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The definitive award-winning biography of Cristiano Ronaldo – fully updated to include the 2022 World Cup, Ronaldo’s explosive exit from Manchester United and his record-breaking transfer to Al-Nassr

As the Qatar World Cup opened to worldwide jubilation, Cristiano Ronaldo’s second spell at Manchester United reached an abrupt conclusion. It was not to be the fairy tale ending to a glittering career. Instead, over the two seasons, it had snowballed into a toxic standoff between himself, the board and newly appointed manager, Erik ten Hag. The Theatre’s dream was over. On 22 November 2022, Ronaldo’s contract was terminated.

In this compelling account, Guillem Balagué draws on impeccable sources, first-hand interviews and unprecedented access, taking us on a journey from Madeira to Manchester, and onto Spain, Italy and Saudi Arabia. From Ronaldo’s tutelage under Sir Alex Ferguson to becoming the biggest galáctico of them all at Real Madrid, and captaining Portugal to the first silverware in their history at the UEFA Euro 2016, Guillem chronicles Ronaldo’s career in its entirety.

This is nothing less than the definitive portrait of a true icon of modern football, who has reached the very heights of the beautiful game and cemented his place as one of the greatest players of all time.

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