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Last Updated : Feb 05, 2019 02:39 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Happy Birthday Cristiano Ronaldo: 7 things you need to know about CR7

On his 34th birthday, we take a look at why you can love or hate Ronaldo but cannot ignore him.

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CR7 is a "valuable" footballer | The 34-year-old is high up the list of the most valuable players after his move to Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo may not have set another world record transfer fee with his move from Real Madrid to Juventus, but the Portuguese sensation has shown his value has only increased with age. His move to the Serie A side for a total of €100 million with €12m in add-ons tops the then-record €94m fee Madrid paid to sign him from Manchester United nine years ago. His total transfer fees now stands at €221m. (Image: Reuters)
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1. CR7 the high-value footballer | The 34-year-old is high up on the list of the most valuable players after his move to Juventus. There are very few players who would attract a 100 million euros price tag at the age of 33. His current valuation tops the then-record 94m euros fee Madrid paid to sign him from Manchester United nine years ago. His total transfer fee now stands at 221m euros. (Image: Reuters)

Cristiano Ronaldo moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009. In his nine-year stay at Real Madrid, Ronaldo became the club's record scorer with a stunning 450 goals against his name. (Image: Reuters)
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2. The goal scoring behemoth | Cristiano Ronaldo moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009. In his nine-year stay at Real Madrid, Ronaldo became the club's record scorer with 450 goals against his name. He holds the record of being the top scorer in Champions League with 121 goals. With 85 international goals, he is Portugal's all-time record goalscorer (Image: Reuters)

The 'Ultimate' Trophy Man | In his career Ronaldo has won almost all trophies of football. Some of the major trophies in Ronaldo's glittering career include 5 x Ballon d' Or, 5 x UEFA Best player, 4 x FIFA Club World Cup,1 x European Championship, 5 x Champions League, 3 x UEFA Supercup, 1 x Portuges Super Cup, 3 x Premier League, 1x English FA Cup, 2 x English League Cup, 2 x English Super Cup, 2 x LaLiga, 2 x Spanish Cup, 2 x Spanish Super Cup and 1 x Italian Super Cup. (Image: Reuters)
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3. The Ultimate Trophy Winner | In his career Ronaldo has won almost all trophies of football. Some of the major trophies in Ronaldo's glittering career include 5 x Ballon d' Or, 5 x UEFA Best player, 4 x FIFA Club World Cup,1 x European Championship, 5 x Champions League, 3 x UEFA Supercup, 1 x Portuges Super Cup, 3 x Premier League, 1x English FA Cup, 2 x English League Cup, 2 x English Super Cup, 2 x LaLiga, 2 x Spanish Cup, 2 x Spanish Super Cup and 1 x Italian Super Cup. (Image: Reuters)

'CR7'-The Brand | Along with his footballing abilities, Ronaldo’s good looks and fashion taste have made him one arguably the most marketable athlete in the world. He has an array of other deals including Herbalife, EA Sports and American Tourister, along with a growing line of CR7 branded products including shoes, underwear, fragrance, jeans, a children's line (for which he models with his son), a line of hotels and soon-to-open restaurants in Brazil. The most lucrative deal is with Nike who pay the five-time Ballon d’Or winner £30m annually. Ronaldo has been with Nike since 2003. Ronaldo has earned a total of $174.4m from this deal. Ronaldo ranked 10th in the Forbes Celebrity 100 2018 list and was 3rd in The World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2018. (Image: Reuters)
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4. 'CR7'-The Brand | Along with his footballing abilities, Ronaldo’s good looks and fashion taste have made him one arguably the most marketable athlete in the world. He is the face of Herbalife, EA Sports, American Tourister, along with his own clothing line named CR7. He has been with Nike since 2003 and the company currently pays him 30 mn euros annually. (Image: Reuters)

'CR7' the media savvy athlete | According to Hookit, the website that tracks athletes on social media, report that Ronaldo has reached over 200 million followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—the first ever professional athlete to do so. He is the highest paid sports personality on Instagram. His each post earns him astonishing $ 750,000. (Image: Reuters)
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5. 'CR7' the media-savvy athlete | According to Hookit, the website that tracks athletes on social media, Ronaldo has reached over 200 million followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—the first ever professional athlete to do so. He is the highest paid sports personality on Instagram and charges $ 750,000 for a single post. (Image: Reuters)

6. The epitome of fitness | Ronaldo lifts about 23,055 kgs of total weight during his training session, which basically is like lifting a total of 16 Toyota Prius cars. He does 3,000 ab exercises every day and has a body fat percentage of 10 making him a perfect sprinting machine. Ronaldo's jump generates five times more power than that of a wild Cheetah as it jumps in full flight. This speed allows him to reach a height of 44cm in the air, which is more than what an average NBA player can do. (Image: Reuters)
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6. The epitome of fitness | Ronaldo lifts about 23,055 kgs of total weight during his training session, which basically is like lifting a total of 16 Toyota Prius cars. He does 3,000 ab exercises every day and has a body fat percentage of 10 making him a perfect sprinting machine. Ronaldo's jump generates five times more power than that of a wild Cheetah as it jumps in full flight. This speed allows him to reach a height of 44cm in the air, which is more than what an average NBA player can do. (Image: Reuters)

CR7 on Hot Wheels | An athlete as big as Ronaldo makes some serious cash, and so of course he’s owned his fair share of luxury sports cars. His collection includes 19 cars that are worth around $19 million. The cheapest car he owns is a Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI. The most expensive? None other than the Bugatti Veyron, of course. (Image: Reuters)
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7. CR7 on Hot Wheels | An athlete as big as Ronaldo makes some serious cash, and of course he’s owned his fair share of luxury sports cars. His collection includes 19 cars that are worth around $19 million. The cheapest car he owns is a Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI. The most expensive? None other than the Bugatti Veyron, of course. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Feb 5, 2019 02:39 pm
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