CRISTIANO RONALDO’S CAREER IN PICTURES

#10 Sporting Lisbon vs. Man United

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In the summer of 2003, a tall, skinny, spindly Portuguese winger with socks pulled above his knees, bright white ankle tape and silver boots stepped onto the field for Sporting Lisbon against Manchester United in a pre-season friendly. This was an 18 year-old Cristiano Ronaldo and he tore United’s defense to shreds. At half-time, players in Manchester United dressing room told boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, that he needed to sign Ronaldo.