By Eloise Heath

28th January 2019

In a surprising twist, it turns out the popular computer game released periodically by FIFA is actually based on a real life game played by actual humans.

Yes, the large slightly surreal expanse of perfectly manicured grass, the need for pinpoint precision and the elaborate celebrations are all real- enacted out in life size all around the world.

The surprised continue. Cristiano Ronaldo, a character in the game, turns out to be a real life man- who’d thunk it?

This Ronaldo turns out to be pretty good at the whole football malarky- the kicking, the passing, the putting it in the other team’s goal, he really can do it all.

Whether you’re a footy fanatic or a total ball-brain when it comes to the glorious game, Ronaldo is a cultural icon worth knowing about.

1.  He’s won 5 Ballon d’Or awards

Founded in 1956, the Ballon d’Or is a prestigious footballing award handed out by France Football.

 

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Ronaldo is the first European player to scoop five up.

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