Real Madrid’s star Cristiano Ronaldo is going to fund the construction of a paediatric hospital in Santiago, Chile in 2020 as announced by the New York-based law firm Brafman & Associates.
Ronaldo has joined forces with the Italian businessman Alessandro Proto to complete the venture, and this is just the first phase of a bigger project that involves building hospitals across South Africa.
“Cristiano, up to now the only player in the history to have won The Best FIFA Award for the best player in the world, and Alessandro is very happy with this initiative” announced Brafman & Associates in an official statement.
The Portuguese player is widely known for being involved in different types of charity work. He is an ambassador for three major organisations; Save the Children, Unicef and World Vision. As well as regularly donating blood and money.
Earlier this year, Ronaldo also raised £600,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation when he sold his 2013 Ballon d’Or trophy. And in 2015 he was named the world’s most charitable athlete.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is the world’s highest-paid footballer earning £450,000 per week.