Not only did he earn Portugal a thrilling draw against Spain with his hat-trick yesterday, Cristiano Ronaldo also made history. What is a hat-trick? An official hat-trick is noted when FIFA recognizes that at least three goals were scored by one player in one match.
Ronaldo scored the 51st hat-trick in World Cup history, which is also the first for the 2018 edition. Today, 2006 remains to be the only World Cup without a single hat-trick. He is now also the oldest player to do so, aged 33 years and 130 days.
Expect that the Real Madrid forward will remain to be the talk of the town in the next few days, months or even years. If you’re a non-FIFA fan like me who doesn’t want to be left out of conversations, here are a few basic facts you need to know about the Portuguese athlete.
12. His full name is Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro.
11. Named by his father after then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan (1985).
10. He is a daddy.
9. He supported UNICEF, Save The Children, World Vision, and donated his entire 600,000 euro champions league bonus to charity in 2016.
8. He won Best FIFA Men’s award in January 2017.
7. He left Manchester for Real Madrid for a world record-breaking transfer fee of 94 million euros.
6. He bought an $18.5 million apartment in Trump Tower in New York City.
5. He was previously linked with Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton.
4. Besides being the face of known brands, he also has his own brand – the CR7.
3. CR7 is also a chain of hotels alongside with Portuguese hotel group Pestana in Lisbon and Funchal in Portugal.
2. …and a museum in his hometown dedicated to his playing career.
1. Ronaldo is one of the highest paid athletes in the world since 2013.
It’s not much of a secret why people all over the world love him so much and celebrate his recent record-breaking performance on their first match against Spain in the World Cup 2018. I’m sure you won’t mind seeing more of him after reading this. You’re welcome, ladies.
Anyways, the World Cup 2018 only began two days ago. Maybe we can still catch up? Lol.
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