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IN Sports ON 13 Feb, 2016
Ronaldo is one of the most celebrated and decorated athletes on this planet. No matter if you're a sports enthusiast or not, you simply can not ignore this football genius. Though everyone is aware of his general details, here is a list of less or should I say rarely known details about the Portugal-born footballer.
'Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro ' A.K.A. Ronaldo was named after American president - Ronald Regan, his father's favorite actor.
In his teens, the dribbling magician had nick names like 'Cry-Baby' and 'Little Bee' because nobody could catch him.
In 2006, Ronaldo launched his fashion brand 'CR7' (C,R - his initials and 7 is his jersey number) in Madeira, Portugal and in 2008 he opened yet another fashion boutique in Lisbon.
Not only is this brilliant specimen a great player but has a gentle heart too. Ronaldo is said to have paid for a 9-year-old cancer treatment. On top of that, in 2011, he funded schools in Gaza when he sold his Golden Boot for € 1.5 million.
Ronaldo does 3,000 Ab crunches per day! 3,000!!!!!! on top of that he is known to be the fastest footballer too. He defeated Spanish sprinter Angel David Rodriquez in a zig-zag sprint challenge. His body has only 10% body fat that gives him his lean and well-toned body.
Ronaldo credits his success to his close friend Albert Fantrau , who passed him a goal in a match for youth club so that Ronaldo could get accepted in the sporting Academy of Lisbon. Later on Ronaldo gifted his close friend a class life style.
Unlike many Super star athletes of his age, Ronaldo has no tattoos on his body, and has no intention to get one as he frequently donates blood.
Ronaldo doesn't like to party wild, yes you heard right, Ronaldo neither drinks alcohol nor does he smokes. The reason being his father's death from alcoholism plus he thinks if he does, it will affect his game.
In 2003, Manchester signed him for £12 million at such young age.
130 km/hr, is the speed of Ronaldo's free kick!!!
Ronaldo at his best.
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