**His second name (Ronaldo) is relatively rare in Portugal. His parents chose the name
in honor of late US president Ronald Reagan, who was his father's favorite american president.
**During Euro 2004 in Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo was voted the sexiest player on the Portuguese national team by PortugalGay - PT website
visitors. Cristiano was followed in the list by Nuno Gomes and Pauleta.
**Ronaldo endorses Nike, Pepe Jeans and Suzuki cars (although he drives a silver Porsche), among other products.
**Ronaldo was named FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year 2005, the only award to be voted for by fans. He also ranked 20th in
the FIFA Player of the Year (2005) standings.
**Ronaldo was first spotted by former Liverpool F.C manager Gerrard Houllier at the age of 16. However,
Liverpool later declined him because he was too young and needed some time to develop into a top footballer