Cristiano Ronaldo now becomes a degree subject

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, left, duels for the ball with Cordoba's Gunino during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. PTI
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, left, duels for the ball with Cordoba’s Gunino during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. PTI

It is not  without reason that Portugal and Real Madrid superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the most sought after player in the world. He has a large following worldwide. And the latest buzz is that the University of British Columbia Okanagan is to start up a sociology degree course focusing on the cultural importance of Ronaldo’s fame and its effects on the society.

Even though the course won’t be based around his step overs or his powerful free kicks, Professor Luis Aguiar says the Real Madrid star will be heavily talked about.

Luis Aguiar, a sociology professor at the University of British Columbia, first conceived the idea for his Ronaldo class while observing the effect the Real Madrid man’s presence had on the rest of the Portuguese nation during the World Cup in Brazil last summer.

Six months later, Aguiar has put together a fourth-year course with a “unique approach to studying global citizenship” which focuses on analysing Ronaldo’s influence around the world.

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