‘I Thought I’d Be A Poor Fisherman At 35’ – Cristiano Ronaldo

Poor Fisherman At 35 Ronaldo

What a shocker! Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he thought – as a child – he'd be a poor fisherman by the time he turns 35.

Instead, the five-time World Player of the Year, who reached the landmark birthday this week, has become one of the greatest footballers of all time and is targeting a sixth Champions League title.

The Portuguese superstar is currently on £500,000-a-week wages at Juventus and has rich contracts with Armani, KFC, Herbalife, as well as his own range of CR7 clothes, shoes and underwear.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s lifetime contract with Nike, which began in 2003, is worth an astonishing £1billion in itself.

But the 35-year-old, who grew up in a poor family in Madeira, revealed last year that he used to beg for burgers as a kid at Sporting Lisbon.

CR7 told Portugual's Canal 11: “When I was little I thought that at 35 I would be fishing in Madeira.

“But it was not cane, which costs a lot, it was thread on the finger.

“It never crossed my mind to play where I played and win what I won.”

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Ronaldo is also the most followed person on Instagram with 200 million fans and earns a whooping £780k per post.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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