Cristiano Ronaldo – The man with a golden heart
“I'm the best player in history - in the good and the bad moments. There's no more complete player than me.” said Cristiano Ronaldo, Speaking to France Football after winning his 5th Ballon d'Or in Paris.
Not many will agree with this statement and would label the Portuguese star as "arrogant”. But off the pitch, the Real Madrid Talisman is truly a man with a golden heart
“My father always taught me that when you help other people, then God will give you double and that's what has really happened to me. When I have helped other people who are in need, God has helped me more” asserted Ronaldo.
Born into a poor family, Ronaldo overcame many hardships, both financially and physically, to get to the position where he is right now. He has a firm belief that every child has something special and must not suffer due to poverty.
We all know his football field heroics. Let us now take a look at his off-pitch deeds which proves that he has the biggest heart in the football world.
#1 He auctioned his golden boot in 2011 for raising funds for building schools in war-torn Gaza
Ronaldo has previously sold most of his sports shoes for charity. But this time he sold something which was very close to his heart.
Ronaldo won his golden boot in 2011. Real Madrid finished second in La Liga and crashed out of UCL semi-final. But instead of keeping this golden boot in his already packed trophy cabinet, Ronaldo decided to auction it through Real Madrid’s charity foundation.
Ronaldo raised a staggering amount of £1.2 million and donated the same for raising funds for building schools in war-torn Gaza.