Cristiano Ronaldo: 13 things you may not know about CR7

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Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional football player, currently playing for Al-Nassr Club. He was born on February 5, 1985. Ronaldo started his football career with Sporting CP Club in Portugal and then made a name for himself when he moved to Manchester United in 2003.

CR7 had 6 successful seasons before joining Real Madrid in 2009. Here, he rose to become one of the best stars in world football.

In 2018, Ronaldo joined Juventus and won two Serie A championships. In 2021, he delighted Manchester United fans when he decided to return to his ‘old home’.

Ronaldo also possesses glorious achievements at the national team level. He helped Portugal win the Euro 2016 championship and reach the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup.

Ronaldo is considered one of the greatest players in football history and has a huge fan base around the world.

He is known for his acceleration, tricky dribbling, and superb goal-scoring ability.

But below are 13 interesting things that few people know about Cristiano Ronaldo…

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    Named after the US President

    Cristiano Ronaldo was named after Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the United States .

    Mr. Reagan worked as a broadcaster and movie actor before becoming a politician. Ronaldo’s mother is said to be a fan of this actor. He was born just one month after Mr. Reagan was sworn in for a second term in the White House.

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    Ronaldo’s father was the shirt staff at his first club

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s father – Mr. Jose Dinis Aveiro – was a kit staff member at Andorinha Club, where his son began his football career at the age of 8.

    Here, Ronaldo quickly revealed his innate ability on the field and caught the eye of scouts from Sporting CP Club.

    At the age of 12, he left his hometown to go to the second largest football academy in Portugal, honing his skills to become a professional player.

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    Real Madrid paid a record transfer fee to get Ronaldo

    In 2009, Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid for a world record price at that time: 80 million pounds.

    He played 9 seasons at this club and gradually entered the ranks of the greatest players in football history.

    During his years with Real Madrid, Ronaldo was honored with the Ballon d’Or award four times; won 4 Champions League championships, 2 La Liga championships and countless other big and small titles.

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    The player who scores the most goals at the national team level

    Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for being the player with the most goals for the national team, if only counting players who are still playing football.

    As of March 23, 2023, he has scored 120 goals for Portugal.

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    A successful businessman

    Besides his success on the field, Ronaldo is also a successful businessman with a product line under the CR7 brand, including: clothes, shoes and perfume.

    He also owns a hotel, a museum and several restaurants in Madeira, Portugal.

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    A museum dedicated to Ronaldo

    CR7 Museum is a place dedicated to those who want to learn about the life and career of Cristiano Ronaldo.

    This museum located in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, displays memorabilia and artifacts from Ronaldo’s personal and professional life. Here, visitors will learn about his childhood and unprecedented achievements.

    It features immersive experiences, including multimedia screens, interactive games and displays of Ronaldo items, such as the Ballon d’Or and Portugal jersey.

    It can be affirmed that the CR7 museum is a place to honor one of the greatest players of all time.

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    The galaxy is named CR7

    In June 20215, scientific researchers from the University of Lisbon, led by Mr. David Sobral, discovered a new galaxy in outer space.

    It is about 12.9 million light years from Earth and is believed to have formed 800 million years ago.

    Scientists have named this galaxy ‘Cosmos Redshift 7’, abbreviated as CR7. David Sobral himself confirmed that this name was inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo – a player that his team is a big fan of.

    “CR7” is one of the brightest objects (groups of objects) ever observed by humans. Scientists also said that this new galaxy is in an extremely rare group.

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    An airport named after Ronaldo

    Madeira International Airport also has another name: Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport. This project is located on the island of Madeira in Portugal.

    This airport was renamed in 2017 to honor Madeira’s son – Cristiano Ronaldo, who is ranked among the best players in history.

    This airport plays an important role for many airlines. It connects Madeira to European and Atlantic destinations.

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    Mentioned by Drake in the song

    In 2018, Canadian singer Drake released the album Scorpion. The song Blue Tint on this album mentioned the Portuguese superstar.

    This song is: “Even though it’s difficult, I still live like Ronaldo, even though I’ve never been to Madrid.”

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    Owner of a collection of 20 supercars!

    Like many football stars, Ronaldo has a strong passion for cars. He is the owner of 20 supercars .

    The most famous in CR7’s collection are the Bugatti Chiron, Ferrari 599 GTO and Rolls-Royce Phantom.

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    First owner of the Puskas award

    The Puskas Award honors the player who scored the best goal in the world during the calendar year. This award was born in 2009 and Cristiano Ronaldo was the first person to receive it.

    He was honored for his long-range goal against FC Porto, while still playing for Manchester United in the 2008/09 season.

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    Become a subject

    Because he has an unimaginably illustrious career, Cristiano Ronaldo has become a research subject at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Canada.

    Sociology students can choose to study CR7’s life and career as a subject.

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    A player with… a heart of gold.

    Off the field, Ronaldo is also known as a philanthropist.

    In 2015, he founded the Cristiano Ronaldo Foundation to help children in difficult circumstances. Ronaldo is also an Ambassador for three major organizations: Save the Children (Children’s Relief; a non-profit organization), UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and World Vision (World Vision; relief and sponsorship). children).

    In 2023, CR7 also donated a special signed jersey to Turkish defender Merih Demiral, to be auctioned to raise funds to support victims of the earthquake. This is a shirt in Ronaldo’s special collection.

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