Portuguese international and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world’s most charitable sports star after donating million of pounds to causes across the globe.
Ronaldo came first on thelist compiled by DoSomething.org, having supported and raised money for Aid Still Required, Cahonas Scotland, Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision.
“Cristiano Ronaldo topped the list for going above and beyond on the field and in his charity work. The fútbol star raised money for various causes including donating more than $83,000 to a 10-year-old fan in need of brain surgery and giving more than $165,000 to fund a cancer center in Portugal that treated his mother……Ronaldo has also used his fame as a global spokesperson for a variety of causes including childhood hunger, obesity and biodiversity,”said.
The former Manchester United beat the likes of John Cena, Serena Williams, Barcelona star Neymar and LeBron James in the top 20 list.
Below is the list of top 20 most charitable sports stars
1) Cristiano Ronaldo – Football
2) John Cena – WWE wrestling
3) Serena Williams – Tennis
4) Yuna Tim – Figure skater
5) Neymar – Football
6) LeBron James – Basketball
7) Heather O’Reilley – Football
8) Maria Sharapova – Tennis
9) Mo’ne Davis – Baseball
10) Richard Sherman – American football
11) Charlie White/Meryl Davis – Figure skater
12) Dan Carter – Rugby
13) Roman Reigns – WWE wrestling
14) Ronda Rousey – Judo
15) Lindsey Vonn – Skier
16) Tom Daley – Diver
17) Bethany Hanmilton – Surfer
18) Saina Nehwal – Badminton
19) Paul Rabil – Lacrosse player
20 Shahid Afridi – Cricket