Real Madrid superstar forward Cristiano Ronaldo has auctioned off one of his five Ballon d’Or awards at a charity auction. The Portuguese skipper let the prized award go for £600,000 at a charity auction. The Euro 2016 star made the gesture so funds can be made from the replica for Make-A-Wish charity, according to reports.
The charity is keen on helping kids fight life threatening issues. Ronaldo has won the award five times, the first in 2008 and then in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. The player asked that his 2013 replica be auctioned off to help the charity in their work. Reports claim he specifically asked that the 2013 replica be used – the first one he received upon moving to Spain after winning the first while at Old Trafford.