Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous soccer players in the world. Despite his presence in the spotlight and the fact that he has been in the public eye for a significant amount of time, there are still some facts about the star athlete that most people don’t know. Here, we present 15 things you probably didn’t know about Cristiano Ronaldo. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Ronaldo Is Not His Last Name. Cristiano Ronaldo’s full name is actually Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. Well, we can’t blame him for shortening it. That’s a mouthful!
Number Fourteen: He Was Named After a President. Ronaldo’s father was such a big fan of Ronald Reagan that he named his son after him! That’s where he got the “Ronaldo.”
Number Thirteen: He Can Be Very Emotional. Ronaldo’s childhood nickname was reportedly “cry-baby” because of how emotional he was as a child. When he played games as a child, if he passed the ball and his teammates didn’t score, he was called “cry-baby” because of his strong emotional reaction.
Number Twelve: He Was Expelled From School. After Ronaldo threw a chair at a teacher, he was expelled from school at the very young age of just 14 years old. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because when he was expelled, he was then forced to focus on soccer.
Number Eleven: He Has a Racing Heart. When Ronaldo was 15 years old, doctors diagnosed him as having a racing heart. He got surgery, which allowed him to continue playing soccer. Imagine what would have happened if he hadn’t been able to get surgery!
Number Ten: He Has Some Serious Jumping Power. When Ronaldo jumps, he jumps at 5G (in terms of G-force). This is five times the power of a cheetah in full flight! The man has incredibly strong legs.
Number Nine: He Also Has Some Major Kicking Power. Not only can Ronaldo jump super high, but he can also kick extremely powerfully. Ronaldo has such powerful kicks that he has even hurt some fans, including a broken wrist and a broken nose.