Ronaldo has credited a close friend Albert Frantau for having a hand in his success. Back in the day, during a youth club game, Frantau passed up a goal and allowed Ronaldo to score the goal. This would lead to Ronaldo being accepted into a sporting academy.
Ronaldo asked him why he’d done this, and Frantau simply said, “You’re better than me.” The star player has honored the man years later by buying him a car and a home!
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.
What music does one of the world’s greatest footballers listen to? Ronaldo’s broad taste in music includes reggaeton and Latin. But one of his favorite songs ever is none other than “Livin’ La Vida Loca.” He has been quoted as saying that he loves Ricky Martin's music.
Another banger that Ronaldo loves to blast is R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.” Who knows, these anthems may be the secret to why Ronaldo is so motivated.
So how many goals has this football superstar scored internationally? In 2021, Ronaldo scored an incredible brace playing Ireland at Estadio Algarve, Portugal, during the World Cup Qualifiers. This earned him the Top International Goal-Scorer in the history of football.
He was also featured in the Guinness Book of Records for this achievement. Ronaldo has over 800 Fifa goals. He currently holds the title of the player with the most goals in the history of the game.
Ronaldo's in Hospitality
Is there a business Ronaldo can't be found in? He’s also in the hotel business. After teaming up with Portuguese tourism and leisure company Pestana, he established four Pestana CR7 Hotels. One of which is in the Portuguese Capital in Lisbon and another in Funchal, Madeira — his hometown.
Guests of the Madeira hotel can visit the CR7 museum free of charge. Ronaldo opened another hotel in Madrid and another in New York Times Square. Pretty cool, right?