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10 unknown facts about Cristiano Ronaldo

Fact 1

The name “Ronaldo” was inspired by the favorite actor of his father and American president Ronald Reagan. Ronaldo’s full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.

Fact 2

Ronaldo came from an impoverished family.

Fact 3

Ronaldo’s father, Jose Dinis Aveiro, passed away at the age of 52 due to alcoholism. As a result, Ronaldo does not drink alcohol because drinking it reminds him so much of the death of his father.

Fact 4

He was an amazing player, already wowing crowds when he was at 11 years old.



Fact 5

Ronaldo paid for the cancer treatment of a nine-year-old boy.

Fact 6

Ronaldo played his first game for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Super League when he was just 17 years old and soon became one of the most admired young football players in the world.



Fact 7

He does not have tattoos, as he is regularly donating blood.

Fact 8

Ronaldo’s favorite actress? Angelina Jolie.

Fact 9

He is the first Portuguese player signed by Manchester United.



Fact 10

As a teenager, he would be in the gym training using weights on either foot, and then dribbling with the ball. Ronaldo thought training with weights would improve his game technique because without weights, he would be even faster.

 

Source: 10-facts-about.com

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