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What are the top amazing facts about Cristiano Ronaldo?
Amazing facts about Ronaldo for children He grew up in a poor family. Ronaldo is a multimillionaire and the highest paid footballer in the world. In 2009, Real Madrid paid $131 million to sign him to their team. He has won FIFA’s best player of the year award five times.
1. Early Start in Football
Cristiano Ronaldo started training as a football player when he was just 8 years old back in 1985. He was extremely passionate and was signed by Sporting Lisbon after just one week of training.
2. Grassroots to the Top
Ronaldo rose from the grass-roots level of football all the way to the top. He first started for Sporting Lisbon in 2003, he then joined Manchester United in 2003, where he became one of the most popular players in the world, and then he eventually joined Real Madrid in 2009 becoming the highest earning football player.
3. Record Breaking Player
Ronaldo has numerous records to his name. He has the record of scoring the most international goals (77) and the most league goals (452) of any active player. He also boasts the most Ballon d’Or wins (5) and is the most followed athlete on Instagram with over 200 million followers.
4. Awards and Accolades
Cristiano Ronaldo has won numerous awards and accolades. Those include the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2008, La Liga Best Player in 2018, UEFA Champions League Best Player in 2015, and UEFA Best Player in Europe in 2016.
5. Mortality Kneel
In 2018, while playing a match against Atletico Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his first goal with the ‘mortality knee’ dedicated to his father who had passed away when Ronaldo was only 20.
6. Charitable Endeavors
Aside from playing soccer, Ronaldo has also been involved in various charity works. He has been a part of donations to various charities in Portugal and around the world, as well as leading schools in rural Dominican Republic and Ghana that focus on teaching football and life skills to children.
7. Living Like a King
Ronaldo has quite the extravagant lifestyle. He owns a private jet and has a fleet of multi-million dollar cars. He also has a luxurious home in Madrid, which is said to include a sauna, gym and a home cinema.
8. Endorsement Deals
Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a number of endorsement deals with major companies and brands. This includes deals with Nike, Tag Heuer and Herbalife.
9. Philanthropic Achievements
In 2015, Ronaldo was bestowed with the title of ‘most charitable athlete’ for his philanthropic activities. He made donations to various organizations such as Face Africa, United Nations Development Programme and Save the Children.
10. Trainer to Other Players
Over the years, Ronaldo has trained a number of other players. He has given his tips to upcoming players like Former Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj and Real Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois.
It is clear that Cristiano Ronaldo is not only a great soccer player but also a charitable individual. His passion for the game and desire to help others makes him an inspiration to millions of people around the world.