Cristiano Ronaldo bought a Mercedes before he even knew how to drive, reveals Man Utd star's former team-mate
CRISTIANO RONALDO once bought a Mercedes before he had even learned to drive, according to former team-mate Vitali Kutuzov.
The Manchester United star, 37, is well-known for his incredible love of cars – even boasting a £17million fleet of luxury vehicles.
But his love of cars was obvious even before he became a global superstar.
In 2002, striker Kutuzov joined Sporting Lisbon on loan from AC Milan and quickly struck up a friendship with Ronaldo, then only 17 years old.
And the former Serie A journeyman has revealed the Portuguese icon bought his first car – a Mercedes – before he was even able to drive it.
Kutuzov told Gianluca di Marzio: "We were in the team together for only one year, but it was often him and I… on many occasions, we also shared a room.
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"I remember when he got his first car, a Mercedes that he didn't even know [how to] drive.
"But his satisfaction of arriving at the field with a car that he bought was incredible."
Most-recently, Ronaldo added a £200,000 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera to his staggering collection.
He also owns an ultra-rare, £8.5m Bugatti Centodieci, a Bentley Flying Spur and Ferrari Monza among many, many others in his outrageous garage.
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Kutuzov went on to reveal Ronaldo's "hunger" to succeed was obvious even as a 17-year-old relative unknown.
The former AC Milan, Sampdoria and Parma striker continued: "We were two children in a team of champions that had won everything.
"He was 17 years old, I was 21. The goal was to show myself.
"He asked me questions about Milan and what it was like to train with players of that calibre.
"He was hungry to finish off [chances], although now he is a different player.
"At that time he was more of a dribbler… today he is complete and contributes in every way."
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