Boxing Organization. In 2010, he had the opportunity to debut as a boxer within Golden Boy Promotions, facing José Miguel Cotto, covering the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley in Las Vegas. Canelo Alvarez won by technical KO in the ninth round.

Canelo Alvarez, one of the great boxers of Mexico

With less than 30 years old, this Mexican boxer has conquered the world of boxing, captivating fans all over the world with his action-packed, charismatic and brave fighting style when facing big rivals like Kazakh Golovkin. His figure has been admired and compared to great Mexican boxers like Barrera, Morales, Sanchez and Chavez. The most relevant moment of his career was when he defeated Mathew “Magic” Hatton for the CMB Super Welterweight World Champion title in March 2011.

Since then, Canelo has defended the title against Ryan Rhodes and obtained stoppage victories over Alfonso Gomez and former world champion Kermit Cintron. He also had a fight against veteran Sugar Shane Mosley, for 12 rounds. The victory over Mosley led to the fight against Josesito Lopez on September 15, 2012, in which he knocked out Lopez before finishing the fight with a technical KO in the fifth round.

2013 – World Champion, fight with Floyd “Money” Mayweather

Canelo imposed his dominance by unanimously defeating the AMB Super Welterweight World Champion, Austin Trout, in front of 39,000 fans at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, making him a world champion. On September 14, 2013, Alvarez faced Floyd “Money” Mayweather. This fight was considered the biggest of the year and the highest-grossing in history, and it was the second-highest rated boxing event on television in Mexico. Since then, Canelo has won several championships, defeating boxers such as Alfredo “Perro” Angulo, James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland, Erislandy Lara, James Kirkland, and Liam Smith. The confidence Canelo developed in his talent was such that he dared to challenge champion Gennady Golovkin on camera.

Fight with Gennady Golovkin.

On June 5, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was announced as the location of the fight. In the early rounds, the Kazakh imposed himself, but then Canelo showed a great ability to evade Gennady’s punches. In the end, the result was a split decision draw; this was the second in Saúl Alvarez’s career and the first in Gennady Golovkin’s. This generated great questioning from boxers and sports businessmen. Definitely, Canelo was able to measure up to the great boxer Gennady.

World titles.

The Mexican boxer has several world titles:

  • WBC Super Welterweight World Champion
  • WBA Super Welterweight World Champion
  • WBO Super Welterweight World Champion
  • WBC and The Ring Middleweight World Champion
  • WBA Fedecentro Welterweight Champion
  • NABF Welterweight Champion
  • WBO Latin Welterweight Champion
  • WBC Youth Welterweight World Champion
  • WBC Silver Super Welterweight Champion.
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Dani Alves

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Biography of Dani Alves

Dani Alves (born May 6, 1983) is a professional soccer player. He was born in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil. He played for Paris Saint-Germain Football Club from 2017 to 2019. His full name is Daniel Samuel Alves da Silva. Since 2006, he has played for the Brazilian national team, with whom he recently won the 2019 Copa America. He made his professional debut in 2001 with Esporte Clube Bahia, winning the Campeonato Baiano and two Copas do Nordeste.


Dani in the Spanish League

He later joined Sevilla Football Club, with a transfer fee of €500,000. In January 2004, the Sevilla team acquired him permanently for €850,000. At this team he played as a fullback, but his style has always been offensive. He also performs well in the midfield and even in the forward position, he played in a game as a forward against Sevilla and Zenit St. Petersburg. In 2003, he made his official debut in the Spanish League against RCD Espanyol. His first goal came on November 9, 2003 against the renowned team Real Madrid. In the summer of 2005, he acquired Spanish nationality.

In August 2007, Dani expressed his desire to play for Chelsea F.C. in the English Premier League, but Sevilla’s high financial demands prevented the transfer from happening. This caused several problems with the team, to the point where he refused to travel to play a crucial match against AEK Athens for their Champions League qualification. A year later, he was finally transferred to Football Club Barcelona.


Alves at Barcelona (2008-2016)

On July 2, 2008, Alves was officially presented as a Barcelona player, with his contract lasting until 2012. At the event, the president of the club, Joan Laporta, referred to him as “the best right-back in the world.” His transfer fee of €35.5 million made him the second most expensive signing in the club’s history after Marc Overmars, later surpassed by Zlatan Ibrahimović. He scored his first goal for Barcelona at the Camp Nou against UD Almería on October 25, 2008.

Alves played for Barcelona until June 2016. He became an integral part of the team’s defense and established himself as the starting right-back. His contributions to the team and his performances were always admired for his attacking ability, speed, assists, and free-kick taking. In the 2013-14 season, he wore the number 22 in honor of his former teammate Éric Abidal. At that time, he was the second foreign player with the most appearances for Barcelona.

In 2014, rumors of his departure from the team began to surface. Barcelona attempted to renew his contract for one more season, until 2016, but the negotiations were unsuccessful. However, Dani later renewed his contract until 2017 with an optional extension to 2018. But in 2016, he left Barcelona to join Juventus in Turin.


From Juventus to PSG

He only played one season with the Italian club, winning two titles and reaching the final of the Champions League. In 2017, he joined Paris Saint-Germain of the French Ligue 1 and was presented as a new player for two seasons. With this team, he was the star player and became the champion of the 2017 French Super Cup.

On May 8, 2018, Dani was crowned champion of the French Cup after defeating Les Herbiers. In June 2019, it was announced through a post on his social media that he was leaving the team.


São Paulo (2019-21)

On August 1, 2019, it was confirmed that he had joined São Paulo FC, signing with the team until December 2022. However, due to delays in paying his salary, he did not show up to training on September 10, 2021, and was fired. Later it was known that the team owed him more than 11 million Brazilian Reals.


Return to Barcelona (2021-22)


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On November 17, 2021, Alves was officially presented as the new player of Barcelona, returning to the team he had played for until 2016. He was called up for the first time since his return to the team on January 5, 2022, starting in the Copa del Rey match against Deportivo Linares. The match ended with a 1-2 victory for F.C. Barcelona. A month later, on February 6, Alves scored his first goal in a 4-2 victory against Atlético Madrid, provided an assist, and was sent off in the 69th minute. On June 15, 2022, his departure from Barca was confirmed after 6 months in the Club.


Pumas UNAM (2022)

On July 21, 2022, Alves signed with Pumas UNAM for the Apertura 2022. This signing marked his entry into the Mexican league. He will wear the #33 shirt.


Brazil National Team

Alves is an international with the Brazilian senior team, he was preparing to play in the 2018 World Cup but was unable to participate due to injury. He has played with the team since 2006, and has been a champion of the 2007 Copa America, the 2009 and 2013 Confederations Cup, and also played in the 2019 Copa America. He has accumulated over 41 national and international titles with clubs and the national team, and is one of the most decorated players in the history of football. In August 2021, Alves was also crowned Olympic champion.


Personal Life

In 2017, he married Spanish model Joana Sanz.


Scandal and Arrest for Alleged Sexual Assault

In January 2023, he was arrested in Spain on suspicion of sexual assault, and a judge ordered him to be held in pre-trial detention without bail while awaiting trial. Despite the accusations, Alves has denied any illegal or inappropriate actions and his wife, a Spanish model, has publicly supported him and stated that the accusation makes no sense. As a result of these events, his contract with Pumas UNAM was terminated.

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Rafael Nadal

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Biography of Rafel Nadal

Rafael Nadal Parera was born on June 3rd, 1986 in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain. He is a Spanish tennis player, currently ranked second in the ATP. Nadal is considered one of the best tennis players in history due to his talent and skill on the court. He has won numerous tournaments, including eleven Roland Garros, two Wimbledon, and three US Open. Currently, his main opponent is the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who is ranked first in the ATP and winner of the 2019 Australian Open. Nadal’s career began in 2001, when he enrolled in the ATP at rank 818. The following year, he made his debut at the Mallorca Open, where he defeated Paraguayan player Ramón Delgado. Four years later, he was already seen as one of the new figures in tennis, holding the second place in the ATP at the age of nineteen. Later, he became the number one at the age of 22, dethroning Roger Federer. Since then, he has achieved a great number of triumphs, consolidating himself as one of the most outstanding figures in tennis.

Family, beginnings in tennis.

Rafael Nadal Parera is the son of Sebastián Nadal and Ana María Parera, and has a sister named María Isabel, who is his most enthusiastic fan. The young tennis player was raised in a well-off family with a long tradition in Mallorca. His father, Sebastián, is a businessman and the director of a company dedicated to the construction of paddle courts, and also an organizer of sports events. The young tennis player was named Rafael in honor of his grandfather. Since his family was involved in the world of sports, he gradually became interested in it. He played all kinds of sports, such as soccer, in which he stood out playing in the lower categories. A short time later, tennis caught his attention, influenced to a great extent by his uncle, Toni Nadal, who, upon perceiving his talent in the area, became his coach. He guided Rafael in a strict and disciplined manner, and later became his representative.

Giving up academic studies

During his training with his uncle Toni, Rafael Nadal chose to play with his left hand, despite being right-handed in his daily life. This decision has characterized his career as a professional tennis player. Due to the demands of his career, he left school at an early age and focused fully on his career as a professional tennis player. This decision affected his mother, who expected him to complete his education. However, over time, she understood how difficult it would be for him to make a career as a professional while studying at the same time.

Rafael Nadal’s professional career path

Rafael Nadal’s professional career began at the end of 2001, when the young tennis player enrolled in the ATP at the age of 15, occupying the 818th position. At that time, he belonged to the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona. He made his debut on April 29, 2002, at the Mallorca Open, where he defeated Paraguayan player Ramón Delgado. After his appearance in Mallorca, he expected to participate in the Roland Garros in 2003, but an injury kept him away from the courts throughout the circuit. At the end of the following year, he returned to the courts, winning the Sopot tournament and the Davis Cup. At that time, his performances on the court earned him a place on the list of the top 100 tennis players in the world.

In 2005, Rafael Nadal won the French Open and Roland Garros, becoming one of the leading figures in tennis. His name spread worldwide and he climbed the ATP rankings to the number three position, a position he surpassed in 2008, when he held the number one spot on the ATP list, surpassing famous player Roger Federer. That same year, he also won the Olympic title in Beijing, winning the Roland Garros and his first Wimbledon Championship consecutively. For his sports achievements, he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Sports Prize.

Rafael Nadal Foundation, Awards, Trophies

In 2008, he created the Rafa Nadal Foundation, an organization dedicated to social work, helping children and young people through sport and education, including those with intellectual disabilities. Between 2008 and 2010, he continued to reap successes in the Masters 1000, Grand Slam, Roland Garros tournament, Wimbledon Championship, Australian Open and US Open. After winning the US and Australian Open in 2010, he was recognized with the Laureus Best International Sportsman award. That same year, he returned to be number one in the ATP. The following year, he defeated Federer again in the Grand Slam final with a score of 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7 and 6-1. Later, he won his third Grand Slam title against Novak Djokovic, and shortly after, he again surpassed the Serbian player in the Masters 1000. That same year, he broke the record of the Swede Björn Borg, after winning his seventh title at Roland Garros. At the beginning of 2013, he held the fourth position in the ATP. Throughout the year, he triumphed in Sao Paulo, Acapulco, Indian Wells, and Viña del Mar. He won the Madrid, Montreal, and Cincinnati Masters, as well as the US Open against Djokovic. He closed the year in Beijing, once again occupying the number one position.


The following year he had a tough season, losing consecutively to Novak Djokovic, but later defeated him by winning the Roland Garros again. Later, he was operated due to appendicitis, which kept him out of play at the end of the year. In 2015, he started strong at Roland Garros, but fell in the quarterfinals against Djokovic. The next year, representing Spain at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he won a gold medal in doubles and placed fourth in singles. Throughout 2017, he achieved his tenth title in Monte Carlo, becoming the player with the most clay titles. He also won the Barcelona Open, Roland Garros and US Open.

Eleventh title at Roland Garros, marriage

In the summer of 2018, Rafael Nadal won his eleventh title at the Roland Garros by defeating Dominic Thiem. Later, he participated in the Wimbledon Championship, reaching the semifinals where he was defeated by the Serbian Novak Djokovic. He then took part in the Canadian Masters 1000, in which he defeated Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas. However, due to severe knee pain, he withdrew from the Grand Slam and took a two-month break, announcing his retirement from the season. In the course of 2019, the Spanish tennis player participated in the Australian Open, where he was defeated by the Serbian Djokovic, who currently holds the number one position in the ATP. Shortly after, he married María Francisca Perrello, known as Xisca, whom he has been in a romantic relationship with since 2005.

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