Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has always been in the limelight since he signed for Manchester United in 2004. Despite having many followers all over the world and being loved by millions of people, some still hate him anyway. But down are the reasons to change some minds; reasons why you just can’t hate Cristiano Ronaldo.
5. The Biggest Heart
Cristiano Ronaldo has donated his entire £600,000 Champions League win bonus to a UN charity. Amazing gesture. pic.twitter.com/nt7TJal5jY
— FootballFunnys (@FootballFunnnys) June 3, 2016
Cristiano is the richest football player in the world, thanks to the millions he earns from his endorsements. But, while he is raking in millions annually, the Portuguese superstar is also doing more than his fair share of charity work. He often helps many poor people and donates lots of money to NGOs.
The Portugal captain auctioned his 2013 Ballon d’Or trophy for £600,000, with all the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Not only did he auction his Ballon d’Or, but Ronaldo also opted to sell his Golden Boot and give the proceeds to charity.
He once paid $83,000 for a 10-year-old child’s brain surgery. And after winning the Champions League in 2016, Ronaldo donated his bonus to charity.
4. His Journey Demands Respect
Starting his career from Sporting followed by successful years at Manchester United, the Real Madrid man has completely modified himself as a professional and made a mark in football.
Ronaldo won his first FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2008 and after coming to the Bernabeu he was being compared to Argentine star Leo Messi in every possible way. Even after Leo clinched 4 Ballon d’Ors in a row, Ronny never gave up the dream of being the best in the world. His hard work paid off in 2013. Currently, he has 5 Ballon d’Ors to showcase.
In one interview he was quoted as saying his key to success is his 100% dedication towards work and always believing in himself. He has made his way to the top by hard work and is a role model to millions the world over.
3. He is Kind To His Fans
Cristiano Ronaldo with fans. pic.twitter.com/UUZ7Jhiqpj
— Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuve2017) October 3, 2018
Ronaldo is extremely considerate of his fans and knows that people go a long way to get to him. He often stops by for the fans whenever the team bus arrives anywhere (his teammates usually walk by). There are many instances where he has made specials visits to fans that can’t come to him due to illness etc. His brand of football is also for the fans entertainment and he says himself many times that he plays for his fans.