9 Football Players Who Overcame A Troubled Past

We often hear that footballers are spoiled rich people. The economic aspect is true, but what many people ignore is that many of the stars we admire on the green rectangle were not born in tuxedos. On the contrary. In fact, many footballers, before emerging, during their childhood, faced very difficult situations. Let’s look at just a few examples.

Cristiano Ronaldo

If we think of a rich and successful sportsman, we think of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus phenomenon, in fact, has created, during his career, the image of the man who has everything, talent, perfect physique, money, cars, watches, etc.. An image that reflects reality, given that we are talking about one of the best footballers in the history of football and an athlete who has a multi-million dollar contract ‘for life’ with Nike, as well as a 31-million dollar contract.

Life, however, has not always been so benevolent with CR7. During his childhood, in fact, the little Christian went to pick up his father, drunk, at the bar. A vice born to try to forget the horrible things seen in war and that led him to his untimely death. A still open wound in Ronaldo’s heart that, even in a recent interview, he burst into tears seeing images of his father.

 

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