Real Madrid’s soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo has donated the Golden Boot he won in 2011, reportedly worth $1.5 million, in aid of the children of Gaza.
According to the Arabic version of the club’s Classico network, the star forward has given the Golden Boot to the Real Madrid Foundation, which has, in turn, sold the award at auction, and is donating the funds to schools in blockaded Gaza.
The Real Madrid Foundation has been credited with helping to build 167 schools in 66 countries. In the same vein, this is not the first time the Real Madrid playmaker will be making such magnanimous donations as he sold most of his sports shoes last year, at a Real Madrid Foundation auction aimed at raising funds for schools in Gaza.
Ronaldo who is one of the highest-paid players in world football, holds the envious record of the world’s most expensive footballer in history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 for a whopping €93.9m or £80m.