Cristiano Ronaldo takes the #IceBucketChallenge

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest star to have taken the #IceBucketChallenge, and the Real Madrid icon nominated Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lil Wayne after successfully completing the viral craze.

Ronaldo had been tasked by Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher to undertake the challenge, which quite simply involves having the contents of an ice bucket tipped over one’s head, and seemed to rather enjoy it.

Fabio Coentrao had the satisfying duty of pouring the ice cold water onto Ronaldo, who responded with a thumbs up. Jennifer Lopez has since accepted the challenge, and it will be interesting to see if Beyonce and Lil Wayne do the same.

Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo takes the #IceBucketChallenge

Watch: Jennifer Lopez takes the #IceBucketChallenge

After the #IceBucketChallenge had done the rounds at Manchester United, with Fletcher, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville all drenched, it is now sweeping across La Liga - with Ronaldo not the only prominent star to take it on.

The reason all the above have been undertaking it the challenge is in for charity, not just for fun. Benefiting from it are the James McCarthy Foundation and ALS.

Watch: Darren Fletcher takes the #IceBucketChallenge

Marcelo had his trademark afro flattened by a tsunami of ice cubes and ensured the challenge went inter-Clasico after nominating both Neymar and Lionel Messi to prove Barcelona can also handle the chilly experience.

Watch: Marcelo takes the #IceBucketChallenge

Neymar has stepped up to the plate, although we await Messi’s response. The former, who is recuperating from the fractured vererbrae sustained at the World Cup, has requested the man who struck him down - Colombia international Juan Zuniga - now follows suit.

Also nominated by Neymar are compatriot Robinho and One Direction member Niall Horan.

Watch: Neymar takes the #IceBucketChallenge

Across the pond, Kobe Bryant took the #IceBucketChallenge to another level when he completely submerged himself in freezing water.

The LA Lakers legend accepted the nomination from both Derek Fisher and Dwanye Wade, and in turn has challenged Sydney Leroux, Nike CEO Mark Parker and Johnny Schillereff.

Watch: Kobe Bryant takes the #IceBucketChallenge

There have been more football stars taking on the challenge, with Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard both taking the plunge.

Watch: Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard take the #IceBucketChallenge

Next up was Mario Balotelli...

Now Chelsea captain John Terry has joined in. Will John Obi Mikel, Frank Lampard and Rafael Benitez accept his nomination?

Rio Ferdinand is now in on the act, taking the challenge at a QPR open training session at Loftus Road. He posted the outcome on his official Facebook page, with Lionel Messi among his nominees.

The Barcelona superstar has since posted his response…

And here’s Golden Balls himself to join in…


In the world of golf, Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen have now got involved…

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