By Chineze Ogugua
Cristiano Ronaldo has auctioned one of his four Ballon d’Or trophies to help raise €600,000 ($705,000) for charity for children living with different health impediments.
The good deed took place during a gala hosted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation at London’s Dorchester hotel last Sunday, with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes who represented the Portuguese star on hand to make the presentation.
However, the trophy donated was an ‘extra’ replica which Ronaldo specifically requested when he won the 2013 Ballon D’Or, with the ‘real’ trophy still currently on show at the Portuguese star’s personal museum on his home island of Madeira.
The show which was hosted by comedian and actor David Williams, also saw face-to-face meetings with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola auctioned off.
The prestigious trophy was bought at auction by Israeli millionaire and philanthropist Idan Ofer.