1. Cristiano Ronaldo has been the highest-paid footballer…twice!
In the 2014-15 season he was listed as earning a whopping $79 million! He topped it again the next season too and earned $88 million! That’s probably enough to start his own football club or two.
2. How’s this for a Ronaldo fact: He’s more powerful than a cheetah!
When he jumps he’s 5 times more powerful than a cheetah. He can jump 44cm from standing and 78cm with a run up. That’s more than the average basketball player!
3. Ronaldo has the world’s most famous wink
Ronaldo’s famous for winking at his manager after asking the ref for his buddy, Wayne Rooney, to be sent off during England vs Portugal’s international match!
4. Ronaldo has record-breaking following on social media
Ronaldo has over 117 Million followers on Facebook, 80 Million followers on Instagram, and 47 Million followers on Twitter. This makes him the most popular footballer on social media with over 200 Million fans!
5. He has helped create 3 apps and a social media network for his fans
The Viva Ronaldo app gave you everything you needed to know about Ronaldo. He also brought out a customised Ronaldo keyboard, SuperStar Skater football game and CR7Selfie where you can take pictures of yourself with Ronaldo!
6. Unsurprising Ronaldo fact!
He has scored more goals than any other player from Portugal!
7. His free kicks are pretty fast…
His free kick speed is around 80mph. You wouldn’t want to get in his way!
8: Unlike Messi, he’s played top level football in all the major leagues
Ronaldo’s played for Manchester Utd, when they were good, Juventus in Italy, and Real Madrid in Spain! Where will he play next?
9. He gives the best advice for being successful
His motto is ‘Be disciplined…set yourself goals…mix it up…relax’. Thanks Ronaldo!
10. Not only is Ronaldo great at football but he’s also good at other sports!
Ronaldo was once asked to play cricket for the Portuguese cricket team!