Isreal's Richest Man Buys Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon d’Or Trophy

Isreal’s Richest Man Buys Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon d’Or Trophy

by Victor Ndubuisi

Cristiano Ronaldo, a forward for Al Nassr, sold his 2013 Ballon d’Or to Idan Ofer, the richest man in Israel.

The Make-A-Wish foundation received over £532,000 through the plaque’s charity sale, which raised money for the organization.

According to Marca, Ronaldo asked for a copy of the trophy to be built to sell at a charity auction in London because the genuine one is apparently on exhibit at his Madeira museum.

In the course of his great career, Ronaldo has received the honor five times.

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One of his five accolades came to the then-Real Madrid forward in 2013, almost edging out Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery.

In the 2012–13 campaign, Ribery led Bayern Munich to a treble.

Despite having 55 goals for Los Blancos, Ronaldo was unable to win a trophy as Barcelona won LaLiga and Bayern won the Champions League.

Forbes estimates that Ofer is worth £8.1 billion. He made his money in the mining, transportation, and energy industries before entering the sports business.


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