Cristiano Ronaldo is very aware that winning a Ballon d’Or, although an individual award, could not be accomplished without the help of his teammates and his coaches. And, of course, his team of physios (as seen above).
Turns out, the folks responsible for maintaining Ronaldo’s body and massaging out the knots in his massive thighs will be most rewarded for doing their part. According to reports, Ronaldo had promised the full staff of physios a new car if he’d won the Ballon d’Or again, or won the Champions League. Whichever came first, we reckon.
A small part of the Ballon d’Or that he was awarded last Monday was also for the physios that work with him, and that is why the player has said on numerous occasions that he would buy them a car if he won the Ballon d’Or or if Real Madrid won its much-awaited “Décima” (tenth Champions League trophy).
The promise was made during one of the many long sessions that the Portuguese has being treated on the physio table. And Cristiano Ronaldo is a man who doesn’t make promises lightly.
While we don’t know whether this means the physios receive one car to share, or each their own, it’s a great gesture from Ronaldo.
Meanwhile, the entire staff got this shout-out via Twitter, with Ronaldo saying that “this award is for everyone.”
Este premio es de todos. De todo el equipo y staff. Y de toda la afición! pic.twitter.com/DE2gvhObdD— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano)January 14, 2014
Image via Twitter/@Cristiano