The Guy who sold his Golden Boot

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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional soccer player who has been regarded as the best soccer player of the world. Cristiano Ronaldo was bornto Maria Dolores dos Santos and Jose Dinis Aveiro on February 5, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

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Ronaldo plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Portugal national team.He is the first Portuguese footballer to win two FIFA/Ballons d’Or and the second player to win three European Golden Shoe awards.

In 2007, he won PFA Young Player of the Year, PFA Player of the Year, PFA Fans’ Player of the Year, Portuguese Footballer of the Year, FWA Footballer of the Year, Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year and Manchester United’s Players’ Player of the Year. In 2008, he won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards followed by FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2013. He also won the 2013–14 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. In January 2014, Ronaldo scored his 400th senior career goal for club and country aged 28.

Ronaldo donated £100,000 to a hospital for building a cancer centre, paid for specialist treatment for a nine-year-old Canarian boy with apparently terminal cancer in 2012. In November 2012, Ronaldo sold the golden boot and gave the money to fund schools for children in Gaza. In January 2013, Ronaldo became Save the Children’s new Global Artist Ambassador. This famous footballer also opened a fashion boutique under the name “CR7” on the island of Madeira, Portugal.


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