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10 Facts About Cristiano Ronaldo You Didn't Know

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1. He Was Started on His Path to Fame and Success by a Friend

A wonderful tale of friendship explains how Cristiano was put on the path to becoming one of the greatest soccer players of all time. When Sporting Lisbon came to his young club, they announced that the player with the most goals would be accepted into their academy. Albert Fantrau, a teammate of Ronaldo's, and he both scored goals to give his team a 2-0 lead. For the third and deciding goal, Albert took it around the goalkeeper but gave it to Ronaldo for a simple tap-in. He said, "Because you are better than me," when asked why.

2. His buyout clause was worth $1 billion.

Ronaldo is said to be the subject of astronomical offers from other super teams throughout the world because of his extraordinary talent. Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, has made it clear that he has no intention of selling the superstar for less than his staggering €1 billion buyout clause. Other teams should take this as a sign that he was not for sale. at Manchester United right now).

3.For The Duration of His Career, He Has Scored in Every Minute of a Game

Ronaldo scored against Atletico Madrid in the seventh minute of the previous campaign. This may have appeared to be just another goal for Ronnie the Rocket, but it actually awarded him a remarkable record that no one else has ever attained. Throughout his career, he has scored in every minute of a 90-minute game. As a defender, you cannot let up at any moment in the game because of how deadly he is from the first to the last whistle. Despite his ability to score at any time, he has scored more than 20 goals in the final minute of games, suggesting that he enjoys the pressure of a tight game.

4. He Is Leaner Than The Majority of Supermodels.

After goals or at the conclusion of games, Cristiano is incredibly quick to take off his shirt, which puts everyone watching at home—even those in excellent physical condition—to shame. Ronaldo is one of the world's best athletes, which allows him to perform at a greater level than most on the field and has undoubtedly contributed to his rise to the top of the game. Because to his intense gym routine and diet, he has achieved this incredible level of fitness. His body fat percentage is 10%, which is lower than that of most supermodels. He is also quite strong, unlike supermodels, which is what gives him such a defined figure.

5.He has a greater vertical leap than the typical NBA player.

Ronaldo's exceptional talent in the air is one of his most striking attributes. He usually soars above everyone and causes full havoc when the ball enters the box from a cross, either by scoring with a strong header or drawing numerous defenders. He has some strength, but his incredible vertical leap is mostly to blame. The forward can rise a stunning 78 centimetres above the ground with a starting run-up (30.7 inches). This is particularly astounding considering how important a vertical leap is in basketball—a it's full 7 cm higher than the average NBA player. even though tiny (for basketball)

6. He spent $83,000 on a boy's 10-month-old baby's brain surgery.

Due to his ego, Ronaldo frequently receives a negative reputation and is a divisive character in the soccer community. He actually came in first place on our list of The 10 Most Charitable Athletes in the World last month because of his extraordinary generosity, compassion, and awareness of the world around him. He was asked to contribute his boots to a charity auction in order to earn money for a $83,000 procedure for a 10-month-old baby with a brain abnormality. This is a terrific illustration of his philanthropic spirit. Although it wasn't a large sum of money for the athlete, Ronaldo's choice to pay for the procedure and any additional therapies personally demonstrates his compassion and generosity.

7. He Is Real Madrids Top All Time Goalscorer

He is the club's greatest goal scorer ever, scoring 451 goals in 438 appearances.

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8. He Has a Museum Named After Him

Everyone is aware of Ronaldo's enormous ego, which is best demonstrated by the fact that he erected his own museum in his honour in 2013. This is located in his hometown of Madeira and has more than 150 pieces totaling all of the prizes and honours he has received. Additionally, he has plenty of room for additional prizes, which he will undoubtedly add in the ensuing years. The first trophy he ever won with his childhood team, Andorinha, when he was only eight years old, is the first thing that fans will see when they visit the museum, called CR7. His inflated ego is also on display at Museo de Cera, another museum.

9. At The Age of 15 He Underwent Heart Surgery.

It is difficult to find an athlete in better shape than the Portugal and Real Madrid icon than Ronaldo, who is regarded as the pinnacle of health. This wasn't always the case, though; when he was just 15 years old, he was diagnosed with tachycardia, which meant that his heart rate was greater than usual even when he was resting. As a result, his career was almost ended before it really got started. With this illness, playing sports is especially risky, but thankfully it was identified and treated before it got out of hand. He underwent surgery to treat it, and the problematic area of his heart was cauterised using a laser. He recovered quickly and was discharged the same day.

10. He Was Named After Ronald Reagan

Ronaldo, the youngest of four children, was born on February 5th, 1985, to chef Maria Dolores dos Santos and municipal gardener Jose Dinis Aveiro. Although to us he is simply known as Cristiano Ronaldo, his full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. Ronaldo is his father's second name. This was due to the fact that his father was a huge admirer of former US President Ronald Reagan, especially his acting career. It wouldn't be Cristiano's only moniker; he is also frequently referred to as CR7, Ronnie the Rocket, and Maquina (Machine). Unfortunately, Cristiano's father died of alcoholism at the age of 52. Only 20 years old at the time, Ronaldo

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