Cristiano ‘sold’ the 2013 Ballon d’Or for $600,000

Cristiano Ronaldo He is the second footballer with the most Ballon d’Ors won in football historysince the Portuguese has five of these individual distinctions in his record, which he achieved in 2008 with Manchester United and subsequently won 4 more with the Real Madrid shirt in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Nevertheless behind the award received in 2013 there is a story that has come to light again and that tells how CR7 decided to donate the Ballon d’Or to charity as a charitable action and it was later auctioned off by the Make A Wish Foundation.

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According to the English newspaper The Mirrorin said auction Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer was the one who acquired the Ballon d’Or, which Cristiano handed over after receiving an exact replicawhile the original was exhibited in his museum in Madeira.

ANDThe Israeli businessman, who has been involved in the world of soccer, acquired what was Cristiano’s second Ballon d’Or in exchange for $645,000which were destined to the children’s organization, which is in charge of supporting children with serious illnesses and other problems they are going through.

Who is Idan Ofer, the Israeli billionaire who acquired the Ballon d’Or from CR7

Idan Ofer, a 62-year-old Israeli billionaire businessman, living in England, has built a significant wealth largely through his international oil and container businesses, as well as a company that he runs which specializes in chemicals and energy.

In 2017, idan Ofer acquired 32% of the shares of Atlético de Madrid and began his adventure in soccer for subsequently becoming majority owner of the Portuguese team FC Famalicao, which has contributed to increase his fortune to 9.700 million dollarsheritage that he has built thanks to his direct participation in the world of football.

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Cristiano ‘sold’ the 2013 Ballon d’Or for $600,000