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Facebook In Talks With Cristiano Ronaldo For A Ksh1 Billion Reality Show

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for his country, Portugal. IMAGE/ COURTESY

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is in discussion with Facebook over starring in a 13-part documentary series about his life, which could earn the Portuguese footballer $10 million (approximately Ksh1 billion).

The docu-series will be aired on Facebook Watch, Facebook’s video platform for TV-style content, according to a New York-based Magazine, Variety.

According to sources, the Ronaldo reality show would be patterned on Tom Brady docu-series “Tom vs Time,” which follows the 40-year-old New England Patriots QB both on and off the field in his 18th season in the National Football League (NFL) – highest professional level of American football.

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The show will be made by Religion of Sports, a sports media firm cofounded by Tom Brady, alongside Matador Content and Dirty Robber. Powerful talent agent CAA is “packaging” the project.

Ronaldo is the most popular athlete on Facebook — with more than 120 million followers for his official page — and is among the most-recognized sports celebrities in the world. He plays for Spanish pro team Real Madrid and the national Portugal team, which was eliminated from the 2018 World Cup last Saturday after losing to Uruguay in the round of 16.

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Written by Francis Muli

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