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Cristiano Ronaldo sells the Ballon d’Or award to the richest man in Israel

Al-Nassr striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, sold his 2013 Ballon d’Or to Israel’s richest man, Idan Ofer.

The painting was auctioned for charity and fetched around £532,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

With the real trophy on display in his Madeira Museum, Ronaldo has ordered a replica to be made to be sold at a charity auction in London, according to Marca.

Ronaldo has won the award five times during his illustrious career.

Among his five accolades, 2013 was the year that saw the then Real Madrid striker narrowly beat out Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery.

Ribéry won the treble with Bayern Munich in the 2012-13 season.

Ronaldo scored 55 goals with Los Blancos, but failed to win the title, as Bayern won the Champions League and Barcelona won the Spanish League.

Ofer is worth £8.1 billion according to Forbes. He has made his fortune in mining, shipping, energy, and moving into the sports industry.

Cristiano Ronaldo sells the Ballon d’Or award to the richest man in Israel

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