His incredibly sick soccer skills. When you watch him play you just gasp at times and say “Wow” in amazement at the move he just made on that defender. All while making the defender look like a chump. He’s a ballerina when he’s on the pitch. It’s incredibly sick! No, phenomenal. No it’s…beautiful.
His magnificent hair. Come on, I mean just look at it. Now you can’t tell me you wouldn’t love for your hair on the top of your head to be that magnificent. Just like his moves on the pitch, it’s beautiful. For cryin’ out loud, his hair looks even MORE magnificent after a game than it did before the game started.
His good looks. C’mon, man, you can’t tell me that you don’t wish that you looked like him or wouldn’t want to be him. He is one good lookin’ dude. Yeah, I said it. He’s got it all. He’s a world-class athlete, good looking, in great shape, has money and hot women around. WINNING!
He’s arguably the best soccer player in the world. Look, I’ll argue with you that he’s the best damn soccer player in the world ’till the damn cows come home. And yes he’s even better than the Argentine man-child Lionel Messi. Yep, that’s right: Cristiano Ronaldo is a better soccer player than Lionel Messi. Ronaldo has won pretty much won every individual and team award and honor there is, from the FIFA/Ballon d’Or (awarded to the best player in the world) to scores of English and European awards.
His wealth. From his money made on the pitch to his sponsorships and own clothing line, the dude is very well off. Just how well off? Well back in 2009 Cristiano Ronaldo became the most expensive soccer player in history when he transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a deal worth $132 million. His contract with Real Madrid makes him the highest-paid soccer player in the world, and his buyout clause is over $1.3 billion! In May, Forbes ranked him as the world’s highest-paid player, with earnings of $73 million (earned income from salaries, bonuses and off-field earnings for the previous 12 months).
His hot supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk. Irina Shayk is gorgeous, but lets not forget all the other previous girlfriends before her. The dude pulls some arm-candy. BUT those girls are in his past. Here’s the link to Irina’s official website. Enjoy. http://www.theirinashayk.com/
Philanthropy and giving back. Now contrary to his cockiness and on-the-field, off-the-field antics, he’s not all that bad of a guy. After seeing TV footage of an orphaned survivor wearing his Portgual jersey in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Ronaldo visited the country to raise funds for reconstruction and rehabilitation. In 2008, he won a libel case against The Sun newspaper and donated the damages accepted to a charity in his native Madeira, Portugal. The next year, he made a $170,000 donation to the Madeira hospital that saved his mother’s life following her battle with cancer, to help build a cancer center. Supporting victims of the 2010 Madeira flood, he played in a charity match between the Primera Ligal club FC Porto and players from Madeiran-based clubs. He’s helped raise money for or has paid for medical treatment for ill children, and in 2012, sold the Golden Boot he won in 2011 to fund children’s schools in Gaza. He serves as an ambassador for numerous organizations for children and conservation, and has lent a hand to many others over the years. See guys, he’s not all that bad. There’s some good to Cristiano Ronaldo. I just think the negativity of him is more exposed to the public than the good he does.
His sweet ass sponsorships. A perk of being a top professional athlete is sponsorships. And getting free products and benefits from them is just a bonus to the money Ronaldo makes on the pitch. How awesome is that? As his reputation exploded internationally during his time with Manchester United, so have the sponsorships. He’s been a spokesmodel for Emporio Armani men’s underwear and jeans and holds an endorsement with Nike. Ronaldo has also signed other sponsorships with Banco Espirito Santo, Castrol, Coca-Cola, Herbalife, Jacob & Co., Kentucky Fried Chicken, Konami, Motorola, Tag Heuer and Fly Emirates. Those are some pretty sweet sponsors. Now I wonder just how much KFC and Coke he eats and drinks?