Singapore, 24th May 2023 – Five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, will make his 4th visit to Singapore in the next few weeks to continue his philanthropic work with youths. The football superstar has been an ardent supporter of the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship since 2013 and recently received the Decade of Outstanding Contribution Award earlier this year in April in Riyadh.


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The three-time Best FIFA Men’s Player was first introduced to the Foundation by long-time friend and philanthropist Peter Lim, who launched the SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship. The S$20 million commitment by Peter Lim is aimed at helping young deserving sports talents pursue their sporting dreams without being hampered by financial constraints.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s relationship with Singapore began 10 years ago when he made his first visit in 2013. His latest trip will see him spending time with youths and beneficiaries of the SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship, his first time back to the Republic since the recent COVID-19 global lockdowns.

He will also be involved in other youth philanthropic efforts while he is in Singapore to help inspire in youths a winning mindset that goes beyond sports.

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A picture of Cristiano Ronaldo in Singapore from 2019 attending a SOF-PLS event

About the SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship

The Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship was established on 29 June 2010. The Scholarship aims to help promising young athletes to achieve their goals in sports excellence and support outstanding young athletes from financially challenged backgrounds. Previous beneficiaries of the SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship include Joseph Schooling (swimming), Shayna Ng (bowling), Martina Lindsay Veloso (shooting), Veronica Shanti Pereira (athletics) and Adam Swandi (football).

Olympians and international sport stars who have attended the ceremonies as special guests: Peter Kenyon, former chief executive of Manchester United Football Club and Chelsea Football Club (2011), Mr Mark Foster, former swimming Olympian and world champion (2012), Ms Danka Barteková, Olympian shooting bronze medallist (2013), Ms Logan Tom, Olympic volleyball medallist and Valencia Football Club footballers (2016), Mr Abhinav Bindra (2017), Mr Koji Murofushi and Mr Joseph Schooling (2018).

From 2011 to 2022, 4402 scholarships amounting to S$9.2 million were awarded to student-athletes from 54 sports.