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These Are Some Of The Lesser Known Facts About Cristiano Ronaldo

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In every field, there exists a boss, possessing the highest potential and a room full of achievements. A lot of people come and go but there is always a person who seems to be embedded in the hearts of followers to immortality. In the same way, Cristiano Ronaldo is the boss when it comes to football. There must be very few people in the world who haven’t heard the name of this absolute machine so far. With great achievements and success come great milestones and life instances. We are here with our best 15 of them. So let’s dive deep into the world of CR7.

 

1. Rise To Fame

Ronaldo started it off while representing an amateur team named Andorinha where his father worked as a kit man. It’s from where he was signed by Sporting Lisbon and then by Manchester united for a whopping $12.2 million, an unusually high price for a player of his age and experience. It didn’t take him long to become a fan favorite because of his dribbling skills and goal-scoring ability and the rest is history!

 

2. The Real Name

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The real name of CR7 is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro that is abbreviated to Cristiano Ronaldo for convenience as well as to fit the trend and it does the job perfectly for him. We see a lot of players hailing from Portugal or Brazil have baggy names, so it’s a good idea to cut it and turn it into a brand as CR7 did!

 

3. The Little Bee

It won’t amaze most of us to know that this was CR7’s pet name, named so while compared to the speed and agility of a bee.  Along with it, he was called a crybaby as he used that instinct to face the smallest of conflicts.

 

4. The Life-Changing Incident

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Without the existence of this incident, we would have never heard about Ronaldo. He had a friend named Albert Fantrau, this took place when the selectors from the club Sporting Lisbon had arrived. It so happened that there was only 1 vacant spot left and Albert was a choice made by the authority. But Albert stepped back saying that Ronaldo was better than him and let him occupy the spot and Ronaldo was picked. Sources say that Ronaldo helps Albert with day-to-day needs and some luxuries to date.

 

5. No Tattoos

Filling one’s body with tattoos has become a huge trend within sportspersons. Sometimes it’s like a ritual or a tradition of tattooing one-‘s achievements on the body like many footballers namely Neymar or Dani Alves or maybe others like Ibrahimovic with tattoos of lions all over his body. But the downside is that one can’t donate blood if he possesses tattoos on the body because of hygiene reasons. So CR7 doesn’t have a single tattoo because he wishes to donate blood till he’ll be fit enough to do so as he does today.

Anushka Jain
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