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Why Does Cristiano Ronaldo Paint His Toenails Black?

Why Does Cristiano Ronaldo Paint His Toenails Black?

There is not a shadow of a doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular active footballer today. The Portuguese goal machine is often said to have followed the footsteps of England sensation David Beckham, who was also a craze among the fans. To give a count of his stardom, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed celebrity on Instagram at present.

With Cristiano’s fans keeping a track of the forward’s day-to-day journey, they noticed something unusual about their icon recently. Ronaldo shared a picture of himself in a steam bath lately and the picture got viral faster than anybody would have expected it to be. The reason behind it was the former Real Madrid man’s toenails which were painted black in color. However, this is not the first-time fans spotted this weird habit of Ronaldo. His black nails also came to the forefront when he posed with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou at the start of the year.

Speaking of Cristiano, the 38-year-old is known for his work ethic and hard work. He is a man who loves to cross boundaries and test his own limits in order to achieve his desired goals. What if we tell you, painting his toenails black is part of a similar strategy? Yes, you heard it right. The Portuguese sensation is always a step ahead of his competitors and this is once again a perfect example of how disciplined and hygienic the man is.

According to German outlet BILD, this is a common technique used by MMA fighters. They do it to add a protective layer so that it keeps their nails away from fungi and bacterial attacks. As for Cristiano, his profession needs him to keep his boots on for a prolonged period of time which exposes him to the risk of bacterial attacks. It is exactly why Cristiano uses black paint to reduce the risk of these attacks. The report states that even boxing legend Mike Tyson used the same method to keep his nails safe.

“Many top athletes do this to protect their nails from fungi and bacteria when they are stuck in sweaty shoes for hours. Even Mike Tyson.”

There were many who already knew about Cristiano’s ignorance towards tattoos which put him above the rest of the footballers in terms of social awareness. Similarly, this was one lesser-known fact about the maestro which certainly speaks a lot about his knowledge, awareness, and drive to be a better version of himself every day.

As far as Ronaldo’s career is concerned, the Al Nassr man is in scintillating form for the Saudi Arabian side since joining the club a few months back. After a disappointing end to his World Cup Journey last year, he is now back in form having scored 11 goals in 10 games in the Saudi League already.