Cristiano Ronaldo Sells Ballon d’Or Trophy to Support Charity

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CRISTIANO RONALDO, BALLON D'OR

Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has sold his Ballon d’Or trophy in order to raise £600,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Make-A-Wish Foundation is a charity that grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses and those who are terminally ill.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Ronaldo donated the 2013 replica at a charity auction in London at the weekend.

It was bought by Israel’s richest person, billionaire Idan Ofer, who spent a massive £530,000 to acquire the replica.

Ronaldo is popularly known for his kind-heartedness and was named world’s most charitable athlete a few years ago.

The expectant father is a recipient of four Ballon d’Or trophies.

Ballon d’Or is an annual association football award presented to the world’s best men’s player. It is about the most prestigious awards in football.

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