Best books about Cristiano Ronaldo

Best Cristiano Ronaldo books

Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best player of his generation. As the world's all-time goalscorer and a five-time Ballon d'Or winner, he has cemented himself in the history books. And plenty of other books too! There is no shortage of books about Cristiano Ronaldo.

His achievements and popularity have seen him feature in or be the subject of many books. Here are some of the best Cristiano Ronaldo books.

Europe at Your Feet by Rob Parker (2020)

For fans of all ages, this children's football book features some of the greatest goals ever scored in European Championships. Ronaldo is included, with a cheeky backheel he scored against Hungary recreated in fun rhymes and vivid illustrations. See more from Europe At Your Feet.

Best books about Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo: The Biography by Guillem Balague (2015)

The definitive Cristiano Ronaldo biography tells the tale of how the global superstar pursued his dreams by leaving his humble beginnings in Madeira behind at the age of 12. It wasn't long before he had some of the biggest clubs in the world knocking on his door. It was Manchester United who won the race for his signature. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo developed into a complete footballer, winning three league titles and a Champions League along the way. 

He then became the biggest galáctico of them all when he transferred to Real Madrid for a record-breaking fee. Unprecedented success in the Champions League and a record-equalling five Ballons d'Or followed.

Cristiano Ronaldo: The Rise of a Winner by Michael Part (2014)

Cristiano Ronaldo: The Rise of a Winner is the fascinating story of the world's most famous footballer from the streets of Madeira to the Santiago Bernabeu. Discover the motivations and drive behind Ronaldo's road to becoming a football icon. 

Ronaldo: A Boy Who Became A Star by Steve Herman (2017)

Unlike some of the weightier biographies we've featured, this Cristiano Ronaldo book is aimed at children. It tells the inspiring tale of a boy who would become a star. Born to a poor family, the small boy follows his dream, works hard and overcomes all obstacles in his path. It's all about how dreams can come true if you work hard.

Cristiano Ronaldo: A Biography of the Portuguese Superstar by Benjamin Southerland (2017)

Learn about the life, career and many accomplishments of Cristiano Ronaldo. To some, he's the greatest player of all time. Others say he is arrogant, unpredictable and flashy. This is another recounting of Ronaldo’s rags to riches tale; his journey from the slums of Madeira to the pinnacle of the game.

Ronaldo (Ultimate Football Heroes) by Matt Oldfield (2017)

Another children's football book. This time it's a young reader-focused biography from the popular Ultimate Football Heroes series. It tells how Cristiano Ronaldo overcame poverty to become one of the best football players ever. Leaving his home island of Madeira to prove himself as a wonder kid at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, he then became a legend for Real Madrid and Portugal.

Ronaldo: The Obsession For Perfection by Luca Caioli (2017)

This book captures Ronaldo at his peak with Real Madrid. Updated to include all the action from the 2015/16 season, it covers his major successes in Spain, including claiming his third Champions League winner's medal. Get the inside story of the Portuguese superstar with insights from those who know him well.

Cristiano Ronaldo World-Beater By Brian Doyle (2017)

A biography aimed at young readers, Cristiano Ronaldo World-Beater is part of the At the Top of Their Game series. It tells how Ronaldo overcame a heart problem as a teenager to set numerous goalscoring records while playing for powerhouses Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo By Todd Kortemeier (2018)

Full of fun facts, colour and maps of important places in Ronaldo's life, this thrilling read introduces young sports fans to the career of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo: International Soccer Star by Paul Logothetis (2015)

Written by former Associated Press reporter Paul Logothetis, this is another book charting Ronaldo's rags-to-riches story, including being diagnosed with an abnormal heart condition. The pages are adorned with informative sidebars, fun facts and quotes, a glossary, and more resources.

Cristiano Ronaldo By Iain Spragg (2019)

Travel through Ronaldo's life to witness the growth of his unmatched career in professional football. Aimed at a young adult audience, this book tells readers how the Manchester United and Real Madrid legend's iconic status, including how he even has a museum dedicated to him.

Cristiano Ronaldo books of the future?

That concludes our rundown of the best books about Cristiano Ronaldo. With his illustrious playing career still ongoing, perhaps the best Cristiano Ronaldo book is yet to be written. Certainly we'll expect to see many more written over the coming years.

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