5 unknown things about Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is hard work personified; one of the greatest players ever to grace the game. The Portuguese talisman is a benchmark for upcoming youngsters, thanks to the immense dedication he shows towards his profession.
Apart from being the best of the best, CR7 also is the most popular footballer of his age. He enjoys a gigantic fan-following around the globe. And being a global superstar that he is, it is but natural for his die-hard fans to know about the minutest details of his life.
Throughout the years, we have become well-acquainted with some of his stories such as the racing heart condition, his expulsion from school and his generous nature off the pitch. But, would you say no to a couple of other details that might have slipped your eyes?
That being said, let's have a look at 5 unknown facts related to the four-time Champions League winner:
#5 20 footballs and a few kits!
Cristiano Ronaldo was the most expensive footballer of all time following his mega-money £80 million move to Real Madrid in 2009. Of course, considering the numbers he has amassed in about a decade, that does seem like a bargain. But wait until you get to know about his transfer fees in the past.
Can you guess what Ronaldo was sold in exchange for as a ten-year-old?
20 footballs and a few kits!
That's what CF Andorinha received from Nacional back in 1995. Further, the latter sold him to Sporting CP for just £15,000! Ronaldo then joined Manchester United for £12 million in 2003, starting a fairytale career.
Comparing his numbers and transfer fees, would I be wrong to say that it is actually Ronaldo who deserves to be known as the greatest bargain of the century?