Ronaldo was kicked out of school at the age of 14.
Ronaldo may be good in boots on the pitch. But at age of 14 he was expelled out of his school. He was kicked out of school because he threw a chair at the teacher. The reason was the teacher disrespected him allegedly mocking his Madeiran accent. Ronaldo's mum Dolores encouraged him to focus all his attention on football.
Ronaldo footballing career was almost over before even it began.
It was due to the heart surgery at the age of 15.
He had laser surgery to correct his raising heart beat A condition that might have forced him to give up the footballing career. Ronaldo's surgery took place in the morning and was discharged by the end of afternoon to continue his training few days later.