Could you call his bluff? Football is just one of Ronaldo’s talents. Ronaldo is a huge poker fan and has even played some of the best poker players in the world. He signed a deal with PokerStars in 2015, and he has since become an ambassador for the company.
Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame went head to head with the football star. As you may have guessed, Ronaldo came out on top.
The Man Kicks Hard
At a friendly game at Vitality Stadium against Bournemouth, Ronaldo sent a free-kick into the crowd. A boy, age 11, was there to block it. The kid got a free Real Madrid shirt and, of course, it was signed by Ronaldo. A similar incident occurred at a Champions League game when Ronaldo launched a ball toward the stands.
What can we say? The man knows how to kick, but maybe he shouldn't direct the ball towards the audience?
You Get a Watch, You Get a Watch!
Football bonuses are known to be astronomical. This was the case when the Real Madrid players were awarded their tenth Champions League title. Ronaldo stepped up the celebrations when he bought each of his teammates a luxury watch by Bulgari.
Each watch even had the player's name engraved on the back case! One of these watches cost £5000 — mere pocket change for a rock star.
He Might Be a Bit Car Mad
Ferrari, Bugatti, Bentley. You name it. He’s got it. Ronaldo’s car collection is worth £17 million and counting. His third Generation Bentley Flying Spur costs more than what most people make in a year. But this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Ronaldo’s collection includes two Lamborghini, three Ferraris, two Bugatti, a few Rolls Royces, a Porsche 911 Turbo, Range Rover SVR Sport, and a handful of Audi. One of Ronaldo’s most expensive cars is his £2.15 Bugatti Chiron.
Just Do It
LeBron James and Michael Jordan are the few athletes to sign a lifetime endorsement with Nike. Ronaldo joined their ranks when he signed with the company in 2016.
Over the span of Ronaldo’s life, this endorsement should earn him $1 billion. This may be the most significant athlete endorsement globally and makes Ronaldo a mega-influencer. The amount that Nike stands to make from this deal is incalculable.