Interesting facts about Cristiano Ronaldo

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He is the richest footballer in the world. Everyone is well aware of his foot skills in the field. His performance is impeccable along with his fit physique. In fact, he is furiously fast even while dribbling the ball. The Portuguese player has earned a desk full of awards for his remarkable performance in the field. Furthermore, he has been the reason behind the sales of FIFA video games. His charming looks are the reason of every girl’s wet dreams. So without further a due let’s unfold some interesting facts about Cristiano Ronaldo.

 

Interesting facts:

  1. The history behind his name:

    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is his full name. Not many people know about it. He was named after the famous U.S. president, Ronald Reagan. The president used to be Cristiano’s father’s favorite actor. In fact, he truly admired him for his notable works.

  2. Family tree and birth:

    Jose Dinis Averiro and Maria Dolores dos Sandtos Aveiro are his parents. Cristiano is the youngest child in the family. Furthermore, he was born on February 5, 1985.

  3. His funny nicknames:

    Everyone has got a nick name in their childhood. Sometimes they happen to be funny sometimes they are not. In his childhood people would often call him “cry-baby” and “little bee” for his cute and naïve activates “little bee” for his cute and naïve activates.

  4. Racing Heart:

    At a tender age of 15 he was diagnosed with a rare condition called racing heart. For this reason, he had a major operation to cauterize the area of faulty heart. This was a major turning point in his life. As now he was able to peruse his dream to become a footballer.

  5. Weight Training:

    We all know that weight training is often associated with strength. In the teenage Cristiano acknowledged the fact that using weight training on his feet would improve his dribbling skills and ball control. For this reason, he started doing various exercises to increase the speed of his game.

  6. He is fast in free kicks:

    Every time the opponent team his scared to death when Ronaldo got the ball in a free kick. Ronaldo’s free kick could easily reach up to 130 kilometers per hour. That’s quite fast!

  7. Ronaldo can just pretty high:

    Footballers are pretty agile. For this reason, Ronaldo’ jump can generate five times more power than a wild Cheetah. He can jump up to 44cm in the air. This is more than an average NBA player. Quite amazing in my opinion.

  8. His intense workout sessions:

    You might be a regular member of some gym. But you cannot beat the dedication and hard work put by Cristiano Ronaldo in his training sessions. In fact, it is estimated that he lifts about 23,055 kgs of total weight during his intense training. That’s more than the weight of 16 Toyota Prius.

  9. He gives credits to Albert Fantrau:

    Ronaldo gives huge credit to his close friend Albert Fantrau for his success. He passed a goal during an interesting youth club game so that Ronaldo would be accepted in the Academy.

  10. Highest payed footballer:

    Over the years Ronaldo has become the highest paid footballer by signing a contract with Real Madrid.

  11. He is generous:

    Cristiano Ronaldo has paid for the cancer treatment of a little 9-year-old boy. This shows that along with a good player he also has a generous and compassionate heart.

  12. The number 7 jersey:

    There has been many players with the number 7 jersey. For example, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham. But Ronaldo is the only one who had a high confidence even wearing number 18.

  13. Personal Branding:

    In 2006 Ronaldo opened his own fashion boutique at Madeira, Portugal. The shop has got CR7 initials in its name plate.

  14. More boutiques:

    He opened another boutique in Lisbon in 2008. There he introduced various clothing line like jeans, loafers and distinctive belts.

  15. No tattoos:

    You might have many footballers with various tattoos in their body. In fact, tattoos are in fashion with the footballers. However, Cristiano Ronaldo is a different story. Till now Ronaldo has no body tattoo and has no interest to get one. This is due to the fact that he is a regular blood donor.

  16. No smoking/ No drinking:

    Yes, Ronaldo never smokes or drinks unlike other football players. Experts often say that this due to his father’s premature death from alcoholism. His father died at an age of 52.

  17. There’s a course about him:

    Yes, he really has become an interesting topic. You will find that University of Canada is offering a course in sociology about him. Yeah! He is very famous.

  18. Ronaldo Jr:

    In July 3, 2010 he announced the birth of his son. Furthermore, he requested a privacy when he posted this on his official Facebook and Twitter pages. Presently, Ronaldo has the complete custody of his son.

  19. Madame Tussauds:

    The Madame Tussauds wax museum is a prestigious museum in London. It really takes a huge recognition to get your wax statue inside the museum. Cristiano Ronaldo became the fourth football player to be represented in the museum of Madame Tussauds.

  20. Ronaldo is super fast:

    We are well aware of his speed with and without the ball. His speed and ball control is really remarkable. His impressive height gives him edge to sprint faster than other players. In fact, he successfully defeated the Spanish Sprinter Angel David Rodriguez in a zigzag sprint race. This is quite amazing.

  21. He found his talent at a tender age:

    Yes, many of us find our talent in the later part of our lives. But Ronaldo was really lucky to discover his talent at a tender age of 11.

  22. Abs Workout:

    Workout for the abs are the key to a strong rigid lower body. However, Ronaldo takes this to a whole new level. He does 3,000 abs per day. That is completely ridiculous in my opinion.

  23. His achievements:

    He has been one of most successful player in the history. His achievement includes the prestigious FIFA World Player of the year award, Ballon d’OR, the Golden Boot and many more. Finally, Ronaldo has been named the UEFA club Forward of the year.

  24. Best player:

    If not the best, he is considered as of the best players in the world. From the beginning Ronaldo has been playing in the attacking role. He either plays as a striker or a winger. His finishing pace is famous all around the world. The dribbling skills and free kick ability further shines the player out of the rest.

  25. His body fat percentage:

    Ronaldo only has 10 percent fat in his body. This makes him the perfect sprinting player.

  26. Philanthropy works:

    He came to the limelight when we sold the golden boot he had won in 2011 to fund the schools in Gaza. Furthermore, he also joined FIFA’s 11 for several health programs. These programs focused on the problems like Drug addiction, HIV AIDS, obesity and malaria. Ronaldo has put really good efforts into humanitarian causes after his success.

  27. A separate museum for him:

    If you happen to visit Portugal then you will must visit the Museu CR7. It is a museum which is dedicated entirely to the legacy of Cristiano Ronaldo. The museum consists of his photos, medals, trophies and other artifacts related to Ronaldo.

  28. FIFA World Player of Year:

    After scoring a record of 42 goals, Ronaldo earned the FIFA World Player of the Year.

  29. The MU deal:

    The football club Manchester United signed him for a massive 12 million pounds in 2003. This was a remarkable moment in his career. As no one was paid so much at such a young age.

  30. His biography:

    If you are book lover then you should read the inspiring biography of Cristiano Ronaldo. It was published in 2007. It sold over a million copies worldwide.

 

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