Many facts about Cristiano Ronaldo on the field are already known to the public. A series of astounding records and statistics have been inscribed throughout his career in football.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a phenomenal athlete. The 36-year-old has won five Ballon d’Or titles and continues to impress football fans around the world.
After three seasons at Juventus, Ronaldo returned to the club that made his name, Manchester United. He is contracted for two years with the option of a season extension.
Ronaldo is known to have great power and precision when it comes to set-pieces. His legs and head are both sharp so they are feared by opposing defenders.
Andorinha was the first amateur team he played for from 1992 to 1995. His playing maturity took him to Sporting Lisbon before Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘eagle eye’ led him to Old Trafford.
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Besides Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, and Juventus, Ronaldo had time to defend Real Madrid, wherein the Spanish League club, more and more individual titles he managed to get.
There is still a lot of information and technical facts about Cristiano Ronaldo. But did you know that he is classified as a lazy student going to school? Here are 7 interesting facts that you may not have heard of:
President of the United States
At the beginning of its appearance, many thought that the name Ronaldo was taken from the Brazilian footballer, Ronaldo. But it didn’t.
His father gave the name Cristiano Ronaldo because he admired the former president of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Ronaldo was born while Reagan was in office in 1985.
Don’t Like SchoolDespite his intelligence on the field, Cristiano Ronaldo was lazy to go to school, and was even suspended. He admitted that he was not interested in learning at school.
Ronaldo was once suspended for throwing a chair at his teacher who at the time he said did not respect him. His mother, instead of advising him, was determined to lead him to football instead of school.
Lifetime Endorsement with Nike
After Michael Jordan and LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo is the third athlete to get a lifetime contract from Nike. The signing was carried out in 2016.
Reportedly, Ronaldo was paid 1 billion dollars, which makes him one of the highest endorsed athletes in the world of sport.
Two years ago, it was reported that Cristiano Ronaldo owned 19 cars, the cheapest being the Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI. Understandably, his finances are enormous so he can get what he wants.
The CR7 car collection includes:
Ferrari 599 GTO
Rolls Royce Ghost
Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG coupe
Bentley Continental GT Speed
Porsche 911 Turbo S
Aston Martin db9
Maserati Gran Cabrio
Bentley Continental GTC
Ferrari 599 GTB
Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
Acquaintance, Dating, Having Children
Cristiano Ronaldo is often rumored to be with many women, but Georgina Rodriguez is the most special, at least she never changes partners again.
The two met at a Dolce & Gabbana event, where Georgina was a model. They met and started dating in 2016, and soon became pregnant with Ronaldo’s fourth child.
Ever Considered Unable to Play Ball at the Age of 15
At the age of 15, Ronaldo was diagnosed with heart disease. He had an operation and the doctor asked him not to play football or any other strenuous sport.
Interestingly, after surgery in the morning, in the afternoon Ronaldo was home and returned to soccer practice just two days later.
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You must have seen Ronaldo cry on the pitch, right? Like when Portugal lost in the final of Euro 2004 to Greece, or when Dimitri Payet’s hard tackle made him seriously injured.
It turns out that this emotional attitude has existed in Ronaldo since childhood. He was even nicknamed the crybaby by his schoolmates because he often cried when he didn’t get what he wanted.
Maybe that’s why Ronaldo always fights as much as possible on the field to get what he wants.