Factbox: Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo
PARIS (Reuters) - Factbox on Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the Ballon d'Or award for the fourth time on Monday:
* Born Feb. 5 1985 in Funchal, Madeira.
* Plays youth team football at Nacional before joining Sporting Lisbon in 2002, arch-rivals to his boyhood favorites Benfica.
* Alex Ferguson signs 18-year-old Ronaldo for about 12 million pounds ($15.22 million) in August 2003 after an outstanding performance against his United side in a pre-season friendly.
* Named United's 2003-04 Player of the Year in his debut season and secures an FA Cup winners' medal. Continued...