Cristiano Ronaldo sprinted onto the soccer scene at the age of just 18 and wowed club managers with his lightning-speed footwork and football finesse. By 24, the Portuguese soccer star had won his first Ballon d’Or and was awarded FIFA World Player of the Year. The then-Manchester United team member continued to impress the world with his skills on the pitch and his popularity is unwavering to this day. While the handsome kicker’s fans claim to know all about him, here are some interesting things you might not have heard.
#1 Expelled from school when he was 14
Despite his good manners on the field, it turns out young Ronaldo once had quite the mean streak. In his mid-teens, little Cristiano decided his teacher was not showing him the proper respect, so he threw a chair at him. While Ronaldo couldn’t go back to school, the good end of the deal was that his mother decided it was time for him to settle down and focus on his soccer career.