Portugal is a beautiful country with still lots of things to discover about. Whether these are about natural things and sceneries in the place or people who will soon be popular, no one really knows. But, as of present, there are already several individuals from the country who are becoming popular. Some of these people have long been included in the history of the country. The others are just beginning to get known. Some of the famous people from Portugal are:
Cristiano Ronaldo – The Soccer Player
Ever watched soccer games played by professional soccer players? Or, have you ever watched a commercial where the name Cristiano Ronaldo was shown? That person is a very famous soccer player. Would you believe that the same player is Portuguese? He is. He is already one of the top players known in the world. He became popular due to being the Real Madrid’s forward. He was acquired by the team in 2009 from Manchester United at the cost of $131.6 million. Before that year, he served as the captain of his own country’s national team. Before he got famous, he was already someone who can be considered as ‘famous’. In his father’s eyes, that would be the case. Especially if where he got his name is to be considered, which is from an actor that is his father’s favorite – Ronald Reagan. Just in January 2013, he made his 300th goal score, which broke both his franchise and La Liga’s records.
Ferdinand Magellan – The Renowned Explorer
In history, Magellan is known as that Portuguese who became famous because of the exploration that he made. In his exploration, he looked for spices by taking the western route. His family was part of the royal court. That is why when his parent’s died, he became the Portuguese royal court’s page. Magellan was the first ever explorer who sailed from Atlantic going through the Pacific Ocean.
Nani – The Soccer Player
Nani’s birth name is Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha. He is a soccer winger who also became Portugal’s national team member in 2006. The following year, he joined the Manchester United team. Nani started his career at the age of 14 with the Real Massama. In 2010, he was named as the Player of the Year. Nani also was among the players who helped his team in winning 4 Premier Titles, which was acquired from 2007 through 2013.
These are only some of the famous people from Portugal. There are still more of them. If you want to learn more, reading anything related to the country would help.