Cristiano Ronaldo may have earned some criticism for the way he celebrated Real Madrid’s Champions League final victory but few will complain about his latest gesture of goodwill.
After a muted display during the 120 minutes of regulation play against Atletico Madrid, the Portuguese forward scored the winning spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out and proceeded to celebrate in typically ostentatious fashion.
There is, however, a humbler side to Ronaldo and after his triumph in Milan, he made sure to spread the rewards around.
According to Pipi Estrada, the former Manchester United player donated his win bonus of €600,000 to good causes.
Ronaldo, who was named the world’s most charitable sportsperson last year, reportedly spoke to Jorge Mendes, his agent, before last Saturday’s final and asked him to donate the bonus of around £456,000 to a non-governmental organisation.
The 31-year-old has supported a number of charities throughout his career, including Unicef, World Vision and Save the Children.
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