- Cristiano Ronaldo says he was named after US President Ronald Reagan because his parents thought the name sounded strong
- The Manchester United striker was born in 1985, two months before the former American President was sworn in for a second term at the White House
- Ronaldo who is the fourth child of his parents has gone on to make a name for himself as the Portuguese is regarded as one of the World's greatest footballers
Cristiano Ronaldo says his parents were so much in awe of former American President, Ronald Reagan that they named him after the politician.
Ronald Reagan served as the 40th president of the United States of America from 1981 to 1989 and was well-loved within and outside the States.
According to a report via the Daily Star, Ronaldo's parents decided on his name because they were fans of the US President and felt the name sounded strong.
Ronaldo has gone on to be a household name in football as the Portuguese is considered one of the world's greatest footballers.
The Manchester United striker has won five Balon d'Or awards and holds the record for the most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League and international football.
Cristiano Ronaldo will retire before 40
Meanwhile, former Brazilian winger, Ze Roberto believes Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo will retire before he clocks 40.
According to Daily Post, the former Bayern Munich forward says Ronaldo likes playing at the top level but has struggled to replicate such form in the past two seasons.
Cristiano Ronaldo recently celebrated his 37th birthday but the striker's performances for Manchester United has been heavily criticized by fans and pundits who feel he has not brought the needed impact expected.
Cristiano Ronaldo missing in top 10 richest athletes
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Basketball legend Michael Jordan has emerged as the richest athlete in the world according to a new ranking by Wealthy Gorilla.
According to the data received, the 59-year-old is the richest sportsman in the year 2020 ahead of WWE’s tycoon Vince McMahon and Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
Surprisingly out of the top-10 is Portugal and Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo who is said to have a net worth of $500.