Real Madrid was sure that Ronaldo’s legs were insured after a knee injury in 2013. Many celebrities, not just athletes, insure their body parts. Ronaldo had to be substituted for the first half of the Euro Final because of this injury.
How much do you insure legs for? Well, for one of the best footballers in the world, you’d expect it to be a few million, right? Try £90 million! Now that is an expensive pair of legs!
Tested to the Limit
The show Tested to the Limit aimed to demonstrate to viewers what makes this champ one of the best football players of his generation. The tests were created to assess Ronaldo's agility, skills, strength, and mental toughness.
And the tests really did push Ronaldo to his limit. Ronaldo was almost at the brink of exhaustion during some tests. It stands as one of the most scientific and intense examinations of a footballer ever created.
Ronaldo Under Construction
In 2019, Ronaldo's doppelganger was attracting worldwide attention. Biwar Abdullah, a former construction worker, is from Iraq and is the spitting image of the Portuguese footballer. Abdullah had come to the U.K. searching for a better life. He was spotted on a construction site by a shop owner named Shane Douglas.
Douglas and the laborer have teamed up and plan to market Abdullah as a Ronaldo lookalike to appear at events and parties. Could you imagine being so famous that you provide jobs for lookalikes?
Ronaldo International Airport
As we know, Ronaldo never forgets his roots and where he came from. Now he has a constant reminder of his origins. In 2016 the Madeira Airport was renamed Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport in his honor. Now Ronaldo has joined the likes of John F. Kennedy, Louis Armstong, and Lennon, who all have airports named after them.
He has a museum named after him, a line of boutique fashion stores, and now an airport!. What’s next?
A Total Bust
To commemorate the renaming of Madeira international Airport, a bust of Ronaldo’s supposed likeness was unveiled. Let’s just say that the bust was not the greatest. Actually, it was hilarious and very unlike the dashing Ronaldo.
Images of the bust went viral, and at the time, it seemed as if the entire world was laughing. Thankfully, the amateur sculptor got a second chance to redeem himself and the second bust was far better.