Speech 2 Notecards
- Specific Purpose: To inform my audience how and why Cristiano Ronaldo is a hero to me.
- Thesis: Cristiano Ronaldo is a superstar, a celebrity, and foremost a caring human being that I look up to.
Attention Getter: We all have someone we look up to in our life. Weather it’s a friend, a parent, or even a celebrity.
Reason to listen: Cristiano Ronaldo is an athlete that has had a rough life. He came up from nothing and has created an amazing life for himself and has helped many others with their life.
I chose to do my speech on a professional soccer player because I have done extensive research on the topic and I have always been a huge fan of Ronaldo.
Preview of main points:
- First I will inform you of Ronaldo’s background and where he came up from.
- Second I will discuss Ronaldo’s accomplishments throughout his career.
- Lastly I will tell you how much Ronaldo has done to help make the world a better place and will inform you of all the good deeds he has done.
- Cristiano was born on the small island of Madeira roughly 250
miles off the coast of Portugal.
- Cristiano was born on February 5th
- Cristiano lived in a 3-bedroom house with his mother, his father, his 2 sisters, and his brother (According to “Cristiano Ronaldo The rise of a winner”).
- Cristiano was named after his father’s favorite actor Ronald Regan. The man who was also our 40th
- Cristiano’s family was obsessed with soccer. His father was the kit man for the Andorinha club team and his god father was the captain.
- At age 8 Ronaldo joined the junior team at his local club Andorinha, and quickly proved himself to the coaches with his amazing skills.
- At the age of 14 Ronaldo thought himself good enough to play semi-professional soccer, and his family supported him.
- At age 16 Ronaldo left Madeira and moved to Portugal to pursue his dream. The first semi-professional club he played for was Clube de Portugal (Club of Portugal). According to Pro Quest and the Wall Street Journal.
- Now that I have given you some background on Ronaldo’s life growing up, I want to share all of his awards and accomplishments.
- First I will discuss Ronaldo’s accomplishments at Manchester United.
- Ronaldo signed a 5-year contract with Manchester United in 2003 (According to BBC Sports)
- In 2008 Ronaldo win FIFA’s world player of the year and the European Player of the year awards
- On June 30th 2009 Cristiano Ronaldo signs 5-year contract with Real Madrid.
- In 2009 Ronaldo is purchased from Manchester United by Real Madrid for a hefty and world record breaking price of almost 140 million dollars.
- According to CCN Sports, his transfer was not the only pricy thing about the player. Ronaldo was making 130,000 dollars a week. Also a world record breaking fee at the time.
- Now I will share Ronaldo’s accomplishments at Real Madrid
- Since Joining real Madrid Ronaldo has won 25 individual awards.
- With the help of Ronaldo his team has also won 17 team awards.
- A few of the awards he has won separate him from the rest of the pact however.
- Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or 3 times in his career. This trophy is awarded to the player considered to have performed the best in the previous year.
- Ronaldo has also won 4 Golden Boots. This award is presented to the top goal scorer of that year.
- Now that you have background or Ronaldo’s life growing up and his career accomplishments, I want to talk about the good deeds Ronaldo has done.
- Ronaldo is involved with 5 different charities and 11 different causes.
- Cristiano is involved with Save the children, UNICEF, and World Vision.
- Some causes he stands for are Cancer, Children, Disaster Relief, and Education.
- According to the “Save the children foundation”, Ronaldo has become one of their ambassadors and fights against child hunger and obesity.
- A touching story I would like to share is the story of 10-month old boy named Erik Cruz.
- In 2014 the family of Erik reached out to superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for help.
- They were not asking for much. The family asked Ronaldo to donate a pair of signed cleats and a jersey to help fund their son’s brain operation.
- According to Express news, Ronaldo not only donated the required cleats and jersey, but also funded the operation with an almost 80-thousand-dollar price tag and is funding feather required treatment.
- At the next game Ronaldo had a haircut to match the scar on the boys head in his honor.
- Review of main points:
- First I informed you of Ronaldo’s background and where he came from.
- Second I discussed Ronaldo’s accomplishments throughout his career.
- Lastly I told you what Ronaldo has done to make the world a better place and informed you of all the good deeds he has done.
- Restate thesis: Cristiano Ronaldo is a superstar, a celebrity, and foremost a caring human being that I look up to.
Closure: I will leave you today with an inspirational quote from the man himself. “Don’t let small obstacles be in the way of being victorious, remember you are stronger that the challenges you face”