Cristiano Ronaldo, the Al Nassr forward, has sold his 2013 Ballon d’Or title to Israel’s richest billionaire, Idan Ofer. The plaque was auctioned off for charity, raising around £532,000 for the Make-A-Wish organization.
According to Marca, with the original trophy apparently on display at his Madeira museum, Ronaldo ordered that a copy be built to sell at a charity auction in London.
During his stellar career, Ronaldo has received the honor five times. Of his five medals, the then-Real Madrid forward narrowly beat out Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery in 2013. Ribery previously won the treble with Bayern Munich in 2012-13.
Ronaldo scored 55 goals for Real Madrid but did not win a trophy, as Bayern Munich won the Champions League and Barcelona won La Liga.
According to Forbes, Ofer is worth a reported £8.1 billion. He made his fortune in mining, shipping, and energy before going into the sports sector.