List of Famous people born in Madeira, Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d'Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player. He has won 31 major trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League title. Ronaldo holds the records for the most goals (134) and assists (41) in the history of the UEFA Champions League. He is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances and has scored over 750 senior career goals for club and country. He is also the second male to score 100 international goals, and the first European man to achieve the feat.
Giullia Buscacio Vieira is a Portuguese Brazilian actress.
Moises Constantino Henriques is a Portugese-Australian professional cricketer who currently plays for New South Wales. He is the first cricketer born in Portugal to play for Australia in an international match.
José Manuel Rodrigues "Joe" Berardo GCIH, ComIH, is a Portuguese businessman, investor, and art collector. According to Portuguese magazine Exame, he had an estimated net worth of €598 million in 2010, making him one of the wealthiest people in Portugal at the time. In recent years he has been involved in several controversies and legal issues which have led to the arrestment of his and his companies' assets due to ongoing legal investigations.
José Tolentino de Mendonça
José Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça is a Portuguese prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. A theologian and university professor, he is also regarded as one of the most original voices of modern Portuguese literature and a Catholic intellectual. His work includes poetry, essays and plays that he signs José Tolentino Mendonça.
Marcos André Sousa da Silva Freitas is a European Champion table tennis player from Portugal.
Herberto Helder de Oliveira was a Portuguese poet often considered the most important Portuguese poet of the second half of the 20th century.
Edgar Freitas Gomes da Silva is a Portuguese politician and former Catholic priest. He is known for having been a bitter dissident from the Portuguese Catholic hierarchy.
Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro
José Dinis Aveiro
Liliana Cátia Pereira Santos "Kátia" Aveiro is a Portuguese singer. She launched her singing career in 2005 under the artistic name Ronalda, in reference to her brother footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, releasing the album Pronta P'ra Te Amar, a romantic pop album, with slow songs.
Virgilio Delgado Teixeira was a Portuguese film, television and stage actor, known for roles in Portuguese, Spanish and American films. He was known as a Portuguese "heartthrob" and a leading actor during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
Filipa Moniz Perestrelo
Filipa Moniz Perestrelo was a Portuguese noblewoman from Porto Santo Island, in Madeira, Portugal. She was the wife of Christopher Columbus, married in 1479 in Vila Baleira on the island.
Ana Luisa Flôr Moura is a Portuguese badminton player from the Club Sports Madeira. Moura was the National Junior champion in the girls' singles and doubles event in 2004, and also in the girls' singles, doubles and mixed doubles event in 2005. At the National senior championships, she won once in the women's singles, three times in the women's doubles and two times in the mixed doubles event. In 2007, Moura won the singles title at the Iran and Algeria International tournaments, and in the doubles event at the Ecuador and Mauritius International tournaments. In the same year, she competed at the 2007 BWF World Championships in the women's singles, and was defeated in the second round by Xie Xingfang, of China, 21-2, 21-7. Moura also qualified to compete at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, but she was defeated by Jeanine Cicognini of Switzerland in the first round with the score 21-9, 21-13. Ana Moura is back on court. At the season 2018/2019 she is playing at Secção de Badminton - Associação Académica de Coimbra.
António da Cunha Telles
António da Cunha Telles is a Portuguese film director and producer. He was born in Funchal.
Alberto João Jardim
Alberto João Cardoso Gonçalves Jardim, GCC, GCIH is a Portuguese politician who was the President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal, from 1978 to 2015. He is a controversial political figure in Portugal.
Teodoro de Faria
Dom Teodoro de Faria GOIH, is Madeiran Catholic clergyman who was Bishop of Funchal between 1982-2007 and is currently Emeritus Bishop of the same diocese.