Few soccer fans don’t know the legend of Cristiano Ronaldo. He is undoubtedly the best player in the world.
Today we will talk about some facts you may not know about Cristiano Rojo.
15.Rumor Has It
Cristiano Ronaldo was a young boy when he and Albert Fantrau were neck-and-neck in everything they did.
It came down to who would be admitted into the academy. Fantrau and Ronaldo were tied at 1-1. The best of three was the winner.
Fantrau was supposed to take the final shot but was instead passed to Ronaldo, giving him the boost he needed to reach stardom.
Fantrau stated that he did it because Ronaldo was more than him.
It sounds too good to be true, right?
It is a fabrication with unknown origins.
Ronaldo hugged an unknown man after his win at the UEFA Champions League. It was believed to be Fantrau.
It was actually Hugo Aveiro, his brother.
There are many Instagram influencers, but Cristiano Ronaldo is the most well-paid.
Dominating over even Kylie Jenner!
Ronaldo earned over $47.8 Million USD Justin last year through his Instagram posts.
With 186 million followers, he is also the most followed user on the platform.
Ariana Grande has almost 20 million less followers.
Did you know that Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t have his full name?
His full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.
What’s more, Ronaldo is his origin.
His father loved Ronald Reagan, the former U.S. president, so much that he named his son after him.
He didn’t like the policies of the former President, but his film star career.
You’re right, President Ronald Regan was once a movie star.
12. Heart Problems
Ronaldo was diagnosed as a teenager with “racing heart”, a condition that causes extreme heart palpitations at rest. The young boy could have died from this condition so his family scheduled surgery.
He was discharged that day after the laser surgery.
Ronaldo returned to practice after a few days’ rest.
The Spanish government in 2017 accused Ronaldo tax evasion. They claimed that he concealed his income from 2011 to 2014.
The Spanish government charged him with dodging $16.5 million.
He was sentenced to a two-year suspended prison term and paid $21.8 million for the settlement.
Spanish law allows you to suspend a sentence for two years or less if the offender has not been convicted of any criminal offenses and has not committed another crime within the suspension period.
Ronaldo’s heart condition is said to be the reason he’s so generous, but he insists that he has always been this way.
Ronaldo is well-known for his charitable acts.
Ronaldo sold his “Golden Boot”, which is bestowed on the FIFA World Cup’s top goal scorer, to raise funds for schools in Gaza.
He made a generous donation of 5 million pounds to the “Save the Children” Foundation in 2016. This money paid for a brain surgery for a 10-month-old baby in 2014. It also paid for the treatment of a 9-year old boy with cancer.
He is also a dedicated blood donor, and gives whenever he has the opportunity.
9.Ahead of the Game
Ronaldo is a top-class player and has the confidence to back that up.
He is an aerial specialist, and will ensure that the ball does not touch the ground.
Ronaldo has some flair, no matter if it’s a kick or a header.
Ronaldo has scored 123 goals with his head so far in his career. 65 of those were while playing for Real Madrid.
Except for the goalkeeper, players cannot use their hands in soccer.
A header can be a great way to keep the ball high above the heads of other players while also giving the player trying to score the goal an opportunity.
8. Strength Beyond
Ronaldo’s speed kick is his signature. It can travel speeds up to 80 miles an hour.
Ronaldo used to practice with ankle weights when he was younger.
This made him more powerful, faster, and accurate.
His vertical jump pulls 5 G, which is the force of gravity on his body. This force allows him to jump 78cm, or 2 and 1/2 feet.
This is more than any average NBA basketball player.
Ronaldo is quoted as saying that he does 3,000 ab exercises per day.
You might need to be aware that Ronaldo’s explosive kicks can cause you to forget your seat behind the goal.
According to some sources, Ronaldo has suffered injuries from his missed goal attempts that have left him with broken noses and fractured wrists.
Manchester United was the first to give Ronaldo the number 7, which meant that there were some big shoes to fill.
The lucky number was worn by Bryan Robson and Eric Cantone, as well as George Best and David Beckham.
Ronaldo, whose initials and jersey number are his, has now added a clothing store brand to his wealth list.
Ronaldo’s brand, CR7, sells underwear and shoes, jeans, men’s bags, and cologne from his official website.
The brand also has storefronts located in Portugal, where it is managed by his sisters, Madrid and Vietnam.
Juventus listed Ronaldo’s jersey and sold over 520 000 within 24 hours. This equates to approximately $62.4 million, or roughly half of the player’s transfer fees.
Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t have to be the king of pitching, modeling or endorsing products. Ronaldo is a father and a husband.
He is a proud father to four beautiful children.
He said being a father was the greatest privilege he has ever experienced.
Georgina Rodriguez, his long-time girlfriend, is happily raising their family.
Ronaldo said that Cristiano Jr. is his oldest son and can’t quit football.
Cristiano Jr., just like his father is always playing and won’t stop until he eats dinner.
It seems it runs in the family.
Ronaldo has been awarded the Balloon d’Or Footballer of the Year five times (2008-2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017) and is the first to win four European Golden Shoe awards (2007,2010 and 2013). He also holds the record for leading goals in the UEFA Champions League with 127 goals, the UEFA European Championship at 9,FIFA World Cup with 7, and the UEFA Nations League Finals at three.
He is also the UEFA Champions League’s most prolific goal scorer with 17 goals.
4.StatuesIn February 2017,
Emanuel Santos, a self-taught sculptor, unveiled a bronze bust depicting Ronaldo at the airport in Ronaldo’s hometown of Madeira.
This statue is well-known for its sinister smile, which does not look like the famous footballer.
A year later, the sculptor received a commission to create a second statue. It was more detailed and precise.
This statue has also gained some notoriety, but for a different reason.
Santos, when asked about his first sculpture, said that he was proud of it and would do it the same way if given the chance.
Luis LM Aguiar is a super Ronaldo fan and teaches a sociology course about the Footballer’s life.
This course will be offered as a fourth year module at the University of British Columbia Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber Schools of Arts and Sciences.
This course will not be about his celebrity, but rather, it will examine how social phenomena, like the international game of soccer, can be used by students to create identity and nationality.
2.Rags to Riches
Cristiano Ronaldo was the youngest of four children who started playing football in Madeira, Portugal.
His father was a local soccer pitch groundskeeper, and his mother cleaned and cooked for the family.
His family moved to Lisbon at the age of 12 with his parents.
He was a hero in his hometown, and he started his Senior career with Sporting CP. Manchester united scouted him shortly after he turned 18 to make sure he was signed with a $21.6 million contract.
In 2009, he transferred to Real Madrid for $107 million.
Ronaldo is currently playing for Juventus FC in Italy for a transfer fee $133 million.
Forbes reports that his 2019 salary was approximately $64 million.
Lionel Messi, his rival, was paid the most. His salary for 2019 was $92 million.
Madeira is closer than Portugal to Africa and speaks a different language than the standard Portuguese.
Ronaldo was bullied at school by both his teachers and his classmates because of this.
He was actually so mad that he once threw a chair at his teacher.
Ronaldo said that the teacher had disregarded him when he asked why he was throwing it.
His mother advised him not to be punished but to concentrate on his football career.
He did exactly that and is now one of the greatest players in the game.
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