Cristiano Ronaldo donates £5 million to Nepal disaster relief effort

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Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly donated £5 million in order to help the disaster relief effort in Nepal after the area was hit by an earthquake.

Close to 8,000 people are believed to have lost their lives as a result of the disaster, and after imploring his 100 million followers on Facebook to donate money to help survivors the Portuguese ace has reportedly taken matters into his own hands.


According to French magazine So So Foot, the Real Madrid superstar has handed over €7 million to charitable organisation Save the Children, which is helping survivors in the region in the aftermath of the disaster.

The 30-year-old has never shied away from helping out those in need, and paid for a 10-month-old boy to have vital brain surgery last year, while in 2004 he flew to the aid of Indonesian tsunami victims after he saw footage of a young man wearing a Portugal shirt with his name on the back.


He will be hoping that his good deeds bring him good luck for Real Madrid's Champions League showdown against Juventus this week,.The Spanish giants are looking to defend the crown they won for the 10th time last year, but are up against it having suffered a 2-1 defeat in the first leg against their Italian opponents.

Ronaldo was on the scoresheet in Turin, tapping home his 76th goal in European competitions from close range to level things up after Alvaro Morata had given the home side the lead. Carlos Tevez then found the net from the penalty spot in the second half to hand his side the advantage.

Before then, Los Blancos take on Valencia in La Liga, with time running out for them to catch rivals Barcelona at the top of the table. Two points separate the rivals as it stands, with Barcelona going up against Real Sociedad today, who they lost against back in January.

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