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Cristiano Ronaldo Raises €600k For Charity By Auctioning Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo Raises €600k For Charity By Auctioning Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo recently helped raise €600,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The charity's aim is to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

According to Marca, the sale of Ronaldo's 2013 Ballon d'Or to Idan Ofer - the richest man in Israel - raised the considerable sum, all of which will be donated to the charity.

The 2013 Ballon d'Or was the second of the awards which the Real Madrid player won in his career - the others being in 2008, 2014 and 2016.

The space vacated in the 32-year-old's trophy cabinet likely will not be empty for long, after a stellar 2017 season - one which saw him reinvent his game - Ronaldo is currently favourite to be named this year's Ballon d'Or winner.

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Marca also report that both Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho contributed to the event by paying €30,000 to watch a boxing match in Manchester.

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