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10th Jan 2023

Cristiano Ronaldo sold one of his Ballon d’Ors’s to Israel’s richest person


Cristiano Ronaldo

Imagine having that many you feel like you have too many clogging up your house

Have you ever won so many trophies that you feel like they’re taking up too much space in your house? No, me neither.

Cristiano Ronaldo on the other hand has won a lot of trophies, and I mean a lot. From Champions Leagues to Premier Leagues, he’s had his fair share.

One of his better individual accolades though is his Ballon d’Or, except he doesn’t have one, he has five.

However in 2017 Ronaldo decided to part ways with one of his Ballon d’Or trophies (the 2013 trophy), donating it to charity, as revealed by Marca.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The trophy went to auction to raise money for Make-A-Wish, the charity which helps children suffering from serious illnesses.

Idan Ofer, Israel’s richest person, won the prize and won with a €600,000 bid. He posed alongside the trophy with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes.

Auctions for Ballon d’Or’s aren’t the most common practice however former Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano sold his for a huge price.

His 1957 Ballon d’Or went for £60,800, with his second, picked up two years later, selling for £54,400. The rare ‘Super Ballon d’Or’, only held by Di Stefano, went for £187,500.

Ronaldo’s most recent Ballon d’Or came back in 2017, allowing Lionel Messi to pull ahead in the personal competition, who has seven to his name.

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