When you’re one of the most famous footballers in the world, privacy comes at a cost and it seems Cristiano Ronaldo will leave no expense spared to make sure his family can holiday in peace.
The Juventus FC player has just returned from a family holiday in Greece, where he reportedly paid £7,000 a night for the luxurious accommodation.
However, the expense didn’t end there for the footballer as it’s claimed, as per MailOnline, he left an eye-watering £18,000 tip for staff at the Greek resort as a thank you for keeping the paparazzi away during his trip.
Ronaldo has been enjoying a summer holiday with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his four children, at the five-star Westin Resort, Costa Navarino, for the second year in a row – in fact it was reported he left a very similar tip in 2018 too.
As per The Guardian, Ronaldo left a tip worth £17,850 after staff kept paps at bay last year. Maybe it’s just his standard resort tip, maybe the same story has been regurgitated, maybe we should all stop being so cynical?
No pictures of the family appeared in the press or social media during their trip, and now Spanish outlet AS has said Ronaldo was so grateful he decided to leave the hotel staff an £18,000 (€20,000) tip for looking after them.
Rooms at the luxurious resort have beautiful views of the Inoian Sea, as well as their own infinity pools, with two golf courses on site for guests.
Ronaldo’s family holiday is far from over though, as their trip continues on a super-yacht travelling through the French Riviera.
Joining Ronaldo and Rodriguez is the footballer’s four children, Cristiano Ronaldo Junior, nine, twins Eva Maria and Mateo, two, and baby Alana, one.
He has also been spotted hanging out with basketball legend Michael Jordan during his summer trip.
It’s a well-earned break after his debut campaign at Juventus saw him score 28 goals in 43 appearances across all competitions.
With Ronaldo leading the line, the club won the Serie A title as well as the Italian Super Cup. He also added the inaugural Nations League crown with Portugal to his trophy cabinet at the end of the season.
Ronaldo holds the title of the country’s highest scorer with 88 goals, as well as the most caps with 158 appearances, and a hat trick against Switzerland in the semi-finals under his belt.
Fair play, it sounds like a very well deserved holiday.
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Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the LADbible Group team in 2017.