Wherever the name Cristiano Ronaldo is been mentioned, the next thing most people are thinking about is his super human abilities, his records and his never ending battle with Lionel Messi. But, Ronaldo isn’t just about competitions.
He is a father, a brother and son to someone. He has feelings too and need people who love him around him to feel happy and protected.
Yes! he has over 300 millions followers on his social media page but, he has managed to keep his private life and philanthropic gesture out of the social media circus.
Here are the 6 reasons why you should stop hating Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo:
Ronaldo financed two intensive care unit in Portugal– Ronaldo donated $1m to hospitals in Portugal to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. He also furnished two intensive care units with beds, fans, monitors, infusion pumps, ventilators and many other medical equipment’s.
Ronaldo usually donates his win bonuses to charities- Cristiano Ronaldo is generous in giving up money earned form his exceptional performances on the pitch. The bonuses added to winning the Ballon d’Or, La Liga title, Copa Del Rey, Champions League, highest goal scorer and others are giving to charities across the world.
Ronaldo sold his 2013 Ballon d’Or to raise funds for very sick children– Cristiano Ronaldo sold his 2013 Ballon d’Or at a charity auction in London to raise funs for Make- A-Wish Foundation- which grants wishes to children suffering with life threating conditions. The Ballon d’Or was sold for £530,000.
Ronaldo usually donates his blood– Ronaldo doesn’t smoke, drink or tattoo his skin. He eats well, sleeps well and trains extensively to remain in peak conditions. The 36-year-old usually donates his blood to hospitals for patients who might need it.
Ronaldo is an Ambassador for 3 major charities– Ronaldo has accepted to be ambassador for three major charities, Save the Children, Unicef and World vision, and has spoken up countless times on their behalf.
Ronaldo have paid over $10m in treating terminally ill children– Ronaldo has paid over $10m in treating terminally ill children all over the globe. Sometimes he pays through cash other times he auctions his individual awards to raise money or, signs kits, boots and other sporting wears to raise money through auctions.
Ronaldo reportedly paid for a child’s brain tumor treatment without even knowing. His outburst during Portugal vs. Sweden lead him to throw away his captain armband which was picked up a lucky steward who later auctioned it for 430,000 which was later used to treat a child.