The truly staggering tip Ronaldo left for hotel staff

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly shocked staff at a luxury Greek resort by leaving them an incredible tip.

According to The Sun, the new Juventus signing left a $31,500 (£17,850) tip for the hotel staff at the Costa Navarino resort in the Pelopnnese region of Greece.

“The Juve man has asked the hotel management to split the figure equally among all the workers,” The Sun reports.

Ronaldo was holidaying with family and friends after Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup in the Round of 16.

It was at the resort that he met with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli to sort out the final details of his move to Juventus.

The Portuguese superstar certainly has the cash to splash.

He joined the Italian champions last week on a four-year contract for 100 million euros ($157m), adding that he did not want to stay in his comfort zone after winning three straight European Cups with Real.

The 33-year-old left Los Blancos as their all-time top scorer with 451 goals in all competitions and won two La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies over nine years.

TURIN, ITALY – JULY 16: Juventus new signing Cristiano Ronaldo poses for the media during the press conference on July 16, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino – Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

“I’m a person who likes to think about the present,” he told a news conference on Monday. “I’m still very young and I always liked the challenges, from Sporting, to Manchester (United), to Real (Madrid) and now Juventus.

“It was a well thought-out decision. It is the best club in Italy. It has an outstanding manager (Massimiliano Allegri) and coaches so it was not a difficult decision to take.”

“I am very ambitious and I like new challenges. I hope everything will go very well. Luck always helps but you have to look for it.”

Ronaldo said he was grateful for the opportunity to represent Juventus, admitting players of his age usually settle for a move to less competitive leagues in Qatar or China.

“Usually players think their careers are over when they are 33. But I don’t feel that at all,” he said, adding that this showed he was “different from the others”.

“(Juve) is a big club and usually players of my age go to Qatar or to China, with all due respect, so coming to such an important and great club at this stage in my career makes me very happy.”

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The signing of the five-time world player of the year and Champions League top scorer for the last six seasons is a major coup for Juve, who have lifted the Serie A title for the last seven seasons but have not won Europe’s top prize since 1996.

“We are going to fight not only for the Champions League but for the Serie A title,” Ronaldo said. “We know competition will be tough but we must stay concentrated.

“I hope I can help Juventus win it. They couldn’t win (last year) because even when you get to the final nothing is written. I hope I can be the lucky star of this club but we will see what happens.”

with AAP