Here are 15 interesting facts about Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo as he turns 33

Published: 05th February 2018 11:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2018 01:22 PM  

His full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro. He was named after his father's favourite actor Ronald Reagan who was also an ex US president. (Photo | AP)
He was called as a 'cry baby' when he was young as he would cry if his friends failed to score goal when he would pass the ball to them. People also used to address him as 'little bee' since no one could match his speed. (Photo | AP)
He was expelled from school at the age of 14 for throwing a chair at his teacher. Ronaldo claimed that the teacher did not respect him. (Photo | AP)
When he was 15-year-old, he was diagnosed with a racing heart. (Photo | AP)
Ronaldo is the fourth footballer after Steven Gerrard, Pele and David Beckham to be represented as a waxwork at Madame Tussauds London. (Photo | AP)
He is a regular blood donor and he doesn't have a single tattoo. He abstains himself from drinking alcohol and consuming tobacco. (Photo | Twitter)
Ronaldo is a workout freak. He lifts about 23,055 kgs of total weight during his training sessions in the gym. (Photo | AP)
In 2005, Ronaldo was arrested on rape charges. He was accused of raping a woman at a London hotel. But was granted bail due to lack of evidence. (Photo | AP)
He won the ballon d'Or, footballer of the year award five times equalling Lionel Messi and has also won the European Golden Shoe on four occasions. (Photo | Twitter)
Before Manchester United, Liverpool were on the verge on signing Ronaldo, but the club turned down the transfer as they were not able to match Ronaldo's demands. (Photo | AP)
Ronaldo is involved with fund-raising NGOs and have donated huge amount to a hospital back in his native island of Madeira to build a cancer center. Once, he had sold his golden boot and used that money to fund children in Gaza. He is also an ambassador to ‘Save the Children’ and ‘The Mangrove Care Forum’ in Indonesia. (Photo | Twitter)
His free kick speed is 130 km per hour. He can jump upto 44cm in the air from a standing start and 78cm with a run-up. (Photo | AP)
University of British Columbia in Canada offers a sociology course about Cristiano Ronaldo. His autobiography 'Moments' was published in december 2007. (Photo | AP)
The Museu CR7 museum in Portugal is dedicated to Ronaldo and it contains his rare photos, medals, trophies and other items related to him. Ronaldo also has a fashion boutique and hotel chains under the name 'CR7'. (Photo | AP)
In May 2014 Christiano Ronaldo was listed by Forbes as the world's highest paid players. His net worth as of 2017 is USD 400 million. (Photo | AP)
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