Born on 5th February 1985 in the Portuguese island of Maderia, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish Club Real Madrid and the Portugal National Team. He is considered to be the best player in the world.
Here are some facts which people don’t know about Cristiano Ronaldo:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo was the 3rd Athlete ever to sign a lifetime Endorsement deal with Nike. In 2016, he has signed a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike which make him the 3rd athlete to do so after Michael Jordan and Lebron James. He has been sponsored by Nike since 2003.
2. He was named after Ronald Regan. Ronald Regan was the US president when Ronaldo was born and also the Favorite actor of his father.
3. He is the Highest Paid Athlete and 5th Highest paid celebrity in the world.
Ronaldo tops the FORBES list of Highest paid Athlete in 2017 with 93 million dollars.
4. He was expelled from school. Ronaldo was not a bright student during his school days. And he got expelled after he has thrown a chair at his teacher who he said disrespected him.
5. He Owns around 20 cars worth a total of $5 Million.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo met his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez at a Dolce & Gabbana Event. Model Georgina Rodriguez started dating Ronaldo in 2016.
7. He had a career- threatening heart condition. Ronaldo was diagnosed from a heart condition at age 15. He had a racing heart problem. A laser operation was performed to fix the problem.
8. He donates blood regularly, which is why he doesn’t have a tattoos. He encourages everyone to donate blood and even donates blood twice a year. That is why he don’t want to have a tattoo.
9. He has a $14 million mansion in Madrid. 8600 sq. feet mansion has seven bedroom, eight bathrooms, many football pitch, a trophy room, a gym, indoor pool and a playing room.
10. In 2017, Nike released a commemorative football boot in Rolando’s honor. Only 777 pairs of the commemorative football boot were made and sold.
11. He owns a $20 million Gulfstream Private Jet. Ronaldo brought a 2002 Gulfstream G200 in 2015 for around $20 million. It can accommodate 9 passengers comfortably.
12. He brought an $18.5 million Apartment in Trump Tower in 2015. In august of 2015, Ronaldo brought a 2509 sq. ft apartment in the famous trump tower on fifth avenue in New York City.
13. All of the trophies Ronaldo has won from age 8 to the present are kept in a museum, he built for himself in his hometown.