Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Everyone knows that Cristiano Ronaldo is a great footballer who has made many achievements. However, not many don’t know that the Portuguese player has a unique habit of painting his toenails black.
In a photo Ronaldo posted on Instagram, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is in a sauna recovering from his trip to Saudi Arabia. From the photo, it is clear that Ronaldo’s toenails are painted black.
In January, MMA fighter Francis Ngannou posted a photo with Ronaldo in which they can be seen hugging and the Portuguese star’s fingernails can be seen getting painted.
What is the reason behind the CR7’s unique habits?
It turns out that the reason behind this has nothing to do with fashion. Many top athletes do this to protect their nails from fungus and bacteria when they are stuck in sweaty shoes for hours on end.
Ronaldo isn’t the only top athlete to paint his toenails as former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski also does the same during competition.
It is claimed to help athletes to prevent their toenails from cracking or breaking. A layer of nail polish hardens toenails, thereby minimizing the risk of nail damage while fighting on the court or even in the boxing ring.
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