Cristiano Ronaldo sells Ballon d’Or trophy to Israel’s richest man

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Al Nassr forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has sold his 2013 Ballon d’Or award to the richest man in Israel, Idan Ofer.

 

The plaque was auctioned off for charity and fetched a price of around £532,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

 

With the real trophy reportedly on display at his Madeira museum, Ronaldo requested that a replica be made to sell at a charity auction in London, according to Marca.

 

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

 

Of his five awards, 2013 was a year that saw the then-Real Madrid forward narrowly pip Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery to it.

 

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

 

Ronaldo scored 55 goals for Los Blancos but failed to win a trophy with Bayern taking the Champions League and Barcelona winning LaLiga.

 

Ofer is worth a reported £8.1 billion according to Forbes and made his fortune from mining, shipping and energy, moving into the sports industry.

 

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