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2016 Ballon d'Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo has sold his Ballon d'Or trophy in order to raise over £530,000 for a a charity organization, Make-A-Wish Foundation.
According to Spanish daily Marca, the Real Madrid star donated a replica of his 2013 award to a London auction at the weekend which was bought by Idan Ofer, Israel's richest person, for €600,000.
The Portuguese star specifically asked for the replica of his 2013 award to be donated to the charity auction, to raise funds for the UK charity, which grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions or who are terminally ill.
The Ballon d'Or trophy is recognised as one of the highest personal recognition a player can receive in the game. Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award four times '2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016' in all.