Winning the Champions League title against city rivals AtlÃ©tico Madrid was a dream come true for Portuguese star Christiano Ronaldo. His record of 17 (!) goals during the tournament secured Real’s tenth title.
But Ronaldo didn’t score those goals for free. The striker received about 1,23 million Euros in bonuses for his goals and the title. And what does someone like Ronaldo do with this kind of money?
Instead of spending it all on more cars, more houses, more luxuries for himself, he gives it away. At the height of his success the World Player of the Year gives the money to his friends. How did this happen?
A close friend of Ronaldo remembers that Ronaldo once told his physiotherapist that the title would be worth more to him than all the bonus money. The therapist allegedly responded: ‘Why don’t you share the money with us then?’
Ronaldo never hesitated: ‘OK, if we win the Champions League I will buy each and every one of you a car!’
Whether he will be just as generous if Portugal wins the World Cup is unknown. The Portuguese physiotherapist might be in for something big…
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