Cristiano Ronaldo was generous enough to sell off his Ballon d’Or trophy to raise about £530,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation at a charity organization.
According to Spanish daily Marca, the Real Madrid star donated a replica of his 2013 award to a London auction at the weekend which was bought by Idan Ofer, Israel’s richest person, for €600,000.
The Ballon d’Or trophy is recognised as one of the highest personal accolades a player can receive in the game.
Ronaldo who has won the award four times – 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016, sold off the 2013 replica to raise funds for the UK charity, which grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions or who are terminally ill.
An act of kindness is all the world needs.