When: 8/16/2003

Plain and simple, Manchester United is arguably the biggest club on the planet. They've won a record 19 league titles in the English top flight, and always seem to be in the hunt to win trophys domestically and in Europe. Enter Cristiano Ronaldo, an 18-year-old Portuguese phenom already making international waves. Coveted by both Arsenal and Barcelona, it was Sir Alex Ferguson who made sure that CR would be joining the red half of Manchester in 2003. The Scot secured United's first Portuguese player from Sporting Club de Portugal for a modest fee of about $24 million. We think Ronaldo wipes his you know what with that amount of money now. This move would jump start the career of one of the best soccer players alive.