10 Secrets Facts about Cristiano Ronaldo

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Early Passion for Table Tenni

Before embracing football, young Ronaldo was a devoted table tennis player, showcasing his diverse athletic abilities.

Nickname Origin

Cristiano's surname, "Ronaldo," was inspired by his father's admiration for the former US President Ronald Reagan

Hat-Trick Debut

Ronaldo made a stunning professional debut for Sporting CP against Moreirense, scoring a remarkable hat-trick that hinted at his future brilliance

Adorning his right arm, Cristiano Ronaldo's "CR7" tattoo combines his initials and iconic jersey number, becoming a symbol of his brand

Unique Sporting Tattoo

Known for his hygiene obsession, Ronaldo prefers taking two baths per day

Cleanliness Enthusiast

Cristiano follows a distinctive sleep pattern, resting five times a day for approximately 90 minutes each, contributing to his peak performance

Sleeping Schedule

Ronaldo's first professional contract at Sporting CP earned him a meager €150 per month

First Salary

Despite a fear of frogs, Ronaldo overcame it during his time at Manchester United when he found one in his hotel room

Frog Phobia

Cristiano Ronaldo regularly donates blood and has saved an estimated 80 lives through his contribution

Generous Blood Donor

In his hometown, Funchal, Madeira, Ronaldo established a museum showcasing his achievements, trophies, and memorabilia

Ronaldo's Museum

Ronaldo has a soft spot for dogs and has adopted several over the year

Love for Canine

Cristiano Ronaldo can speak five languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, and a bit of French

Linguistic Talent

In 2007, Ronaldo underwent laser eye surgery, significantly improving his vision and potentially saving his football career

Career-Saving Laser Surgery

Cristiano once sold his Golden Boot award to raise funds for a children's charity, showcasing his commitment to philanthropy

Charitable Gesture

Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored (14) in the history of UEFA European Championship tournament

Euro Cup Record

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