Lessons From Christiano Ronaldo

By Stewards Reporter,

When he received one of his awards recently, Ronaldo dedicated it to a certain… Alberto Fantrau. Then said: “Yes I am a great footballer and all my success is due to my friend Alberto’s good heart”
People looked at one another and said, “Who is this Mr. Fantrau?”

Then Ronaldo went on: “We played together in a youth team. When Sporting of Lisbon recruiters came to observe us, they told us that the striker who scored the most goals will be recruited into the sports academy.

Christiano Ronaldo

That day we won 3-0. I scored the first goal and then Albert scored the 2nd with the head. And then the 3rd goal was the one that impressed everyone. Alberto started from the wing, then found himself face to face with the keeper, dribbled the goalkeeper and all he had to do was to push the ball into the empty goal post. In the meantime I was running to his side and instead of shooting into the empty goal post, Alberto decided to pass the ball to me and I scored. This is how I found myself at the Sporting Lisbon Academy. After the game I went to him, and asked him “why did you do that?” And he replied, “Because I know that you are better than I am and you will go far in life in this game, you needed that push”

KIEV, UKRAINE - MAY 26:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid poses with the UEFA Champions League trophy following the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
KIEV, UKRAINE – MAY 26: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid poses with the UEFA Champions League trophy following the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Curious to know more, the journalists began to investigate and were able to meet this Alberto Fantrau to ask him if the story told by Ronaldo is true, and he confirmed it, adding that his career as a footballer ended after that match as it was the only opportunity to become professional but I was sure Ronaldo would go far and do better. So I remained unemployed fulfilled and happy.

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However, journalists, observing his luxurious house and his fleet of cars parked in the garage asked Alberto “but being unemployed how could you have such a house and cars and living so luxuriously? You seem rather comfortable physically” Alberto’s answer: “All that?… is Ronaldo”

Moral of this story:
Let us ask ourselves the following question: How many of us have ever done something like Ronaldo and Alberto? On the contrary, many of us show the opposite of this story displaying selfishness and ingratitude.

Friends! Let’s help one another to succeed, don’t think blocking that intelligent, talented and good fellow can add to your ordained destiny. You can not go nor have beyond what God has destined for you. Helping another person to succeed can only make your life better and above all guarantee a blissful hereafter for you.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 09: The Best FIFA Men's Player Award winner Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid kisses the trophy during The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 on January 9, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – JANUARY 09: The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award winner Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid kisses the trophy during The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 on January 9, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Alberto might not have made it big like Ronaldo, and Ronald might still have made it in another way but Alberto wouldn’t have had access to such Luxury. You see life! Open your heart and broaden your thinking. Be an abundant mentality personality. God will always be there at your own point of need too.

And when we help a person to succeed, the latter must never forget those who contributed to his success. Whether they forget or not, God doesn’t abandon His own.

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