What a year it has been for the 29-year-old Portuguese forward! CR7 might have missed his hands on the coveted La Liga title but after ending the season with a Champions League medal…
What a year it has been for the 29-year-old Portuguese forward! CR7 might have missed his hands on the coveted La Liga title but after ending the season with a Champions League medal, Cristiano Ronaldo has attracted a lot of eyeballs.
The Real Madrid superstar has been voted the most marketable footballer in the world by his fans. A global study found out that over 6,500 people in 13 countries have voted for Ronaldo as their ‘favourite’ footballer. The attributes that led to Ronaldo’s numero uno ranking was the public perception of eight different attributes including appeal and influence on modern society. Almost 84 percent of people surveyed had heard of Ronaldo with 72 per cent revealing they ‘liked’ the former Manchester United star.
So what makes Cristiano, the champion of the world? We give you 5 reasons HE is the most loved sports star:
1. Goal scoring habit
When he scored the penalty in the dying minutes of the UEFA Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest goal-scorer in the tournament (17) surpassing his rival Lionel Messi’s record of 15 goals. Rest assured, the Portuguese has a knack of scoring important goals and that’s why, every game he plays, fans expect a goal from his foot.
2. Looks that could ‘Kill’:
Another reason that attracts fans, especially the female ones, is because of his good looks. Ronaldo may have been scoring goals on the field but off it, the number might be just be higher!
3. Sexy girlfriend
Sorry ladies, but Cristiano Ronaldo is already ‘booked’! Supermodel Irina Shyak is in a relationship with the much publicised footballer and the duo has been on the covers of many top magazines the world over. So next time if Ronaldo scores a hat trick on the pitch, there’s a reason to it!
4. Chunks of Moolah
Cristiano Ronaldo made history with his current football club, Real Madrid when the former signed a record five-year deal worth 206 million dollars. Besides that, the forward is also promoting various brands and is a brand ambassador to many fashion labels around the world.
5. Superiority over fellow sports stars
This year, Cristiano Ronaldo has hogged the limelight over his fellow sports stars. Be it cricket, formula one, basketball or football itself; the Real Madrid star has been a standout amongst the world’s most prominent sportspersons. Right from the Ballon d’Or to a Champions League medal, CR7 has ticked all the boxes.
So with the above reasons, Cristiano Ronaldo surely is the most top-rated sports star let alone footballer in the world. With the FIFA World Cup around the corner, the Portuguese can make it more special, if he holds the golden trophy in his hands come this July!