Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the popular soccer players in the history. Cristiano Ronaldo, the “CR7” has made some amazing records during his incredible career in the game of football. After his transfer to the Spanish Club Real Madrid, he has made his career more inedible. In this article we are going to share some amazing facts about Cristiano Ronaldo throughout his football career. So, let’s start…
1. Cristiano Ronaldo does not drink, smoke and haven’t got any tattoos:
No drinking: C. Ronaldo’s father Jose Dinis Aveiro, passed away at the age of 52 due to alcohol abuse problem. He passed his childhood with much more hardship than anyone else. He wants to keep aloof himself from alcohol as well as smoking. Cristiano Ronaldo thinks it will hinder his ability to play football.
No tattoos: In this modern era of football almost every footballers with some popularities get some tattoos on their body. Cristiano Ronaldo restrained himself of being like them as he donates blood twice a year.
2. He was named after American President RONALD REAGAN
The name ‘Ronaldo’ is very much popular in the football history. But the history behind the naming was never the same. His name ‘RONALDO’ was inspired by the favorite actor of his father and the American 40th President RONALD REAGAN. Cristiano Ronaldo’s full name is “ CRISTIANO RONALDO DOS SANTOS AVEIRO”
3. He was amazing player at the age of 11
His first coach at Sporting Lisbon once said about C. Ronaldo’s skill,
“ When Cristiano got the ball he went past two or three players. They all knew he was a special kid and at the end of every game the players gathered around him.”
Jose Mourinho found some similarities between Cristiano and former Holland striker Marco Van Basten saying,
” I remember the first time when I saw him playing. I told my assistant, this is amazing and he had a great technique and skill to sustain and stood out.”
The class of Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t come overnight. Ronaldo as a teenager would train in the games using weights on either foot and then dribbled with the ball. Cristiano thought it would improve his technique of playing, it would made him even more faster when he would run without weights! And he is faster indeed.
4. He is Stable and he is fast
Ronaldo makes 3.000 abs per day. He won against Angel David Rodriguez, who is a professional sprinter, and who is the Spanish champion for 100 meters in zigzag course. Yes, he is faster than the professional sprinter.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo Can jump higher than the average NBA basketball player
With his jump, Cristiano Ronaldo can generate 5G of G-force on take- off. The pace is the five times the power of a wild Cheetah. This amazing speed enables him to reach the heights of 44 cm in the air from a standing start and with a run-up it is 78 cm , which is more than the average NBA player.
During the training session, Cristiano Ronaldo lifts the equivalent weight of over 16 new Toyota Prius cars. His free-kicks accelerate four times faster than the Apollo 11 space shuttle at blast off. Scientists have found that and it’s not a joke!
6. His body fat is about 10%
Cristiano Ronaldo’s total body fat is 10%, which is less than slim cats, making him the perfect machine for fast sprinting. He can jump higher than a Basketball player, run faster than a cheetah and can generate high speed free-kicks of about 13.1 kmph, faster than the speed of a space craft.
7. He earns more than President Barack Obama
It would take Cristiano just 6 days, 9 hours, 17 minutes and only 5 seconds to earn what The American President Barack Obama earns in one year! Cristiano Ronaldo is currently earing £274,000 per week, making him the highest paid footballer in the World.