3. Namesake

ronaldreaganronaldo_745771a

The Portuguese star is named after U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

His full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.

4. Racing Heart

image

At the age of 15, Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart.

This meant he had an irregular heartbeat, a condition that could have stopped him from pursuing his career.

He had heart surgery and he was able to resolve the issue.