Jan 23, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo, Beyond Football

Football stars are just more that goal scoring machines. They have a life outside of the field. More than a 'Football player of the month, they are a father or a brother or a son and even more a human being with idiosyncrasies to claim their own. Here we probe into Cristiano Ronaldo profile is very popular and highlight some 'must-be-aware-about' interesting and striking facts and trivia about the football legend.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo full name is actually Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. He was named after famous actor and U.S. President- Ronald Reagan.

2. He was called a 'cry baby' when he was a child. Apparently he used to cry every time he passed the ball and his friends couldn't score.

3. Along with the 'cry baby', he had another silly title he went by- 'Little bee'; Cristiano Ronaldo was named so because no one could catch up to him.

4. As a teenager, for one of his training techniques, he used weights on his feet while playing with the ball. This was aimed at making his movement faster.

5. He was initially signed on with Liverpool who didn't think much of him then. He was signed to Manchester United by Alex Ferguson who was quoted as saying "At half-time I knew I had to sign this boy. He was sensational."

6. While playing for Manchester United he used to wear the Number 7 shirt, which was previously worn by David Beckham, one of his idols.

7. His father was a victim of alcohol abuse which persuaded Ronaldo to swear of alcohol for good. But Cristiano Ronaldo has been known to consume gin and juice at times.

8. In 2012, he was voted as the sexiest athlete by the People Magazine.

9. His on field prowess combined with his good looks have earned him many an endorsement deal with brands such as Armani and Nike.

10. He is a fashion aficionado and has his own boutique, named CR7, in Portugal, run by his two sisters.

11. Ronaldo has been inducted into the 'wax' hall of fame when he had his statue erected at the famous Madame Toussauds in London.

12. He has been a tagged a 'Ladies Man' and has been linked to Hollywood socialites such as Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.

13. Cristiano Ronaldo statistics are so impressive, that even the player admits that he is the best.

For more information about Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United. Please visit the official website.

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