Striker Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most important, famous and winning players in football history. With that in mind, we made a gallery with curiosities and facts about the brilliant career of the Portuguese. Look!
Curiosity 1: Same date as another star
He was born on February 5, 1985, exactly seven years before the Brazilian Neymar, who was born in 1992.
Curiosity 2: Beginning of career in Portugal
Not everyone knows, but CR7 started his career as a professional player at Sporting, from Portugal. Many started to see the player only at Manchester United and think he was revealed at the English club.
Fun fact 3: Nicknames in childhood
Cristiano had two nicknames when he was little. People close to him called him “crybaby” because he refused to lose and “little bee” because simply no one could reach him.
Curiosity 4: You’ve already been kicked out of school
Believe it or not, the strict and disciplined Cristiano Ronaldo was expelled at age 14 after throwing a chair at his teacher. He said he did it because the teacher didn’t respect him.
Curiosity 5: Almost didn’t play professionally
When he was 15 years old, Ronaldo almost stopped playing football at the base because of heart problems. What changed his life was a surgical operation, which cured him of the problem and gave him possibilities to be not only a professional but one of the greatest in history.
Curiosity 6: Is passionate about cars
Cristiano Ronaldo is passionate about cars, so much so that he has a huge amount of them and they are rarities around the world. An example is the Bugatti Centodieci, as there are only ten models in the world.
Curiosity 7: Have you dated a Brazilian
Not everyone remembers, but his first girlfriend was Brazilian Jordana Jardel, Jardel’s sister, former striker for Grêmio and Porto. That was when he was just 17 years old.
Curiosity 8: Don’t get tattoos for a social good
Have you noticed that Cristiano doesn’t have any tattoos? Well, that’s because he has the habit of donating blood, a noble and very respectable attitude.
Curiosity 9: Focus and discipline also as an entrepreneur
One of Cristiano Ronaldo’s characteristics is that on the pitch he is very focused and professional. Well, outside too, as he is very successful as a businessman as well.
Curiosity 10: The first billionaire in football
With such success in football and off the field, he became the first football player in history to become a billionaire. An impressive brand.