7 Facts About Cristiano Ronaldo That We Bet You Didn’t Know!

Love him or hate him but you just can’t ignore the fact that you know him. This beast of a human doesn’t need any introduction. He has done enough to make the whole world remember his name. From personal awards to National glories, Cristiano Ronaldo has had a taste of every success up for his grabs.
If you are a football fan then no doubt that you must be aware of the many records Ronaldo breaks every season. However, there are facts about this legend which not many people know about. As a tribute to Ronaldo on his 32nd birthday, we’ve tried to compile a few facts that prove why he is simply the best footballer at present!

1. A True Fitness Freak!
Ronaldo lifts a total of about 23,055 kgs of weight during his training session. In his early days, he used to train with weights tied up to his feet. Add to that a 3000 abs per day. Ronaldo stated that by doing so he increased his pace and control over the ball.
2. The Perfect Example Of Friendship!
Ronaldo and his friend Albert Fantrau together played for the same team in a youth game for getting selected to the next level which was the Academy from Sporting (Lisbon). The criteria was simple whoever managed more goals would get selected. Both scored a goal each at first and in the dying moments, Fantrau had a chance to score a second. However, he just passed the ball to Ronaldo and let him score. When Ronaldo asked him why he did so, he simply answered,”You’re better than me.”
Destiny it was that made Ronaldo what he is today. Fantrau is today an unemployed man but still owns a house, a car and lives a king size life. When asked how he manages it the old smile returns on his face and he just replies,”It’s from Cristiano.”
3. Defeated Racing Heart At The Age Of Just 15!
Cristiano was diagnosed with a condition called racing heart when he was just a 15 year old. A laser operation was performed to cauterize the area of his heart that caused the problem. He was all fit and ready to restart his football career after that surgery.

4. He Has A Museum To His Name.
The Museu CR7 is a museum dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo in Funchal, Portugal. The museum displays Ronaldo’s rare photos, medals, trophies, belongings and every little thing that you could think of. In 2010, Ronaldo became the fourth footballer to have a statue at Madame Tussauds waxwork in London.
5. Faster Than A Machine!
Ronaldo’s stats are not what you’ll find for a normal footballer. His jump generates five times more power than that of a wild Cheetah in his full flight. The speed of his free kick is about 130 kmph. Ronaldo had once raced against the Spanish sprinter Angel David Rodriquez in a zigzag spring challenge and manage to defeat him comfortably.
6. ‘Rich’ Is Just Another Name Of Ronaldo!
In 2003, Manchester United paid £12 million to sign him; a record fee for a player of his age. As his age increased the his come kept soaring higher and higher. Presently, Ronaldo is the world’s richest athlete with a net worth of $280 million. He likes owning cars and has a collection of 19 of the world’s most expensive cars.
7. A King Of Hearts!
Ronaldo and his tales of charity keep making headlines every now and then. From selling his Golden Boot to fund schools for children in Gaza to helping a 9-year-old fight cancer, Ronaldo has proved he has a golden heart above everything else. Ronaldo regularly donates blood and for that very purpose avoids having a tattoo. He also doesn’t drink or smoke; a rare quality for a footballer.
Ronaldo has surely made all of us lucky to have witnessed him with our own eyes. For the magic he spreads on field and off the field, we wish him the happiest of birthdays today. Do let us know your views about this living Legend in our comments section below.

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