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Happy Birthday Cristiano Ronaldo: Five facts about him that you may not know yet
Cristiano Ronaldo turns 34 today. Without doubt, Ronaldo is one of the best and influential athletes of all time. Winning five Ballon d’Or awards, Ronaldo is also the first player to win five UEFA Championship League and four European Golden Shoes in the history of football.
To mark his 34th birthday today, My City’s team compiled five interesting facts that you may not know about him:
#1 Cristiano Ronaldo named after US President Ronald Reagan
Cristiano Ronaldo’s full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro which was inspired by actor and 40th American president Ronald Reagan. His father was great admirer of Reagan.
#2 Nearly left football at the age of 15
Ronaldo had to nearly step out from football realm before he started a professional football career. At the age of 15, he was diagnosed with a Tachycardia—condition of heart rate that is faster than normal. However, he underwent to treatment and fight over the disease.
#3 Almost wore Liverpool shirt
Before heading to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon, Liverpool FC was keen on signing Ronaldo in 2003. However due to lack of fund and interest, LFC could not sign Ronaldo.
#4 Most followed on Instagram
With his stardom, Ronaldo became the most followed person on Instagram. Portuguese football-star had left behind pop-star Selena Gomez on last October.
#5 Expelled from school
Ronaldo is often seen angry on pitch. This usually had led him to get off from the pitch during a match. Even in the past, his anger had cost him a lot. One of the prime examples; he was expelled from the school as he threw a chair at his teacher because he was angry.
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