The highly acclaimed footballer and five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, is set to grace the shores of Singapore next month, exciting Muslim soccer enthusiasts in the country. This will not be the first time Ronaldo has visited Singapore, as he has made multiple trips over the years, demonstrating his support for various causes.
One of his notable visits was in 2019 when the Portuguese superstar surprised students at Yumin Primary School. Sharing a heartfelt moment from that event on Instagram recently, Ronaldo expressed his pleasure in meeting the amazing kids and commended the commendable efforts of the Peter Lim Scholarship, which he has been actively supporting. He conveyed his excitement to reunite with everyone during his upcoming trip.
The Peter Lim Scholarship, initiated by the Singapore Olympic Foundation in 2010, aims to provide financial aid to talented young athletes pursuing their sporting dreams. Ronaldo’s friendship with Peter Lim, the generous donor behind the scholarship’s S$10 million (US$7.48 million) contribution, showcases their shared commitment to empowering aspiring athletes. Lim, who owns the Spanish football club Valencia, remains a significant figure in sports development, and his donation stands as the largest individual contribution towards Singapore’s sports development.
Ronaldo’s recent career move to Al Nasr, a prominent team in the Saudi Professional League (SPL), has generated considerable buzz among soccer fans. With his visit to Singapore on the horizon, local Muslim supporters eagerly anticipate the opportunity to witness the legendary player in person and celebrate his achievements.
As the news of Ronaldo’s visit spreads throughout the Muslim community in Singapore, excitement and anticipation continue to build. It is a testament to the footballer’s enduring popularity and the profound impact he has made both on and off the field.
Stay tuned for further updates on Cristiano Ronaldo’s visit to Singapore, as this exceptional event promises to unite soccer enthusiasts and inspire aspiring athletes in the region.