Cristiano Ronaldo sold his 2013 Ballon d’Or for thousands of dollars

It is not a new madness of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese sold the Golden Ball that Pelé gave him in 2013. This time he has a reason, beyond money.

The star signing of Al Nassr from Saudi Arabia put an exact replica of the trophy up for sale. The buyer was the billionaire idan offerwhat did you pay £532,000 ($645,000), in 2017, but the news spread now. That amount went to the organization Make a wishwho is dedicated to fulfilling the dream of seriously ill children.

The original trophy remains in the museum that Ronaldo has in Madeira, Portugalalong with the other four who won in 2008 (with Manchester United) and 2014, 2016 and 2017 (with Real Madrid). The one in 2013, he was second in his career and he beat Lionel Messi and to French Franck Ribery.

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Who is Idan Ofer, the buyer of one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Ors

Ofer, was born in Israel but lives in England, is 62 years old, and increased his assets based on his mining businesses and got into the world of soccer by having shares of Atlético de Madrid and FC Famalicao. Currently, according to Forbes, his net worth is 8.1 billion pounds.