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Cristiano Ronaldo Tops the List of the 20 Most Charitable Athletes in the World

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterAugust 15, 2015

This picture taken on July 27, 2015 shows Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo posing with Chinese children before the International Champions Cup football match between Inter Milan and Real Madrid in Guangzhou. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE        (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Say what you will about Cristiano Ronaldo, but no one can deny his generosity. 

The "Top 20 Athletes Gone Good" list named the Portuguese superstar the most charitable athlete on the planet, beating out the likes of John Cena (No. 2), Neymar (No. 5) and Maria Sharapova (No. 8).

You can see the entire top-20 list of charitable athletes here.  

Ronaldo once donated $83,000 to pay for a child's brain surgery and used $165,000 to fund a Portuguese cancer center, among a laundry list of good-guy gestures

Cena made it to No. 2 for his involvement in the Make-A-Wish foundation and Neymar No. 5 for helping FIFA's 11 Against Ebola campaign. 

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior of FC Barcelona during the Joan Gamper Trophy match between Barcelona and AS Roma on August 5, 2015 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
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Respect. 

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