Portugal football captain Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly left a whopping £17,850 (Rs 16 lakh approx) tip for a staff at the Greek luxury hotel where he stayed with his family.
Following Portugal’s exit from the World Cup at the hands of Uruguay, Ronaldo took a short break and flew to stay at a hotel in the Mediterranean with his family.
According to Daily Mail, football star was so impressed by the service at the Costa Navarino resort in the Peloponnese region of Greece that he claimed he could not leave without rewarding them.
Cristiano Ronaldo has left workers gobsmacked at the Greek luxury hotel he stayed in after leaving at tip for £17,850. pic.twitter.com/89QdL5x5yy
— Enock Essel (@EnockEssel7) July 19, 2018
During the vacations, Ronaldo posted pictures of himself soaking up the sun with partner Georgina Rodriguez and his son, along with snaps of sitting out for dinner with friends.
Following Ronaldo’s gesture, Twitter users were left stunned. Many called him ‘most charitable athlete’. Here are few reactions:
Read it in the Telegraph! So generous ! The most charitable athlete in the world! Lovely stuff!
— T.S._______ (@ThomasSimpson01) July 19, 2018
To be fair the stuff he’s done in the past and money donated he’s a legend just for that amazing footballer even better bloke
— anthony moore (@ArlcMoore) July 19, 2018
thats crazy! thats almost worth more than the value of sales ive bought in this year __
— Dan Siddle (@Sandiddle) July 19, 2018
Thats like a year of my salary here in Indonesia _
— finishstrong (@deedyirawan) July 19, 2018
Earlier, soon after Portugal’s exit from the FIFA World, Ronaldo stunned his Real Madrid fans after he announced that he will join Italian club Juventus on a four-year deal.
Ronaldo left Real after spending nine years with them. Ronaldo won four Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles and two Copa del Reys during his time at the Bernabeu.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo will now get an annual salary of around 30 million euros ($35.205 million) from Juventus, making him the third highest paid footballer in Europe.
According to Forbes, Ronaldo earned about US$108 million in 2017 including his off-field endorsements.
The Portuguese star is currently in the Chinese capital for two days as part of his annual “CR7 Tour”.