Germany: Football club offers Cristiano Ronaldo free beer for a lifetime

German football club Fortuna Köln has jokingly offered football star Cristiano Ronaldo (32) free beer for a lifetime if he signs a contract with the German third league football club. The Cologne-based club wrote on Twitter: "Hey @Cristiano, we're still looking for a striker - we don't have money, but we can offer you free Kolsch for life."

Kolsch (or written in German: Kölsch) is a beer type, which is predominantly consumed in Cologne and the surrounding area. It is a top fermented beer with a bright, straw-yellow hue similar to other beers brewed from mainly Pilsener malt. Only about two dozen of breweries from the Cologne area are allowed to brew and use the name Kölsch.

Ronaldo, who became2016 the first footballer to top the Forbes list of highest-earning athletes, with a total yearly income of $88 million is rumored to be desperate to leave Spain and his club Real Madrid in the wake of tax fraud allegations. The Portugal star believes he is "a victim of persecution". Many world class football clubs including Manchester United and FC Bayern Munich are said to be interested in the 4-time FIFA World Player of the Year (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016).

Anyhow, it is very unlikely that CR7 (which stands for Cristiano Ronaldo’s initials and his jersey number) is willing to accept Fortuna’s offer. The football star is known not to drink any alcohol. In an interview in 2011 he said: “I drink Red Bull while I buy my friends champagne at £1,000-plus a bottle. It’s no problem – I like my friends to be happy.” Ronaldo has a personal reason for his distaste for alcohol: Ronaldo's father, José Dinis Aveiro, died of an alcoholism-related liver condition at age 52 in September 2005 when Ronaldo was 20.

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