Footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo auctions Ballon d’or award to save dying children
By Osahon Ibizugbe,
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has auctioned off one of his four Ballon d’or awards for a staggering €600,000 (N250m).
This great gesture was done at a charity auction aimed at helping children with life threatening conditions.
The auction gives children who are seriously ill children the chance to realise their dreams and focus on something positive.
Ronaldo, a four time winner of the prestigious Ballon d’Or first won the award with Manchester United in 2008, and then a further three times with Los Blancos in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
The 32 years old father of three specifically asked for his 2013 replica to be auctioned.
Manchester United and Manchester City managers Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola were also present at the auction.
Cristiano Ronaldo is well known for his charitable gestures as he sold his golden boots to help Gaza in 2012.