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Top 5 acts of charity by Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo, is, by far, one of the most charitable sports stars on the planet

Cristiano Ronaldo, the name says it all. When you hear the name all you can think of is moments of brilliance and great goal-scoring records. The Portuguese forward who plays for Real Madrid, is a player who is always there for his club and his international side, and really contributes to his teams' success with his goals.

But, not only does he help his team on the pitch, he also helps people off the pitch. There's a great reason why he is so popular. Once in an interview, he said

"My father always taught me to help others, and you will get the double in return and that's what has happened to me really. When I have helped those in need, God really has helped me more."

With that, let's take a look at 5 times Cristiano Ronaldo pleasantly surprised the world with his generosity:

#5 Ronaldo's Ice Bucket Challenge

Ronaldo took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

For those of you who know about the challenge, yes, a ton of celebrities and civilians took up the challenge. Cristiano Ronaldo, however, took it up, completed it, and then generously donated money for the cause.

For those of you, who do not know what the Ice bucket challenge is, it's basically a challenge in which a person has to dump a bucket of ice-cold water on his/her head. This is to promote awareness of the motor neurone disease and encourage donations to the research.

Ronaldo was nominated by Darren Fletcher to take the challenge and he did it in style.

He inspired a lot of people to follow suit by taking up this challenge, and also nominated Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lil Wayne for the challenge.


People can even choose to perform the challenge, or not to, and pay some money in charity, or both. Ronaldo, being Ronaldo, chose both. Not only did he successfully complete the challenge, but also donated a hefty amount to the cause.

He is, indeed, a gem of a person, and there's a reason why he tops the list of the world's most charitable sports stars.

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