- Named after Ronald Reagan.
- At age 8, played for amateur team Andorinha in Portugal.
- By the age of 12, he was considered the best footballer on the island of Madeira.
- In 2003, became the first Portuguese player to take the field for Manchester United.
- In 2008, led Manchester United to win the Champions League.
- Named 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year and recipient of the Ballon d'Or given to the world's top soccer player.
- Became the highest-paid soccer player in 2009 when he signed a contract with Real Madrid worth in excess of $130 million.
- Was named a Global Artist Ambassador for Save the Children in 2013.