Cristiano Ronaldo is always on sports news for some good reason and also for some wrong reasons. A lot is known about the G.O.A.T Ronaldo, but there are still untold stories about him that only a few know. Do you know that Ronaldo once donated his bone marrow?
We will be uncovering some interesting facts and stories about Cristiano Ronaldo in this article. We will shine a light on some deep parts of his personal life, his career, and records. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started.
1. Ronaldo broke the world record as the youngest footballer of his time when he was paid £12 million for signing into Manchester United.
2. Ronaldo has 4 children, 2 sons, and 2 daughters.
3. Ronaldo has an airport built in his honor; Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport, Portugal.
4. Ronaldo once donated his bone marrow to help his teammate, Carlos Martin’s son.
5. Ronaldo has won 5 Ballon d’Or awards throughout his career.
6. Ronaldo’s twins were born through surrogacy.
7. Ronaldo was expelled from his school when he was 14 years for throwing a chair at his teacher claiming that the teacher insulted his ego.
8. When Ronaldo was 15 years old, he underwent heart surgery.
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9. Ronaldo works out and trains so much that he can even jump higher than an average NBA player.
10. There is a museum in Praça do Mar in the honor of Ronaldo. It is called Museu CR7.
11. Ronaldo’s mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro wanted to have him aborted due to financial issues.
12. He has won a total of 34 trophies during his career.
13. Ronaldo has about 10 endorsements including Louis Vuitton, American Tourister, and others.
14. The CR7 attributed to Ronaldo stands for his name Cristiano Ronaldo and his player in Manchester United, 7.
15. He is one of the top 10 International goal scorers in men’s football ranking first with 118 goals.
16. The first club to have signed Ronaldo was Manchester United.
17. Ronaldo has played for a total of four clubs, Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus in that order.
18. Ronaldo is from a relatively poor family. His mother was a cook and his father an alcoholic gardener.
19. Ronaldo was the first footballer to have won the Puskas Award when it was created in 2009.
20. Growing up, Ronaldo was one of the most popular students in school.
21. Ronaldo was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
22. Ronaldo funded children in Gaza by selling his golden boot.
23. Ronaldo’s full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Avelro.
24. Ronaldo’s father, José Dinis Aveiro named Ronaldo after Ronald Reagan. He was Dinis’s favorite movie star who was the United States president when Ronaldo was born.
25. Ronaldo was nicknamed ‘cry baby’ and ‘little bee’ growing up.
26. Ronaldo has scored about 819 goals and counting in his career, most of them (450) with Manchester United.
27. After Ronaldo got expelled from his school, he followed his mother’s advice to go into football playing fully.
28. Ronaldo has not a single tattoo on his body.
29. When Ronaldo first moved to Real Madrid, he was welcomed by 80,000 fans at Santiago Bernabeu. Which is the highest to have been recorded in history.
30. Ronaldo is a registered bone marrow donor. He is always happy doing this. It is also his reason for not wanting any tattoos.
31. Ronaldo was arrested for rape charges by Kathryn Mayorga in 2009. But he was not imprisoned because the charges were discarded as false.
32. Ronaldo won his first FA cup during his first season with Manchester United.
33. The Daily Telegraph gave Ronaldo a libel payout.
34. Ronaldo’s nickname crybaby was due to the fact that he usually cried when he was younger whenever he passed the ball to his teammates and they didn’t score a goal.
35. Ronaldo is one of the 10 most charitable athletes in the world ranking 1st.
36. In 2007, Ronaldo became the third Premier League player to win the European Golden Shoe with a total of 31 goals.
37. Ronaldo is Real Madrid’s top scorer with a total of 451 goals in 438 appearances.
38. The Sun paid Ronaldo damage repair money when they claimed that he was fined for breaking Manchester United’s club rules by using a phone during training.
39. Ronaldo has had a lifetime endorsement with Nike since 2003.
40. Ronaldo’s first professional football team was Sporting Lisbon.
41. He is the 4th footballer to be represented as a waxwork at Madame Tussauds, London.
42. Ronaldo won the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2008.
43. Ronaldo comes from a family of four of which he is the last born.
44. Ronaldo is being studied at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.
45. The Daily Telegraph once wrote that Ronaldo went to a Hollywood nightclub, and put his clutches down to dance with models causing offense and embarrassment. Although it was a lie.
46. Ronaldo’s nickname little bee is attributed to his amazing speed.
47. During the 2011-1012 League season, Ronaldo got Real Madrid a La Liga Championship with a total of 46 goals.
48. Ronaldo attributes his success to his friend Albert Fantrau who gave up joining Sporting Lisbon because Ronaldo was better than him.
49. He is the all-time leading scorer for Spain Real Madrid with about 451 goals.
50. Ronaldo has won 5 Champions League during his career.
51. Ronaldo is an ambassador to ‘Save the Children’ and The ‘Mangrove Care Forum movement in Indonesia.
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