Cristiano Ronaldo Leaves Hotel Staff Massive Tip for Keeping the Paparazzi Away

By Tiffany Meier

On a recent vacation in Greece, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was so impressed with hotel staff for keeping the paparazzi at bay that he tipped them extremely generously, according to a new report.

Earlier this month, Ronaldo helped Portugal secure the Nations League title, and snagged several wins for himself.

“What an unforgettable season! New experiences, gigantic club, exciting city, broken records and three more titles!” he shared in an Instagram post.

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What an unforgettable season! New experiences, gigantic club, exciting city, broken records and three more titles! I have to thank all of Juventus fans for the wonderfull way I was welcomed in Italy! You’re a very important part of our victories! Thanks to all my fans around the world and particularly to the portuguese people that helped us reach another historical win for Portugal! You’ll allways have a special place in my heart! Personaly, I’ll never forget the great moments and new record-breaking achievments I’ve had so far in 2019: – Italian Supercup winning goal; – Serie A win, Best Player and 21 goals; – Nations League win and hat-trick; – First Player to reach 100 wins and 125 goals in Champions League; – First Player to win 10 UEFA titles; – First Player to score in all National Teams final stages: FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup and UEFA Nations League; – First Player to score in 10 consecutive National Teams final stages from 2004 to 2019; See you soon! Together we’ll keep fighting for new and amazing conquests! I’m counting on you! ???????????????????? ????????????????????????????????

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He became the first player to reach 100 wins and 125 goals in Champions League. He is also the first to win 10 UEFA titles, score in all National Teams final stages, and score in 10 consecutive National Teams final stages from 2004-2019.

“I have to thank all of Juventus fans for the wonderful way I was welcomed in Italy! You’re a very important part of our victories! Thanks to all my fans around the world and particularly to the Portuguese people that helped us reach another historical win for Portugal! You’ll always have a special place in my heart!”

After helping to secure the Nations League title, Ronaldo and his family went on vacation.

During the family’s holiday trip, no pictures appeared in the press or social media from paparazzi. Ronaldo was reportedly so thankful for hotel staff for helping to keep the vacation private that he left a $22,800 (£18,000) tip, according to Spanish outlet AS.

While the paparazzi might not have been able to snap any photos, Ronaldo did post pictures on his social media.

“Let’s go,” he captioned a post, where the family seems to be taking a private ride in a helicopter.

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He also shared photos of his family enjoying their time on a yacht in the French Riviera.

Ronaldo also found time to hang out with NBA superstar Michael Jordan, sharing a photo of the two of them on his Instagram.

“We made history,” Ronaldo captioned the post.

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We made history ⚽️????????

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This isn’t the first time Ronaldo has given such a generous tip while on vacation.

Last year, the Juventus star also made a generous tip of $22,735 (£17,850) on another holiday in Greece, according to The Guardian.

When Ronaldo and his family checked out of the exclusive Costa Navarino resort last year, hotel staff discovered that he’d left the generous tip, according to the news outlet.

His only requirement was that the tip be split equally among the staff.

“The 10 employees, who had been tasked with providing services to Ronaldo’s family and to keep them away from the paparazzi, each received $2,280 (£1790),” according to the Greek online sports magazine Sportime.gr.

“It was an honour and a great experience for our team to look after Cristiano Ronaldo and his family,” staff wrote sharing pictures on social media with the Juventus star. “A big thank you @Cristiano for being part of our story.”